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Aurealis #104
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Quality speculative fiction featuring new work from around the world. Each issue has great new fiction, reviews and articles of interest to readers, writers and, well just about everybody. You can subscribe to Aurealis by visiting our website at www.aurealis.com.au. We are on Facebook too!
Aurealis #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
Chrysalis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A retelling of Kafka's Metamorphosis set in the internet age.
A Petition to Magic
Series: Kingdom of Virdura. Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 10 reviews)
Queen Celeste rose to the throne of Virdura a month ago, after the sudden death of her mother. Desperate to prove herself, she agrees to hear the case of a simple farmer who claims a neighbour stole his cow. To help her in this task, she orders her chief advisor, the royal wizard Solon, to cast a spell and divine the truth for her. Solon, however, is keeping a terrible secret.
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.
Elsewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A novelette of 15,000 words, sequel to Hambly’s Darwath series. An accidentally-activated transporter strands the wizard Ingold and his warrior-woman partner Gil Patterson in an unknown world, and at the same time that an army of ghosts appears within the now-wizardless Keep.
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.
With a Twist of the Nib
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: Australian English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of ten speculative fiction short stories. Dwarves, vampires, time travel, detectives, steampunk adventures or supernatural events - take your pick. With a Twist of the Nib is full of quick-read stories - reading times from under two minutes to under fifteen minutes per story. Perfect for commuting, waiting in line or when time is short.
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.
Toad Words And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 4 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.
Mythic #4: Fall 2017
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The fourth issue of MYTHIC brings together another selection of quality short fiction. Fantasy stories both dark and quirky mingle with tales of the future and thoughtful tales. Fiction by Jean Graham, Tyler Bourassa, Stephen Sottong, Erin Gitchell, Jill Hand, David A. Riley, E.J. Shumak, Scott Shank, S.L. Edwards, Caroline Friedel, D.B. Keele, Kaitlynn McShea, and Shaun Kilgore
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.
Led Astray
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Two bounty hunter sisters are hired to rescue a lord's daughter. The village she disappeared in is not what it seems, and something is clawing beneath the ground towards them. Episode One of the heroic fantasy adventure series Wildstar!
The Imp and Other Tales
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 76,950. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories and novellas in the genres of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. This collection has a little of everything - humor, suspense, horrifying deaths, even a dragon and a vampire! The tales are rife with swordplay, sorcery, unearthly monsters, and evil masterminds, laser weapons, space ships, distant planets, and an evil empire. A mini-vacation for the mind.
Virconia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meet Virconia, a Drow warden from Ervenhall, an outcast from her people, but also one of the few they rely on for news from other places. Her journey to the surface lays the groundwork and begins relationships with other characters who will also play an important part in the future of Mythnium.
Legends of Lasniniar: Mum's the Word
Series: The World of Lasniniar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Iarion and Barlo are back together and on the road, this time on a straightforward journey from Melaquenya to Dwarvenhome. Lasniniar is at peace, and for once, they aren't burdened by any life-threatening tasks. What could possibly go wrong? This 10,000 word fantasy novelette adventure takes place between the prologue and first part of Storm Rider in the World of Lasniniar Series.
Aurealis #95
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #95 features new fiction from around the world, articles, interviews and reviews.
Chronicles Chapter One: Reflections
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 21,190. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Follow Tujex and his band of misfits on a series of crazy adventures as he struggles to deal with his past while overcoming ridiculous odds.
Aurealis #96
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis #96 features Patrick Doerksen’s ‘Extracts from a Life of Science Fiction’, a poetic meditation on the nature of science fiction and humanity, S G Larner’s ‘Searching for Cidalisa’ which explores a near future society of implanted memories and rogue databases, and Annika Howells’ eerie and lyrical ‘Obsidian River’ that will live with you long after you’ve finished reading.
The Greying
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
LANDLAND CRIES OUT FOR A SAVIOUR…   Upon the death of her mother, Meah is pulled across the boundary that separates this world and another time and place where the dog-like Firbog have brought the mists of the greying. Battling lurking homunculi and the horrors of the many-headed-winged-thing, they set out to recover the only thing that will save Landland …her mother's Book-of-Colours!