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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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Girl from the Stars Book 3- Day's End by Cheree Alsop
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Liora Day and the Kratos crew destroyed half of the Omne Occasus, it turned not only her Damaclan father, but the entire Coalition, against them. The crew of the SS Kratos band together to destroy the rest of the galaxy imploder, but in doing so, they confront a new danger nobody foresaw.
Kronos Duet by A. H. Richards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,910. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Psychic 'astronaut' Gareth Pugh and daughter Adrianna leap back in time through the minds of others; dead others. Gareth's mission, to reach the beginning of time, and confront God, to undo a heinous murder. Adrianna is determined to protect them in alien psychic dimensions and face her deepest fears. But they didn't factor in perverse Foundation assassins, Rasputin, or Stonehenge.
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.
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.
Breaking Interstellar: Android Lives Matter by Michael Tobin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Humanity has ruined Earth's biosphere as a byproduct of extravagant living. Soon Mother Nature will not be able to support us in the fashion we require for basic existence. We need new worlds; we need them soon. Only intelligent machines can survive the long years to reach them and still be able to function as scientists and parental figures for the new humans that are born on those alien worlds
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2016) by Bards and Sages Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.
The Celaran Probe by Michael McCloskey
Series: Parker Interstellar Travels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,290. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Celaran Probe is the seventh book in the PIT series. Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist at a time when humans had found alien artifacts but hadn't encountered live aliens. Rather than return to Earth with the modest spoils of the team’s first Celaran expedition, Telisa decides to proceed to another Celaran colony site in an attempt to find living Celarans.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 183,850. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.79 from 14 reviews)
The crew of the Triton find themselves marooned in the Rega Gain solar system. Refusing to abandon the refugees and liberated slaves who joined them along the way, they make a deal with the Government to settle. Meanwhile, the fugitive, Jacob Valance and the former Samson crew work to restore their ship and continue their fight against the Order Of Eden in earnest.