Monday, October 15, 2012

A Few Freebies For Monday.

 Just a few goodies this morning, including a pair of classic SF stories ("The Final Figure" illustrated to the left.), some flash fiction, and a fair amount of fiction from other genres. 

At Project Gutenberg: "The Final Figure" by Sam Merwin. Science Fiction.
    "MacReedy was both valuable and dangerous—and when the general saw MacReedy's final figure, the weapons following the mobile rocket A-missile launcher...." from Dynamic Science Fiction January 1954.
At Project Gutenberg: "The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt. Science Fiction.
    "A jagged beam of flame, intenser than the hottest furnace leaped through the air, struck the green globe and reached the earth in a thousand tiny rivulets of light." from Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 1932.

Flash Fiction
At Daily Science Fiction: "Blue Sand" by Caroline M Yoachim.
At Quantum Muse: "What Great Service" by Michele Dutcher.
At 365 Tomorrows: "A Chance" by Clint Wilson. Science Fiction.

Audio Fiction
At The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Episode 22 - Tarzan of the Apes.
       "The search party for Jane Porter has been attacked by natives from Mbonga’s village, and D’Arnot has been taken."

Other Genres
Audio at Crime City Central: "Redemption Cove" by Brendan DuBois. Mystery.
Audio at PRI: Selected Shorts "Favorites from One Story Magazine"
     "Hannah Tiniti and Jim Shepard curate an hour with L. Annette Binder's heart-rending portrait of a lonely woman with gigantism, "Nephilim," read by Colby Minifie.  Then Tom Barbash puts a rueful spin on a Thanksgiving Day Parade ritual in "Balloon Night," read by Tom Cavanagh.  Finally, Shepard himself delivers up the end of the world in "Cretan Love Song," read by Joe Morton."
Audio at Tales of Old: "The Odor of Sanctity" by Lillian Csernica. Historical fiction.
     "Sieur Phillipe was a tall, stocky man with hair like thinning cornsilk. Over his chainmail byrnie Sieur Phillipe wore a velvet surcoat, the left side scarlet and the right bright yellow." 
Now Posted: Yellow Mama #34.
     Cutting edge, hardboiled, horror, literary, noir, and psychological/horror stories.

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