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Aurealis #53
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #53 is edited by Stephen Higgins and this issue features stories from Benjamin Allmon and Richard Kerslake, plus the return of Xtreme Science! For the best in F/SF, it's Aurealis every time!
Fire Fighting For Non Firefighters. An Australian Guide. Essential Bush Fire Knowledge.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Every year people are killed or injured by bushfire in Australia. This book is aimed at not letting you or your family be one of them. Householders, bushwalkers, four wheel drive enthusiasts and campers will gain vital information on surviving a bushfire both physically and emotionally. This book contains practical guidance tailored to non-firefighters.
The Secret Australian Animals Club
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The Secret Australian Animals Club tells of a group of animals living together in a major Australian city park. They include a wombat, peacock, frilled neck lizard and many others. Their names reflect each animals character, Sleepy Head, Fancy Pants and Know It All are the ones mentioned above.
Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
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You set the price! Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him.
On Swallow's Wings
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: Australian English. Published: September 19, 2012 by MetaPlume. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When one half of an older couple passes away, it can seem as though the half that's left just exists until their time also comes. Sometimes though, the smallest things can make all the difference.
Pension Day
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dunny thought that he was onto a good thing when he stole that cab and used it to rob old-age pensioners. But today he may have picked up the wrong passenger... A short crime story about payback and bad decisions.
The Pup
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: Australian English. Published: October 1, 2012 by MetaPlume. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Pete buys himself a kelpie pup on a whim one night he finds himself under pressure to prove the dog's worth on the sheep station, before the Overseer insists that the dog is not worth its keep. With the pup's strange habits he has is work cut out for him, until a pommy chap visits the station and the pup's destiny is changed once more.
Aurealis #55 Award Winners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This issue of the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror, edited by Dirk Strasser, is our first special Aurealis Award Winners issue. 'Rains of la Strange' by Robert N Stephenson, an action-packed story set in a richly-realised milieu, won Best Science Fiction Short Story. Lisa L Hannett's 'The Short Go' was the joint winner in the Best Horror Short Story category.
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Aurealis #56 is the second special Award Winners issue. Thoraiya Dyer's The ‘Fruit of the Pipal Tree’ won Best Fantasy Short Story. 'The Past is a Bridge Best Left Burnt', a raw autobiographical story, was joint winner in the Best Horror Short Story category. The author, Paul Haines, died in March this year after a battle with cancer, and didn't live to receive the Aurealis Award.
Above the Lake:Tuscany, the artist's journey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,880. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The artist/fool with one foot suspended above the abyss, never looking to the future as six months morph into twenty years; Cortona, Camelot-like rising above the lake, casting her spell but lurking in the wings is a parallel universe threatening a rude awakening-welcome to the life of the artist.