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Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
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: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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?
Sixth of the Dusk
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
The Reaper's Opus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Death personified: Inside this volume are four tales of Death and his interaction with souls on their way to the afterlife. We all need a little help in life, follow the Reaper as he helps souls in their death find their eternity.
Imagine That
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of unusual fiction for children ages 5 to 11. Some have been previously published by the Los Angeles Times Children’s page.
The Last Giant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Legend of the Last Giant is a secret story that discovers how one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia was created. It might come as a surprise to discover which town you've never visited while your visit to Croatia, stands after the Last Giant and his biggest mistake. Tricky fairies and their's playful manners left the most magical view.
For You are Beautiful
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While shipwrecked on the Sandwich Islands, King Kamehameha allows the officers and crew to stay while their ship is made seaworthy. Officer Hancock falls in love with Kamea, the daughter of Kalei, a powerful holy priest who speaks to spirits. Her love for Hancock bothers Kalei, and when asked if they could marry, Kalei quickly plots a contest that Hancock must win or be put to death.
Aurealis #61
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Restless' by Sophie Masson, and 'Kernel' by Sean Monaghan. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Your monthly fix of all that is good in speculative fiction.
Boiling the Ocean Away
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Series: Mages of Tindiere. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Kinipela strictly controlled the need to work the weather and waves surrounding her island. The broken heart left behind by Moanna, her ex-wife, made control hard. News of storm clouds approaching against the wind pulled Kinipela out of her grief and into a battle against her heart and her magic. Boiling the Ocean Away is a story of magic, life and discovery that is sure to excite.
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Aurealis #62
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Remnants' by Dan Rabarts, and 'The Leaves of the Manuka Tree' by Phillip W Simpson. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Yet another serving of quality fiction.
Lay of Runes: Sky Treader
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Series: Lay of Runes, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When a young Thor drags Loki from bed unexpectedly, Loki gets even by dragging him across the realms and risking death.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
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.
Blue Daffodil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An allegorical account of a journey to a new land in search of inner fulfillment.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
The Performance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Isolated in a remote part of the metro-parks, long since forgotten; an old, earthen amphitheater is the perfect place for James to act out his love for Lisa. What James doesn’t know is the power this place has. Maybe it’s the nature of the space that made the Parks Department hide it from everyone. What will James’ performance cost him? Or maybe a better question: what will it gain him?
Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Zoë hears voices. She always has, even before her father died and she had to move to New Orleans. They tell her things, help her when she’s in trouble, and warn her when danger’s nearby. So she doesn’t understand when they advise her to trust Maurin, the strange voodoo man who asks for her still-beating heart in exchange for his help repairing her most treasured keepsake, her father’s bone flute.
Five Mornings: A Cambio Springs Short Story
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Series: Cambio Springs, 1.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
One morning can change everything. Five mornings can change a life. “Five Mornings” is a short story of approximately 36 pages set in the Cambio Springs universe. This e-book also includes an exclusive first look at Alex and Ted’s full-length novel, DESERT BOUND, coming Fall 2014. From Elizabeth Hunter, bestselling author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.