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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.
Blessings from the Darkness
Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Black Bed Sheet Books is proud to present an anthology of over 30 diverse authors with tales and poems to inspire, thrill and terrify! Blessings from the Darkness is an eclectic collection of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, heartfelt prose, and everything in between, by a talented and diverse group of writers and published authors in dedication of, and in support of, our dearest friend: Yvonne Mason..
Rusty Nails, Broken Glass
Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 56,870. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Creatively speaking this book is marvelous; it is rich and refreshing and decadent. Written wryly and masterfully, Mr. Hayden's twenty one short literary journeys will take you through the gamut: horror, laughter, sarcasm, and of course happy and sad."-Lurid Lit" Hayden nails it again with this darkly delightful collection filled with unforgettable characters and their askew outlooks!" G.L. Giles
Queen's Folly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The king is dead, and his widowed wife is taking her final breaths. Resentment towards Ella fills people's hearts as the fledgling queen inherits a kingdom that's falling to pieces around her. She needs to reunite her people, but her head is filled with Daveen's lies. Max has escaped, and Ella knows that he will only cause trouble for her and her new-found rank as queen.
Return to William's Point
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,850. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 by Dark Hollows Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Welcome to William's Point, a small town nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains. On the surface it is the image of small town Americana. Quaint cobblestone streets are lined with ancient wrought iron fences and lush lawns. Enjoy your visit but beware. You don't want to get caught out after dark. You never know who or what you may meet.
Frost Fire Worlds February 2016
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Spel der grenzen
Price: Free! Words: 59,520. Language: Dutch. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iedereen loopt dagelijks tegen grenzen op zonder dat wij ons hiervan bewust zijn. Het spreekt tenslotte voor zich dat we niet onsterfelijk zijn, dat we onder water geen adem kunnen halen en niet terug kunnen in de tijd. Mel Hartman zoekt deze grenzen op in haar verhalen en speelt er vervolgens mee: wat gebeurt er als die grens niet bestaat of elders ligt?
Forgotten Dreams - A Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero, Paranormal and Speculative Fiction short stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Forgotten Dreams is a collection of 21 short stories, spread across a wide range of genres, but all linked by a journey into the unlikely. From superheroes to murderers, witches to intergalactic detectives, Forgotten Dreams looks for the unlikely in the ordinary, the human in the fantastical, the dreams that stay buried beneath the waking haze.
Цветные крыши
You set the price! Words: 20,610. Language: Russian. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ночевать днём, пить кофе с президентом и видеть скрытый смысл даже в облаках...
Pretty Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Maddie's father catches her with a boy, he hauls her into town in a pig wagon and finds her a husband. But Peter's cabin in the woods promises something very different than Maddie's happily ever after. Pretty Things, a retelling of "The Robber Bridegroom," is the first novella in the Grimm Chronicles series. Warning: not your granny's fairytales!
The Exploration and Other Tales of Wonder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,490. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These 'tales of wonder' follow ordinary young women faced with extraordinary circumstances.
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’.
Illusions of Truth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In war, the first casualty is the truth. Nira is about to learn first-hand the real truth about the beastly Asru, the enemy of her people, the Ta'fel, but not as she would expect. As a life-giver and the daughter of the ruler of the Ta'fel, she is an invaluable war prize. For the Lord Master of the Asru, Drazan the Dark, she is something more.
The Alpha's Seduction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,170. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
She was a loner, and she liked it that way. She lived by one sole rule: No attention, no boys, no drama, no troubles. And it worked for her just fine -until he came, that is. Jonathan was a new student, a hot new student. Add to that the fact that he's a werewolf, all strong and possessive male, and to her utter and complete despair, he took interest in her. Her life shall never be the same.
All Things Odd: 12 Speculative Fiction Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you…” With a bit of poking and prodding, the oddities lurking just beneath the surface of everyday life are brought out into the open. From extraterrestrial encounters to otherworldly experiences, “All Things Odd” is a collection of 12 speculative fiction stories that will take you on a roller coaster ride through a world of weirdness.
Divine Intervention
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jimmy Stewart Moon - his parents had been big fans of 'It's A Wonderful Life' - was bored, but not for much longer...
One, Two Blood On My Shoe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,710. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Gretel's stepmother sells her to the mysterious Madame Avery, she discovers just how far she'll go for happiness. Warning: Not your granny's fairy tale!
The Challenge: A Short Story Collection
You set the price! Words: 52,330. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mind-bending SF & Fantasy, with a bit of grit Ranging from "hard" science fiction to supernatural/paranormal fantasy to a gritty YA crime story, from wildly optimistic to goofy to downright pessimistic, these thirteen tales were published at the rate of one per week as a self-challenge by the author.
Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Amid a cacophony of cranking sprockets and cogs, in chuffs of steam and soot, comes the expansion of classic literature into alternative Steampunk masterpieces. Follow nine skilled authors as they lead old friends and new acquaintances through Jamaica, Singapore, Cape Town, Denmark, Paris, London, and Geneva on a phantasmagorical Steampunk World Tour.
Betwixt Issue 10
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 10 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 10 was guest edited by Julia Gilstein and Lisa Usani Phillips and includes original fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Kamins, Seth Marlin, Loretta McCormick, and Asia Nichols.