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Aurealis #74 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Agents of Fate by Julian M. Miles
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
First Encounter by Connie Cockrell
Series: Brown Rain, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Alyssa and Kyra find their first survivor community but after a cool welcome, they learn the community's secret and both women are threatened with imprisonment and slavery.
Abduction! by Richard Francis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
A fast paced action packed adventure where our reluctant hero is abducted by 'aliens', how he uses his Recce (SAS) training to overcome tremendous odds and how he finds absolution.
A Ballad of Wayward Spectres: Day 3 by William B Hill
Series: A Ballad of Wayward Spectres, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Penultimate Chapter of A Ballad of Wayward Spectres, a contemporary cyberpunk serial novel from William B. Hill.
Claude and the Henry Moores by Casey June Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"Claude works as a security guard at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto), and he becomes fascinated with the Henry Moore sculptures on display in the gallery. Then entranced, then possessed with an incredible connection with the personality of each sculpture, then convinced that there is an entity trapped within each sculpture..." From the Challenging Destiny review by James Schellenberg.
Apex Magazine Issue 64 by Sigrid Ellis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Nano Contestant - Episode 2: Ultimate Endurance by Leif Sterling
Series: Nano Contestant Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Roland has trained hard, but will it be enough? His resolve to become a Tech Games contestant is tested over a double marathon of the 5 most difficult terrains known to man. He must survive sheer rock cliffs, jumping off towering waterfalls, racing down an erupting volcano, fighting through blinding sandstorms and using parkour style freerunning to clear urban obstacles.
A Dwarf Stood At The Door by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It was just a game, one of those quaint text adventures from the 1980s: quests, dwarves and silly fun... Until the dwarf showed up at your door. He's got a big axe.
Surviving The Evacuation, Book 3: Family by Frank Tayell
Series: Surviving The Evacuation, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,290. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Billions died. Nations collapsed. The Evacuation failed. But there is safety, so Bill is told, in a small village on the Irish coast. if they can cross hundreds of miles of undead wasteland, a boat is waiting to take them there. First they must rescue the children. Even then, Bill's journey won't be over, not until he's confronted his past and those responsible for the outbreak.
Water by Ryan Hartung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,310. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Displeased at being swindled out of Hades’ Sphere, Colt and his team secretly begin searching for the next artifact. Colt uses the Lightning Staff tolead them to Poseidon’s treasure, buried in the Atlantic Ocean in the lost city of Atlantis. While Vladimir is recovering from touching Hades’ Sphere and a conglomerate of Eastern nations begin the hunt for Demeter’s relic, Colt must prevail.
Death by Ryan Hartung
Price: Free! Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Now hailed as an American hero for recovering Zeus’ Lightning Staff, Colt and his team head to Italy as they are all but certain Hades’ artifact lies somewhere inside the dormant volcano of Mount Vesuvius. This time however they are not alone as Russia and China have also secretly sent teams authorized to use any means necessary to accomplish their goal.
Greenstar Season 1, Episodes 1-3 by Dave Higgins & Simon Cantan
Series: Josie Stein Comedies. Price: Free! Words: 30,000. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody(3.00 from 1 review)
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle shouldn’t include people. Normally, freezing to death in deep space is pretty permanent. But Engineer Josie Stein was just defrosted a thousand years in the future, aboard the U.F.S. Greenstar, a recycled spaceship on a mission to stop the self-destructive aliens of the galaxy from wiping themselves out.
TV Times by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
As television gets more and more stations, you'll find there's less and less worth watching any more. Just pray that one day your TV doesn't start watching YOU!
Red Desert - People of Mars by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli
Series: Red Desert, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After 995 days on the planet, Station Alpha is home to a complex web of conflicts, secrets, alliances, and rivalries. When even death strikes amongst the five inhabitants of Mars, Anna finds her only possible choice is a solitary escape. What has really happened in Station Alpha? What is hiding in the depths of Valles Marineris? Second book in the science fiction series “Red Desert”.
Tavara Tinker: Sounds of Time by Sharon Skinner & Bob Nelson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Brick Cave Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Faced with a threat half a world away, Tavara finds herself confronting an adversary that has even gotten the attention of Queen Victoria. Tavara must race against the Black Airship to save the lives of countless innocent people... and Johnathan as well.
Change of Seasons by Shiva Winters
Series: Relics and Remnants, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 206,190. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi(5.00 from 1 review)
Talia and her siblings are born to a world of contrasts. Their ancestors crossed the void of space to start over, to live simple lives free from technology, but the unseen world they would come to call their own is not a world untouched by the concerns of history. Another advanced race, an alien race, touched that world long before them and the technology they left behind would change everything.
Hardwired, Episode Two by Walter Jon Williams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Part II of the classic novel by award-winning author Walter Jon Williams. Sarah, blacklisted and hunted, hides from pursuers in the flooded city, while Cowboy confronts the privateers on their own turf. Michael has a mission that can bring them together, but can they evade the unknown enemies who dog their every step?