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Aurealis #101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis features Allan Chen’s taut ‘A Cold Heart’ which depicts a brutal order of monster killers who are more hired assassins than mythic heroes, Adam J Limbert’s unsettling ‘Carbon Copy’ which taps into classic SF themes of doppelgÓ“ngers, manufactured memories and identity theft, and Raluca Balasa’s intriguing ‘Perfect Assassin’ which puts a literal spin on the idea of love being dangerous.
Right Now
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 04!) Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine what could come out with a glimpse of the future. Imagine a life with no past. Would that truly be great?
Aurealis #103
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is a speculative fiction magazine that has been published continuously for over 25 years. Aurealis is published ten times a year and features new fiction, non fiction, humour and reviews that will appeal to all lovers of Science fiction and Fantasy.
The Truth Of Fiction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,730. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Mashups
Ray Bradbury called E.E. King's stories, “Marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought-provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough.” Like The Illustrated Man and The Canterbury Tales, The Truth of Fiction is a series of connected stories, tied together by the tale of three friends on a quest to capture a magical deer.
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 #100
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: Australian English. Published: May 12, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis has reached a milestone very few science fiction and fantasy magazines reach. This is our hundredth issue. We have gone back and contacted everyone who appeared in Aurealis #1 in 1990 and asked them for a new story. Strap yourself in and get ready to be blasted into a strange place that is somehow both the past and the future.
In the Waste Places
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ku-Aya drives her goats towards home, but danger follows close at their heels. Hungry hyenas desperate for food, sure, but something worse that drives the hyenas on. The fog. It rolls in from the mountains at sunset. The cities built walls to protect them, but Ku-Aya's village lies bare, only standing stones marking the graves of her ancestors keep her safe. If she reaches them in time.
Familiarity: A Winston & Ruby Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,650. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Winston: A kind and quiet wizard possessed of small magic. Ruby: A familiar with a big mouth and even bigger heart. Together: Two of masterful author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s most beloved characters. Included are five Winston & Ruby stories: “Familiar Territory,” “Saving Face,” “Searching for the Familiar,” “Disaster Relief,” and “Un-Familiar.” “Rusch is a great storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews
Many Gates
Series: Dragonfly City. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A well-respected witch investigates the death of her former apprentice and lover, by now a famous warlock in his own right... And in the process, rediscovers her own humanity. A short novella/long short story.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
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.
The Fallen Guardian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The guardian of earth's gateway will have a hard time fulfilling his purpose
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.
So Big
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An isolated woman and a childhood fantasy: what might happen when the two meet? Meet Katie Sundra, a daughter to late parents and a grown woman who cannot find a cure for her loneliness. Until one morning, when a secluded pituitary defect turns her childhood fantasy into an incredible reality. Now, she will be the first person in the world to discover what it means to be So Big.
Blink of an Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of a young man who gets exactly what he was promised.
The Sheikh's Son (Book 3 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,790. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sarah Greenwich is a British doctor in London. Her estranged husband is a Bedouin warlord from the Middle East. Ali, their nine-year-old boy, is caught in the middle. When Sheikh Akbar manages to track down his long-lost wife, he also discovers the one other thing that he has always wanted: a son. However, reclaiming what he wants and loves is not as easy as he first thinks.
The Story for the Letters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Sheshkala, far too young for such things, left her parents and her mountain home behind to secretly follow her big brother Irarra to his apprenticeship in the city. Then the siege began. Murderous barbarians surround the city, pounding at its ancient walls day and night. They want the king. They want the king's wealth. But more than that, they want to destroy the king's library.
Shadows In Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A lonely boy genius meets a shadow that lives and embarks on a journey that spans time itself.
Wind and Words
Series: Stone and String. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,790. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018 by Infinitas Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Everyone is born with two strings of magic. One strand is life, and the other is death. After Edyli is banished from her home for spurning a goddess, she is surprised to discover a child without life magic deep in the jungle. If she can recover the child’s life magic, she might earn back the goddess's favor. Fail, and she will sink into insanity.
Kel's Story
Series: Refuge World, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The first of many tales of Kel, a master swordsman hunting a Warlord in the Blasted Lands. This is also the first published short story set in the Refuge World setting.