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Aurealis #69
By Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: 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.'
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
By Anthea Sharp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Fiddlehead Press. Category: 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...
Aurealis #68
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Aurealis #67
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
King of the Planets
By Jack Poe
Series: King of the Planets, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Hollow-Point Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In this short story, a man named Roe becomes King and is able to create any planet anywhere in the Universe. He faces troubles that are unseen to him and his creation. It is up to him; his planet is now in his hands.
John of the Rhine
By Margaret R Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
One spring evening in 1861, a lump of river mud wakes up in an alchemist's basement. His name is John. His new master has peculiar habits. When the modern world comes to their village in the form of a rail line, John discovers this whole being alive business is more complicated than he'd thought.
Hidden Holidays: A Monster Haven Short Story
By R.L. Naquin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The holidays can be overwhelming for anyone, but Zoey is ready to explode when Maurice, her closet-monster roommate, takes celebrations to the extreme. When Zoey ducks out for a little fresh air, she finds a boy with a big problem -- a problem only a mythical creature can have and only Zoey can solve.
Infant Insomnia
By Annaliese Lemmon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ama’s six-week-old daughter is failing to thrive, and the doctor doesn’t know what to do. Sacrificing her sleep, she looks into the future to see if she can figure out how to help her baby. But while a few futures show that her daughter lives, many show her passing away within the month.
Degrees of Delusion
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary. Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost. This is a 9,000-word short story.
A Petition to Magic
By Graham Downs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 10 reviews)
Queen Celeste rose to power a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother. When Marcus, a Virduran farmer, claims that his cow was stolen and brutally slaughtered by his neighbour, Queen Celeste agrees to hear the case personally. This is unheard of in Virdura, but Celeste is desperate to prove herself to her subjects.
Tales of Calopa: The Fahlworth Papers
By Xero Reynolds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Savior. Visionary. Genius. Monster. No other name can inspire such awe and fear for those living on Calopa as does "Absalohm". However, one man alone does not an empire make. What of those who worked hand in hand with Absalohm to usher in the technological renaissance? What part did celebrated inventor Jeremiah Fahlworth have to play in Absalohm's madness?
Retribution
By Matthew Johnson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Wars of Ascension ended three years ago, but a group of soldiers want revenge on those who opposed them in Heartwood Pines. Jarrod, a young man, more inclined to farming than fighting, must choose his moral path-- support the cause or save the innocent? What are the consequence of his choices? Is he only a tool for the divine?
Wolf Moon
By J.R. Burnett
Series: Furred, Feathered, and Fanged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
As a snow storm rolls into Tulsa, Alex discovers the mangled remains of a Shifter--the likes of which hasn't been seen in the city for nearly two years. Racing against the full moon, Alex must try to save the wolves from themselves. Can he put aside all of his prejudices to protect those he has hated and can his four-legged partner do the same? Novelette of approximately 11,580 words.
Wyldsight: Tales of Primal Fantasy
By Satyros Phil Brucato
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Feral women challenge men, beasts, the elements and their own inner demons in these six short stories from award-winning fantasy author Satyros Phil Brucato.
The Assassin's Curse
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
0.75 star(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.
Bloodshed (Jane #10)
By Samantha Warren
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The End Is Here Jane has lost friends, found love, and fought more bad guys than she ever would have thought possible. In this tenth and final book of the Vampire Assassin series, she will have to decide what she really wants from her life. Will she hide away and protect those she loves from genocide? Or will she risk it all and fight for the freedom of supernatural creatures everywhere?
The Frey Saga: Molly
By Melissa Wright
Series: The Frey Saga, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Molly dreamt her whole life of living in a world of magic... until the day she walked into one. This short story falls between The Frey Saga Book Two: Pieces of Eight and the third book, which is scheduled to release late 2012.
The Huntress
By L Frank Turovich
Series: Young Hieronymus, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Young Hieronymus is trapped in the fishing village of Braewickinn living a life of tedium while craving adventure outside its borders. But then a mysterious woman appears and tries to capture him. It seems adventure has found him after all. Now, if only this recurring headache would abate he might be able to think of a solution. A short story set in the fantasy world of Bulinnärm.
The Knight (The Dark Elf of Syron, #2)
By Laura Lond
Series: The Dark Elf of Syron, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Renown and knighted for capturing the fearsome Dark Elf of Syron, Sir Fredric has nagging doubts about his victory. His brother Malgrid’s drunken remark strengthens dire suspicions. Was it all some devious scheme? Fredric has enough enemies who would want to compromise his honor, especially with the prestigious Jewel Quest coming up.
Arm's Length: A Petronaut Tale From The Bulwark Squad
By Ben Rovik
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Sir Roland of the Bulwark squad has an armored suit built to take enormous punishment so his comrades don’t have to. When the Delian schooner Granite comes under attack from two corsair clippers, Roland and his tech are duty-bound to defend the sailors and civilians on board. But keeping the pirates at arm’s length is going to take some unorthodox measures…