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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.
Stopwatch Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A flash fiction collection
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.
Legendary Stories: What Went Wrong?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Lit Select. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Everyone’s had THAT day—the one where a spell went south, a glitch ate some code in the doomsday device, and aliens are on the move eat your brains. Okay, maybe we haven't all had that day. In What Went Wrong?, fifteen authors give us stories of the best laid plans gone awry. From humorous to horrific and everything in between, this selection of tales is certain to make any day look better.
Lost: Cat
Series: Collidor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 14, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
So much depends on a lost cat. In a future where unlucky people like Hector can't shut out the distress of others, Hector has to learn why. Even though he's miserable himself.
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’.
Hyperpowers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,830. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The "Hyperpowers" anthology from Third Flatiron Publishing and guest-edited by Bascomb James, contains 16 short speculative fiction stories that explore popular space opera and military fiction themes.
When Stars Wept
Series: Collidor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if the Jewish settlers at ancient Masada had not lost to the Romans? Perhaps they had "visitors" to help them?
The Cross of Columba
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
Illegal Mind
Series: Collidor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
‎Faith and the secular society collide. But is curing faith truly possible?
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.
Pirates of the Multiverse
Series: The Universe vs, Vol 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Fantastic Journey begins into the unknown Multiverse with a new scientific discovery project. As a science team investigates another universe space pirates from that universe are pulled into their universe.
Exploring the Multiverse
Series: The Universe vs, Vol 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The next joint project exploring the Multiverse leads to the discovery of the Multiverse Empire Federation.
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.
Rise of Lord Vadik
Series: The Universe vs, Vol 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Empire is facing an enemy. The Emperor has gone insane and is killing innocent species throughout the universes of the Multiverse and the Admiral wants his power and position. He becomes the new Emperor rising to power by force and wages a new war. His time is limited too. Lord Vadik returns and saves the Federation Alliance.
The Universe vs The Beast of Harmala
Series: The Universe vs, Vol 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A narrative story of the Beast of Harmala who terrorizes the universe. The last war of the universe is about to begin. All species are in great fear and the danger of his wrath upon them.
C is for Chimera
Series: Alphabet Anthologies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,060. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This installment of Rhonda Parrish’s alphabet anthology series asks skilled storytellers to write around the theme of chimera. The resulting tales are part fable, part poem, part dream. But like any chimera, the parts make up a greater whole. Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.
Dead Reckoning And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From David M. Kelly comes a short story collection featuring a cast of characters all in need of some serious therapy. "Dead Reckoning and other stories:" science fiction with character.
Only Thirty Cents A Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When Frederick Bolling encounters a garishly-dressed fast-talking weirdo in a parking garage, it's pretty routine -- just another day in New York City. But when he returns, he discovers that his car has been stolen and replaced with an exact replica -- and then things get WEIRD.

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