Wednesday, November 23, 2011


A few pre-holiday freebies

@Daily Science Fiction: "Silver Sixpence" by Craig Pay.
Joseph was wearing baggy white overalls complete with a facemask he was now pulling back up into place. Celeste sat in her suit with technicians fussing all around her: checking seals, running calibration checks. The partners were allowed this last visit to the ready room--those that had completed their six-week course of inoculations and then submitted to an uncomfortably thorough medical examination.
@Fantasy Magazine: "Red Dawn: A Chow Mein Western" by Lavie Tidhar.
"The boy felt a tingling at the tip of his fingers. He saw with his inner eye: The leader rode unarmed because his power was great. The aura of Qi around him was unmistakable."
@Lightspeed: "Snow" by John Crowley.
"Georgie got rid of most of what she’d inherited from him, liquidated it. It was cash that she had liked best about that marriage anyway; but the Wasp couldn’t really be got rid of. Georgie ignored it."

@Ray Gun Revival: "Sheep Lie!" by Barton Paul Levenson.
“The project started out with a good vision,” Cindy Lou said. “I love the animals, especially Ellen. But they’re killing them. They’re committing murder, even if it is legal under Wesley-Mitchell.”
@Strange Horizons: "Tomorrow is Waiting" by Holli Mintzer
"She also found herself liking Kermit a lot more than she'd expected to. Anji had never really watched the Muppets before; her parents, like most parents she knew, had treated TV as only slightly less corrupting an influence than refined sugar and gendered toys. But the Muppet Show was really funny -- strange, and kind of hokey, but charming all the same. She ended up watching way more of it than she needed just for the project."
Audio Fiction
@Fantasy Magazine: "Red Dawn: A Chow Mein Western" by Lavie Tidhar, by Lauri MacMillan.

@Lightspeed: "Snow" by John Crowley, by Stefan Rudnick.

@Beam Me Up: "Clock Work" by Erin Bassett (Urban Fantasy) and "The Boy Who Could Bend and Fall" by Ken Scholes "a strange tale of ultimate escapism"

@PodCastle: "Black Swan, White Swan" by Eugie Foster, read by Abra Staffin-Wiebe.
“There’s a man across the way.” The swan fixes Delia with polished onyx eyes. “Sometimes he’s a lighthouse and sometimes he’s a train, but silence doesn’t scare him.”

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