Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Goodies

A bit later than usual, but with lots of cool freebies including, the latest issue of the Lovecraft eZine, classic SF from Project Gutenberg, and good audio fiction, flash fiction. e-books, and items from other genres.

[Art from the Lovecraft eZine, linked below.]

Fiction At Project Gutenberg: "A World by the Tale" by Randall Garrett. Science Fiction. 1963.
      "This is about the best-hated author on Earth. Who was necessarily pampered and petted because of his crime against humanity...."

Now Posted:  The Lovecraft eZine #19
"A Thousand Smokes" by W.H. Pugmire.
      "It towered, the twisted entity, above the ground-mist that enveloped me as I swept into that hollow of old oaks. I confess that it felt strange, knowing once again the uncanny sensations that I had experienced as a youngster"
"The Strange Case ofCrazy Joe Gallo" by Jeffrey Thomas.
       "Gallo first learned of the infamous, ancient book while serving a ten year sentence for extortion. Gallo was widely read – in prison he devoured the writings of Sartre, Machiavelli, Kafka, Nietzsche, and Camus – and so it was not unnatural for him to become intrigued by talk of this legendary tome."
"In the House of the Hummingbirds" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
       "If you think about it, it makes sense. After all, Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of War and patron of the city of Tenochtitlan, was the Hummingbird of the Left. The souls of dead warriors return to our world in the shape of hummingbirds. Why shouldn’t war be a flower?"
"The Treatment Room" by Kevin Crisp.
       "I have not long been a vagrant, nor will I be much longer.  This much has been determined.  I continue to run and hide, but it is merely animal instinct at work.  The man in me knows it to be futile.  My date approaches."
"Obsidian Capra Aegagrus" by Christopher Slatsky.
       "It was early afternoon- how much heroin had I mainlined already? Two grams? I could stand a lot more. I’d anticipated and funded this drug acquisition over a period of months by selling several boxes of my beloved vinyl collection"
"The Dig" by Monica Valentinelli.
        "The Voice is soft, plain, urgent. It speaks to me through shadows and sunbeams, reflections and dreams. The words creep in between my waking thoughts, insisting that I dig. I try to tell It to stop, but It won’t listen."
"Amtopians" by Logan Davis.         "I’m not going to make this sound like this is like some fairy tale or mythical tale or something like that.  It’s just a night I will never forget."

At Project Gutenberg: "Astounding Stories, March, 1931" Science Fiction.
"When the Mountain Came to Miramar" by Charles W. Diffin
      "It is Magic against Magic As Garry Connell Bluffs for His Life with a Prehistoric Savage in the Heart of Sentinel Mountain."
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Ray Cummings.
       "The Tale of a Golden Atom—an Astounding Adventure in Size. (A Complete Novelette.)"
"Terrors Unseen" by Harl Vincent.
       "One after Another the Invisible Robots Escape Shelton's Control—and Their Trail Leads Straight to the Gangster Chief Cadorna." 
"Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason.
        "Never Did an Aviator Ride a More Amazing Sky-Steed Than Alden on His Desperate Dash to the Great Jarmuthian Ziggurat. (Conclusion of a Two-Part Novel.)"
"The Meteor Girl" by Jack Williamson.
        "Through the Complicated Space-Time of the Fourth Dimension Goes Charlie King in an Attempt to Rescue the Meteor Girl."
Flash Fiction

At Amazon: Speculative Fiction The Ultimate Collection [Kindle Edition] by David K Scholes.

Via Pixel of Ink:
At Free eBooks Daily:

Audio Fiction
At Beam Me Up: "Episode #341" Science Fiction.
      Kevin Pickett’s “Bedtime Story” which ask, what do you think would be society’s reaction to a robot that become sentient? and part 3 of Poul Anderson’s “Call me Joe

At Escape Pod: "A Querulous Flute of Bone" by Cat Rambo.  Science Fiction.
       "Aaben was such a collector. S/he was one of the geniod, whose gender varies according to mood, location, and other private considerations, and who are known, in the face of great trauma, to forget who they are and become entirely different personalities, their old selves never to be resumed or spoken of."

At The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 05 - The Return of Tarzan" Adventure.
     "Tarzan of the Apes, now in Paris, has become a confidante of the Countess Olga De Code."

At The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 06 - The Return of Tarzan" Adventure.
      "Tarzan has paid a visit to the evil Nicholas Rokoff. After choking the villain until his face turns black, the nefarious Rokoff has given Tarzan a signed confession of his part in the trumped-up scandal involving Olga De Coude."

At The Lovecraft eZine: Issue #19. Horror
       All stories listed in fiction have audio versions.

At SFFAudio: Two versions of Algernon Blackwood’s "The Man Who Found Out" Horror.
      "And the young doctor, thanking the gods of science that his leader's aberrations were of so harmless a character, went home strong in the certitude of his knowledge of externals, proud that he was able to refer his visions to self-suggestion, and wondering complaisantly whether in his old age he might not after all suffer himself from visitations of the very kind that afflicted his respected chief."

Other Genres
  • Audio at Classic Tales Podcast: "The Chimes, Part 1 of 4" by Charles Dickens
  • Audio at Tales of Old: "A Passing Pleasing Toungue" by Kara Race-Moore. Historical Fiction. England 1528.
  • Audio at PRI: Selected Shorts - "Remembering Isaiah Sheffer"   T.C. Boyle’s Lassie parody “Heart of a Champion,” two hilarious tales by Ian Frazier, “Dating Your Mom” and “Lamentations of the Father,” and Allan Gurganus’ mystical “It Had Wings.”
  • Fiction at Online Pulps:  "Murdered Twice" by Norman A. Daniels. Crime 1935. and "Man of the Abyss" by Hapsburg Liebe. Western 1948.
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "Knowledge" by Ken Elkes.
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "The Big Game" by Greg Chase.
  • OTR at Relic Radio: "The Headstrong Corpse"  - CBS Radio Mystery Theater. 1974.
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