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Chimaera Publications, the owner of Aurealis magazine, the Aurealis book imprint and the Aurealis Awards, has been publishing fantasy, science fiction and horror since 1990.

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Aurealis #94
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Issue 94 of Australia's longest-running SF/Fantasy magazine has fiction from Emilie Collyer, Matthew R Ward and Jen White, non-fiction from Lachlan Walter and Gillian Polack.
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.
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.
Aurealis #97
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #97 features top fiction, thought-provoking non-fiction, the must read 'The Year Ahead in Australian SF/Fantasy Publishing’, and stunning internal art.
Aurealis #99
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #99 is another gold standard issue with stories from Aaron Emmel, Alan Baxter, and Michael Earp. Plus non-fiction from Gillian Polack,Chris Large and Russell Kirkpatrick. And don’t forget our red-hot Reviews section, sensational internal art and more. Aurealis – it’s the real thing.
Aurealis #98
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #98 brings you top speculative fiction with stories from Robert Cox, Sarah Hart and Steve Toase while our non-fiction is brought to you by Lachlan Walter and Renée Turner. With our usual multitude of reviews, our thought-provoking editorial and our stunning internal art, Aurealis #98 brings home the speculative fiction bacon.
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.
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.
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 #93
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #93 contains features the atmospheric ‘Always’ by Si Wang, Meryl Stenhouse’s elliptical 'Collected Emails', and Michael Johnston’s ‘The Trees’, where darkness abides. We also have Chris Large’s interview with Francesca Haig, author of ‘The Fire Sermon’, Ross Hamilton's ‘Beam me up, Scotty:’ The Impact of Science Fiction on Scientific Development', reviews and more.
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.
Aurealis #92
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The July issue of Aurealis (#92) features stories from Peter Cooper, LB Spiller and Bentley A Reese, as well as top non-fiction from Gillian Polack and Lachlan Walter.
Aurealis #91
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Aurealis #91 The June 2016 issue of the award winning speculative fiction magazine is now available. This latest issue has all of the fiction, non fiction, news and reviews that our readers love and expect. Find out why so many people rely on Aurealis for their hit of quality Speculative Fiction.
Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
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’.
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.
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’.
Aurealis #86
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.
Aurealis #77
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The first issue in Aurealis' 25th year, Aurealis #77 is a feast of the eerie, the unsettling and the other side of ordinary.
Aurealis #83
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #83 contains the best new speculative fiction from exciting new authors. This issue has fantastic new fiction as well as reviews and articles, stunning artwork and even a bit of light-hearted fun.
Aurealis #72
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Aurealis #56 Award Winners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: Australian English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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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.
Aurealis #78
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Now in its 25th year, Aurealis issue #78 has the bracing neo-noir 'Enfolded', from J Michael Melican and the punchy 'Discarded Pieces' from David Coleman. Terry Wood brings us visions of the future in the first part of his History of the Flying Car, and, as always, Aurealis brings you the best in reviews.
Aurealis #81
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,930. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #81 is the latest issue from Australia's longest-running speculative fiction journal, with stories, interviews (John Scalzi!) and reviews.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Aurealis #82
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sizzling fiction from C.S. McMullen and Carolyn J Denman, Gillian Polack’s exploration of Paul Linebarger’s work, the second part of Chris Large’s compelling John Scalzi interview, plus reviews, great artwork and more!
Aurealis #85
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.

Books

Aurealis #45
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Aurealis, the Australian magazine of fantasy and science fiction, has been publishing continuously since 1990, but this issue is its first e-publication. Aurealis #45, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the return of the legendary bunyipslayer in a brilliant story by Lachlan Huddy, a harrowing fairy tale from Aimee Smith, and an interview with Glenda Larke, as well as reviews, news and more.

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