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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 #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 #73
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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.
Aurealis #76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Aurealis #74
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Aurealis #71
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #71 has superb stories from Michael Grey and Emma Osborne, plus Shane M Brown's advice on e-publishing and our extensive reviews section.
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 #78
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Screenplays » Sci-Fi, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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 #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 #70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: Australian English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue features 'The Stain on the Lake' by Matthew J Morrison, a dark, chilling piece with characters to die for, and 'Wrecked' by Ephiny Gale, a new twist on the reality television theme, which is sort of 'Truman Show' meets 'Survivor' meets 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. Don't miss Shane M Brown talking about how his Aurealis story is on the verge of making it to the silver screen.
Aurealis #69
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: Australian English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The latest Aurealis features Richard Viskovic's 'The Electric Itch', which is guaranteed to make you scratch just thinking about the technology depicted, and Mick Spadaro's 'It Came From A Party Supplies Store', which is one of those rarities—an SF story that aims to be funny, and actually is funny. Don’t miss the Stephen Higgins’ archive classic: 'So, you want to be a science fiction writer.'
Aurealis #67
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Aurealis #68
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Aurealis #50
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #50, edited by Michael Pryor, features Patty Jansen’s cracking hard SF ‘Abode’ and a quintessentially piece of Australian SF with Jonathan Robb’s ‘Remembering the Mimi’. On top of this it’s the usual Aurealis interviews, links and reviews. Aurealis #50 is a goldmine.
Aurealis #66
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,910. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #66 delivers a double punch of shivers with a little touch of Australian Gothic in ‘The Sheep King’ from Chris Stabback and the unsettling, unnerving ‘Burning Green’ from O.J. Cade. Patricia O’Neill also concludes her fascinating ‘Go the F**k to Sleep’ article.
Aurealis #47
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,900. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Aurealis, the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror, has been publishing continuously since 1990. Aurealis #47 features an exhilarating voyage into ancient Greek mythology by Jenny Blackford, some unnerving Australian outback horror by Jason Nahrung, and a thought-provoking article from Crisetta MacLeod on why one book is never enough in fantasy, plus news, reviews and more.
Aurealis #48
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #48, edited by Dirk Strasser, features Matt Bissett-Johnson's graphic story 'The Descent of Traag', a ripping deep-space yarn by Rick Kennett, a subtle Greg Mellor tale of a digital artist who paints actual thoughts, and an article on Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds, plus news, reviews and mor
Aurealis #46
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. It has been publishing continuously since 1990. This second electronic edition includes an absolute ripper of a hard science fiction story by Greg Mellor and a zombie tale with a difference by Andrew J McKiernan, as well as an interview with Felicity Pulman, news, reviews and more.
Aurealis #49
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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This issue of the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror, edited by Michael Pryor, features Sean McMullen, a doyen of Australian SF, and his hard-hitting ‘The First Boat'. In addition to the usual news and reviews, rising star Jason Fischer makes a splash with his slashingly good ‘Rolling for Fetch’ and Crisetta MacLeod probes the world of epublishing with Greig Beck.
Aurealis #65
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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The latest issue of Australia's longest running speculative fiction publication has done it again, with unsettling tales from Jason Franks and SG Larner, plus a witty and deep insight into the world of sleep in Patricia O'Neill's latest 'Xtreme Science' article - plus, reviews!
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 #54
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #54 is edited by Michael Pryor. This issue includes stories from Jack Nicholls and Karen Maric, an extended interview with Trudi Canavan plus news and reviews highlighting the best new writing in speculative fiction.
Aurealis #64
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The opening story in Aurealis #64 begins: 'The seasick lover becomes a saltwater cistern. She built her first lover out of glass.' And these opening lines are no-where near the strangest things in Penny Stirling's 'Love Over Glass, Skin Under Glass'. Read this this controversial story that sparked a major disagreement among the Aurealis Editors.
Aurealis #61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Restless' by Sophie Masson, and 'Kernel' by Sean Monaghan. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Your monthly fix of all that is good in speculative fiction.
Aurealis #53
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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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!
Aurealis #51
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #51 is edited by Michael Pryor and is chock full of Spec Fic goodness. Highlights? What about Richard Harland in fine spooky form? What about Daniel Baker's unsettling otherworldly debut? What about an incisive interview with Garth Nix? Then there's reviews and the best of the web, Aurealis-wise. Unmissable!
Aurealis Duo: Terrorism
You set the price! Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
We asked some of Australia's top fantasy and science fiction authors to select two of their stories tied together by a single theme and to write an introduction on how they had explored that theme. Jack Dann, an expat New Yorker and multi-award winning SF author who eats Vegemite with an American accent, presents two stories that look at Terrorism from the other side of the looking glass.
Aurealis #57
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Aurealis #57, edited by Dirk Strasser, features the near future sub-continental grunge of 'Where Colossi Sleep' by Daniel Baker, where heavy industry blends with a culture four thousand years old and is transformed by it. Watch out also for C S McMullen's 'Monday-child', a deceptive story that constantly defies your expectations and packs a real punch in the end.
Aurealis #55 Award Winners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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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 #58
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Australian English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Aurealis #58, edited by Dirk Strasser, opens with Steve Simpson's 'Apartment on Copernicus Street', an alien invasion story that's authentic, powerful, full of surprises, and more than a little chilling. And hold onto your horses for a tough and raunchy Wild West fantasy, with Chris Large's 'The Red House'. Whoa, boy! And if you're still hanging on, the usual reviews & news round off this issue.
Aurealis #59
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #59, edited by Michael Pryor, features the startling and exotic world of Emmet O'Cuana's 'Tiresias: A 'blood-punk' fantasy' and Douglas Fry's subtle, challenging 'A Brilliant Fire'. Kate Forstyh delves into the history of fairy tales, our reviewers opine on the latest publications, and the best SF news is yours to contemplate.
Aurealis #62
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Remnants' by Dan Rabarts, and 'The Leaves of the Manuka Tree' by Phillip W Simpson. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Yet another serving of quality fiction.
Aurealis #60
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Betrayal' by Marta Salek, an exotic and magical tale of elsewhere, and the coolly stylish 'Catspaw' by James Bradley. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Miss it not.
Aurealis Duo: Transalienation
You set the price! Words: 8,520. Language: Australian English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
We asked some of Australia's top fantasy and science fiction authors to select two of their stories tied together by a single theme and to write an introduction on how they had explored that theme. Dirk Strasser asks the question, if science can help a transsexual become the gender they know themselves to be, what would happen in the future if humans could become the alien they believe they are.
Aurealis #52
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #52 is edited by Stephen Higgins and Scott Vandervalk. This issue includes a mix of fiction, news and reviews highlighting the best new writing around. Once again, unmissable!

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Aurealis #45
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. 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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