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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.
Phantasmagoria: Tales of Magic, Mischief, and Myth
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
From ghost hunters bent on revenge and double-crossing spirits of mischief to incompetent muses, mysterious classmates, and grim reapers that steal memories for stories, the Phantasmagoria is host to a collection of strange characters and even stranger tales. Enter the Phantasmagoria and step into the world of the supernatural, a world fraught with magic, mischief, and myth.
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.
Tales of Zo
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Price: $3.99 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!
Black Static #38 Horror Magazine
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Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,270. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This 1st 2014 issue is dedicated to the memory of Joel Lane, and Nicholas Royle pays tribute in 'The Conscience of the Circuit'. The issue’s new horror/dark fiction is by John Grant, Tim Waggoner, Andrew Hook, Maura McHugh, Danny Rhodes and Malcolm Devlin. Cover art is by Joachim Luetke. Plus columns by Stephen Volk and Lynda E. Rucker; Tony Lee’s DVD/Blu-ray reviews, Peter Tennant’s book reviews.
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.”
Interzone #252 May - Jun 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
May-June 2014’s E-issue has 6 new stories. Authors: Neil Williamson – who is interviewed and has his new novel reviewed, Katharine E.K. Duckett, Val Nolan, Oliver Buckram, Claire Humphrey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Readers’ poll results for our 2013 British Fantasy Award winning year are included among the regular features. Art from Wayne Haag, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
The Life and Times of Griswald Grimm
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 50,740. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The early adventures of the Master Alchemist Griswald Grimm and his friends! Enter the city of Belestria, a busy, bustling trade city in the heart of the Desert Trail and meet the werewolves, wizards, soldiers, and spies of Bob Liddil’s fantasy world as they step out of the pages of “Sorcerer’s Apprentice Magazine” and into a deadly contest of magic. Ten amazing fantasy stories!
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.
Five Glass Slippers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of novellas based on "Cinderella." A timid stepsister - a mistaken identity - a disinherited princess - a seething planet - an enchanted circus. Here are five enchanting retellings to bring new life to the classic Cinderella tale!
Portals
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,290. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Roane Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
No matter what world you call home, or what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren't meant to be tread.
Interzone #251 Mar - Apr 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mar-Apr 2014’s ebook issue of the 2013 British Fantasy Award winning magazine has new stories by Greg Kurzawa, John Grant, Suzanne Palmer, Karl Bunker, Tracie Welser, Gareth L. Powell plus the usual features; Ansible Link; Mutant Popcorn; Future Interrupted & Laser Fodder. Book reviews have Simon Ings, Joanne M. Harris, Ian McDonald, Tim Lees, Greg Egan, Gareth L. Powell and Peter Watts in focus.
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Book of Apex Volume 4 collects the original fiction from Hugo-winning editor Lynne M. Thomas's first fifteen issues at the helm of Apex Magazine, which included two Hugo Award nominations for the magazine.
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Palace of the Fairy King is a book of new fairy tales from a time long ago, told in classic style. In seven interwoven stories princes do battle for honor and for love, princesses seek their destinies, and farmers' sons discover the world in an age of fairies and imps and real magic.
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!
Feral Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A mysterious village, hidden forever from war. An Endless Forest, and the exhausted stage manager who dares its challenge. The psychic who‘ll read your fortune, but only on one day a year. A girl who changes the world around her into a nightmare. Feral Tales take you to places of horror and wonder, fantasy and danger. Are you ready for them? Because they can’t WAIT to meet YOU.
Short Flights: A Collection Of Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,330. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Flights begins with a fictionalized version of a U.S. Navy blimp blown from Texas to Mississippi in a storm. Next come the repair of an ancient cotton compress; a physicist's global experiment; an animal's spirit arising from beneath a home; a moonshiner's son; a backwoods patriarch and his game cocks; an extortion plot; a drug drop gone awry; and a sensitive story of cancer victims.
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.
Interzone #250 Jan - Feb 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone's 250th issue has seven stories. Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, David Tallerman, Georgina Bruce, C. Allegra Hawksmoor, Rebecca Campbell, Greg Kurzawa and Caroline M. Yoachim provide them and Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, and Dave Senecal illustrate them. 2014’s cover artist is Wayne Haag. All the usual regular features are present, including David Langford's 200th Ansible Link.
Empaquetados
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Price: Free! Words: 64,440. Language: Spanish. Published: April 22, 2014 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Deshaz el nudo. Desgarra con tus manos ansiosas el papel que lo envuelve y descubre lo que contiene este peligroso paquete que Sportula ha preparado. Como especial del día del libro 2014, Sportula ofrece totalmente gratis una antología con textos de algunos de sus mejores autores. Aquí están, empaquetados, esperando a que los descubras y te adentres en los universos que han creado.