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Aurealis #69
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The latest Aurealis features Richard Viskovic's 'The Electric Itch', which is guaranteed to make you scratch just thinking about the technology depicted, and Mick Spadaro's 'It Came From A Party Supplies Store', which is one of those rarities—an SF story that aims to be funny, and actually is funny. Don’t miss the Stephen Higgins’ archive classic: 'So, you want to be a science fiction writer.'
King of the Planets
By Jack Poe
Series: King of the Planets, Book 2. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Hollow-Point Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In this short story, a man named Roe becomes King and is able to create any planet anywhere in the Universe. He faces troubles that are unseen to him and his creation. It is up to him; his planet is now in his hands.
The Year of Ancient Ghosts
By Kim Wilkins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis-winner Kim Wilkins compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.
Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy
By Satyros Phil Brucato
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Feral women challenge men, beasts, the elements and their own inner demons in these six short stories from award-winning fantasy author Satyros Phil Brucato.
Mnemosyne Anthology
By Alexandra Elliott, Erin McKee, & Heather Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
Dreaming of Djinn
By Liz Grzyb
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,710. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
18 New tales of the Arabian Nights. "To open Dreaming Of Djinn is to open a jewel encrusted box full of exquisite and mouthwatering delicacies." - Isobelle Carmody
Prickle Moon
By Juliet Marillier
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: Australian English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The skillful first collection by prolific New Zealand fantasist Marillier (the Bridei Chronicles and others for adults and teens) includes 14 short stories, as well as an introduction by Sophie Masson and detailed author’s notes.
Midnight and Moonshine
By Lisa L Hannett Angela Slatter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,270. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In “Seeds,” the opening story of Hannett and Slatter’s innovative dark fantasy collection, Mymnir, Odinn’s white raven, flees the Ragnarok, “an apocalypse for the gods alone,” and comes to the New World. There she creates a Fae kingdom in the image of Asgardr, transforming herself from a thieving, neglected raven into the fearsome, immortal Fae Queen.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2014)
By Bards and Sages Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » 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. 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.
Aurealis #68
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Interzone 249 Nov - Dec 2013
By TTA Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone; 2013’s British Fantasy Award winning magazine from TTA Press. #249 contains new fiction by some of the world's best writers and most talented newcomers, plus hard-hitting reviews and innovative artwork. Many recognised authors started their careers here and newcomer Sarah Brooks continues this tradition. However recognised names; John Shirley this issue, continue to supply great stories
Love Devours: Tales of Monstrous Adoration
By Sarah Diemer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Love Devours is a collection of new fables for queer women, extracted from the bones of the dark: ominous fairy tales, sinister myths, dystopias rife with nightmares. But in the midst of monsters, love still struggles to find the light.
Ride the Moon
By M.L.D. Curelas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Nineteen authors from around the world show you the wonder and awe of the moon. Tyche Books inaugural title, an anthology edited by M.L.D Curelas.
Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 1
By Mark Lord
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy Short Stories is a new publication established with the aim of publishing the best short stories in Heroic, Epic, and High Fantasy, and with plenty of Swords and Sorcery thrown in. Although many of our authors may be unknown to you, we aim to set high standards for publication, and to discover some great new talent in the world of fantasy fiction.
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Four
By Scott H. Andrews (Editor)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Eighteen more short stories of literary adventure fantasy from the Hugo Award-finalist online magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Authors include Richard Parks, Yoon Ha Lee, Margaret Ronald, and Chris Willrich. Includes four stories named to Locus magazine's 2012 Recommended Reading List and “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman, a finalist for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards.
Witch-Finder: A Chronicle of the Staff and Students of the Theological College of St. Van Helsing
By Vanessa Knipe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Witches, elementals and vampires roam the British Isles. Only the militant arm of the Church of England from the College of St. Van Helsing keep the monsters in line. Vanessa Knipe writes of health-club vampires, school-girl love-spells, backyard gardens gone very wrong, and the efforts of the Witch-Finders to set things right and let ordinary Brits live normal lives.
Hunt for a New Life
By Stefon Mears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Not all legends are monstrous. After failing as an apprentice wizard, the Count’s second son dreads his options: priesthood or the king’s wars. But he spies in the forest a creature out of legend, and plans to trap it – a bride price fit for the crown princess. A better fate than he dares hope. The hunt takes him deeper into the forest, and brings him face to face with something greater: destiny.
Bloodshed (Jane #10)
By Samantha Warren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The End Is Here Jane has lost friends, found love, and fought more bad guys than she ever would have thought possible. In this tenth and final book of the Vampire Assassin series, she will have to decide what she really wants from her life. Will she hide away and protect those she loves from genocide? Or will she risk it all and fight for the freedom of supernatural creatures everywhere?
Betwixt Issue 3
By Betwixt Magazine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 3 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 3 includes original fiction by Vajra Chandrasekera, Marie Clementel, Bernie Mojzes, Michelle Muenzler, and Lydia Waldman.
Choice
By Meyari McFarland
Series: Under the Tormal Shadow, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Wade knew that he had few choices in life. His family faced starvation. He could choose to support them or run away, to live or die. Either way, the world wouldn't care. Sold into slavery, Wade had new choices to make: obey or rebel. Choice is a thoughtful story of survival against all odds in a harsh world where magic serves the powerful and the poor struggle to make their way through life.