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This Peaceful State of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
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.
Orussian Quarantine
Series: Tales of shrouded history, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
The Orussians had found a way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and loyal slave species—until the uprising. Having manipulated the genes of her own pet ant-monkey,and granting him free will,bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct.These events lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
Sparkles: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas was having a bad day. And that was before his ship started drifting toward a Molasses storm.
Racing the Sand & Konstantin: Two Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Includes "Racing the Sand" (a fantasy short story) and "Konstantin" (a science fiction short story) ***NOTE: both stories are also available individually***
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.
Wired: A Broken Fairy Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A cybernetic Rapunzel in a post-apocalyptic world plots to escape her lonely tower. "Wired" is a short story of about 4600 words.
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.
Symbiosis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Light years from home. Bonded to an alien for survival. A dark secret is about to be revealed . . .
Glint of a Suncatcher (Children of Jad #1)
Series: Children of Jad, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Amazing discovery or a trigger to war… Elvy Akuma hopes to make a little extra money by finding and selling Suncatchers, the shells of a native Jad land-mollusk, to tourists. She finds something else in the dirt, instead. An unexpected discovery that could make the humble world of Jad famous. Or it could reignite a war between Human and Chion. A science fiction novelette.
Submerged
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An isolated, frail old man trapped in his apartment. What possible threat could he pose to the sociopaths next door? Except Brendan has his wife's foolish bravery to live up to ... This short horror story is part of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing.
Children of the Artificial Womb: A Cyberpunk Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hector, a member of the Plasmid street gang and product of the artificial womb, is not doing well. His girlfriend is pregnant, his best friend is a murderous, technological genius and his gang boss is a violent bully. But when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes his way, Hector will have to choose between safety and freedom, in the dangerous world of gang warfare.
Appliance-ocalypse (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The last thing anyone would accuse an appliance of having is a dream, but that is exactly what Silex has. In order to be indispensable to his family, he'll do whatever it takes to make that dream come true. But he's not alone. Something else is lurking in the kitchen and it wants Silex gone. What began as a simple wish is now a battle to see who will become King of the Counter.
He Who Laughs
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Murderer's Acre: the home of the peculiar and the destitute. Dotson has just arrived, his young charges in tow, seeking shelter in an odd town that overlooks a vast necropolis. The townsfolk cower in fear as a giggling entity picks them off in the night, and Dotson may be the next victim!
Paladin (A Higher Calling Novella)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Sophia remained vigilant in saving the lives of those around her. Especially those she loved. However, when the mysterious, seductive Ramiel decides to school her in the life of a Paladin, she discovers everything she thought she knew about the world around her was wrong. More importantly, everything she knew about herself was a lie.
A Frozen Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short account of the Ice Fields of a far away frozen planet. There is a problem with the oil wells, but what caused it? Rob and Tom go in search of the Professor and the answer.
Brass by Knight
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dotson is just trying to keep a low profile while riding through bandit country. But there's always one, the troublemaker who can't be stopped. As villains surround Dotson and his travelling companions, they have no idea what is really waiting for them in the deep caves of the highwaymen's hideout!
At What Price?
Series: Body Donor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Pharos Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In 2012 Alexander Vernick killed his fiance after someone proved she was stealing from him. That person then turned him in and he was arrested and tried. He managed to get off but has spent part of a decade looking for the person who ratted on him and he's found him. Now he can have his revenge. But what price will he have to pay another ten years down the line? Parental discretion advised.
Death in the Desert
Series: The Dotson Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As a adventurer and person of medicine, he has seen death before. But this discovery, this killing, will set him on the path to confronting the biggest scourge Everash has ever known!
The Beast Within: A Sci-Fi Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a short, short sci-fi story. Approximately 4000 words. Amy Starr knew asteroid mining was dangerous. One small error could kill you. But her desire for the stars outweighed common sense and fear. Now trapped in her disabled ship far from the chance of rescue she has two choices: a lingering half-life or a quick merciful death. Which would you chose?