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Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,890. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016 by Firebringer Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fourteen tales of speculative fiction, including themes of mythology, dystopia, horror and the paranormal.
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’.
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 #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 #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.
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 #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.
A Little Short For An Alien
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Six inter-galactic short stories from author, Frances Pauli. From The Fobidden Zone to the Alien-Human relations department, these short, alien-infested romps explore encounters with a diversity of imagined species, scenarios, and space disasters. Join Dylan Lowwater, lackluster employee at Space Station H22-J231, Jo Lorey, wayward musician desperate to communicate with a threatened race, and L
The Bard Quarterly - Issue #000
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue is bursting to the seams with six very short stories, each one an original work of science fiction, fantasy or horror. Please enjoy our inaugural issue!
To Hide in Plain Sight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Elizabeth Sinclair, working on the fringes of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is called in to find a thief. Her unusual set of skills means she is particularly suited to this task, but she is not the only one able to hide in plain sight, and the museum of the University of Toronto has many secrets and dangers within its walls. Tales from the Archives are short stories.
S.w.a.t.
Series: The Hexology in Seven parts. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nancy finds out what's on the menu, while Bernard tries to keep off it. Francois and the professor finally decide on wine with their lunch, and Bruce plumps for the local barbecue. Just over Tom enjoys a bottle or five of Champaign with Jerry. For a full three course's of futuristic tales of wonder to get your literary juices flowing, tuck in to the second volume of the Hexology in seven parts.
Keystone Chronicles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,320. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Are beauty, love, honor, and laughter things in life that invoke your personal sense of wonder? Then treat yourself to "Keystone Chronicles" from Third Flatiron Anthologies, a new collection of short speculative fiction stories that give the lowdown on life, obscure bits of the universe, and quite a number of other things not bargained for.
Soul Windows
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,230. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The eyes are windows to the soul. What would you find if you could look deep enough? These ten tales of science fiction and fantasy explore characters good and evil, placid and troubled, dark and light. Journey through the windows of the soul. You may be surprised by what you find. Original stories by Jaleta Clegg.
Frozen Assets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distant future cryogenics has become an exact science making it possible for people with terminal illnesses to have themselves frozen in the hope that a cure to their ailment will eventually be discovered. There will also be those who choose to have themselves placed in suspended animation in expectation that the future will be a better place for humanity - a utopian society.
Bad Things
Price: $0.99 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...
To Protect a Warrior: An Alien Rogue Romance (Starflight Academy Book 3)
Series: Alien Rogue Romance. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the first moment Hannah Stowe laid eyes on the intoxicating Keltair male, Liam Fallow, he’s been a distraction. His kisses. His touch. It’s all she can think about. Never did she imagine that this man could be anything more than a dangerous obsession. She certainly never thought he’d end up needing her help.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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 in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres. In this issue: Carl Alves, Chris Dean, Myke Edwards, A.J. Flowers, Milo James Fowler, Matt Hollingsworth, Ty Karnitz, Simon Kewin, Damien Krsteski, Bret McCormick, and Jennifer R. Povey.
The Impossible Quest Of Hailing A Taxi On Christmas Eve
Series: The God Complex Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Scrooge Is Looking For A Taxi In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man. Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to make you smile.
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.
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 » Short stories
(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.

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