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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’.
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.
Infected Connection by L. Ashley Straker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,800. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something is incubating inside phone batteries - something hostile and ready to hatch. This discovery leads a stressed technician on a journey across thousands of miles, trying to trace the source of the conspiracy. People become pawns, friends become foes, and civilisation itself starts to crumble as he is reluctantly recruited in the fight against an unfathomable enemy.
Paladin's Odyssey by Bruce Fottler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,680. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Joseph Paladin is a renowned national hero, but is he really the person who many hold in high esteem?
Red Soil Through Our Fingers by N.A. Ratnayake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A Mars colonist accepts a deal with a mining company to start a new life on humanity's off-world frontier. But idealism turns to unease when reality becomes darker than the fine print foretold. With his farm under bio-genetic attack and the most powerful player on the planet as an enemy, Mahela has no choice but to run... and expose economic slavery on an interplanetary scale.
The Misshapen by Nicholas Ponticello
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
At the beginning of the end of time, she was there... One of acclaimed author Nicholas Ponticello's earliest works, The Misshapen originally appeared online in 2006, one of two short stories describing the dark relationship between humans and the world they've created. Nearly a decade later—and for the first time in e-book format—this revised edition offers readers a rare glimpse into the future.
Altered Reality by Eliza Green
Series: The Exilon 5 Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,380. Language: British English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(5.00 from 1 review)
Being different is accepted. Being special could get you killed. Stephen is haunted by a series of disturbing dreams. Anton is trapped in a medical facility on Earth. Bill Taggart is searching for Anton. What Bill discovers forces him to change course. He must warn the Indigenes. Book 2 in the Exilon 5 series.
Case Study (Five Fingers) by Joseph Macfarlane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joseph Herding wants to know how and why he survived a car accident he was sure killed him. Dr. Sherrod is looking for a window beyond death, hoping to say goodbye to his dead brother. Through a hypnotherapy session, they discover the truth of Joseph’s brush with death—but it’s not what they expect.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes by Scott William Carter
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Crimson Dawn by Eliza Green
Series: The Exilon 5 Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,780. Language: British English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Peace always comes at a price. Stephen questions the origin of the newcomer, Serena. A malevolent personality targets District Three’s remaining elder, using Anton as its vessel. Laura’s failing health forces Bill to choose a side. But who will he side with–the World Government or the Indigenes? Book 3 in the Exilon 5 series.
Chaos and Doom by Kevin Rodgers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
From the author of The Cadaver Island trilogy comes nine tales to chill, thrill, and challenge readers to go places they may never return from. Featuring short stories submitted by Kevin Rodgers since Pro Se entered the publishing field, Chaos and Doom is your guide to some of the most amazing characters and imaginative worlds in Genre Fiction.
Kirev's Door by JC Andrijeski
Series: Quentin Black Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,980. 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.
Glimmer of Hope (Broken Soldier book 3) by Bruce George
Series: Broken Soldier. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,070. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Terran Space Navy had problems. The secret of alien presence was becoming harder to hide. Russia and China didn’t want to play nice; a rescue mission to save three TSN scientists was about to proceed; and an assault on an alien space ship was being planned. But General Mike Hurst wasn’t about to allow anything to obstruct his efforts to protect the planet Earth from destruction.
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.
The Phoenix Reckoning by Richard L. Sanders
Series: The Phoenix Conspiracy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 124,910. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Blackmoth attempts to detonate an isotome weapon near Kalila’s embattled fleet. Raidan threatens harm upon Capital World. Calvin leads his people into Forbidden Space. Rain and Calvin have begun an impractical romance, to Summers's dismay. Tristan demands what was promised. Shen must make a choice. The Dread Fleet’s campaign of death is underway. No one is safe. The Final Reckoning has begun!
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 3: Triton by Randolph Lalonde
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,880. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.75 from 16 reviews)
After narrowly escaping a brush with an old enemy Captain Valance and his crew reach out to their allies for help. Meanwhile, allies and enemies from his past are set to reveal themselves in unexpected ways, changing his life and the galaxy forever.
Six Guns & Spaceships by Pro Se Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action(4.00 from 1 review)
The Wild West and The Final Frontier Collide in the latest digest anthology from Pro Se Productions- SIX GUNS & SPACESHIPS!
Soulblade (Dragon Blood, Book 7) by Lindsay Buroker
Series: Dragon Blood. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,090. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
It’s been a week since the dragon Morishtomaric fell, and Sardelle is not convinced that Ridge is truly gone. With a companion who thinks he’s a god and a soldier who would happily kill her, she heads back to the mountains to look for signs that Ridge survived. What they uncover threatens to destroy their country and all they care about.
Aurealis #86 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.