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Aurealis #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
Pretty Things
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Crimson Edge. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Maddie's father catches her with a boy, he hauls her into town in a pig wagon and finds her a husband. But Peter's cabin in the woods promises something very different than Maddie's happily ever after. Pretty Things, a retelling of "The Robber Bridegroom," is the first novella in the Grimm Chronicles series. Warning: not your granny's fairytales!
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Novascapes Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,200. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fantastic collection of short fiction and poetry from the Hunter Region, New South Wales, Australia. The authors collected in Novascapes transport you from one side of the multi-verse to the other and leave you breathless and wide eyed at the possibilities of simple existence.
Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 (volume 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 161,790. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Ticonderoga Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene have selected 33 tales of fantasy, dark fantasy, horror and paranormal romance for this volume. The editors also present an overview of the genre in Australia in 2010, including noting significant works, events, and the results of the major awards. Together with a recommended reading list this is both a book to be read and a valuable reference work.
The Alpha's Seduction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,170. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
She was a loner, and she liked it that way. She lived by one sole rule: No attention, no boys, no drama, no troubles. And it worked for her just fine -until he came, that is. Jonathan was a new student, a hot new student. Add to that the fact that he's a werewolf, all strong and possessive male, and to her utter and complete despair, he took interest in her. Her life shall never be the same.
The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,120. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this collection, follow the adventures of the beloved tabby cat Shreddy as he faces off with zombies, ghosts, gryphons, foolhardy dogs, and all sorts of household appliances. Then meet a series of cats whose stories will take you from heartbreak to joy, showing the magic in our own world through the reflection of a cat's eyes.
Liavek 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull
A Magic Door and A Lost Kingdom of Peace
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
There is a solution to life's every problem, we need only to be a little more creative, a little more aware. Ten stories blur the line between reality and fantasy as protagonists struggle to come to terms with their rose-colored expectations for life and the current nightmares they face. What truly lies behind the magic door of our imaginations? Everything we’ve ever dreamed…or our worst fears?
Fae Visions of the Mediterranean: An Anthology of Horrors and Wonders of the Sea
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 43,920. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016 by Futurefire.net Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The Mediterranean is a liquid road connecting places and people. Ships, words and stories travel on its waves—sometimes fantastic creatures, hide in the hold. This speculative fiction anthology collects twenty-four pieces of bizarre, dark fiction and poetry, new and old; caring sea monsters, still dripping and briny; brave mermaids, merciless ghosts and bizarre creatures.
Liavek 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,960. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Contents: "The Hands of the Artist" by Kara Dalkey "A Coincidence of Birth" by Robin Hobb (Megan Lindholm) "Bound Things" by Will Shetterly "The Fortune Maker" by Barry B. Longyear "A colorful, likable setting: a crowded port city so well-drawn that readers soon feel they could walk through it..." —Publisher's Weekly
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marrying an aswang and fishing for mermaids; Redeeming a demon in a church; A girl drawn to a haunted river; Hunting giant Wyrms with a gunsaddle. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series demonstrates that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines. Stories from this series have been part of the Honorable Mentions list from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
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.
The Demon Tarot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,260. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A collection of short stories inspired by the major arcana of the tarot. Each story features a demon, just trying to do his job in the service of mortal kind. Ultimately, this is a collection of stories which indulge the misanthrope in all of us. It looks at many aspects of life and does not shy away from the murkier side of human nature, taking a thought provoking look at the human condition.
Liavek 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this first collection of Liavek stories, Emma Bull, Nancy Kress, Steven Brust, Jane Yolen, and Gene Wolfe will guide you through humor, horror, romance, and daring deeds in the vanishing houses of Wizard's Row, the sailor's dives of Rat's Alley, and the curious shops of the Two-Copper Bazaar.
Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories
Series: The Insignia Series, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
INSIGNIA Vol.1 includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
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!
Senna Versus Schumacher And Other Formula One Rivalries That Never Happened
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if Ayrton Senna had survived his Imola 1994 accident? What if Gilles Villeneuve hadn't died at Zolder in 1982? What if Stirling Moss hadn't crashed at Goodwood in 1962? What if Alberto Ascari had survived his 1955 testing-accident at Monza? This book explores those rivalries by assuming that drivers’ injuries from crashes were not fatal, and pits the drivers up against their peers once more.
Liavek 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,690. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015 by CatYelling. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"A Happy Birthday" by Will Shetterly "Before the Paint Is Dry" by Kara Dalkey "The Rat's Alley Shuffle" by Charles de Lint "Dry Well" by Nathan A Bucklin, with lyrics by Alison Bucklin "Choice of the Black Goddess" by Gene Wolfe "The Ballad of the Quick Levars" by Jane Yolen

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