Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Goodies

Some very good free fiction today, including today's highlighted story "The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While" by award winning author Catherynne M. Valente, as well as a new issue of one of my favorite magazines, Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

And if anyone knows a computer programmer at Google or Microsoft who thinks automatic formatting adjustments are a good idea, please give them a one-finger salute for me :-P "The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland — For a Little While" by Catherynne M. Valente. Fantasy.

"In which a young girl named Mallow leaves the country for the city, meets a
number of Winds, Cats, and handsome folk, sees something dreadful, and engages,
much against her will, in Politicks of the most muddled kind."
@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "In the Gardens of the Night" by Siobhan Carroll. Fantasy.
@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "Ink and Blood" by Marko Kloos. Fantasy.

@Free eBooks Daily: "Sapphire of the Fairies" by Richard S. Tuttle. Fantasy. DRM.
@Pixel of Ink: "Beautiful Sins" by Jennifer Hampton. Paranormal Romance. Vampire. Kindle.
@Pixel of Ink: "Legon Awakening" by Nicholas Taylor. Fantasy. Kindle.
@Pixel of Ink: "Freedom, Spiced and Drunk" by M.C.A. Hogarth. Fantasy. Kindle.
@Pixel of Ink: "Summons: A Goblin King Prequel" by Shona Husk. Paranormal Romance. Kindle.
@Smashwords: "False Impression" by James Bailey. Fantasy.
@Smashwords: "tug" by Mark Fitzgerald. Urban Fantasy.

Classic SF
@Project Gutenberg: "Progress Report" by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides, from If Worlds of Science Fiction July 1953.

"Progress is relative; Senator O'Noonan's idea of it was not particularly
scientific. Which would be too bad, if he had the last word!"

Audio Fiction
@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin" by Adam Callaway.

"Layers of parchment enclosed the room. Walls yellowed and tearing.
Ceiling shedding like a lizard."

Fan Audio Fiction
@Pendant Productions: Issue 51 of "Supergirl: Lost Daughter of Krypton"
@Pendant Productions: Issue 79 of "Superman: The Last Son of Krypton"

Non-Fiction Podcasts
@SF Signal" Podcast Episode #69 - An Interview with Gary K. Wolfe.
@Comics Podcast Network: CNI #346 – San Diego Comic-Con Recap!
@Comics Podcast Network: Randumb Idiocy - A SDCC recap conversation

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