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Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
The Fairy Tale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Beautiful Princess Catharsiette has grown up without her mother, Queen Seryndor. Years earlier, an evil witch kidnapped the Queen and took her to the midst of Death Forest. Friendly painter, Bartomew, sought the help of Prince Amouran of another kingdom to rescue the Queen. Upon seeing a painting of each other, Princess Catharsiette and Prince Amouran fall in love and the quest begins.
The Assassin's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: 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 Ships of Aleph
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Tower Of Chaos Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Ships of Aleph is a fantastical adventure set on a world like no other, which fits into Jaine Fenn's popular Hidden Empire universe.
Finding Home
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Main Character is Georgia. Georgia's father finds an epic gaming computer for sale at the local flea market. He was told the couples son moved out unexpected after his father yelled at him about all his gaming he has been doing lately. He decides to buy it for Georgia. They take it home and hook it up.
Intruder
Series: Eight Factors, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Young dragon Marikellian traveled through dimensions, exploring the universe. It was lonely but Marikellian didn't mind, at least until he encountered a deadly dimension like none he'd ever seen. Sucked in to be eaten, he gambled on his wits and will power. If he won, he would save all of his people's lives but that meant influencing the evolution of a new breed of deadly predators: Humans.
Stars Called in Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by Byrnie Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a runaway slave is cornered by demons from the sea, she faces a terrifying choice: turn back towards certain suffering, or venture forward into the unknown. Fantasy short story.
Valkyrie
Series: Eight Factors, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Maria hated Anthony. The teachers bullied anyone that Anthony targeted. He was Gifted so Maria was always wrong. One day her temper broke. The aftermath opened a whole new world to Maria, allowing her to ensure that Anthony wouldn't hurt her ever again. Valkyrie tells the exciting coming of age story of a young woman in the Eight Factors universe. It is appropriate for young adults and up.
Moon's Honor
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 20. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A faction of renegade priestesses is seeking to circumvent the Dyan City High Priestess to outlaw "hedge magicians." Their reason is that such "bogus magic" confuses the simple, and diverts awe and respect that ought to be reserved for the true magic worked by priestesses in the name of the Goddess.
Eruption Event
Series: Eight Factors, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eruption Event is a tale of courage in the face of impossible odds and the surprising things that happen when we stand up for ourselves. Also included in this edition is the first chapter of Inina's Blessings of Joy, another story of discovering one's true strengths in the midst of life-threatening danger.
A Fairy King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Young Hannah receives an interesting letter. Is her pen pal a fairy prince or a prankster? How long will he write to her, and what will change as a result of his letters? He offers her a wish. Can he really grant a wish? What will she wish, and what will she offer him in return?
Foster Home
Series: Eight Factors, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Pablo's Gifts erupted, sending him into a whole new life. The adults thought that he should leave his family behind despite Pablo's protests. As he's relocated to a foster home, Pablo fights for his family. Foster Home is a sweet short story about finding one's bearings in new surroundings and standing up for yourself when no one seems to listen.
Aurealis #76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Aurealis #78
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis issue #78 has the bracing neo-noir 'Enfolded', from J Michael Melican and the punchy 'Discarded Pieces' from David Coleman. Terry Wood brings us visions of the future in the first part of his History of the Flying Car, and, as always, Aurealis brings you the best in reviews.
Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A charming novella about one of Newford’s best-loved characters: artist and dreamer Sophie Etoile. Lured by mystical Native American flute-player Kokopelli, Sophie opens a door in her dreams only to find herself in the wild Sonoran desert, her way back vanished. In her quest to return she gets sidetracked by Coyote, up to his usual mischief. A poignant tale touching on loss, hope and community.
Claiming his Mate
Series: Black Hills Wolves. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Caught staring at his mate’s ass isn’t Jace’s idea of wooing, but he’s tired of waiting. It’s time to claim his mate. Michelle Sanders never expects a favor for a new friend to result in a series of weird events that will lead her to the man of her dreams.
Paperjack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Set in Newford and featuring musician Geordie Riddell, this novella about a homeless man called Paperjack is classic de Lint—a poignant, mysterious tale about love, loss and learning how to move on. A finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Paperjack is a standalone story, but picks up some of the threads of a previous tale called "Timeskip."
Sixth of the Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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 Untold Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,020. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Forever More Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rumpelstiltskin as you’ve never know. The untold version through the eyes of a troubadour.