Friday, October 12, 2012

Freebies to Start the Weekend

Good morning (or afternoon, evening, night, etc.).  Another collection of freebies for your consideration. A couple of cool 'zines, fiction - both classic and new, some e-books, flash fiction, as well as audio and comics, huzzah! Especially notable are new stories at Cosmos and Nature, new audio at Dunesteef and Escape Pod, and a free e-book by my self-declared arch-enemy Regan Wolfrom (with enemies like that, who needs friends?).  And don't miss his free fiction roundup at SF Signal, I mostly avoided duplications, but the chance to swipe a link from the comments section was just too tempting - bazinga!

 [QD plans, but not promises, for the weekend. A review and at least one free fiction post.] 

At Cosmos: "The Dragon" by Melanie Ree. Science Fiction.
     "There’s rubble and tents surrounded by a razor wire fence – nothing but a desolate hole. Could there really be enough technology in there to save me?"
At Nature: "Temporal Ventures Robbed  Me" by Scott C. Mikula. Science Fiction.
     "Don't let Temporal Ventures lure you in with their false advertising! They're just trying to cheat you out of your money, or if you're really lucky maybe they'll thump you on the head and pry it from your fingers in the name of 'science' or 'intertemporal law'."
At Project Gutenberg: "The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Z. Gallun. Science Fiction.
     "A bulk dropped down on the nose of the craft. A pair of hands gripped the barrels of the machine gun and tore them from the mountings."  from Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 1932.
At Project Gutenberg: "The Moon Destroyers" by Monroe K. Ruch. Science Fiction.
     "The tremendous speed of the dive brought them so close that they could see the skeletons of wrecked ships piled up at the base of the precipice."  from Wonder Stories Quarterly Winter 1932.
At Project Gutenberg King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard [Updated formats]

Allegory Vol 19/49 Fall 2012 featuring (all SF, Fantasy, or Horror),
Quantum Muse October 2012 Edition.
    "Blood Secrets" by Linda Simser     Brothers find out they may have more in common than their vampire-killing blood.
     "The Angels"  by Mark White.
     This story begins with the sound of a single hand-clap and ends with a boy alone in the dark,     crying for his mother.
    "The Cave" by Harris Tobias
     It's dark down there, so dark
    "Chicken Coop" by Michele Dutcher
    A young woman finds fleeting sanctuary in a church while the rest of the world is dieing from the effects of induced insomnia.
     "Experiment 1919"  by Richard Tornello
     Let's find out what happens when we try this

At Amazon: "Proxima" by Regan Wolfrom.  Science Fiction.
At Barnes and NobleJane Carver of Waar by Jeremy Cesarec. Science Fantasy. [via SF Signal Comments]
Via Free eBooks Daily:  The Phoenix Conspiracy by Richard Sanders. Science Fiction Mystery.
     "Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But, as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game. One that threatens humankind everywhere."
Via Free eBooks DailyLady Grace by Sandy Nathan. Science Fiction Adventure, Fantasy Paranormal.
     "What awaits them makes their worst dreams look like Bollywood frolics. Right away, they find out that evolution can work for evil as well as good. Going home requires a battle more deadly than any they've fought. "
At Smashwords:

Flash Fiction
At Flashpulp: "The Legend of the Lighter-Than-Air Sneaks" Weird. Audio.
At Flashes in the Dark: "Dinner With Connor" by Mark Camero. Horror.
At The New Flesh: "Bananahead" by Danger Slater. Horror.
At The New Flesh:  "The Devil's Bath Shack" by Jonathan Moon.
At Quantum Muse: "Mary Sue’s Unfortunate Sister" by Amanda Howard.
At Smashwords: The Society On Da Run #49 - Dragon Special.
At 365 Tomorrows: "The Alchemist" by Jae Miles. Science Fiction.
At Weirdyear: "The (Snow) White Pages" by Matthew Nadelhaf.Weird.
At Yesteryear Fiction: "The Oath" by James R Waggoner. Fantasy.

At Classic Tales Podcast: Carmilla, part 2 of 4, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Vampire.
     "The enigma of Carmilla is darkly illumined. [. . .] And when a traveling hunchback offers to file her needle-like teeth, she flys into a passion she can barely control. But the girls do purchase something from the hunchback – a protective charm against vampires"
At Dunesteef:  "Harlan’s Wake" by John Mierau. Science Fiction.
     "Tyler left home to serve in the military. He was assigned to the security detail for the alien visitors known as Silvers. Nothing could be more shameful in the eyes of his family."
At Escape Pod: "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Jay Caselberg. Science Fiction.
At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Episode 21 of Tarzan of the Apes. Adventure.
     "The castaways have been found by a French vessel, which has landed sailors near their Tarzan’s cabin"

At Atomic Kommie Comics: Time Travelers "Amazons of Venus" Sci-Fi. 1950.
At Comic Book Catacombs: Tales of the Mystery Master: "The Web" Horror. 1944.
At Four-Color Shadows: "Green Horror" Horror. 1954.
At Heroines:  Sorceress of Zoon "Invasion of Bango & Zoda" Fantasy. 1940.
At Seduction of the Innocent!!: "Wage-Earners" Horror. 1951.

Other Genres
Audio at LibriVox: Rosalynde or, Euphues' Golden Legacie by Thomas Lodge.
     "This novel, which Shakespeare adapted in his pastoral comedy As You Like It, is the archetypal pastoral adventure."

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