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Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, 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.
Angel's Haylo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Haylo is an Elf, but she has been raised as a human. She has never known a different life, though she knows there are Elves and that she is one of them. Angel is Amy’s daughter and is unable to have a child. Elizara has had twins, though she is too ill to realize. Amy takes one of the babies to give to her daughter to have as her own. This is their story.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Aurealis #76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Can music overcome fey magic? When the chieftain's infant son is stolen away by the fey folk of the Bright Court, Maeve Donnelly journeys beneath the faerie hill to try and save the child. Her only weapon is a simply crafted pennywhistle, and the music that runs in her bard-gifted blood...
Camael's Gift (Angelic Hosts Series Book I)
Series: Angelic Hosts Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In the heavenly realms, conflict and war are as routine as escorting souls to the other side. For Camael, his routine has just been disrupted as he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a human woman he encounters while comforting her dying child. Torn between love for Hannah Adams and love of his God, Cam must choose a side and play his part in a battle for power between heaven and hell.
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
No More a Pawn & Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A determined girl is the only one who can save her family home. A royal chef needs to win back his job from a backstabbing rival. A peace-loving dragon wishes the knights would leave him alone. A runaway prince tries to become a minstrel. An arrogant knight wants to win a princess with a mind of her own. Five Fantasy Flash Fiction Stories
The Wages of Salt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
New Persia is a city surrounded by salt pans and beset by theriomorphs. And Alessa Kinshin, an archaeological anthropologist at the University of New Persia, is determined to learn why the creatures first haunt and then abandon the salt. "Stories of children lost to the theriomorphs were like the ammonite fossils: everyone had their own."
Aurealis #75
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Aurealis #69
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, 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.'
Finding Home
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Main Character is Georgia. Georgia's father finds an epic gaming computer for sale at the local flea market. He was told the couples son moved out unexpected after his father yelled at him about all his gaming he has been doing lately. He decides to buy it for Georgia. They take it home and hook it up.
Blue Jay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jay awakens in unfamiliar surroundings of a white cell, with just a bunk, a table, a book and a pen. But why have her captors left the door open deliberately? Is it a test of her behaviour? Is there a way out of the building and more importantly, just who is watching her in the prison, a prison which upon exploration, is devoid of all other prisoners?
Sixth of the Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
Aurealis #70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This issue features 'The Stain on the Lake' by Matthew J Morrison, a dark, chilling piece with characters to die for, and 'Wrecked' by Ephiny Gale, a new twist on the reality television theme, which is sort of 'Truman Show' meets 'Survivor' meets 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Don't miss Shane M Brown talking about how his Aurealis story is on the verge of making it to the silver screen.
The Assassin's Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.74 from 19 reviews)
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island. A 12,000-word short story.
Fantasias Negras e Outras Histórias
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Esta coleção reúne cinco contos de fantasia negra. De velhos castelos às selvas da Guiné, passando por cemitérios e o próprio Inferno, podem encontrar aqui um pouco de tudo.
The Black Bag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
P. H. Solomon presents his 2012 SCWC award winning short story. *****It is graphic in its presentation, with imagery that sets the scenes so vividly, making the story more intriguing. It’s such a delightful short read with highly imaginative storytelling. Jamie S - Amazon Review **** Wickedly Crafted Fairy Tale: P.H. Solomon envelopes you in a world of witches where we wonder if the young girl
Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths And Other Tales Of Dark Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short fiction collection from PW Best of the Year author Harry Connolly combines reprints from magazines and anthologies along with new, previously unpublished fiction, including the TWENTY PALACES novelette “The Hand Made Mask.”