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Aurealis #96
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis #96 features Patrick Doerksen’s ‘Extracts from a Life of Science Fiction’, a poetic meditation on the nature of science fiction and humanity, S G Larner’s ‘Searching for Cidalisa’ which explores a near future society of implanted memories and rogue databases, and Annika Howells’ eerie and lyrical ‘Obsidian River’ that will live with you long after you’ve finished reading.
Aurealis #95
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #95 features new fiction from around the world, articles, interviews and reviews.
Paladin (A Higher Calling Novella)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
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.
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.
Aurealis #87
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’.
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’.
Bad Things
Price: $1.47 USD. Words: 20,310. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Creepy crawlies, dark shadows, hideous monsters secreted under your bed... Bad Things is a collection of paranormal stories that will make your skin crawl and heart race. Do you sleep with the light on? Maybe you should...
Aurealis #91
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis #91 The June 2016 issue of the award winning speculative fiction magazine is now available. This latest issue has all of the fiction, non fiction, news and reviews that our readers love and expect. Find out why so many people rely on Aurealis for their hit of quality Speculative Fiction.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Series: Holidays with Anne, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jingle all the way to your favorite reading nook with this fifth holiday collection from Anne B. Walsh! Join a starfaring princess in her quest for bell-ringing Christmas beauty; ding-dong-ditch your way to Winterfest happiness in the cave-bound Hidden Cities; and meet Bran the Fool, magical Lord of Misrule for twelve days of Yuletide merriment at the court of Darius, King of Coliseva...
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.
Malware
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Jay Marston works for XOr AntiVirus, fighting malware outbreaks. A new virus starts to infect computers the world over. They defeat it, but it bugs Jay. It was too easy. Something else is going on, something much bigger.
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.
One Step Beyond: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by Tower Of Chaos Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An anthology of stories from the long-running One Step Beyond writers' group, including tales from all corners of the speculative fiction genre. All profits from the sale of this anthology will go to English PEN, a charitable network defending and promoting freedom of expression around the world.
The Newcomer: Twelve Scifi Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain's reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger's appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new.
Alibi Interrupted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
TIME TRAVEL ALWAYS HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing President Kennedy, things don't go as planned. Not only does Stewart unwittingly become Oswald's alibi, he also finds himself stuck in 1963 with no way home. When Stewart's future progeny attempts to intervene, everyone involved learns that time travel always has consequences.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.
Piecework
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
L-O-V-E Among the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A space traveler wakes too soon, and must leave the woman of his dreams to the ministrations of another, less-human caretaker. "L-O-V-E Among the Stars" is a speculative fiction of (with hints of a pop standard.)
To Rule the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016 by KD Sarge. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Space Princess Anthology A trained diplomat, kidnapped by an alien race desperate for justice... A political pawn, on her way to meet her bethrothed, who answers a call for help, and finds a princess both beautiful and brave... A captive raised to believe that the greatest evil is magic, when it--and the handsome ship's engineer who wields it--are the one thing that might save her.
Outcasts: Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal short stories by Nick Wisseman.

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