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Toad Words And Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples." Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
Sword & Mythos
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Price: $8.30 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.
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.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Black Static #41 Horror Magazine (Jul-Aug 2014)
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Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,630. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
BS #41 has: new horror/dark fiction from Tim Waggoner, Vajra Chandrasekera, Ralph Robert Moore, Carole Johnstone, Leah Thomas, Ray Cluley, Thersa Matsuura; cover art from Richard Wagner; columnists - Stephen Volk & Lynda E. Rucker; reviews from Tony Lee - DVD/Blu-ray, Peter Tennant - books, (with A.K. Benedict as interviewee) and Mike O'Driscoll - Silver Bullets, investigates weird TV detectives.
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.”
Innsmouth Magazine: 15
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Series: Innsmouth Magazine, Book 10. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 24,680. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Innsmouth Free Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Innsmouth Magazine uncoils its tentacles with seven stories of the Weird and the macabre. Do you dare to stay in "The Peach Room"? Can you survive "The Lust of Ebon Teeth"? Could it be true that "The Ocean is Eating Our Graves"? Fiction by William Meikle and many others. Welcome to our final issue!
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
Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 1
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy Short Stories is a new publication established with the aim of publishing the best short stories in Heroic, Epic, and High Fantasy, and with plenty of Swords and Sorcery thrown in. Although many of our authors may be unknown to you, we aim to set high standards for publication, and to discover some great new talent in the world of fantasy fiction.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
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 Apex Book of World SF 3
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories run the gamut from science fiction, to fantasy, to horror. Some are translations (from German, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Swedish), and some were written in English. The authors herein come from Asia and Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their stories are all wondrous and wonderful, and showcase the vitality and diversity that can be found in the field.
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.
Lovecraft, My Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,990. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
A book filled with dreams and obsessions. From Avalon to Hy Brasil, or travelling light minutes across an endless discworld. Race across silicon highways in a microbe sized car. Stop Lovecraft before he wakes the Old Ones in their sunken cities. Climb the Tower of Babel and become the world's most renowned mountaineer.
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.
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?
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.
Night on the Milky Way Railway
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
Giovanni is having trouble concentrating at school because he's tired from his part-time job and he doesn't have time to play with any of his friends any more. His local village is getting ready to hold their annual star festival, but Giovanni feels as if he's been left out. But then the most amazing thing happens, and Giovanni finds himself riding on a train heading through the Milky Way.