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Aurealis #68
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2014
By Marcie Tentchoff
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. Entertain your inner child, or your real child by picking up a copy today.
Aurealis #67
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Donuts and Disasters
By KL Tremaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Flying and fighting in the Interstellar Navy was the only thing Sophia Kane ever wanted to do with her career. She was a crack fighter pilot, one of the best, but her ambition wasn't very far beyond the cockpit until the Battle of Syne-Gamma.
Paladin (A Higher Calling Novella)
By Willow Cross
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Viking Space Princess Part 1: Skyla
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finding herself on the Longboat ship Snökaos in disguise should have been an easy way to sneak on board to find her friend. However things soon takes a turn for the worst for Skyla in ways she could never quite have imagined, when she becomes trapped on board as the ship unexpectedly takes off on a mission.
The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nebula Award-winning author Walter Jon Williams serves up a glorious novelette-sized mashup of intrigue, cutting-edge biotech, Aymara Indian spies, a Chinese cruise ship, ninjas, Andean folk music, and a tetrahedal menace from beneath the sea. But the greatest threat to our heroes comes in the form of a water ballet company, whose director insists on Total Artistic Control.
Day In & Day Out
By Chris Baca
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Our would be hero is off to a terrible start. Waking up hung over, heading to work like a zombie, and talking to people he doesn't like; a call center customer service rep. Usually, he deals with upset customers, taking insults and angry outbursts with an almost stoic attitude. Until one day, he gets a call from a strange woman claiming to be from another world, and that his world will soon end!
Alive
By Andreas Christensen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the world ends, what do you do when you realize you are still alive? In a world devastated by natural disaster, only the most stubborn refuse to give up. When Ed Walker learns that others have been preparing for the disaster for years, he realize finding them may be his only shot at survival. But time is running out... Alive can be read as a companion novella to Exodus or as a stand alone
Dinosaurs
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
This Hugo Award-nominated novelette takes place in the distant future, when a highly-evolved humanity finds itself at war with the alien Shars. The product of eight million years of evolution, Ambassador Drill is sent to make peace... but does he retain enough of his humanity to recognize that of his enemies?
Daughter of Destiny: Reaper
By HC Playa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Katarina O'Brian lives with a secret, one that she has hidden from most of the world her entire life. When she tries to warn others of an impending epidemic, of a sickness like no other, no one listens. Until its too late and both secrets, her own and the one no one wanted to hear, boil to the surface. Will she stand alone between the world and the disease history will remember as REAPER?
The War Veteran: A Short Story
By Susan May
Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The War Veteran is a 45 page, 11,000 word short story. For seventy years, World War II veteran Jack Baker has endured vivid flashbacks to that horrific June day on Omaha Beach. But tonight, the flashback will be terrifyingly different. Tonight it becomes real. Tonight, Jack’s seventy-year-old secret will come back to claim him.
The Case of the Poisoned House and Other Xenopsychiatric Studies
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Jahir and Vasiht'h are xenopsychiatrists: specialists in counseling aliens on the varied problems they might face living on a multicultural starbase. This volume collects eight vignettes and one short story ranging from a solar sailor recovering from a crash to an orphaned alien struggling with adoption issues. Come tour the Alliance, therapist-style!
Rabbit Trick: A Mindspace Investigations Short Story
By Alex Hughes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
New short story in the Mindspace Investigations universe (with two bonus short stories in other worlds from author Alex Hughes). -- A cop is dead, strangled in her car by a professional killer, and it’s up to me, telepath consultant extraordinaire, to pull the rabbit out of my hat and solve the case. And worse--there was a five-year-old kid in the car, a kid no one can find.
Editing
By Don Edwards
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A scientist's attempts to look across the multiverse cause questions about the nature of reality.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
By Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Variations Three
By Sharon Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Includes three short stories. "Coffeecat," is a fun story about the reality of morning coffee. "The AfterImage" offers an incisive look at beauty contests of the future. "Passionato" shows a collector at work, who, in his own fey way shares the inmost dreams and passions of the artists he sponsors.
Blue-Green
By William Petersen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A new organism, a viral and fungal mutation born from a chemical spill, blankets the planet and threatens mankind's very existence. Spreading and evolving faster than humanity, or anything else, can keep up with...the only hope for survival is to run.
Spots the Space Marine: Letters
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Series: Spots the Space Marine, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An epilogue to the novel Defense of the Fiddler told in the form of letters from Travis "Claws" Walker. Contains spoilers for the novel, and hints of what may be to come...
Last One Leaves the Light Out
By Stewart Felkel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
After years of searching the heavens an alien signal reaches Earth. But even if mankind can reach its source what mysteries lay in wait?