Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fritz Leiber, and More

Another day, another .2361 Gnaerkiean pickles. [ed. note, the pickle is the standard unit of currency in the Gnaerkiean reaches]

At Beneath Ceaseless Skies,

"Breathing Sunshine" by Garth Upshaw.
"Forward. I needed to reach Fort Clatsop by nightfall. But the instant my foot touched the rotted surface of the span, a slick, wet, woman’s head poked through a gap ten meters in front of me. 'This is a toll bridge.' White fangs gleamed."

Online HERE.

And "Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping" by Geoffrey Maloney.
"Mr Victor Morrow receives an invitation to a soiree—He wrestles with a social dilemma—and reveals a thwarted desire to be El Coco at the Danse Macabre."

Online HERE.

At Daily Science Fiction, "Surface" by Thomas F Jolly
"Joshua Hemmings and Beverly Amherst climbed up and up and up. They had spent weeks devising a plan to avoid the elders who would have kept them from venturing to the surface. In a thousand years, a lot could change."

Online HERE.

And Free Speculative Fiction Online has recently added several more stories to its awesome database.

Check them out HERE.

Flash Fiction [Fiction chosen by Barry Allen?]

@365 tomorrows, "Blue Beams" by Duncan Shields.
@Every Day Fiction, "Grisly" by Gretchen Bassier.

Audio Fiction
At Beneath Ceaseless Skies,
"The Ghost of Shinoda Forest" by Richard Parks from Issue #63 (Feb. 24, 2011).

"Whether I was drunk or sober, Princess Teiko haunted my dreams."

In MP3 download HERE.

At DriveThruRPG, "Scion: Of Shadows Yet To Come"

"The savage Titans have escaped their eternal prison to wage war with the Gods once more. Their battles in the Overworld have spilled over to ours. Armed with abilities and weapons granted by their divine parents, the Scions stand as humanity’s only defense.

A free [36 page] quickstart adventure featuring pre-generated characters to begin exploring the world of Scion."

In PDF download HERE [free membership required]

At RPG Creatures, a new monster for most fantasy RPGs, the "Cilluhin"
"Bred not for their looks, or strength, but for the power of their biological drug, they have weakened physically with time. The Cilluhin is very much a pet, and behaves like one."

Online HERE.

At Ancient Vaults, two more D&D, Labyrinth Lord compatible spells.

"[New Spell] Unending Argument" online HERE.

and "[New Spell] Conflict of Clerics" online HERE.

At Der ewige Hel, "The Minstrel" a new profession for Dragon Warriors.
"The Minstrel is a vagrant musician, bard or troubadour. He is a teller of old tales, folklore, legends,a singer of songs and an expert in minnesong. He might be not a typical adventurer at first, but with his unique knowledge he is a jack of all trades and a much valued companion."

Online HERE.

Other Coolness
At SFFaudio, Hourglass Productions – "An Hour With Fritz Leiber: The Author And His Works"

An hour long interview of SF/Fantasy great Fritz Leiber by SF author Randall Garrett.

In MP3 download HERE.

Also at the source site CthulhuWho1, Fritz Leiber reading Clark Ashton Smith's story "A Night in Malnéant" in MP3 download HERE.


Rusty said...

Hey Dave,

I am loving that your site is back up and running - it is wonderful! Any chance that you could display the entire post in RSS for those of us who use RSS readers? I would sure appreciate it!


Dave Tackett said...

Thanks, Rusty. It's done (I hope).