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Alex Isle is the author of the Young Adult literature fantasy novel Scale Of Dragon, Tooth Of Wolf and nonfiction children's book, Wolf Children. A collection of post apocalyptic stories set in Perth, Nightsiders, was published in 2011 and is available from Kindle. Other stories have been sold to markets such as Sword and Sorceress [USA], Aurealis, Orb, Agog, Unanticipated [USA] and Shiny, an online YA fiction magazine. He has received Australian Aurealis and Ditmar awards for his speculative fiction.

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Mars Needs Martians

Published Oct 31, 2019 · 8,046 words (30 minutes) · 1 like · 13 views

Science Fiction

Two parents deal with the Family Court - but one is on the Moon and one is on her way to Mars. Somewhere has to be found for their children, or will they find somewhere for themselves?

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Candle to the Devil

Published Sep 26, 2019 · 5,687 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 239 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Historical

In the far-flung space colony of New Ceres, everyone is stuck in the past, but no one is willing to talk about it. When Mary Bennet and Professor Moriarty arrive, anachronisms in a time machine, they become embroiled with the local criminal element as they seek to discover what happened to Earth. Australian author Alex Isle has received the Aurealis and Ditmar awards, and published many short stories, as well as a YA fantasy novel called Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf.

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Last Lesson

Updated Jun 30, 2019 · 20,767 words (76 minutes) · 2 likes · 319 views

Science Fiction climate change dystopia Set in future Western Australia social science fiction

This story is set in a world of extreme climate change, in a city now abandoned due to extreme climate change and known as the Nightside by those who chose to stay there anyway without the support of civilisation. Ellen, a school teacher, knows she should have seen the crunch coming but let herself deny it anyway. Now she needs to decide her unexpected future. This is a Work in Progress, not part of the four stories already published in Nightsiders .

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The Sky Chief's Tale

Published Jun 4, 2019 · 5,227 words (20 minutes) · 3 likes · 204 views

Science Fiction

This story, The Sky Chief's Tale, was written in 2008, part of a collection edited by Dirk Flinthart, called Canterbury 2100, where the writers took part in a futuristic take on the Canterbury tales.  Passengers on a broken down nuclear-powered train are on pilgrimage to Canterbury, the new capital, to attend celebrations in honour of King Charles V.  They tell one another their stories to pass the time while they wait for rescue.

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Dog Years

Published May 1, 2019 · 6,779 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 216 views

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The Woman of Endor

Published Mar 17, 2019 · 9,220 words (34 minutes) · 1 like · 189 views

Fantasy Horror Historical Bible references zombies

This story is what happened when I read the Bible. Be afraid. Also, Endor refers to the Old Testament character the Sorceress of Endor, not the Star wars moon with the unbearable little furry creatures.

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Stranger and Sojourner

Published Mar 3, 2019 · 7,066 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes · 209 views

Horror Historical

An 1880s doctor and his wife come into contact with Haitian voodoo and experience the up close and personal interest of the voodoo spirits, the loa.

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Mary Bennet and the Irish Professor

Published Feb 6, 2019 · 7,252 words (27 minutes) · 2 likes · 236 views

Science Fiction Historical

Mary Bennet's sisters aspired to romance and marriage, but Mary herself had other plans.

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The Kind Neighbours of Hell

Published Jan 15, 2019 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 3 likes · 253 views

Fantasy Horror

In an alternate world where demons are real and human progress has been hampered, one should be even more careful about who or what one calls up for favours.

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I Can Run Faster

Published Jan 7, 2019 · 5,570 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 249 views

Fantasy Horror

Myra, living alone in a block of flats, is intrigued and tormented by a gang of mysterious children who bear the names and play the games of children 100 years earlier. Then the boy who leads the gang asks her to join them....

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