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Aurealis #96
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis #96 features Patrick Doerksen’s ‘Extracts from a Life of Science Fiction’, a poetic meditation on the nature of science fiction and humanity, S G Larner’s ‘Searching for Cidalisa’ which explores a near future society of implanted memories and rogue databases, and Annika Howells’ eerie and lyrical ‘Obsidian River’ that will live with you long after you’ve finished reading.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year! Each issue offers readers a unique collection of original speculative fiction tales from both new and established writers. An interview with the authors of War of the Worlds: Retaliation. Fiction by Andrew Knighton, A.J. Flowers, Stephen C Evans, Taylor Harbin, Walter G Esselman, Steve Coate, Sean Garvey, PJ Keuning, Molly N Moss, B.C. Nance, Eric Lewis, & Josh Pearce.
Aurealis #95
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #95 features new fiction from around the world, articles, interviews and reviews.
The Collapse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The collapse changed the world almost overnight. Our technologically advanced society has fallen apart and computer technician Dan is now picking up the pieces, literally. This is the story of what Dan must do to survive after the collapse.
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.
A Crash Course in Making Friends
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Laine is a former farm girl who joins the Mega expedition along with her big brother. After the crash most of the colonists are busy trying to figure out how they are going to survive. Laine on the other hand, is busy trying to catch a bird. Or rather something that looks like a bird. She knows it will be useful in its own way; she just needs to get it, and herself, back to camp in one piece firs
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 » Space opera
(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?
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.
Time is for Dragonflies and Angels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,350. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Time is for Dragonflies and Angels is a collection of flash science fiction and novellas that embraces the ideas of multi-universes and dimensions, critical decisions and judgments, and human struggles associated with racism and dystopian societies.
The Concurrence
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A group of desperate survivors set off on a dangerous journey across Megan terrain to bring power to the colonist base.
Fingal's Cave
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After crash landing on a hostile jungle planet, rebel-scientist Izumi sets out against orders on a hunch that may ultimately save her fellow survivors but risk everything. Still haunted by the meaningless death of her family, Izumi’s intrepid search for life becomes an existential journey of the heart that explores how we connect and communicate—with one another and the universe—a journey intimate
After Oil 4: The Future's Distant Shores
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,770. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this fourth addition to the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, collects twelve new tales set in civilizations of the far future, a thousand years hence, in the world where the industrial age has faded into myth and legend.
Merigan Tales: Stories from the World of Star's Reach
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2016 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Merigan Tales: Stories from the World of Star’s Reach, author John Michael Greer brings together eight authors in a shared-world anthology of brand new tales inspired by his popular novel, Star’s Reach. These are stories of the far future in a world where fossil fuel-powered industrial civilization is a distant memory and new societies have emerged.
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 #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 Best of Both Worlds Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nomadic Delirium and Alban Lake, both publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and all points in between, have collaborated to bring you the very best of what they published in 2015. The selections within come from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…, and from Outposts of Beyond and FrostFire Worlds. Their settings might be an inner planet or a world-that-might-be.
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.
Stairs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stairs is a short story about five friends who (with a little help) overcome their fears while on an adventure. Along the way they learn that something has gone amiss in the world where they live and they decide to do something about it.
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’.
Deadman's Planet: Lady Dana of the Badlands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Dana embarks on a crucial search in the dangerous, abandoned section of the village, to locate the Recruiter, Seth, persuading the young people with an alluring offer to abide in the Life Domes.

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