Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Good Free Stuff

Another day of good free items from the internet. The sites linked to below are high among the justifications for the existence of the internet. Quality, legal, and free.

Now free online, Issue 21 of Apex Magazine featuring,

Original Fiction:
Close Your Eyes” by Cat Rambo
Langknech and Tzi-Tzi in the Land of the Mad” by Forrest Aguirre

A Raggy Dog, a Shaggy Dog” by Nalo Hopkinson (Originally appeared in Lust for Life: Tales of Sex and Love, Vehicule Press, 2006)

House of Shadows” by F.J. Bergmann
The Witch’s Heart” by Nicole Kornher-Stace

At Lightspeed, "Gossamer" by Stephen Baxter.
"Lvov looked up from her data desk, startled. Beyond the flitter’s translucent hull, the wormhole was flooded with sheets of blue-white light which raced towards and past the flitter, giving Lvov the impression of huge, uncontrolled speed."

Online HERE.

At Daily Science Fiction, "Snowfall" by Jennifer Mason-Black.
"And on the last day came the snow."

Online HERE.

At Strange Horizons, "The Last Sophia" by C.S.E. Cooney.
"I came under enemy enchantment at the soft age of fourteen. For some reason it pleased the Gentry that I should breed their changeling babes, will me nil me, and breed them I have, though I had little else to do with them."

Online HERE or read the complete magazine online HERE.

At The World SF Blog, "A Change of Season" by Carmelo Rafala.
"—I rode the monorail around its circuit, passing my stop a dozen times or more, clothes hiding the bruises on my torso which throbbed suddenly with each jolt of the car. My facial bruises would draw no attention. Street fighting among immigrants. Mugging. Happened all the time in Stinksville."

Online HERE.

And at Munseys, three classic SF stories.

"The World with a Thousand Moons" by Edmond Hamilton (1942) in e-book downloads at Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

"The Kenzie Report" by Mark Clifton (1953) in e-book downloads at Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

and "Sam, This is You" by Murray Leinster (1955) in e-book downloads at Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

Audio Fiction
At Podcastle, "Card Sharp" by Rajan Khanna, read by Wilson Fowlie.
"He reached into his pocket and withdrew the Seven of Diamonds. The card flared like phosphorous in his hand, then disappeared in a wisp of smoke. He felt an ephemeral film coat his body. He moved from his hiding place behind some trees and moved down the walkway and to the ramp leading up to the riverboat."

Streaming and in MP3 download HERE.

At Ancient Faith Radio, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, read by Dr. Chrissi Hart. C. S. Lewis' classic and well known YA fantasy. Also there, most of the other Narnia books in audio downloads.

Streaming and in MP3 downloads HERE [via Free Listens - don't miss the review there]

At Scott Sigler's website, "Tuesday Terror" #2 "Neighbors" by Eddy Jones, edited and performed by Arioch Morningstar. Set in the Infected universe.

In Mp3 download HERE.

At The Drama Pod, Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth Pt 6.

Streaming and MP3 download HERE.

At Daddy Grognard, "An Adventure for Every Monster" now up to Barracuda! [Arrgh, now the Heart song by the same name is going to be stuck in my head all day!]

Online HERE.

Several new entries at Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets.
[New Monster] "Birds of Peace" online HERE.
[New Spell] "You Never Really Knew Me" online HERE.
[New Spell] "Eyes of the Hawk" online HERE.
and [New Magic Item] "Compass of Kalaki" online HERE.

At The Savage AfterWorld,"Savage Menagerie: Brain Lord" a monster for post-apocalyptic RPGs, especially Mutant Future.

Online HERE (more Savage Menagerie creature here).

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