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Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
Protector of Oof
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016 and represented by TheBitzr Publishings™. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A fun indie comic by Kevin Okerhjelm, about a wizard named Dizza Dazza tries to track down a magical item before it falls into the wrong hands.
Stopwatch Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A flash fiction collection
Aurealis #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
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...
Good Prospects - A Stone Garden Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Riley is a normal teenage kid. He plays hockey, hangs out with his friends, listens to music and loves his mom. On his way home from hockey practice one evening Riley notices a break in the fence of the old 'Good Prospect' cemetery. Stepping through pulls Riley into a personal nightmare of cold and blood setting him on a path that could lead him to be one of the most powerful Wizards in the world.
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’.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale
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.
Liavek 4: The Players of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull These stories were first published in 1986 in Liavek: The Players of Luck, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.
Toad Words And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples." Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
Firemaggot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sequel to Hambly’s Windrose series. Exiled wizard Antryg Windrose and his partner, computer programmer Joanna Sheraton, discover that a trans-dimensional monster is hiding somewhere in the vicinity of Los Angeles – and that it is about to spawn.
So Big
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An isolated woman and a childhood fantasy: what might happen when the two meet? Meet Katie Sundra, a daughter to late parents and a grown woman who cannot find a cure for her loneliness. Until one morning, when a secluded pituitary defect turns her childhood fantasy into an incredible reality. Now, she will be the first person in the world to discover what it means to be So Big.
Fae Visions of the Mediterranean: An Anthology of Horrors and Wonders of the Sea
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 43,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016 by Futurefire.net Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Mediterranean is a liquid road connecting places and people. Ships, words and stories travel on its waves—sometimes fantastic creatures, hide in the hold. This speculative fiction anthology collects twenty-four pieces of bizarre, dark fiction and poetry, new and old; caring sea monsters, still dripping and briny; brave mermaids, merciless ghosts and bizarre creatures.
A Night With the Girls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sequel to the Sun Wolf and Starhawk series. While her wizard partner Sun Wolf is away, warrior woman Starhawk is called in to help a mercenary band deal with a magical threat during the seige of a city.
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 » Humor & comedy » General
(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...
Music's Price: An Urban Faerie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A modern-day tale of music and magic… Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it finally fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Primitive Area
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
By the time Sara finds herself in the middle of the Idaho Primitive Area, she knows she made a huge mistake. Her decision clouded by the blush of new love, she agrees to accompany Travis on a weeklong hike. Sara, the city girl, in the woods, camping. And just when she thinks things can’t possibly get worse, she discovers just how wrong things can get—but in ways she never expected. Magical ways…
Spirits Abroad
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 85,170. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). The ebook features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain.

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