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Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
Sword & Mythos
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014 by Innsmouth Free Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The blades of heroes clash against the darkest sorcery. An anthology of heroic fantasy and Lovecraft's Mythos.
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”
Dreaming of Djinn
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,710. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
18 New tales of the Arabian Nights. "To open Dreaming Of Djinn is to open a jewel encrusted box full of exquisite and mouthwatering delicacies." - Isobelle Carmody
Midnight and Moonshine
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,270. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In “Seeds,” the opening story of Hannett and Slatter’s innovative dark fantasy collection, Mymnir, Odinn’s white raven, flees the Ragnarok, “an apocalypse for the gods alone,” and comes to the New World. There she creates a Fae kingdom in the image of Asgardr, transforming herself from a thieving, neglected raven into the fearsome, immortal Fae Queen.
The Year of Ancient Ghosts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis-winner Kim Wilkins compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.
Under Her Protection: Stories of Women to the Rescue
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by KD Sarge. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sometimes men are the ones trapped in a tower, or bound by a curse, or doomed to stay in the underworld. Damsels or not, they need rescuing too. And these are just the women to do it... A swordswoman and a scholar. A grim reaper and a dead man. A maidservant and an inventor. A new university grad and a prince.
The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,940. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are all born to a Filipino family; a young boy discovers how his brother turns into a superhero locked in an eternal struggle; a company makes a fortune selling diseases. This anthology is a collection of what the editors consider thirty of the best stories from the first five volumes of Philippine Speculative Fiction, published from 2005 to 2010.
Alternative Alamat: Stories Inspired by Philippine Mythology
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,000. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Philippine mythology is full of images that ignite the imagination, yet too few of these tales are known and read today. Alternative Alamat gathers stories by contemporary authors of Philippine fantasy, which make innovative use of elements of Philippine mythology. It is our hope that, in reading our stories, you may catch a glimpse of, and develop a hunger for, those venerable tales.
One Horn to Rule Them All
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,140. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This anthology contains 20 stories—some serious, some humorous; some fantastical, some contemporary—highlighting the wonder and mythology of purple unicorns.
Tales of Zo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Uncanny Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once Upon a Time, in the Zantabulous Land of Zo. . . Hunters face vindictive fairies, Living Confections and Talking Animals roam the land, witches cast curses to thwart True Love, and heroes of every stripe confront the Gray Wind, Death-on-Four-Legs -- Shaykosch, the Wolf-King. Will they find the Happily Ever Afters that they seek? Turn the page and see!
Bellator (An Anthology of Warriors of Space & Magic)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Science Fiction and Fantasy, two genres that are both unalike and inextricably entwined, stretching the imagination to the expansive boundaries of time, space, and magic. These boundaries are often filled with warriors and war, fights and causes worth fighting for, and that's what you'll find in this anthology. 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
How to Traverse Terra Incognita
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,980. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
How to Traverse Terra Incognita is Dean Francis Alfar's second collection of short fiction. An advocate of the literature of the imagination, he is the publisher of the Philippine Speculative Fiction anthologies, an annual showcasing of Filipino fictionists that he began in 2005.
Moments in Millennia: A Fantasy Anthology
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014 by Xchyler Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Travel with seven talented authors as they glimpse through time into Humanity’s future. Will mankind blossom and flourish, conquering the stars and time itself? Or, with selfishness, greed, and just plain bad luck send us all to the brink of destruction?
Big Pulp: Catskin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The son of a smalltown sheriff takes crime prevention into his own hands, but curiosity may kill the cat in Arley Sorg's "Catskin", the lead story in the summer 2013 issue of Big Pulp!
A Bottle of Storm Clouds
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Alternate realities, goddesses in modern society, flesh trade in dystopic future—these are but some of the ideas to have sprung from writer Eliza Victoria. In A Bottle of Storm Clouds, Victoria’s first compilation of short fiction, her subjects are a mottled bunch; her characters, of all walks of life; her approaches, from all directions. But her stories all boil down to one question: “What if?”
Dragons of the Mind: Seven Fairy Tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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A collection of original and re-imagined fairy tales for mature readers.
Alternate Hilarities
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by Strange Musings Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An anthology of humorous stories in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Cruel and Swift Instruments of Nature
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A prehistoric beast wreaks havoc upon the cities of humanity. A man’s promise threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe. A creature from another world kidnaps people for his monstrous art. These are tales of horror and mystery, where worlds end and unholy desires are satisfied. Where dreams are shattered, and nightmares become real.
Beyond the Visual Cortex; Tales From the Inner Reaches of the Mind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
These are the stories that nightmares are made of. Includes the stories Schätzchen Drachen, Twisted Fate, the exclusive Crazy Baby, Martholomew; Beast Beyond the Grave, Civil Disturbance, Dream Hunters, and The Golden Mask.