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Aurealis #89 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
Kirev's Door: A Quentin Black Mystery Prequel by JC Andrijeski
Series: Quentin Black Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by White Sun Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Kirev is a seer. Raised in an alternate version of our Earth where his people are enslaved under humans, Kirev joins a resistance army of rebel seers after spending most of his youth in work camps. He wants to help his people, but during his first mission with the rebels, Kirev faces a terrifying new future when a voice from his past intervenes and sends his life into a whole different direction.
Relinquish: Book II of the Rising Trilogy by Amy Miles
Series: The Rising Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,600. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The rising is over, but the war continues to rage. King Aloysius knows Illyria exists and will stop at nothing to possess her. Jealousy drives a wedge between Illyria and Eamon. When Bastien reveals himself as her guide into enemy territory, an ambush lands them in captivity. Illyria is faced with the truth that she is not ready to face her destiny…or let Bastien go again.
The Cross of Columba by Doc Coleman
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
Aurealis #88 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
The Dinosaur Saddle by Jack Geurts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,450. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Jasper finds a saddle buried with a dinosaur, everything he knows about history is turned on its head. And when the dinosaur is resurrected by an alien who rides it through the camp, killing everyone in sight, he is left the only survivor. He soon discovers that he may be the only chance for humanity's survival, aided along the way by a dinosaur girl from another planet.
Feedback by D L Richardson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After receiving life-saving organ donations, Ethan, Florida, and Jake are on track to getting their old lives back when they're kidnapped by a man who believes in Feedback – the theory that organs retain the memories of the donor host. During interrogation they begin to hear voices, telling them information they can’t possibly know. But listening to this inner voice could get them killed.
Liberty (Flash Gold, #5) by Lindsay Buroker
Series: Flash Gold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,670. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Kali has been working toward her dream of building an airship and escaping the frozen Yukon for so long that she can scarcely believe it’s close to becoming a reality. There’s just one problem. Cedar, her friend and business partner (and maybe a little more), is in jail, and the American authorities are on their way to hang him.
Aurealis #87 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Temporal Contingency by Joseph R. Lallo
Series: Big Sigma, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Some problems just won’t stay solved. After his devastating clash with a robotic scourge in his last adventure, Lex’s life is finally getting back on track. It seems like he might even be able to return to the race track. Mad inventor Karter and his AI Ma have other plans. They’ve discovered a problem so large that in the present it cannot be solved. In the past, however, they might have a chance.
Tobol by Mark W. Richards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,880. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Simon Tolhurst is a suburban Australian kid dealing with friends, parents, teachers and his first girlfriend. Many of the adults around him seek regular solace from a ubiquitous appliance called Tobol. His girlfriend and her father reveal that Tobol is not what it seems, leading to a cascading sequence of events that result in a global catastrophe for which Simon is a catalyst.
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2016 by Marcie Tentchoff
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The April 2016 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.
C is for Chimera by Rhonda Parrish
Series: Alphabet Anthologies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,060. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This installment of Rhonda Parrish’s alphabet anthology series asks skilled storytellers to write around the theme of chimera. The resulting tales are part fable, part poem, part dream. But like any chimera, the parts make up a greater whole. Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.
Colors of Time by Baris Cansevgisi
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Having a rare, dormant gene and a synthesized drug enables selected few to time travel. Blue, a social outcast, soon discovers he’s among the lucky few…or is he? as he has to leap through time in his debut to stabilize the timeline, prevent the end of the world and save the woman of his dreams. Alas, succeeding in the first two thus saving the world means the loss of his love forever.
Chasing Redemption by Bruce Fottler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,750. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A missing commercial space vessel threatens to undo decades of fragile but enduring peace between superpowers. A reinstated captain, whose promising career in Earth Space Defense almost ended after a tragic accident a year earlier, is tasked to investigate. He and his crew soon find themselves drawn into events that uncover deep secrets with alarming ramifications.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 9: Warpath by Randolph Lalonde
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,180. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The war is on! Conflict grips the Iron Head Nebula and the star system that Jake, Ayan, Minh-Chu and their loved ones call home. The Order of Eden, British Alliance and other organisations creeping in the shadows enter into an all-or-nothing conflict that will change the political shape of the galaxy for centuries while Freeground is forced to leave its home space in search of help and safety.
Foothold by FTG Thornton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General(2.00 from 1 review)
What started out as a small New Hampshire college town turns into the last foothold of mankind left in the Universe. Alone and in possession of a unique technology, the last of our kind find threats and hope wait around every corner.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades by Randolph Lalonde
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,470. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It has been months since the Siege of Port Rush. The Warlord, under the command of Jacob Valent, has been travelling to ports across the sector to gather intelligence, capturing ships and cargo as they go. Manpower and funds are still in short supply, but the Captain is winning the support of the British Alliance, and his crew suspects he has a long term plan that will lead to bigger prizes.
Aurealis #80 by Stephen Higgins (Editor)
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.
The Curse of Kereves Dere by Nick Falkner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,850. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Kerry and Bosco, survivors of the Great War, are struggling to move on as they make a life in London but the inhuman horrors they witnessed at the Battle of Krithia heralded a more terrible fate for the world. Their allies, Williams, Fauve, and the ferocious Doctor Cavendish, are powerful but their opponents are terrifying. Time is against them because, all too soon, the stars will be right...