Friday, March 11, 2011

Gnaerkiean Computer Sabotage

A few awesome goodies today, with the very welcome return of Pseudopod being of especial note. I ran a bit short on time today, due to computer issues taking up an hour or so, but that just means more stuff to link to this weekend.

At Daily Science Fiction "Epinikion" by Desmond Warzel
"Another battle had been decided in humanity's favor; another system reclaimed from the Squids. Another tiny pseudopod now extruded outward from the amorphous boundary that marked where human territory left off and Squid territory began."

Online HERE.

At Munseys, The Seventh Order" by Gerald Allan Sohl, from Galaxy Science Fiction (March 1952)

"History is filled with invincible conquerors. This one from space was genuinely omnipotent, but that never keeps humanity from resisting!"

At Munseys HERE and Project Gutenberg HERE.

At BestScienceFictionStories: A pair of free online stories "Code Three" by Rick Raphael (1963) reviewed and linked to HERE. And "The Observer" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (2008) reviewed and linked to HERE.

(QD is also very relieved to see that Rusty survived reading a Stephanie Meyer novella. He is a brave man. **correction see comments**)

Audio Fiction

At Pseudopod: "Flash On The Borderlands VI" featuring the winners of its forum’s “Flash Fiction” contest. "Escape" by M.E. Smith, read by Leann Mabry, "Mother’s Milk" by Strahinja Acimovic, read by Jacquie Duckworth, and "Little Monster" by LynnCee Faulk, narrated by Dani Cutler.

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At Escape Pod: Episode #283, "Grandfather Paradox" by Katherine Mankiller, read by Kim Gianopoulos.

"Ann stuffed her blood-spattered clothes into the next door apartment complex’s dumpster. He wasn’t dead, but it was harder to get a knife through someone’s chest than she’d expected."

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At Cast Macabre: "The Path That Does Not Stray" by Christopher Ryan, read by Graeme Dunlop.

In MP3 download HERE.

Flash Fiction [Fiction nearly as fast as the speed of light]

@The Daily Cabal: "The Moalai" by Daniel Braum.
@365 tomorrows: "Someday" by Erik Goranson.
@Flashes in the Dark: "She Took in Silence" by Matthew C. Funk.
@Everyday Fiction: "Breakfast for Two" by Rumjhum Biswas.

At Diversions of the Groovy Kind: classic comic book SF, "The Imitation People" by Gentile and Aparo, from Space Adventures #4 (August 1968).

Online HERE.

At The Comic Book Catacombs, Kazanda in "Queen of the Lost Continent." Lost world adventure and g.g.a. from Rangers Comics #23 (Jun.1945).

Online HERE.

At Free online for a short time, issue one of Winter City.
"Alan McLean, a wealthy business-man, is brutally murdered in his own home. It quickly becomes clear to Detectives Daniels and Harvey that things are not what they seem when an eye witness claims she saw the Grim Reaper at the murder scene."

Online HERE (Extreme violence, mature readers only).


Rusty said...


First of all thanks for making the change that allows us to read your entire articles in our RSS readers - it looks wonderful and is very convenient!

Second, although I *have* read some Stephenie Meyer novels, I didn't read the Bree Tanner novella that was reviewed on my site - it was my sister, Cin, who now does a review for me once a week. (see what happens when you're gone from the blogosphere!) But based on her review I may give it a go - here's hoping I survive!

Dave Tackett said...

As the immortal philosopher Homer Simpson would say "d'oh!" It's right there in the posted by and I didn't see it.