Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Audio Fiction and More

Today was very good day for free audio fiction, including pirates (Arr!) , fantasy, and SF. We also have some good gaming freebies, classic SF, and a bit more. Have a good Wednesday, avoid Gnaerkieans, and whatever you do, don't lesnerize!

Serial Fiction The Walkers from the Crypt by Howard Andrew Jones. Chapter Four: The Pendant.
"Prince Dolandryn explained that in life he'd known only a handful of spells, for he had bent his concentration upon necromantic studies to the exclusion of almost all other magics."

Classic SF
"No Strings Attached" by Lester del Rey, from IF: Worlds of Science Fiction (June 1954).
Poor Henry was an unhappy husband whose wife had a habit of using bad clichès. Alféar was a genii who was, quite like most humans, a creature of habit. Their murder compact was absolutely perfect, with—
At Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

"Oogie Finds Love" by Berkeley Livingston, from Amazing Stories (November 1948).
"It took a fierce battle with the prehistoric Cro-Magnons, and a modern wrestling match with the Russian Bear, before Oogie, the Caveman, finally won beautiful Sala for his woman."
At Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

Brood of the Dark Moon by Charles Willard Diffin, from Astounding Stories (August, September, October, and November 1931).
"Once more Chet, Walt and Diane are united in a wild ride to the Dark Moon—but this time they go as prisoners of their deadly enemy Schwartzmann."
At Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

"Islands" by Eric Flint, from The Warmasters (2004).
"Calopodius went to war to win glory. But after he loses his sight, he is afraid that glory will not befall him. So he finds ways other than battle to make a name for himself."
Reviewed and linked at BestScienceFictionStories.

Flash Fiction:

@Flashes in the Dark: "Fiona's Story (Part One)" by Lori Titus
@Everyday Fiction: "Serves Him Right" by K.C. Ball.
@The Daily Cabal: "The Fragile" by Jason Erik Lundberg.
@365 tomorrows: "Final Exam" by Ian Eller.
@Daily Science Fiction: "K is for Kinky" by Tim Pratt, Jenn Reese, Heather Shaw, Greg van Eekhout.

Audio Fiction:

@LibriVox: Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates by Howard Pyle.
"Swashbuckling tales of legendary pirates, buccaneers, and marooners, terrors of the Spanish Main." In MP3 and ogg downloads.

@PodCastle: Episode 149, Honing Sebastian by Elizabeth Engstrom, read by Kane Lynch.
"Sebastian found the paper sack at 0217 hours on Monday, the sixteenth of Aout, the day of our Lord Hammersmith 12. He saw it in the corner of the doorway of an old apothecary, and made note of all the details in his journal before he approached it."

@The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine: Episode 96, Sides by Clay Dugger.
"Carl Stanley has survived the Zombie Apocalypse so far, but that’s not to say he’s escaped unscathed. As a matter of fact, he was bitten by a little girl zombie, and now, he’s starting to feel and act strangely…"

@StarShipSofa: Episode #181, highlighted by Arvies by Adam Troy Castro.
"Expect cute plush animals and amniotic fluid and a more or less happy ending for everybody, though the definition of happiness may depend on the truncated emotional capacity of those unable to feel anything else." Tuesday Terror Episode #03, Loyalty Part 1 of 2
"'Loyalty' is written by Renee Jordan; edited and performed by Arioch Morningstar. It is an alternative future-history of The Rookie."

@19 Nocturne Boulevard: A Date With Dana, by Julie Hoverson, performed by a full cast.
"An AI and a blind date ....what could go wrong?"


@Trollish Delver: A short Tunnels and Trolls GM adventure, The Forest of the Treelords.
"The town of Oakblade is an attraction to a great many adventurers looking to make a name for themselves as well as a sackful of treasure. You see, Oakblade is home to the Darklight Forest, a place of secrets where deadly creatures dwell. "

Small, But Cool, Gaming Freebies
@Daddy Grognard: An Adventure for Every Monster - Bears.
@The Land of NOD: [Encounter] Mu-Pan - Encounter VIII.
@Blog on the Borderlands: [New Monster] Scavenging Crawler.
@A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons: [New Monster] Khetirr.
@The Savage AfterWorld: [New Monster] Soulrider.
@A Character for Every Game: [Magic Items] 6 Magic Potions.
@A Character for Every Game: Enchanters, a Labyrinth Lord Magic-User Subclass.
@A Character for Every Game: [New Spells] Enchanter Spells.
@Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets: [New Spell] Breath of the Gorgon.
@Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets: [New Magic Item] Spellsap.

Other News

TheOneRing.Net notes that Production Begins on the Hobbit movies. [via Greyhawk Grognard]

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