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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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knights of the Iron Dragon: A Steampunk Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Iron Dragons: flying, steam-powered battleships. Used by knights to fight the dragons that dwell in the sky. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Symphony of Humanity.
Jake's Last Mission
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The entire future of Sweytian/Mugdaran relations rests on one man's shoulders. That one man, Jake Kavaliro, would really like nothing more than to retire.  Unfortunately, while on his last patrol he encounters a Mugdaran determined to restart a war.  Now Jake – who's never been known for his skill at diplomacy – has to go and explain what transpired to the Mugdaran Emperor in person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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***
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?
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 3 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.
Stum: A Short Alien Abduction Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tony is being abducted by aliens. As he scrambles to find a way to stop it, the little gray men from the stars have other plans for him. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Symphony of Humanity.
Errant Shot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A meteor falls to Earth, exploding high in the atmosphere and wreaking havoc on the ground. An amateur rock hunter discovers a piece of the interstellar visitor and cashes in on the find, only to learn that it is much more than just a rock...
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!