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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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Bonnies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Tyson Bonnie made a mistake. A small mistake, yes, but still a grievous error that will cost him his sanity. His mistake wasn't agreeing to spy on King Henry Price. His mistake wasn't becoming friends with King Henry Price. His mistake wasn't even becoming business partners with King Henry Price. Tyson Bonnie's mistake was accidentally asking King Henry Price to meet his family.
What Hope Will Come?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The race of mankind was all but forgotten until it was discovered again by two demonic brothers engaged in a power struggle. They have unwittingly reintroduced mankind to the known universe and doomed their fates to rule it. With mankind unleashed once again, is the universe ready for its return?
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.
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.
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!
Blossom and Kitsune
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: British English. Published: February 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sakura is content to learn and play amongst the flowers of her Father’s Castle. When the awakening of the Ika-Zuchi-No-Kami threatens her safety, the God Inari sends his chief Kitsune, Maiya, to rescue the child and her pregnant Mother. As the Earth Demons ravage Atamasanshi, Sakura comes up with a plan to lull the demons back to sleep and save her father.
The Spotted Dog: Why Dogs Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While sharing tea with her English friend, Margret, Cheryl narrates a story she was told when she bought a chipped ceramic dog figurine. The dog figurine is that of a spotted dog and Cheryl explains why dogs dream.
One Horn to Rule Them All
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,140. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This anthology contains 20 stories—some serious, some humorous; some fantastical, some contemporary—highlighting the wonder and mythology of purple unicorns.
The Assassin's Curse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,850. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: 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.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.