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Aurealis #104
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Quality speculative fiction featuring new work from around the world. Each issue has great new fiction, reviews and articles of interest to readers, writers and, well just about everybody. You can subscribe to Aurealis by visiting our website at www.aurealis.com.au. We are on Facebook too!
The Black Empress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When two agents from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences are called to Vienna to investigate disturbances at the palace, what they discover could threaten the Austro-Hungarian Empire and shatter the fragile peace in Europe. Who is the mysterious man who has pulled diplomatic strings to enlist the help of a foreign agency and how is the Empress Elisabeth herself involved?
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 #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
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 » Science fiction » Short stories
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.
Aurealis #101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis features Allan Chen’s taut ‘A Cold Heart’ which depicts a brutal order of monster killers who are more hired assassins than mythic heroes, Adam J Limbert’s unsettling ‘Carbon Copy’ which taps into classic SF themes of doppelgÓ“ngers, manufactured memories and identity theft, and Raluca Balasa’s intriguing ‘Perfect Assassin’ which puts a literal spin on the idea of love being dangerous.
Welcome to Condescension
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Sad puppies in the age of immortality? The graying of fandom was never this much fun.
Texting Death
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
A high school senior sends a text to a number claiming to provide messages about impending danger. He unwittingly involves his friends who all receive cryptic messages that at first appear to be just random advice. They soon realize that there is more to these messages than they ever imagined. Can you really trust a text message from Death?
The Lost Ship
Series: Science Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
During a space jump to another solar system a space ship encounters unforeseen problems.
Defying Doomsday
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,470. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016 by Twelfth Planet Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet. A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family. How would you survive the apocalypse? Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive.
2066 Election Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the year 2066. The American Government has changed dramatically. In a world where anyone can become president, there exists a system that judges the qualities of America's next leader. Its name is UNCLE SAM. Through this highly advanced supercomputer, qualified people are chosen without scrutiny and human fault. Until the unforeseen happens and leaves America on the brink of war.
Hellbender
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once people have messed with a man’s DNA, what can he do but become a private eye? And when the gorgeous Elizabeth Savoy glides into his office and blinks her big baby blues, what can PI Mike Heller do but say sure, even though he sees what she is, and knows it's a bad idea? But by the time he suspects Lizzie’s troubles might bring the end of life as he knows it, he’s already in far too deep.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
Time Travelers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,600. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A collection of short sf stories delving into the fascinating concept of Time Travel
Timelabs Inc
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? From a journey into the past, to tales set in possible futures, TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six gay science fiction short stories.
Mindgate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,770. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of ten incredible stories that proves that our minds are the gateway not only to the stars, but to the entire universe and all that is! The first in a series of ten smashing volumes that will blow your mind!
Moon Queen Europa
Series: European Superhero Girls Moon Queen and The Bee. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 170. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sickened by the British vote to leave the European Union, Superheroes Moon Queen and The Bee vow to make a new home on the European mainland.
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.
Rocket City (Flash Fiction)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen-year-old Jude is a talented weapons builder fighting to survive the harsh realities of Rocket City.  A young adult flash fiction story (about 700 words).

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