Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SQ Mag, PodCastle, StarShipSofa, and More

Some more freebies to close out October.  SQ Mag has its November issue out today (With three dark fantasy stories, Halloween is the perfect day for its release).  There's some very good audio, including two of the premiere podcasts, PodCastle and StarShipSofa. And there's other worthwhile freebies listed below.  And be sure to check out the latest Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction at SF Signal; Regan always does a great job and there is not anywhere near a 100% overlap.  There will likely be a special Halloween post here later today.

[Art from SQ Mag - linked below]

At L5R:  "Between the Walls" by Robert Denton. Horror. Fantasy.
     "My sister always remembered. Though she didn’t speak of it in all the years we served the Nasu family, she never forgot. In some ways, she was always still there. Trapped and forgotten, confused and lost. Between the walls."

Now Posted: SQ Mag Edition 5.

Flash Fiction
  • At Daily Science Fiction: "Over There" by Dany G. Zuwen.
  • At Every Day Fiction: "Thirsty?" by Jennifer Ripley. Horror.
  • At 365 Tomorrows:  "Lucky" by Sierra Corsetti. Science Fiction.
  • At Yesteryear Fiction: "A Pale Green Blade" by William Maier. Fantasy.

Audio Fiction
At Drama PodHalloween Campfire Stories 2012 Episode 1. Horror.
     "The Demons Treat" by Carol MacAllister. and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Alan Poe.

At LibriVox: Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. Children's Fantasy.
     "the classic story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook."

At PodCastle: "Skulls in the Stars" by Robert E. Howard. Sword and Sorcery/Dark Fantasy.
"'The swamp road!' Kane stared at the boy. He was a tall, gaunt man, was Solomon Kane, his darkly pallid face and deep brooding eyes, made more sombre by the drab Puritanical garb he affected."

At Radio Drama RevivalEpisode 302 – A Son’s Long Trip Home, and a Dark Ride
     "a man sits at the brink of existence – not quite dead, not quite alive – and is haunted in this in-between place by the voice of his father." and "a run-down carnival gets a brand new ride. The ride of a lifetime. But is the magician that runs said ride worth trusting?"

At StarShipSofa: "Nimbus" by Peter Watts.
    "She's been out there for hours now, listening to the clouds. I can see the Radio Shack receiver balanced on her knees, I can see the headphone wires snaking up and cutting her off from the world."

Other Genres
Audio at LibriVox: When Knighthood Was in Flower by Charles Major. Historical Fiction.

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