Thursday, January 10, 2013

Free Fantasy

 There's some good free fantasy fiction today as Beneath Ceaseless Skies has two new stories available (and one audio fiction story) and a new Pathfinder serial begins at Paizo.

Today's QD radio is a significant step up from yesterday as we give you Dimension X's 1950 adaptation of Murray Leinster's "The Lost Race."  A discovery of alien ruins leads to a dangerous technology.

[Art from "In the Red Rune Cavern" linked below]

• At Beneath Ceaseless Skies:
"Death Sent" by Christian K. Martinez. Fantasy.
      "One of the last great star lenses, a massive domelike construct of purpled glass and sheared bronze, fell from the sky as Mandate took refuge in a cemetery. Which, he supposed, was fitting."
 "The Stone Oaks" by Stephen Case. Fantasy.
      "I found Sister Mauro on the far side of the ridge beyond the barley field. She was kneeling at the base of one of the trees. When I think back on that spring, that is the image I recall: the hunched form of the sister in her black habit, dwarfed by the grey columns."
 • At Paizo: "In Red Rune Canyon - Chapter One: A Difference of Opinion" by Richard Lee Byers. Fantasy.
     "The wind blowing in Kagur's face smelled of rot. She started running, and the soft earth, boggy with the coming of summer, sucked at her feet. Her five companions ran as well."

Flash Fiction
Audio Fiction
• At Beneath Ceaseless Skies: "The Scorn of the Peregrinator" by John E.O. Stevens. Fantasy.
      "I raised the cairnskill feather, looked at the peregrinator through it. He became that shimmer again, indistinct but present."

• At Drama Pod: "Last Days of the Kelly Gang" by Davide De Levine. Sci-Fi.
      "An old tinkerer by the name of Ike is woken up from his sleep one night by Ned Kelly and his gang. They have heard of his forging skills and want him to build them armour......"

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice BurroughsEpisode 16 - The Return of Tarzan
         "Tarzan’s search for weapons has led him to a new tribe of black warriors, who have welcomed him in gratitude for saving the life of Busuli. The tribe has had a bad history with Arab ivory and slave traders."

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