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A Black Hand For Franz Ferdinand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Franz Ferdinand, Reichsheir to the Four Thrones of the Osterreich, is about to visit Sarajevo. It's his wife Sofia's birthday and he wants the day to be memorable for her. Gavrilo, a Bosnian Serb committed to 'Union or Death', wants the day to be memorable as well. It is June 28th, 1914, and Gavrilo has his own present to offer . . . a Black Hand for Franz Ferdinand.
Peculiar Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Secret Fire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Death. Resurrection. Hope. Beth died at seventeen while helping to save the world. She doesn't remember the details, but she hasn't been the same since. When the supernatural creature who killed her hunts her down once again, Beth must face the mystery of her death head-on. If she can’t solve the puzzle of her hidden memory, she may lose something infinitely more valuable than her life.
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.
Aurealis #86
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.
Guardians of the Future
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Daroth is at wits end to know how to control a generation of children. The rowdiness he accepts, but when it gets out of hand he hands training of their offspring to Gabriel. The children take to training like ducks to water, but the mothers are missing their babies. The Life Mates decide to help their King reconsider and he learns not to underestimate the power of bonds between mother and child.
Aurealis #63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This month's Aurealis brings on the aliens with Gerry Huntman's 'The Pillar of the Small God', an alien contact story featuring communication problems with an intriguing race, and a translating device that doesn't work perfectly. And Liam Pieper’s 'Prophet' provides the sort of world-within-a-world-within-a-world immersion that you may never disentangle yourself from.
Charmed City: Thirteen Tales of the Peculiar and Obscure in Baltimore
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 63,520. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Not all dreams are magical things filled with hope and light, some dreams are murkier and far more sinister. From the shared dreams of her famous sons John Waters and Edgar Allen Poe, Baltimore is known for her share of peculiar oddity, but beyond the bouffant hairdos of her trademark Hons and the quirky neighborhood bars is a world even darker and stranger.
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.
Fwish and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From a little fish with a wish to the heart of the heart of the homeland -- from Nottingham to the Alamo -- from mother to daughter, hero to homeless stranger -- home is the myth we all want to cuddle up in ... the myth that is just out of reach, or else inescapable.
Island of the Sorcerer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A longship of giant warriors missing at sea. An ancient island of alien magic risen from the sea. Long dead wizards returned from beyond the grave. Kormak must cope with all thre
Aurealis #85
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.
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.
Tales of Young King Arthur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Before he was the great King Arthur, he was just a teenager trying to make ends meet in a brutal land of the wealthy who plundered the poor to maintain their status. Here are tales of a young man destined to become the greatest king ever to rule upon the planet.
Lost at Home Book II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Twelve year old John finds himself at home alone while his parents are on vacation. They forgot their son at home and now John is on a mission to defend his family's home from the bad guys Dan and Stan who intend to rob the place. John overhears them talking about breaking in and robbing the place so he begins to set up booby traps and find ways to defend his home from being robbed and vandalized.
Anglers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pick a shiny lure and chum the waters! An alternate description of how Excalibre (and other magical swords) found their way into the hands of that mysterious and elusive lady in the Lake.
Betwixt Issue 10
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 10 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 10 was guest edited by Julia Gilstein and Lisa Usani Phillips and includes original fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Kamins, Seth Marlin, Loretta McCormick, and Asia Nichols.
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.
Liavek 3: The Players of Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"A Happy Birthday" by Will Shetterly "Before the Paint Is Dry" by Kara Dalkey "The Rat's Alley Shuffle" by Charles de Lint "Dry Well" by Nathan A Bucklin, with lyrics by Alison Bucklin "Choice of the Black Goddess" by Gene Wolfe "The Ballad of the Quick Levars" by Jane Yolen These stories were first published in 1986 in Liavek: The Players of Luck, edited by Will Shetterly and Emma Bull.
Interzone #264 (May-June 2016)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Interzone springs into May-June 2016 ablaze with Vincent Sammy’s cover as well as interior art from Martin Hanford and Richard Wagner. It blossoms with fiction from authors Tyler Keevil, Malcolm Devlin, James Van Pelt, Rich Larson, and Gwendolyn Kiste. All this is bedded in with news, reviews and columns from David Langford, Nina Allan, Jonathan McCalmont, Nick Lowe, Tony Lee and Elaine Gallagher
Lost at Home Book III
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
John continues his journey of being left at home alone while his parents went on a family vacation. While his mother is desperately trying to fly back home to get John he is getting ready to take on a fight of his own with some bad guys that would try to break and enter into his home. Little did the bad guys know how smart John was and he had a plan in store or them to make them look like fools.