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Star Minds Third Generation Snippets
Series: Star Minds. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy police, battery-operated boyfriends, rainbow-haired princesses and immortal bodies in the interregnum period. The third generation of Star Minds is out and about in the Milky Way.
Selected Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016 by Shirtsleeve Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stories of space, love, loss, hope, and more are all part of this debut collection from multiple award-nominated author Jake Kerr. A mixture of breathtaking science fiction and contemporary shorts, Selected Stories highlights Kerr's position a leading practitioner in science fiction's humanist tradition.
Aurealis #100
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: Australian English. Published: May 12, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis has reached a milestone very few science fiction and fantasy magazines reach. This is our hundredth issue. We have gone back and contacted everyone who appeared in Aurealis #1 in 1990 and asked them for a new story. Strap yourself in and get ready to be blasted into a strange place that is somehow both the past and the future.
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Breach - Issue #01 NZ and Australian SF and Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Issue #01 of Australia and NZ's newest SF/Horror fiction magazine. Travel to the mesosphere to catch a glimpse of Hannah C. van Didden's The Unknown, while in Matey, Peter Kirk wonders what happens when robots get old. With Hurk + Dav, Arthur Robinson introduces two of our favourite new characters. And poet Jesse Hayward plays with time in The Devil's Loop.
Tales of Dune
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
Three previously uncollected stories set in the Dune universe by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, includes the all-new tale “Wedding Silk,” a story of young Paul Atreides, as well as “Sea Child” and “Treasure in the Sand.” Bonus Material includes “Dune: Blood and Water” and “Dune: Fremen Justice.”
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
The interweaving, experimental short tales in Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Technological Singularity Event left the world’s governments trembling. War ravaged the land as humans faced off with the Nanite Army of Fire. Eventually the world was plunged into darkness. Control was regained when brutal Queen Anne anointed herself the new city monarch and now the people of New Southampton seek saviors. The Posthumans have risen from the ashes.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(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
Grounded Berg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mostly the residents of the island tolerate Polly's presence. As an off-worlder she's never going to be quite accepted, and the pilot Abigail is her worst antagonist. Being stuck in an aircraft with her is not Polly's idea of a good time.
Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
Nerdified
Series: Nerds Rule the School. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(a Geekily Gratifying Nerdist / Geek Transformation Story) ~ Revenge isn't just sweet; it's utterly satisfying. ~ Patrice is a nerd. Patrice has an instant arch enemy. Her name is Becky Worthington, and she's not only the prettiest girl in school with a way of getting everything she wants, she's the most relentless bully that ever existed–and the inspiration for the ultimate revenge scheme.
Aurealis #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
Superior
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,100. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016 by Book Smugglers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
A superhero's intern falls in love with a supervillain's apprentice in this star-crossed LGBT YA story from The Book Smugglers.
Kaiku
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While confronting artifacts, pyramids, nonograms, and new planets within the joint Earth Sciences Force expedition, Cadet Mileena Carter is out of her depth dealing with the alien Keeki and their bizarre haiku-like language structure she has named Kaiku and the alien puzzles thrown her way.
Bait
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They eat us to live. We eat them to live forever. Tomás finds himself consulting on a commercial breeding program for a rare species -- a fish which looks like a mermaid, whose meat is a powerful curative. The corporation with a successful fish farm will command nutrition and pharmaceutical markets. But staff at the facility are dying, and Nature will not wait for research.
Lines of Fire
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hanako longs to find her place within the small group of survivors on the planet Mega, but is rejected as an outcast. So she leaves the colony to clear her head, as she often does. This time, though, she witnesses a geological event that will impact the entire ecosystem. If she can survive, she hopes to make it back in time to warn the colonists. And that they’ll believe an outcast.
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 Redemption Games (A SciFi Thriller Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jillian doesn’t think things can get any worse. She ran away from home and has survived on the streets for over a year, but when a man shows up promising her a better future, she ignores her instincts and goes with him. Now she finds herself on an alien world in a last-man-standing competition that she has no hope of winning, unless she can find an ally.
Progress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Centuries after the exodus from their homeworld, a band of humans are about become the first to return to the long-forgotten Earth.

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