Saturday, March 2, 2013

Clarkesworld and More Free Fiction

More great freebies including, two fantasy poetry 'zines (Goblin Fruit and Stone Telling) and the always exceptional Clarkesworld.  There are also short stories old and new, audio fiction and more.  More to come soon.

 [Art for Clarkesworld - linked below]

• At Online Pulps: "Crash on Viar" by Joseph J. Millard. Pulp/Science Fiction. From Thrilling Wonder Stories - Feb. 1942.
   "The shadow of death on airless worlds drives Man to perform deeds of murder–and scientific laws bring them to justice!"

• At Project Gutenberg: "Jewels of Gwahlur" by Robert E. Howard. Fantasy. Sword and Sorcery. From Weird Tales - March 1935.
      "Conan the Cimmerian, late of the Baracha Isles, of the Black Coast, and of many other climes where life ran wild, had come to the kingdom of Keshan following the lure of a fabled treasure that outshone the hoard of the Turanian kings."

• At Silver Blade: "The Guild of Swordsmen: Part 7" by Kristin Janz. Fantasy.
     "The swordsmen were taken to a large dining hall, where a simple but generous breakfast had been set out on long tables.  Lida sat at a corner of one table, hoping no one would try to talk with her.  No one did.  The big man she had tried to hide behind out on the Eastwatch Plaza sat near the other end of the table, and he nodded politely to her once but left her alone."

Now Posted: Clarkesworld Issue 78, March 2013.
"The Weight of a Blessing" by Aliette de Bodard.
     "On her third visit to Sarah—on the last occasion that she sees her daughter, even if it is only in V-space—Minh Ha says nothing. There are no words left, no message of comfort that she could give her."
"The Last Survivor of the Great Sexbot Revolution" by A.C. Wise.
     "You didn’t expect her to be in plain sight, either. All your careful research, chasing down obscure references in mostly forgotten histories, and here she is. She’s not hiding, and if she’s not proud of her part in history, she’s not ashamed, either."
"86, 87, 88, 89" by Genevieve Valentine.
     "You are part of a vital effort to recover evidence of terrorist activity preceding the Raids, and on a larger scale, to preserve the heritage of a historic neighborhood of New York City."
Now Posted: Goblin Fruit - Winter 2013. Fantasy Poetry.
Now Posted: Stone Telling #9.  Fantasy Poetry.
Flash Fiction
• At 365 Tomorrows: "Darwin" by Alex Bauer. Science Fiction.

Audio Fiction
• At Cast of Wonders: "Cosmetic Procedures" by Desmond Warzel. YA.
     No description found.

• At Clarkesworld: "The Weight of a Blessing" by Aliette de Bodard.
      Described above

Comic Books
•Issues One and Two of Sullivan’s Sluggers, a baseball, horror comic book. In PDF and CBZ formats (Note - the CBZ issues didn't work for me but the PDFs were fine).

Other Genres
  • Audio at Craftlit: Jane Eyre Chapters 22 and 23  by Charlotte Brontë.
  • Fiction at Online Pulps: "Homicide Shaft" by Robert Leslie Bellem (Noir 1949) and "The Tornado" by Raymond S. Spears (Pulp 1918).
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "Robot Legs" by W.J. McCabe.

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