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Rainbow Lights
By Polenth Blake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rainbow Lights is the first collection by science fiction and fantasy author Polenth Blake. Alien scorpions, vampire ice cream sellers and clockwork flies, try to find their place in worlds where being human is optional.
Last Sunrise & Other Stories
By Simon Goodson
Price: Free! Words: 81,880. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say you always remember your first. Every moment. Every glance. Every touch. Everything that either of you said. And it's true. I've never forgotten the first woman I slept with. Or the first person I killed. But then, they were both the same night, both in the same place...both were the same person. (First One) Enjoy this and many other short stories in this imaginative collection...
The Moon Temple
By Mark Hare
Price: Free! Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
At the Great Festival, Elsu woos the beautiful Kai and swears a rash vow to win Kai's hand. Now Elsu and his best friend sail to the forbidden sunken city of Angor Drava to steal the eyes from a statue. But a terrible and deadly evil awaits them in the dark water.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
By Julie Ann Dawson
Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
The Village Diaries : Stories of a Dog Walker
By Kash Gauni
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Handsome Dog Walker schedules his daily walks in Churchville, a village in Brampton, Ontario. In 2012, when the financial company he worked for closed down their office, he began a journey of heightened awareness that altered his life course forever.
Grinning Cracks
By K.W. Taylor
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twenty-nine short stories from speculative fiction author K.W. Taylor ("We Shadows Have Offended") covering the genre spectrum of horror, fairytale, science fiction, and fantasy. Taylor's work has been called "incredible," "compelling," "sinister," "unputdownable," and "edge of the seat stuff." Includes several never-before published tales of the upsetting and uncanny.
No Easy Futures
By Robert Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,640. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of stories that will make you think about yourself and the choices you make. There are few simple solutions to the problems raised in these pieces. Still, the characters try to overcome the best they can.
Black Static #34 Horror Magazine
By TTA Press
Series: Black Static Horror & Dark Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,600. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This issue's fiction comes from Nina Allan, Joel Lane, Ilan Lerman, Andrew Hook & Sean Logan with stories SFRevu describes as 'exceptional', 'nightmarish', 'good', 'unsettling' and 'classic' respectively. Features include the 1st of Lynda E. Rucker's new column, Blood Pudding, Stephen Volk on theatrical horror plus his Whitstable is reviewed by Peter Tennant. Mark Morris is interviewed & reviewed.
When Dreams Come True
By Written Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Stories are written by some of the finest authors in the field: Esther M. Friesner, John Marco, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Laura Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others. Ten romantic fantasy stories about the trials and tribulations in order to make dreams come true.
Apex Magazine - Issue 47
By Apex Publications
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 47 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Michael Griffin, Sofia Samatar, Ken Liu, Daniel Abraham, Sonya Taaffe, and Amal El-Mohtar.
Apex Magazine - Issue 48
By Apex Publications
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 48 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by E. Lily Yu, Emily Jiang, Douglas F. Warrick, Joe R. Lansdale, Shira Lipkin, and Sigrid Ellis.
Interzone #246 May - June 2013
By TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,050. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue we have 8, yes eight, stories, the usual features and the 1st of Jonathan McCalmont's new column 'Future Interrupted'. We visit 'Cat World' with Georgina Bruce, Liverpool in Shannon Fay's James White Award winning 'You First Meet the Devil at a Church Fete', the Minotaur's Labyrinth in Crete with Priya Sharma's 'Thesea and Astaurius' and Lavie Tidhar's Central Station in 'The Core'.
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.
The Girl With No Hands and other tales
By Angela Slatter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,190. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this collection of 16 previously published and new stories, Slatter presents twisted, fractured, illuminating fairy tales and dark fantasies that beguile in their elegant simplicity. Many of the stories are reiterations of classic fairy tales from all over the world. But by retelling the tales in a more intimate manner, Slatter illuminates the symbiotic relationship between pleasure and pain.
Men of Foxwick
By Cherie Reich
Series: The Foxwick Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,300. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Fantasy Short Story Collection A blind teen seeks a place in the kingdom. A dragon seer journeys to Wintermill to spy on the queen. A sword master's worst fear comes true when he fails to protect the royal family. A king falls in love with an herb witch, but will she feel the same way? A hunter will rise to the challenge to hunt down a man-eating monster.
Plasma Frequency Issue 6 June/July 2013
By Plasma Frequency
Price: Free! Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this Issue: Fiction By: Jeff Bowles,Siobhan Gallagher,Ryan Harvey, Brent Knowles, Sara Puls, Brynna Ramin, Adam C. Richardson, and Rebecca Roland Cover art by Luke Spooner And Interior Art by:Laura Givens and Tom Wieja Book Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson
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
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.
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.
Tales Of Terror For A Dark Night
By J. Jones
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Mirador Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ghosts, monsters and demons aren’t real are they; they’re just made up to frighten children at Halloween? Or are they? What if that creaking floorboard upstairs isn’t caused by the house settling? What if that banging shutter isn’t down to the wind and what if that cold spot in your lounge isn’t because of a draught? Maybe you’re not alone after all. Maybe something is watching you right now.