Friday, October 19, 2012

Fantastic Free Fiction for Friday Festivities

 Another collection of great free fiction. As always QD is grateful to all the sites that post free fiction, to the creators, and to their advertisers and donors who make them possible.  Be sure to tell your friends about the sites you like so they continue to publish.  And hats off to all the other sites that promote genre fiction (free or not); they are all allies against the mundane.

At Baen eBooks, from End of am Aeon. Science Fiction. [via SF Signal]
 At Buzzy Magazine:  "Running With The Dead" by Larry Hodges.
     "Ben closed his eyes as he jogged on the bike path through the forest, enjoying the cool misty early-morning breeze on his dead flesh."
At The Colored Lens:  "Cotner’s Bot" by D. L. Young. Speculative Fiction.
     “A robot didn’t do this.”  I said it with flat certainty, though I knew it was the last thing the boss wanted to hear. I flipped through the last couple pics of oil paintings on Nathan’s slate. “But whoever did has decent technique and obviously understands the trends of the last couple decades.”
At Cosmos: "Tar Baby" by Trent Jamieson. Science Fiction.
      "Tautomerically Aggressive Replicators. They called it the “Last Resort” and with it the Lunar Militia very nearly won their war of independence. Nearly."
At Daily Science Fiction: "Shimmer" by Amanda C. Davis. 
    "Bethany Chow is shimmering in the cafeteria like the disco ball they borrow from the seventies for every stupid school dance."
Reviewed at BestScienceFictionStories: "Life on the Moon" by Tony Daniel. Science Fiction.

Now Posted: Lovecraft eZine Issue #18 – October 2012

At 365 Tomorrows: "Mining" by Nathan Martin. Science Fiction.
At Weirdyear: "The Pangs" by Jeff Brandt.

At Free eBooks Daily: Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard. Children's Fantasy.
At Smash Words:

Audio Fiction
At Cast of Wonders: "Empty Pockets (Part 2)" by James Isaac.
At The Classic Tales Podcast: Carmilla part 3 of 4 by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Horror.
     "Nightmares grow in intensity, and strange sensations blur the line between dreaming and reality"
At Pseudopod: "The Last Reel" by Lynda E. Rucker. Horror.
     "Let’s not, he wanted to say, but what came out when he followed her back to the bed was, ‘Three movies featuring a head-in-a-box. Name them."
At Tales to Terrify: "The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking" by Tim Lebbon. Horror.
      "A dead sea creature washed up on a remote beach proves to be more mysterious than it first appears."

At Atomic Kommie Comics: "Sting of the Scorpeople" Sci-Fi.
At The Horrors of It All: "Swamp Monster / They Crawl By Night!" Horror.

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