Thursday, March 31, 2011

Free Fiction and Comics

It's already been a busy day at starship QD, but I still found time to find some cool freebies.

Fiction "Our Candidate" by Robert Reed .
"Their first candidate was a youngish fellow with a list of minor achievements and small qualifications, plus a handsome wife willing to attend some portion of the rallies and fundraising events. He was the brave soldier who stepped forward when the state’s less-popular political party couldn’t find anybody who might win."

@Project Gutenberg: Wonder Stories by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1920).
Classic myths retold for a mostly younger audience, but beautifully illustrated.

"Voyage To Eternity" by Milton Lesser (Stephen Marlowe) from Imagination: Stories of Science and Fantasy July 1953.
"Temple faced leaving Earth—and the girl he loved—if his country drafted him. But the hard part was in knowing he'd never return!..."

@Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

"Pet Farm" by Roger Dee (Roger D. Aycock) from Galaxy Science Fiction (February 1954.)
"The next worst thing to hell is being shanghaied into the Paradise of an alien planet!"
@Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

@Daily Science Fiction: "Girl Who Asks Too Much" by Eric James Stone.
"Wise Ones, see here in front of you Girl Who Asks Too Much. Such a name does not cause pride to the Folk of the Egg. Dare not speak to her, or she will ask of you all the day long."

Serial Fiction: "A Lesson in Taxonomy" chapter one. by Dave Gross.
"My new bodyguard entered my employ under a cloud. Since the adumbration of his character originated from the headquarters of the Order of the Scourge, I weighed its warning against the value of a favor to my cousin Ersilia."

Flash Fiction
@The Daily Cabal: "Hanna’s Last Day" by Daniel Braum.
@The Daily Cabal: "The End" by Jen Larsen.
@365 tomorrows: "The End" by Iain Maloney.
@Flashes in the Dark: "A Conversation" by Jim Bronyaur.
@Every Day Fiction: "Saving Nimoy" by Sally York.
@The New Flesh: "Katharina" by Connor de Bruler.


Digital Visions #4 free at Wowio and Drive-Thru Comics [via Sam Johnson Comics]
"Digital Visions, Visionary's free anthology series returns! Issue number 4 debuts Cabra Cini, Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman, features the return of Gangland Avalon, and the intro to Deity Volume II: Darkness and Light."

Very interesting free anthology.

Classic adventure comic strips at Digital Comic Museum [free membership required]
Terry and the Pirates 1939 Color Sundays here

and Captain Midnight 1943 here.

@The Horrors of It All: "Werewolf Beware" from the January 1955 issue of Mystery Tales #25


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