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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 Genesis of Madame Yosefie
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All she wanted was to share her fashion sense, but what Jojo got was involvement in political scandal and assassination attempts.
Breach - Issue #02 NZ and Australian SF and Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Our second issue takes you to the deepest parts of Earth's oceans and out again to the Edge of the universe, with a stop on the way for Jesse Hayward's three-year mission to Europa.Jessica Nelson-Tyers goes grocery shopping in a world of fantastical creatures, while Lucy-Jane Walsh paints the world in "Blue". And for the second time, Oliver Hayes kicks in our eyeholes with his cover art.
The New Neighbors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Aliens have landed on Mars and have started terraforming procedures in order to colonize the red planet. The powers-that-be on Earth are not happy, but have little choice other than to establish diplomatic relations with the new neighbors when they unexpectedly pop over for a friendly visit. This light-hearted foray into the world of SF could easily be subtitled, '50 shades of Diplomacy.'
Five Miles Out Of Black Creek
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dean Rand is in a bit of a slump. Can this next story save his bacon? Dr. Chang's dirty white farmhouse in the middle of nowhere? Well, in the middle of Hamilton County, five miles out of Black Creek. Why would a scientist want to live here? Or work here?
Laundry Day (Three Short Tales of Love & Madness)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Laundry Day, the world is held hostage by an alien force that puts the fate of mankind in the hands of an ambivalent young man. In Theodore & the Red Light, one man's quest for sugar becomes an odyssey of self-loathing when he gets into an argument with a stop light. In Nicholas and Ana, the last atomic bomb is about to be dropped, but not before Nicholas can reconcile with his estranged wife.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. 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.
The Visitor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
On an ordinary blustery British night an extraordinary visitor comes, a time traveller, with a paradox. But time is relative.
Not with a Bang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Fans of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, etc. will enjoy this short comedy, in which the last two men alive happen upon an average, run of the mill, garden-variety garden; all the real estate that remains of their shattered planet. Without a representative from the fairer sex, the human race is doomed to extinction. Unfortunately, even a deus ex machina can only do so much...
Their First Easter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
That Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, the first one for the eternal children of Isaac, should have been a time of celebration and quiet contemplation. Instead, the three deposed Lords of Hell attacked Psykhe's Last Homely House, determined to take over our tiny, helpless bodies and destroy our minds. Here is one resident’s account of the brutal attack, and timely intervention of the Great Issac.
Ride The Wave, Kiss The God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Her ex is adamant she join him for the end of the world and beyond, but she’s convinced it will all end in tragedy.
A Mammoth Error
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Constructing a device capable of projecting a person through time remains intriguing to many. After all, if you know the future you can control the present. That would be a great power to wield. Yet to change even one small thing in the past could change the present – dramatically (The Butterfly Effect); the person or persons responsible for constructing the device might even cease to exist.
The Siege
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Jared just wants to be a kid; play in the woods, climb trees, build forts... But there are the awful unbidden seizures that rack his body, the strangers who meet in secret with his father, the cache of firearms that fill the basement… …and the bees. When his house is surrounded by ATF agents, Jared doesn’t know whom to trust; his father, the ATF, or the swarms that only he can see. 7600 words.
Kidnapped: The Phalanx Blood Series Part I
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
My blood kills cancer. Yep, you read that right. The big bad C word that scares just about everyone these days. My blood kills it. Dead. Pipe Dream Books is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For every Phalanx Blood series book purchased, 25% of royalties will go to the research hospital.
Moving Day
Series: Boucher's World ยท Boucher's World Prequels, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jade is fourteen years old and excited about finally being old enough to move out on her own. She’s got her help lined up, a moving van rented which her friend and room-mate, Tally, a big silver Cat, will be driving since Jade’s driving skills leave a lot to be desired. She’s all packed and ready to go. Apparently, though, you just can’t have a moving day without something going wrong. Go figure.
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.
Agent Hilch: Troll Trouble
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hilch responds to what he thinks is a simple case of foolish citizens becoming troll food, but things get complicated once he explores the crime scene. With no sign of the trolls in question he has to use every tool at his disposal (and some that aren't) to solve the case. With a no-nonsense approach, and little regard for rules and protocol Hilch goes after the culprits in style.
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.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Open Source Time Machine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Just like information, time wants to be free. A short story.

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