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Aurealis #85
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.
Aurealis #86
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”.
Betwixt Issue 9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,700. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 9 collects all seven stories originally published online. Issue 9 was guest edited by Jensen Toperzer and Bethany Zaiatz and includes original fiction by S. L. Gilbow, Teresa Milbrodt, Molly Olguín, Leanne Olson, Charles Payseur, Marian Rosarum, and Benjamin A. Tyrrell.
My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Remember Jones, the ginger cat from the 1979 movie Alien? Of course you do. If you ever wondered what the events of the film looked like from his angle, here - at last - is a short story (approx 2200 words) that gives you the cat's-eye view. And if you never gave it any thought... well, maybe it's time you did. Because you know what cats are like.
Apex Magazine - Issue 37
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.
The Forgiving Execution
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Stacey Shields learns the man who murdered her parents twelve years earlier wants the forgiving execution, she must gather up the courage to grant the request. Under this new process, murderer Jim Bird would be transformed into a harmless piece of flesh with an empathic link to her. Forgiving should not be taken lightly.
Population Zero Collection I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pangala Syndrome has burned away humanity in a matter of months. As people die off left and right, those that live face hardships they had never imagined in their darkest nightmares. This five-story collection includes two previously unreleased stories, Barney's Grand Finale and Tiffany's Mask. (57 pages)
Aurealis #83
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #83 contains the best new speculative fiction from exciting new authors. This issue has fantastic new fiction as well as reviews and articles, stunning artwork and even a bit of light-hearted fun.
Can These Bones Live
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,170. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All authors think their work is worth reading, and I am no exception. But two of these stories were nominated for Hugo awards as best SF short story and novella of the year, so you might give them a try. Invasions from space, the resurrection of humanity, the meaning of life, and mercenary landladies. These stories were first published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction and in Analog.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Pieces Of Us From The Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The odds of finding your Completeness weren't great and people like Richard Kean became complete through living. He's proud he hasn't been waiting around for it and he and his late wife Shelia raised their daughter Joyce with the same attitude. He thought he was complete and together until a Filler comes to his door carrying a valise. Includes two bonus short short stories.
The Fighter's Tale
Series: Tales from the Town of Refuge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The third story in 'The Refuge Collection' - all proceeds to Sanctuary Foundation Australia. "He wouldn’t look down. That was too frightening. He looked up, at the stars, the horizon, the foam on top of the waves as they rose and fell with the ocean’s swell... The tiny red boat must be more refugees, mustn't it? Why else would it be out here in the middle of the ocean, in this storm?"
At The Edge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jill and her companions have lived as long as she can remember in a luxurious palace with every need provided; but wandering farther afield than she has ever gone, she has a nightmarish vision of shattered cities and burned bodies, and she sets out to discover the source of the never-ending bounty.
Only Thirty Cents A Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When Frederick Bolling encounters a garishly-dressed fast-talking weirdo in a parking garage, it's pretty routine -- just another day in New York City. But when he returns, he discovers that his car has been stolen and replaced with an exact replica -- and then things get WEIRD.
In the Shadow of Titans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale about giant beasts trashing cities, inspired by the giant monster movies of my youth. This tale is not related to “Attack on Titan”. I discovered that anime series only after finishing my rough draft. After viewing a few episodes, though, I saw that the two were nothing alike. They share some terms but that's where the similarities end.
Dinoworld: Explorers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Predatory fish three times the length of a man? Raptors that roam the frozen tundra? In this collection of three short stories, travel alongside early explorers and adventurers on the world DW-435B, or Dinoworld, named after the native life forms that resemble the dinosaurs of prehistoric Earth.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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?
Murphy's Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a journey to a distant solar system a group of scientists discover they’ve picked up an unlikely passenger...and discover humans may not be as alone in the universe as they thought. Inspired by the amazing "Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates", by the incomparable Pat Murphy, "Murphy’s Star" is another exploration of love and what it means to "be".
MIB Files: Introduction - Tales of the Men In Black
Series: MIB Files - Tales of the Men in Black, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Mr. Unknown gives an introduction to the MIB Files he has collected. These are stories of the paranormal, strange things, and UFO sightings with one thing in common: interactions with the Men In Black (MIB). Not connected with the movie series, these are tales of the Men In Black that predate the film series.
The Sapphiran Agenda
Series: Star Trails Tetralogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Thyron is a flora peda telepathis from the planet, Sapphira. His world is occupied by his species of telepathic walking plants as well as a race of pygmies who worship them as gods. Encounters with humans generally don't end well. Face it, humans are omnivorous and plants a popular source of nourishment. Attempt this on Sapphira, however, and the food chain is likely to change rather quickly.

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