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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.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
Perfect State
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An action-filled novella about privilege, culture clash, and expectations. God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai's world. Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.
Clockwork Lives: The Bookseller’s Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Adventure » General
In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name. Anderson and Peart have returned to their colorful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imagination.
Technical Details
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,440. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two stories about the folks who keep the social and technical machinery running. "Landed Alien" finds Kara ven'Arith on a space station maintenance crew when a series of inexplicable events overtake support functions. In "Eleutherios," the friars at a down-and-out abbey are taken in hand by an unlikely savior. Both stories previously appeared on Baen.com website.
Trading in Futures
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,000. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number Five. The short story "Balance of Trade" introduces Jethri Gobelyn, an aspiring Terran apprentice Trader who comes to the attention of a Liaden Master Trader. In "A Choice of Weapons," Daav yos'Phelium must Balance an insult amid the elegant formality of a Liaden garden party.
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.
The Whalefall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gemma's father has gone missing, somewhere out on Stinngaser's wide, deep oceans. She knows he's always careful, but maybe this time his findings have angered the wrong people. Even though she's terrified of the water, she's going to find him. Whatever it takes. Originally published in The Colored Lens, and from the author of Arlchip Burnout.
Eternity in a Touch
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Exploration of new worlds delighted Berenike. Until they landed on one bleak grey world and discovered something so far beyond her expectations that Berenike feared for her and her team's survival. Eternity in a Touch is a SF exploration of time, space and the urge to connect that spans worlds and utterly different species that is sure to entrance you.
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.
Strangelet, Volume 1, Issue 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Strangelet featuring: Cover art by (and interview with) Tory Hoke Saved, a comic by John Carvajal Bred to travel the stars, an explorer copes with the mysteries of a new world. Fiction: The Black Madonna by Mikaela von Kursell Can a knight live with the quiet of a new nation in the tumultuous Iberian Peninsula? More fiction by Elizabeth Jenike, David Armstrong, and Evan Mallon
Sole Survivor: A Retrieval Artist Universe Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If only she can reach her ship, maybe she can escape. Because one thing seems perfectly clear: The men attacking the starbase plan to leave no survivors.
The Corpse Archives
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this short story, a young person tossed into a work camp and categorized as an "imperfect text" becomes an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies.
LYCCYX Episode 2: Rise of The Hyans
Series: LYCCYX, Book 2. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 14,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The highly-anticipated sequel to an Amazon #1 in Colonization Science Fiction is finally here. The Battle for New Earth breaks out into a full-scale war and introduces upgraded technology on both sides. Will The Resistance succeed in delivering the cure or will humanity finally fall to the power of LYCCYX? Remember, nothing grows unless it dies.
Our Town
Series: Mauretania Comics. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Space Hero “Monitor” visits a small town near the desert, but someone he knows, someone we never quite find out about, has been there before him. A beautifully-illustrated story from Mauretania Comics. This is the story mentioned by Jerome LeGlatin in his review of Chris Reynolds' "Planet 4".
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.
The Hands From Space
Series: Moon Queen and The Bee ยท Mauretania Comics. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Why has the Moon Queen of Earth 2 summoned our Moon Queen to her side, and what has gone so terribly wrong there? Our Moon Queen finds out about her counterpart's life, her interests, her lost love, finds out about some early recordings of the sermons of John Wesley, and about the terrible invasion that set these things in their course. "They Killed... Then Came To Live Among Us..."
Golden Shuttle
Series: Mauretania Comics. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Spaceman “Monitor” remembers, back in his childhood, lying in the snow and dreaming of a trip to the Moon. Today he embarks on a real-life Lunar voyage using Apollo and Space Shuttle technology, via the International Space Station and Lunar Base. But then what's this other place he finds... and how does it all fit with that old dream? Enjoy this wonderful story from Mauretania Comics.
Living in the Golden Age
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In your dreams you can be the hero. You can travel to the stars. You can save the galaxy. In your dreams.
The Path Of Kindness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, the path is riddled with obstacles and Kindness, Mirra's daughter, tries to find her own way. Impetuous, stubborn and doubtful of her inner magic, she embarks on a journey similar to her mother. What would she find? In the sequel to the heartbreaking Oysters, Pearls & Magic, we are again traveling in Mirra's world.