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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.
Mnemosyne Anthology
By Alexandra Elliott, Erin McKee, & Heather Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
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.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2014)
By Bards and Sages Publishing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. 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.
Fallen Tears: A Blood Crave Novella
By Christina Channelle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
We left off from Dahlia with only a name--a name that is the next piece to the puzzle. A name that will eventually, "lead us to him." But before we delve into the continuation of the Blood Crave Series, let's answer the question that's been on all our minds. Who is Rowan? This 21,000 word novella answers that question, and of how Rowan has come to know the vampire with pitch-black eyes.
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.
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.
King of the Planets
By Jack Poe
Series: King of the Planets, Book 2. Price: $2.50 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.
This Weak and Idle Theme
By Victoria Perkins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ten short stories from myriad genres, including a series previously released only in individual e-book form.
Fin's Magic
By KateMarie Collins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Solstice Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fin depends on her companions to keep her safe…and out of chains. As one of the Amari, the only race that can harness magic, she longs for a normal life. One where she didn’t have to constantly look over her shoulder, and she could fall in love. Alaric fell hard for Fin from the moment he laid his eyes on her three years ago. He swore an oath to keep her safe, even if it meant his life.
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.
Ouroboros Ouzo
By Jonathan L. Howard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if you could see the future? What if the future could see YOU? Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has discovered a way to give some insights into how he should conduct his future researches; by drinking a glass of the legendary "Ouroboros Ouzo." Rare and precious, the liquor is reputed to give a once in a lifetime glimpse into what may be.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Year of Ancient Ghosts
By Kim Wilkins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis-winner Kim Wilkins compiles five novellas (three reprinted, two original) in this strong collection. Wilkins adds fantastic elements to her depiction of ages past and present, but rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.