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Virtually Ideal Episode 5: Shouldn't Have Said It Couldn't Get Any Worse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Laurie's got five weeks left to convince her sister she's broken up with famous author Timothy Farren, which should be easier now she's met him, but isn't. She also still needs a date for the wedding, and so far internet dating has let her down - in so many ways. And she really needs her phone to start working, both so Tom can call, and she can call 000 if abducted by Creepy IT Guy.
Rebounding Dead
Series: Deadish. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,840. Language: Australian English. Published: August 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Prudence is dead. She was expecting to join a choir of adoring angels, but instead she's stuck bouncing between Heaven and Earth. She needs Linda's help to figure out what the hell is going on.
The Black Flower
Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Nick’s a binge-drinking redneck; Ashlea’s a wild party girl. It’s a perfect match – until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes, Ashlea grows up fast. But Nick can’t escape the booze – or the ghosts of his childhood. With Nick out of control, Ashlea delivers an ultimatum – with deadly consequences. THE BLACK FLOWER is a raw portrait of teenage chaos. It was originally published in Page Seventeen.
The Hydrographer: The Clyde Steadman Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This is fascinating prequel to Rocking Horse Rider provides the back-stories of the complex characters in the later novel. Clyde Steadman, the youngest son of Sir Henry and Edith, Lady Steadman, is educated at Winchester College and the University College London and graduates as an outstanding geologist before making a harrowing voyage to Sydney, Australia, on board RMS ‘Osterley’.
Tchernaya Creek
Price: Free! Words: 5,020. Language: Australian English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
There is a tiny creek on Australia's east-coast Bruce Highway Queensland, called Tchernaya Creek, which is a Russian name. Research has the name coming from Russian immigrants escaping communism and building a new life in Central Queensland in the Colonial settlement era. This is the story of how Tchernaya Creek got its name.
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.
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.
Solomonder's Iron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An amazing junkyard generated energy field which converts iron to pure energy helps a rural Oz family escape overwhelming corporate and security threats. Steel boilers converted to aircraft, a planet wide aerial chase and support from an odd mix of friends help the Hendersons reach dubious safety in Scandanavia. Quirky, fast paced and amusing, this is classic action adventure.
The Silence Between Moments
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
An eclectic collection of mostly short form poetry, capturing moments of contemplation amidst the chaos of modern life. Including traditional Japanese forms of haiku, senryu and tanka, as well as the more recently developed cherita, with some longer prose poems thrown into the mix.
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.