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Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
The Engine Driver (A Dystopian Short Story)
Series: Now Hear This!. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Brig has never been allowed to hear a sad song in her entire life. Her Playlist Treatment Plan, designed to control her emotions by playing appropriate songs in her head, isn’t working for her. But when her friend is chosen to go to Musician’s School and given a musical instrument, Brig might have her one chance to hear a song that matches how she really feels, instead of how she should.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
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.
After Oil 3: The Years of Rebirth
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this latest installment, of the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, brings us twelve original stories of a world centuries ahead where oil and fossil fuels have become a distant memory. A new era has dawned and for those far future cultures a time of renewal has arrived.
Aurealis #76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Orussian Quarantine
Series: Tales of shrouded history, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
The Orussians had found a way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and loyal slave species—until the uprising. Having manipulated the genes of her own pet ant-monkey,and granting him free will,bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct.These events lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
This Peaceful State of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Moonfur And Other Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eight excursions into the wild worlds of fantasy and science fiction from author Paul Lucas!
Agilka
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Barely two days later it was lost, power failure after an awkward landing being cited as the reason. Eighteen years on and the much criticised return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A short story.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
Aurealis #75
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Forged
Series: Reforged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Loose Leaf Stories. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before anything can be reforged, it must first be made, forged by pain and experience. Forged includes four short stories that take place before Anvil of Tears and the rest of the Reforged trilogy. This book contains Purity, Little Hawk, Beauty by Night and Songs and Sigils in Space.
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 » General
(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.
Life Companion: A Sci-Fi Romance Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the future, no one leaves finding their soul mate to chance.
Tales from the Dome: Heroes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,190. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Moira sees the future. Mind Melter commands an army of the dispossessed. What defines a hero, and who is really pulling the strings? This six-story anthology introduces new readers to the Shadeshifter Chronicles and gives loyal readers a fascinating and LGBT-friendly look at the histories and secrets of all your favourite characters, including Impulse, Void, Ellis Straylight, Seer, and Dan.
A Change of Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dr. Cy Berger, on an interplanetary mission to save alien animals, must transplant the heart of a dragon.
Altered Visions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
10 stories celebrating speculative fiction. From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist. "If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plotlines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."