Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Free Genre Items

 Lots of great stuff that I'm too tired to describe.

• At Author's Site: "The Life And Deaths of Rachel Long" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Fantasy.
    "The fifth time she died, she took the guitar with her. She went down in a haze of smoke and ash, bullets and flames.  And this time, not even the music remained."

• At Black Gate: "Seeker of Fortune" By David Evan Harris. Fantasy.
     "John Sherman tipped his Forty-Niners cap back so he could press his face against the window, tilting his eyes downward. The cliff-face was not quite sheer, so that it was barely visible past the tracks, plunging at least two-hundred feet to a rocky base. His belly tightened as he thought of her, the way that fury could suddenly transform that beautiful face."

• At Strange Horizons: "A to Z Theory" by Toh EnJoe.
       "Nowadays, this amazing theorem is held to be incorrect, in terms of even elementary mathematics. Hardly anybody ever even thinks about it anymore, because it’s just plain wrong."

• At The Twilight Zone Network: "The Chaser" by John Collier. [via SFFaudio]
      "Alan, a lovelorn man, desperate for the object of his affections to return them, visits a queer chemist for a solution"

• At Cast of Wonders: "Now Cydonia" by Rick Kennett.
     "Cadet Cy De Gerch bounced forward into the desert darkness, raised her arms in a defensive posture and, as best as a fourteen year could, barked, “Halt! Who goes there!” There was no one there. There never was."

• At The WiFiles: "Sin City" by William Campbell.
     "God is hosting the monthly deity poker night. Everyone could make it for once, which is a rarity. In December God never shows up. He has to prepare for Jesus’ birthday bash, so it’s understandable. Satan missed a couple times this year because it’s such a long trip from the deep south, but we don’t miss him much"

Flash Fiction
  • At Daily Science Fiction: "Neighbours" by Rob Butler. 
  • At Every Day Fiction: "Cannath’s Coins" by Jude-Marie Green. Fantasy.
  • At Strange Horizons: "Schrödinger's Tree" by Madeline Sebastian Burtenshaw. Speculative poem.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Vengeance" by Bob Newbell. Science Fiction.
  • At 365 Tomorrows:  "Baby May Care" by Desmond Hussey. Science Fiction.

Audio Fiction
• At Beam Me Up: "Know How Can Do pt3" by Michael Blumlein.
   No Description.

• At Cast of Wonders: "Now Cydonia" by Rick Kennett.
    Described Above.

• At Every Photo Tells: "A Tactical Decision"  by Mick Bordet.
     "Even in the midst of a siege by the dark legions of the Overseer, a single choice can change a life forever, when love strikes."

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 6 - The Beasts of Tarzan"
     "Tarzan has assembled an amazing collection of creatures in his service – Sheeta, the panther, Akut, the great ape and his tribe, and Mugambi, sole survivor of the battle between his expeditionary force and the beasts of Tarzan."

• At Gypsy Audio: "The Blackburn Gaslight Adventures-Arc 2 part 3 Arachnophobia" by A. J. Clarkson.
     "Who hurt Elizabeth Blackburn? What is wrong with Mr. Book? And what is the reason a simple meeting of the minds in turning into a chaotic, and frightening trip to DC?"

• At LibriVox: "The Devil in Iron" by Robert E. Howard. Fantasy.
     "Conan is up against a being immensely stronger than he is and which he cannot kill with normal weapons. Will his mighty thews and muscles finally be crushed beneath the iron fists of this devil?"

• At 19 Nocturne Boulevard: "Telegram to Satan!" by Julie Hoverson.
      "Another adventure of Team E-O of the world Bugle - seeking news wherever it lies, and lying whenever it doens't!"

• At PodCastle: "Miniature 75: Doctor Diablo Goes Through The Motions" by Saladin Ahmed.
     "So here I am again, sitting at a twelve-person steel table, going through the motions. The Society of Supercriminals’ new headquarters is impressive but not comfortable. You’d think that Overlord, with his ill-gotten dictator-industrialist billions, could afford some padding for these damn chairs. But as my Tío Cesar would say, assholes never shit flowers."

• At SFFaudio: "The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley. Science Fiction.
     "Will Barrent awakes without memories just before being deposited on Omega, a planet for criminals where the average life expectancy is 3 years. He’s listed as a murderer and released into the illicit society as a “peon” the lowest class imaginable."

• At Strange Horizons: "A to Z Theory" by Toh EnJoe.
    Described Above.

• At Toasted Cake: "La Maison d'Os" by Nicki Vardon. 
      "Please come in, sir, madam. Finest jewel store in the district, madam, certainly."

Other Genres


David Scholes said...

Hi Dave
My "Soldier of the Brell" novella will be available as a free download from Amazon for 5 days from Thursday 21 March:

Dave Tackett said...

Just linked it. Thanks!

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