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Aurealis #109
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue #109 of Aurealis has new fiction from Terrance Macmanus, Gus Moreno and Lynette Aspey as well as reviews and two new compelling articles. It has enough to keep you entertained and up to date until, well until issue #110 comes along next month.
The Janus Anomaly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you do when you're the only sane one and everyone else is crazy?
Amy, Inflated *a Balloon Body Inflation Fantasy*
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
~ As the first latex balloon expands slowly, forcibly, at her fingertips, so do Amy's wildest fantasies. ~ As Amy, alone with a full cylinder of helium in the privacy of her home, first releases the invisible gas, finding its forceful flow controllable with her own fingertips, the seduction begins, and the inevitable influence of helium transform's Amy's life—and body—forever.
Molten Avatar
Series: Esme Mullane Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2018 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heat pounded through Ariel's spacesuit. Hammer: hottest planet in the union. Good name for the place. The heat really did hit you like a sledgehammer. Scientific missions to figure out Hammer's secrets were one thing. Dealing with annoying coworkers was another. At least until the coworker tripped Hammer's mysteries into striking back at them all. So much for a simple scientific mission.
Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,660. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The third collection by Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt -- whose previous collection Hart & Boot and Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist -- gathers 23 of his best recent works of SF and Fantasy. Stories include Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award nominee "Her Voice in a Bottle," Bram Stoker Award finalist "The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft" (with Nick Mamatas), and three new stories.
Dreams of the Serpent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: Australian English. Published: April 6, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the contract’s done, and you’re fleeing for your life, the company’s supposed to be on your side, right? Am I right? So, you tell me what happens when the company understands the contract wrong, and you get stuck somewhere you really don’t wanta be. You tell me how I’m gonna make it back to the stars. A short science fiction story set in the Odyssey universe.
Tales from Ancient and Future Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Tales from Ancient and Future Times" collects five stories from fantasy and science fiction writer Kate MacLeod.
Dreams of Flying
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Herb Collins doesn’t just dream about flying, he takes to the skies. And as soon as this self-conscious grocery store manager can figure out a proper secret identity, he’ll be the biggest superhero Cleveland has ever seen! But be careful what you wish for. When Herb dons his costume and takes on his first real fight, he learns a lesson he’ll never forget.
The Moon People
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A girl named Phoebe resides on a moon base but she doesn’t get to enjoy it due to a rare illness. She’s annoyed, frustrated and most of all, lonely. One day, an alien named Unlua offers Phoebe a chance to explore and gives Phoebe something she has been missing for a long time: affection
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
The Tulku of Titan and The Terror of Titan
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
THE TULKU OF TITAN: The Dalai Lama has passed away, but the monks who are to search for his new incarnation are not prepared for the fact that he has gone into space…nor are they prepared for what they find once they reach Titan. THE TERROR OF TITAN: A murder has been committed, and a husband and wife are each quick to admit to having committed it, but have they?
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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 in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. In this issue: Carl Alves, Chris Dean, Myke Edwards, A.J. Flowers, Milo James Fowler, Matt Hollingsworth, Ty Karnitz, Simon Kewin, Damien Krsteski, Bret McCormick, and Jennifer R. Povey.
A Very Carrie Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Christmas isn’t Christmas without aliens.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Black Space
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: American English. Published: April 23, 2018 by Mayuli Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The year is 2061, there are 11 daily transits to the moon and they hold 393 people, plus a crew of 9. At exactly 13:37, and an altitude of 123,560 feet, the vessel blows up. This is the first act of interplanetary terrorism in history.
Ten With a Flag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Gryffynperch Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Can you ever know too much about your unborn child? Is it a boy or a girl? Are genetic disorders possible? What if your child would be the next Da Vinci, Newton, Leibniz, or Pasteur? What if the pregnancy would bring about severe risks? What if it was both? Can you know too much about your unborn child? Can the government? A, "Standout story . . ." New York Journal of Books
Carrie Hatchett's Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It’s Christmas! The alien invasion has begun.
Aurealis #103
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a speculative fiction magazine that has been published continuously for over 25 years. Aurealis is published ten times a year and features new fiction, non fiction, humour and reviews that will appeal to all lovers of Science fiction and Fantasy.
Aurealis #107
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a showcase for the latest science fiction and fantasy from around the globe. Each issue features new fiction from emerging and established writers as well as news and reviews, and up to the minute non fiction related to the speculative fiction genre.