Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday Freebies

More great freebies today, including a pair of free genre fiction stories from Tor and Nature. There's flash fiction, including one by Hugo award winning writer, Ken Liu, and some good sounding audio fiction. 

[Art from "Wild Thing" linked below]

At Nature: "The candidate pool" by Brian Hurrel and Jeff Samson. Science Fiction.
      "Massive environmental chaos caused by deregulation and corruption,” said Stormont. “We're talking entire ecosystems destroyed. Total societal breakdown. Bandits, fortified towns, cannibals. Think The Day After Tomorrow meets The Road Warrior."

At "Wild Things" by Alyx Dellamonica.
      "My swamp man wasn’t what you’d call a sexy beast, though I found his skin strangely beautiful. It was birch bark: tender, onion-thin, chalk white in color, with hints of almond and apricot. He was easily bruised, attracted lichens, and when he got too dry, he peeled."
Flash Fiction
At Daily Science Fiction: "The Tides" by Ken Liu.
At Every Day Fiction: "Caged" by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks. Science Fiction.
At 365 Tomorrows: "Keep Watching the Skies" by Bob Newbell. Science Fiction.

 At Free eBooks Daily:
Via Lovecraft eZine:
At Smashwords: "Shadow Flight" by John Harrison. Fantasy. 19k.

Audio Fiction
At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Episode 01 - The Return of Tarzan Adventure.
     "We pick up the action several months after the conclusion of Tarzan of the Apes."

At Free Reads:  "Lovestory" Part Three by James Patrick Kelly. Science Fiction.
     "which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1998."

At LibriVox: The Time Traders (version 2) by Andre Norton. 
     "If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed."

At PodCastle: "Study, For Solo Piano" by Genevieve Valentine. Fantasy.
     "Then, her lieutenants are Elena from the trapeze, and Panadrome the music man, who presses his accordion bellows tight to his side to keep it from sharp edges, and Alec, their final act, who folds his gleaming wings tight against his back so he can fit through the hole in the wall."

At SFFAudio: Two H.P. Lovecraft poems from Weird Tales and "Recapture" by H.P. Lovecraft. Weird Poems.

Other Genres

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