Thursday, March 24, 2011

Free Fiction and Comics on This Chilly Thursday

Just a few freebies today, but all are quite good. Back tomorrow with more fiction, audio, and gaming (I hope).





Fiction
Issue #65 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies is out with
"Love, Resurrected" by Cat Rambo.
General Aife Crofadottir was acknowledged the greatest military mind of her generation—perhaps even her century. No wonder then that the sorcerer Balthus recruited her early in her career, setting her to rally armies of Beasts and magically-equipped soldiers"

And "Playing for Amarante" by A.B. Treadwell.
"I first caught sight of Amarante in the sea of pale silk that glimmered in the low light of the concert hall like pearls underwater. She wore carmine."

And don't miss Beneath Ceaseless Skies' free audio fiction, including the most recent "Breathing Sunshine" by Garth Upshaw. All are HERE.


@Subterranean Press: "The Crane Method" by Ian R MacLeod.
"Despite the elegiac tone of his many portrayals in the popular and academic press, few people who knew Professor Crane actually liked him."

@Daily Science Fiction: "Self and Self" by Jacob A. Boyd.
"If I twitch," Jane said, "wake me. Don't let me dream like them."

@Dark Valentine Magazine: "Dead Letter" by Katherine Tomlinson.
"The first inkling Beatrice had that something was wrong was the sound of her dog’s agonized yelping."

Flash Fiction
@Flashes in the Dark: "A Question of Killing" by Jim Bronyaur.
@365 tomorrows: "The Mutation Parlor" by Jeremy Koch.

Comics
At Diversions of the Groovy Kind: a creepy sci-fi story "Relic" by Bob Toomey and Walt Simonson.

Online HERE.






@The Horrors of it All: "The Hands of Murder" from Adventures into Terror #4 (June 1951).
"A real spooker from Mike Sekowsky and Christopher Rule"

Online HERE.




@Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine: "The Detective of Tomorrow!" from Gang Busters #51, 1956. Interesting prognosticating.

Online HERE.



@Grantbridge Street & Other Misadventures: "The Monster on Mars" by Basil Wolverton, originally from Weird Tales of the Future # 3. Surreal sci-fi.

Online HERE [G/PG story but an R rated site]


@Digital Comics Museum: Rangers Comics #24. While Rangers Comics is best known for its Firehair character, the strange Werewolf Hunter story is much more interesting.

In CBR download HERE. [free membership required]

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