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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.
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...
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?
Call of the Quilo
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,960. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It takes place in an alternate history where the Native American tribes in North America were united by a group of spirit warriors before European settlers arrived, therefore America was never established. It switches between the view points of two brothers that have never met before, the losses that they both share and their fight for survival against a horde of soulless Skinwalkers.
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.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Toad Words And Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(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.
Phantazein
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
You think you know all the fables that have ever been told. You think you can no longer be surprised by stories. Think again. With origins in myth, fairytales, folklore and pure imagination, the stories and poems in these pages draw on history that never was and worlds that will never be to create their own unique tales and traditions… The next generation of storytellers is here.
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nonhuman religions, clones of classical composers, and the mating habits of socks. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014 collects three month's worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
The Scrolls of Anon: Scroll One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Scrolls of Anon is a series that chronicles the life of a druid abandoned deep in Baywood forest.
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,830. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman, winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop. * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary. * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures. and much, much more!
Fossiloctopus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A strange and unsettling collection of short fiction from World Fantasy Award-winning editor and author Forrest Aguirre. Explore this bizzare cabinet of curiosities culled from the pages of such places as 3rd Bed, Gargoyle, American Letters & Commentary, Diagram, Exquisite Corpse, and others. Open the door to a museum of surreal curiosities and stare into the eyes of the Fossiloctopus!
Enigma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(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 Star Fire Gem
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
10,000-word novelette. In the hands of a peaceful and compassionate person, the Star Fire Gem is an instrument of good. That's how Terik Roemkal justifies to himself the use of such a powerful magic. But when he witnesses the murder of the healer who treated the spinal condition that has left him lame, he realizes that someone is after the gem... and will stop at nothing to get it.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
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Series: Holidays with Anne, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dig out the fuzzy slippers, turn on the Christmas songs, and settle in with a good story as Anne B. Walsh presents her third collection of holiday fantasy and sci-fi. Hurry to the manger with Starsong, princess of Free Sky; join Khor, director of drama, and Libby, lady wizard, as they try to save their home with a Midwinter tale of hope; and find out what hats are in for snowmen this season...
Courting Rites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Silas loses his banjo, he seeks help from a P.I. She takes the job to fill her pockets and the never-ending loneliness of her days. But this job might prove much harder than she thought. Because Silas reminds her of moments in her past—and she needs to figure out why.
Poison Dance: A Novella
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A dancing girl and an assassin form an unlikely partnership to kill a powerful nobleman.
In the Forest of Forgetting
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 75,230. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015 by Papaveria Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of sixteen postmodern gothic fairy tales from award-winning author Theodora Goss.
Married To The Sheikh (Book 2 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A beautiful doctor from London. A handsome sheikh from the Middle East. One happily ever after ending? When Sarah Greenwich marries Sheikh Akbar, her life is full of wedded bliss in the arms of a loving, passionate man. However, not everyone shares her happiness and Sarah soon discovers that when you’re married to a powerful warlord, problems can come from the most unexpected sources.