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Aurealis #104
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Quality speculative fiction featuring new work from around the world. Each issue has great new fiction, reviews and articles of interest to readers, writers and, well just about everybody. You can subscribe to Aurealis by visiting our website at www.aurealis.com.au. We are on Facebook too!
Aurealis #105
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis has been publishing quality speculative fiction for over 25 years. It has won numerous awards, discovered major new talents and provided an outlet for established writers from all over the world. This issue of Aurealis provides more of the quality writing, art, reviews news and humour that our readers have come to expect.
Aurealis #103
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a speculative fiction magazine that has been published continuously for over 25 years. Aurealis is published ten times a year and features new fiction, non fiction, humour and reviews that will appeal to all lovers of Science fiction and Fantasy.
Aurealis #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
Aurealis #101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis features Allan Chen’s taut ‘A Cold Heart’ which depicts a brutal order of monster killers who are more hired assassins than mythic heroes, Adam J Limbert’s unsettling ‘Carbon Copy’ which taps into classic SF themes of doppelgÓ“ngers, manufactured memories and identity theft, and Raluca Balasa’s intriguing ‘Perfect Assassin’ which puts a literal spin on the idea of love being dangerous.
The Curse of Sangrook Manor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
One hundred years ago, the Sangrooks ruled the country with their dark magic. Now, a young man must delve into the long-abandoned Sangrook Manor and discover the terrible secrets buried within.
A Hill on Which to Die
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As the witch-king forces the mountain clans to join his orcish army, Garak-Nur must lead the last of the free orcs into the wilderness to start a new clan.
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 » Short stories
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...
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.
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.
Yanka and the Dragons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ten year-old Yanka discovers dragons are real, and they are coming. Her mama holds the title of Dragon Watcher and must stop the coming invasion. Yanka must protect her younger brothers, and her village. Can she survive the invasion? Will the mysterious Knights of Tiqvah save the day? Or will a new Dragon Watcher appear and stop the carnage in time?
Bearskin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
In a world bereft of Imperial mages, a magically-enhanced soldier must make a deal with shady magician to survive. But what happens when the magician threatens his new home?
Bladed Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by Shiloh Walker. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A Colbana Files Prequel The events of this short story take place between A STROKE OF DUMB LUCK and BLADE SONG. It can be read as a stand-alone. For the first time in her life, Kit Colbana’s life was going just fine...then she finds herself tangled up with a green-eyed witch by the name of Justin. He's looking for somebody and seems to think she can help.
Tasha and the Grey Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This retelling of "The Firebird" brings a modern sensibility to the classic Russian folk tale. The handsome prince is presumptuous and greedy, the heroine thinks for herself, and true love is found...with a wolf?
The Body Morpher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sexual physiology
After a year in college in which Matt is bullied by some of the popular, attractive students, he devises a phone app that lets him alter people's body parts or swap them between people to exact his revenge.
Spirits in the Water
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. The fourth, long-awaited anthology from Untethered Realms. Featuring authors Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, and Cherie Reich.
Enigma
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.92 from 13 reviews)
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails. Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted.
The Dragon and the Firefly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What happens when a dead man and his killer meet? "The Dragon and the Firefly" is a Japanese-themed short fantasy tale in which the folklore and faith of East and West mingle into something new.
Bobby The Blackbird - One Windy Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a childrens book about a blackbird and his neighbour.
The Trombonist of Munst
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When our hapless hero is kicked out of the royal orchestra, he stumbles into Maeve’s Bar – a place filled with shady characters, devilishly strong drinks, and biting snakes dangling from the rafters! With nothing better to do, and all the rest of the countryside’s musicians practicing next door, the Trombonist adjusts his slides, sets his lips to his instrument, and embarks on adventure.

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