Monday, March 14, 2011

Free Fiction

Quite a bit of good, kick-butt fiction today in several categories. Hope everyone had a good weekend.


At Fantasy Magazine: "The Dog King" by Holly Black.
"Some say that they can rise up on two legs and speak as men, that nimble fingers can chip away at hinges, that their voices can call promises and pleas through keyholes, that they are not quite what they seem."

Online and in streaming audio HERE (and don't miss the author spotlight here).

At Ray Gun Revival: "Hoplite in the Sky" by C.J. Killmer.
"'All citizens—to arms!' The announcement blared over all the public address systems and personal phones and radios throughout the colony—to all the cities, towns, farms, and mines. 'This is a general mobilization—this is not a drill! Gelvetica is being invaded. All militia must report to the nearest mustering station immediately.'"

Online HERE.

At Subterranean Press: "Show Trial" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
"He told them to watch out for her in Nuremberg for the remaining trials, but of course, she never appeared there again."

Online HERE.

At Daily Science Fiction: "God's Gift to Women" by Barbara A. Barnett.
"So it's like this, Beth..." God stubbed out his cigarette in the ashtray and leaned across the bar, close enough for me to smell his cheap cologne. "I'm not omnipotent." "But you're God." I took a swig of my beer. "The all-knowing."

Online HERE.

Serial Fiction
At Kat and Mouse: Guns for Hire: "Taking Care of Business" - Part Three, by Abner Senires.

"The Family won't do anything. She's after Kat and Mouse. I see nothing here that would constitute a breach of the agreement."

Online HERE.

Audio Fiction
At LibriVox: Skylark Three by E. E. "Doc" Smith, read by Richard Kilmer.
"This is a sequel to The Skylark of Space. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and his allies who have encounters with aliens while fighting DuQuesne and the Fenachrone.."

In ogg and MP3 downloads HERE.

Episode 12: De Profundis of The Witch Hunter Chronicles is up. "From the depths…"

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At Scott Sigler's website: The Starter episode #5 "in this episode we hear the announcement of the Tier Two All-Pro selections from the season played in The Rookie. Did Quentin Barnes win "Rookie of the Year?"

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At Beam Me Up: episode #252 featuring "Waste Not Want… by Dave Dryfoospart and part three of "Utility of Love" by David Steffen.

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At The Labyrinth: Four interesting, unlabeled maps that could be used in many role-playing games. The actual sizes are much larger than thjis thumbnail.

Online HERE. [via RPG Bloggers]

At Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets: a new D&D/Labyrinth Lord spells and a magic item. "[New Spell] Biting Wall" is online HERE and "[New Magic Item] Spheres of Mischief" is online HERE.

At A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons: "One-shot items" several magic items online HERE. And "Monster: Sau'inpu" - "tall, lean canine humanoids, notable for their narrow, elegant nuzzles, tall tapered ears and short dense fur of jet black, pure white or golden." online HERE.

Flash Fiction
@Every Day Fiction: "It's Not Me, It's You" by Anisha Sridhar.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Statues" by Neil Leckman.
@365 tomorrows: "Where, When and Why?" by David Bastin.
Audio Flash @365 tomorrows: "Saving the drowning girl" by Ian Rennie.
@Every Day Fiction: "Mother of the Boy" by Melinda Jones.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Chord of Three Strands" by T. Michelle.
@365 tomorrows: "Send in the Clowns" by Roi R. Czechvala.
@The Daily Cabal: "The Wind’s Road" by Rudi Dornemann.

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