Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Freebies Complete

Happy Weekend! A few cool items today. SF and Fantasy stories, another part of the Vampire serial at White Wolf, Escape Pod's audio version of the recently posted "Shannon's Law" by Cory Doctorow. Added the gaming section and an additional audio fiction link.

Illustration for the audio drama "The Stuff of Myth" by Roger Gregg.

@Daily Science Fiction: "The Beauty Garden" by Damon Shaw.
"The invaders kicked down the gate in the village stockade. Eurwen heard the crowd behind her moan in fear, but did not allow herself to flinch as the flimsy barrier crashed to the ground. She raised her hand, as much to still her own heart as to calm her people."

@Anotherealm: "The Red Queen" by Noeleen Kavanagh.
"And Rose was a fool of a girl. She always had been, ever since she had been a small child. I still cannot believe that I bore a child so utterly alien to me. Maybe the peasants are right when they speak of children spirited away in the night and changelings left in their place."

Serial Fiction
@White Wolf: Silent Knife, part 4 by David Nurenberg.
"Now she was staring into Bourne’s startled, porcine eyes, at his scraggly black beard, at the tip of her blade as she pointed it at him with her free hand."

Classic SF
@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "The Telenizer" by Don Thompson, from Galaxy Science Fiction (March 1954).
"Langston had technicolor delusions; inanimate objects came alive in his hands; THEY were persecuting him, out to get him ... what a relief it was to know he wasn't going insane!"

@Escape Pod: Episode #291 "Shannon’s Law" by Cory Doctorow, read by Mur Lafferty.
"When the Way opened again, the day I turned seventeen, I didn’t hesitate. I packed everything I could carry—every scratched phone, every half-assembled laptop, every stick of memory, and every Game Boy I could fit in a duffel bag."

@Radio Drama Revival: Episode 224 "Stuff of Myth" (Part One) by Roger Gregg. Mythology/Comedy. [site found via SFFaudio]
"Ahh, ancient Greece. Hot nymphs, raging orgies, much wine, song, and occasional transformations into livestock. All well and good, right? Well things are more wacky than ever in the sizzling and scandalous interpretation of the myth of Orpheus"

@Fighting Fantazine: Issue #6 featuring "Escape from the Sorcerer"
"A 200 reference bumper length mini Fighting Fantasy adventure:
The kingdom of Alkemis has come under repeated attack from neighbouring Agra. Unable to hold back the hordes of Lizard Men and chaotic Asuras led by the evil sorcerer Grudar Kreshnel, YOU and a few dozen fellow survivors were captured. One by one your fellow countrymen have been brutally executed, until only YOU remain. Will YOU be able to escape from the Sorcerer?"

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Beam Me Up said...

Damn I am so glad your doing this again! I get more ideas just from reading this blog than any others. I have also garnered some really good connections.
Keep on rockin it!

Dave Tackett said...

Thanks Paul! I'll do my best.