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Aurealis #83
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #83 contains the best new speculative fiction from exciting new authors. This issue has fantastic new fiction as well as reviews and articles, stunning artwork and even a bit of light-hearted fun.
Five Steps Forward, Three Steps Back
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Five Steps Forward, Three Steps Back" brings together eight stories by not-currently-best-selling author Andrew Leon Hudson - seven of them published in the small (but perfectly formed) specfic webzine Mythaxis, plus a bonus extra just because he loves you. Read on for a glimpse of what lies ahead, as well as what lay behind...
Ghost Arts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
CAINA AMALAS is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor's spies in the city. When one of her informants is murdered, Caina must act to defend those under her protection. But the murder might have been nothing more than bait. Bait in a trap to kill Caina...
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
Aurealis #81
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,930. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #81 is the latest issue from Australia's longest-running speculative fiction journal, with stories, interviews (John Scalzi!) and reviews.
Woodland Myth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of two species, once revered, now reduced to mere legend, stands facing each other one dark night. Tearsa, a young woman just starting college steps into a world told only in tales, taught to fear, will now enter what she perceives as a nightmare, only a nightmare that leads her home.
A Question of Honor (Swords and Salt, Tale 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
With less than six months until his entrance exams for the famed Nurian warrior-mage academy, Yanko is sent to his uncle’s salt mine for “hardening,” as his father calls it. He expects endless days of physical labor; what he doesn’t expect is to have to choose one of the mine’s prisoners as a sparring partner. He's expected to kill his opponent… before his opponent kills him.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, 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?
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.
Zenobie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sequel to the Windrose series. Exiled wizard Antryg Windrose and his partner Joanna solve a sinister mystery in a haunted southern mansion.
Hunting Monsters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Ever since she was a small girl, she has learned to be careful on the hunt, to recognize the signs that separate regular animals from human-cursed grundwirgen. On her fifteenth birthday, when her mother is arrested and made to stand trial for grundwirgen murder, everything she thought she knew about her family and her past comes crashing down.
Nanya of the Butterflies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sequel to the Sun Wolf and Starhawk series. In his quest for a wizard to teach him to use his powers, ex-mercenary Sun Wolf thinks he may have found one. Unfortunately, it looks like that wizard, whoever it is, has summoned a dragon to destroy an innocent town.
Ice Cracker II (and other stories)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,200. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
She's wanted for crimes against the throne. He's the empire’s most notorious assassin. With bounties on their heads and soldiers hunting them, they’re not likely candidates for heroics, but they're on a quest for redemption. They'll have to pursue and conquer great threats to earn the emperor's recognition.... Three stand-alone stories set in the author's "Emperor's Edge" universe.
H²O: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Love, betrayal, loss, and regret. She refuses to cry over the man she once loved. But he asked her to have one last drink for him, and at the very least, she owes him that.
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.
Whisper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A novelette of 14,000 words, sequel to Hambly's Darwath series. The teleporter is due to open, linking the Keep of Dare with an unknown Keep, lost for three thousand years, and it is up to California warrior-woman Gil Patterson, and mage-in-training Rudy Solis, to explore its dark secrets, and to cope with the thing that follows them back to humankind's refuge.
Timeskip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Its opening sentence, "Every time it rains a ghost comes walking," is the perfect start to this beautiful, bittersweet story about the hesitant first steps of a relationship. Featuring Newford fiddler Geordie Riddell, it's a gentle story of love, loss and the bonds of friendship. First published in Post Mortem edited by Paul F.Olson and David B. Silva, 1989.
Place Your Bets (Daros Chronicles 4)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While the king’s body is still warm, the Primacy seizes power. Erryn continues her uneasy alliance with the wild folk, and Avere finds out more about the mysterious woman in the rose cloak.
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
Fairest in the Land
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sequel to the Sun Wolf and Starhawk series. Untaught barbarian wizard Sun Wolf and his warrior partner Starhawk are hired to find the evil fairies who put a curse on a sleepy princess before she falls asleep forever.