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Aurealis #79
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Category: 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.
The Last
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Terrorized by the thought of death, a man lets himself be contaminated by vampirism to prolong his life indefinitely. However, when Hell and Heaven’s legions face each other in the ultimate battle, he becomes the last human being on Earth. Will he let himself be dragged peacefully into one of the afterlife kingdoms? 1200 words
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Category: 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.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: 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?
Angel's Haylo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Category: 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.
Beneath the Knowe: A Faerie Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,350. 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...
No More a Pawn & Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2015. Category: 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
Spirits Abroad (ebook)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,000. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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.
Camael's Gift (Angelic Hosts Series Book I)
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Series: Angelic Hosts Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Category: 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.
The Wages of Salt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Category: 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."
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: 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...
Interzone #257 (Mar - Apr 2015)
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone’s Mar–Apr 2015 issue has new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Tendai Huchu, Fadzlishah Johanabas, Rich Larson, and Aliya Whiteley. Cover art is Martin Hanford’s ‘Rime’. Features include news, book reviews (Justina Robson’s latest + more), film reviews (Jupiter Ascending, Ex Machina + more), and comment. Andy Hedgecock interviews Helen Marshall and Peter Tennant interviews Aliya Whiteley.
Blue Jay
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Category: 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?
Betwixt Issue 7
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 7 collects all four stories originally published online. Issue 7 includes original fiction by Peri Fae Blomquist, Jennifer Hykes, Jason Kimble, and Trevor Shikaze.
Woody Allen Shares A Nice Sandwich
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 113,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
This is the first in a series of books compiling my short stories I've written over the past ten or more years. I am a book ghost writer and editor of long standing, and these stories reflect a variety of different genres, including fiction and nonfiction, where I wrote either for practice or in order to improve my writing. Original, suspenseful, gripping, humorous, horror, science fiction.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: 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.
The Demon You Know ... (a demon-hunting soccer mom short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When daughter Allie finds herself knee-deep in demons, Demon Hunter Kate Connor must come to the rescue in this first short story featuring not only Kate, but fourteen year old Allie, too! (This story was originally published in Those Who Hunt Monsters, published by Edge Books in 2011)
Moonfur And Other Tales
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eight excursions into the wild worlds of fantasy and science fiction from author Paul Lucas!
Fantasias Negras e Outras Histórias
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Esta coleção reúne cinco contos de fantasia. O Último;Sasabonsam;O Castelo;Susana;Uma Demanda Literária.
Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: 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.