Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Variety of Free Fantasy

Found a few gems for this Wednesday morning. Please feel free to let me know about any of the cool free stuff I miss.

At Daily Science Fiction, "F is for Forever" by Tim Pratt, Jenn Reese, Heather Shaw, Greg van Eekhout.

"Welcome to Hell's all-new Resort and Spa! Please, leave your worldly burdens by the gate and let me give you a tour.

No, you're exactly right. We've done away with such outmoded tortures as fire and brimstone, liver-eating vultures, and the like. Oh, Sisyphus still clings to his rock like a baby to his blanket, but not everyone comes willingly into the new millennium, as I'm sure you know."

Online HERE.

Audio Fiction
StarShipSofa has its 176th episode out with

Short Short: How to Run A Con Pt1 by Michael Swanwick
Fact: Everything by Morgan Saletta
Main Fiction: Galapagos by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Interview: Terry Martin from Murky Depths
Main Fiction: Dr North’s Wound by John Dobbs
Interview: John Dobbs
Narrator: Amy H Sturgis
Night Shade Books – Dancing With Bears
Eclipse 3

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

Librivox has an unusual, newly released adventure, The Perils of Pauline by Charles Goddard, read by a full cast. Based on the silent film serial of the same name, the 1915 book is one of the earliest movie novelizations. "Pauline charters aeroplanes, meets untrustworthy pirates, braves dangerous China Town, flies in a hot air balloon, adventures in the Wild West, encounters international spies, and escapes many other perils with the aid of her would-be fiancé, Harry, and an Egyptian mummy."

In MP3 and ogg downloads HERE.

At Dragonsfoot, Footprints #17. This free RPG magazine for 1st edition D&D and retro-clones is fairy similar to what Dragon Magazine was like in the early 1980s. Among the highlights of this issue are an article by Lenard Lakofta and an AD&D adventure "The (False) Tomb of Horrors."

In PDF download HERE.

A pair of Arthurian fantasy entries this time.

At Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, a pair of Black Knight stories from 1955.

Online HERE.

And at Seattle-PI, the only Arthurian knight who wears a skirt, the heroically cool, but fashion challenged Prince Valiant.

Online HERE.

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