Friday, May 31, 2013


Another day of fantastic freebies, more tomorrow (unless I'm sleeping and stuff).  Lots of good stuff today, fiction, flash fiction, audio fiction, comics, e-books, and the video section ushers in a classic Poe adaptation.

• At Buzzy Mag: "Something You Don’t Want To Find" by Annie Neugebauer.
     "At first, her parents didn’t believe her when Chris told them she could hear the scorpions—not until she was proven right so many times. The clinking of her blinds? It could have so easily been a single slat caught on the lever of the lock, slipping back into place through a combination of air current and gravity, but it had indeed been a scorpion nestled within."

• At Daily Science Fiction: "An Exodus of Wings" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.
     "Before Heidi came along, Michael did everything he could to keep the damn faeries out of his apartment. Every night he washed and dried his dishes, never left one dripping in the drying rack. Always fished the food particles from the drain, took the trash out, sealed his cereal in glass jars."

• At Real Pulp: "The Moon Moth" by Jack Vance. 1961 [via SF Signal]
     "Ser Edwer Thissell has to search for a murderous imposter on a planet where everyone wears a mask! "

• At SF Signal: “The Black Abacus”  by Yoon Ha Lee.
     "In space there are no seasons, and this is true too of the silver wheels that are humanity’s homes beyond Earth and the silver ships that carried us there. In autumn there are no fallen leaves, and in spring, no living flowers; no summer winds, no winter snow. There are no days except our own calendars and the stars’ slow candles in the dark."

Flash Fiction
  • At Beware the Hairy Mango: "Pool Man" by Matthew Sanborn Smith. Audio.
  • At Every Day Fiction: "One Life Story" by David Castlewitz. Fantasy.
  • At Flashes in the Dark: "Slightly Ajar" by Sandra Seamans. Horror.
  • At Nature: "A Time for Peace" by S. R. Algernon. Science Fiction.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Field Test" by Jae Miles. Science Fiction.

E-books at Free ebooks Daily:
Audio Books
• At The Classic Tales Podcast: "The Repairer of Reputations Parts One and Two" by Robert W. Chambers. Science Fiction.
       "America is fat and prosperous. We’ve warred with the world, and have gotten rid of the riff-raff. A new era is arising, change is in the air, and to top it all off, the first Government Lethal Chamber is now open for public patronage. Science Fiction from 1895."

• At Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 04 - The Land That Time Forgot" Adventure.
     "A struggle almost leaves the sub in the command of the Germans, But Lys, who is innocent of any treachery, cannot forgive our hero for doubting her loyalties."

• At LibriVox: "Four Science Fiction Stories" by G. L. Vandenburg
     " In the first, Martian V.F.W., some strange visitors join a parade; in the second, Jubilation, U.S.A, our first visitors from outer space encounter a One-Armed Bandit and don't exactly hit the jackpot; in the third, Moon Glow, the first Americans on the Moon receive an unwelcomed surprise; and in the last, The Observers, a sinister plot involving bald men is thwarted by a dumb secretary "

• At Pseudopod: "The Abyss" by Leonid Andreyev. Horror.
     "The light was gone, the shadows died, everything became pale, dumb, lifeless. At that point of the horizon where earlier the glowing sun had blazed, there now, in silence, crept dark masses of cloud, which step by step consumed the light blue spaces. The clouds gathered, jostled one another, slowly and reticently changed the contours of awakened monsters; they advanced, driven, as it were, against their will by some terrible, implacable force. Tearing itself away from the rest, one tiny luminous cloud drifted on alone, a frail fugitive."

• At Tales to TerrifyEpisode No. 73, Bram Stoker No. 2. Horror.
      “Magdala Amygdala” by Lucy A. Snyder and “Righteous” by Weston Ochse

• At The Internet Archive : NBC Matinee Theater: The Fall of the House of Usher (1956) Poe adaptation.
     "It is rather amazing that 650 episodes of Matinee Theatre were produced and that it was live and in color."

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