Sunday, March 27, 2011

SF Double Feature, Free Fiction, and Free Comics

Lt. Bob here. Today, as usual for a Sunday, we have some very entertaining comics (Some humans die, and that's always entertaining) and Mooooooviiiesss. Two classic Sci-fi films. Also some free fiction, much of it via SF Signal (A good site! That John DeNardo is one human who has his act together, unlike lazy, sleep-all-weekend Space Captain.)

Purple Death From Outer Space.Feature Length complication movie of the 1940 "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe" Cliffhanger Serial.

Night of the Blood Beast (1958). Classic low budget sci-fi complete with a reanimated dead astronaut impregnated with alien embryos and a blood-sucking space monster produced by Gene Corman

The Spring-Summer 2011 issue of FLURB is out with
Kek-W - Big Store Baoding
Leslie What - My Big Night Out With Thing
Alberto Chimal - Hotels Hoteles
Chris N. Brown - Medusa
Minister Faust - The Ghosts of Carnivores
Charlie Jane Anders - Fairy Werewolf vs. Vampire Zombie
Robert Guffey - Bring Me the Head of André Breton!
Bef, or, Bernardo Fernández - The Last Hours of the Last Days
Las Últimas Horas De Los Últimos Días
Pepe Rojo - Stuff Cosas
Michael Swanwick - Cold Reading
Rudy Rucker - Dispatches From Interzone
Doug Lain - The Last Apollo Mission
[Via SF Signal]

@The Author's Website: "Heroes are Forever" by Heather Massey.
"Two lovers find their lives forever changed as technology and Fate collide in this near-future science fiction romance short." [Via SF Signal]

@The Author's Website: "When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer" by Jamie Todd Rubin.
"When I kissed the learned astronomer, I never expected to fall in love, discover intelligent alien life in the universe, and end up in jail." [Via SF Signal]

Classic SF
"The Holes Around Mars" by Jerome Bixby, from Galaxy Science Fiction (January 1954).
"Science said it could not be, but there it was. And whoosh—look out—here it is again!" At Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

"Sinister Paradise" by Robert Moore Williams, from If: Worlds of Science Fiction (September 1952).
"It was like a mirage in reverse, this strange island off the California coast—it couldn't always be seen, but it was there—in Time." At Munseys and Project Gutenberg.

@Digital Comic Museum: The spirit of Tarzan lives with, Wambi the Jungle Boy #5, and partial issues of Jungle Comics #134 and Jungle Comics #141. In CBR downloads [Free membership required].

@Diversions of the Groovy Kind: "Who Is Haunting the Haunted Chateau?" by Sheldon Mayer and Alex Toth.

@Golden Age Comic Book Stories: Adventures Into Weird Worlds #25 (January 1954). featuring "The Men From Mars," "A Million Light-Years Away," and other sci-fi stories.

And Basically Strange #1 an odd collection of horror/fantasy comics.

@Savage Tales: Hawkmoon, The Jewel in the Skull #1: Part One of Four.
"Dorian Hawkmoon, Duke of Köln is one of the fictional characters created by Michael Moorcock in his series of the Eternal Champion books. Hawkmoon is one of the less "problematic" characters Moorcock ever created a series around."

@The Horrors of It All: "She Wouldn't Stay Dead!" from Mystic #6 (January 1952).

And "The Eyes!" / "The Hidden Graveyard" from Adventures into Weird Worlds #2 (Feb 1952) and Uncanny Tales #23 (Aug 1954) respectively. Very cool.

@Crosseyed Cyclops: Several issues of the rather strange Venus series. This comic started out as a humor/fantasy about the love goddess on Earth but slowly evolved into a horror/fantasy with some SF elements. In CBR downloads.

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