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Aurealis #74

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Aurealis #74 features 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 to the issue with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, Stephen Higgins continues SF’s Sacred Cows by l ...more
Published September 2nd 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Kristian Thoroughgood
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent short stories here - Soul Partner was a fun exploration of modern + magic + demons + detective, whilst Ivory Violin was a beautifully written ghost story (of a sort).
Aurealis #74 sees Imogen Cassidy's 'Soul Partner' and Leife Shallcross' 'Music for an Ivory Violin' come to light between the covers.

Imogen's story was quite interesting and reminded me a little of Anita Blake, the protagonists kick-assery was only hinted at here, but I felt a connection with her.

This is especially great to read because Imogen tells us in the blurb at the end that the character had been created initially as a bit part in another piece of writing.

I also enjoyed that our protagon
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4 stars for this issue, primarily because of the Shallcross story. While the ending wasn't a surprise, it was a well-executed story with a strong realisation of the historical setting. ...more
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Dirk Strasser has won multiple Australian Publisher Association Awards and a Ditmar for Best Professional Achievement. His mythic fantasy series, The Books of Ascension, has been republished by Macmillan Momentum, this time including Eclipse – The Lost Book of Ascension for the first time in English. His novels and short stories have been translated into a number of languages. He also founded the ...more

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