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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 » Science fiction » 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.
Perfect State
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Agent: Wild #0
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 1 review)
AGENT:WILD is a HUNTER for the alien police force, 12TH HOUR. While serving a suspension for a prior, failed, mission that ended in the death of her partner, AGENT: BLACK WINTER, she is suddenly reactivated and sent on a routine mission that's anything but. She discovers a plot to destroy the galactic alliance, The Union of Species. Civil war is on the horizon, with the prize being EARTH.
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 » Science fiction » Adventure
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.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(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.
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 » Science fiction » Adventure
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.
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 » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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.
The Adventures of Viola Stewart: Three Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Viola Stewart is a widowed optician with a penchant for dectectiving, who stumbles upon a secret Society of Men in Grey. Set in a Victorian steampunk fantasy world, this series has a gaslamp flavour. Three Short Stories: Day of the Dirigible, An Eye for Detail and The Magic Lantern. Approx. 8000 words.
Agilka
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Barely two days later it was lost, power failure after an awkward landing being cited as the reason. Eighteen years on and the much criticised return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A short story.
Altered Genesis
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Amara Scott's world has been turned upside down. The world is under attack, and she and her new friends must run to survive. With her father gone, and three new friends to protect, can Amara survive this altered world.
Hard-Boiled Immortal
Series: The Immortal Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The year was 1942, there was a war on, and Adam the immortal man was having a lot of trouble avoiding the attention of some important people. The kind of people with guns, and ways to make a fella disappear. He was caught somewhere between the mob and the government, and the only way out involved a red-haired dame he was pretty sure he couldn't trust.
Courier Run
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe No. 18. Two new adventures! "Kin Ties" explores the ties that bind beloved kin--and desperate enemies. "Guaranteed Delivery" is a tale of love, leadership, and insurance fraud. Liaden Universe is a registered trademark belonging to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
High Risk For Burning Up In The Atmosphere (A Classic Sci-Fi Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014 by Susan Hart. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This is a classic Sci-Fi action adventure about a man transporting a prisoner to earth, when something dreadful goes wrong.
Mountainous Stretch of Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Etsuko delighted in meeting new aliens and learning of their cultures. Not as joyful was dealing with coworkers who viewed her as an odd little threat to their important experiments. Mountainous Stretch of Wind is a humorous SF story of learning to deal with unexpected circumstances and finding joy no matter what's thrown your way that you're sure to love.
Shadow Dreams
Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won't be the only thing he loses.
The Last Ride of German Freddie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
NIETZSCHE AT THE O.K. CORRAL! The Clantons and the Earps are heading for a deadly showdown, and into the town of Tombstone rides German Freddie, a gunslinger with a deadly reputation and a penchant for philosophical speculation. Freddie’s committed to a life that is mad, dangerous, and free, and the Earps had better not get in his way.
The Spacer's Blade & Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From a prison break gone wrong to a young girl stowed away on an alien vessel to a super mall orbiting Pluto, this collection of three short stories and one novelette spans the spectrum of Science Fiction.
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.
Stone 382
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Keith's in charge of Stone 382, an alien relic that's a waypoint to the stars. Stuck with Jimmy in the dilapidated, pokey, glued-on station, Keith just wants to get home to see Sue. But when the alien builders arrive, everything's going to change. A science fiction story originally published in Perihilion, by the author of "Walking Gear".
Aerobrake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Claire makes a good living in her tiny orbital ship, repairing busted and broken-down satellites. When she gets a distress call, the last thing she expects is for it to be from her son. To make matters worse, it looks like the only way to save him is by landing the ship. But neither ship was ever designed to enter the atmosphere. Originally published in The Colored Lens, 2013.