Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Freebies

Some great free speculative fiction this holiday Monday (the best kind of Monday).  Hopefully there will be a second post today, but either way, be sure to check out the free links from the infamous Regan Wolfrom at SF Signal.


• At AE: "Hope and the Void" by Conor Powers-Smith. 
     "McCray was smearing sealant liberally around the edges of the loose panel near the port aft airlock when the circular yellow lights lining the outer hull every twenty meters flashed off all at once, flashed back on a moment later a deep, urgent red, and began to pulse."

• At Cast of Wonders: "Little Tear" by Philip Meeks. YA 
     "In her gilt cage at night she’d hear the sounds of sirens, crumbling stone and worse. Feel the shudder and cracking of timbers beneath the shelf where she was stored. The fall of dust like kisses from the dead followed by a silence so deep and terrifying you could almost hear it."

• At The WiFiles: "Weather is a Zero-sum Game" by Judith Field. Speculative Fiction.
     "Sam wheeled his new invention up the garden. It was a metal box about the size of a pillow, with an array of switches, instrument panels and levers down one side. At the top was a sort of axle attached to a horizontal row of plastic drainpipes of different widths and lengths, looking like a set of organ pipes on their sides."

Flash Fiction
Audio Fiction
• At Beam Me Up: "Episode #367"  Science Fiction.
     "In Plain Sight - episode 20" by Jason Kahn. - "detective Jack Garrett falls a bit further down the rabbit hole and finds information can come from the most unlikely of sources." and  "No Great Magic - Part 5" by Fritz Leiber. "A ghostly hole an inch and a half across seemed to char itself in the program. As if my eye were right up against it, I saw in vivid memory what I'd seen the two times I'd dared a peek through the hole in the curtain: a bevy of ladies in masks and Nell Gwyn dresses and men in King Charles knee-breeches and long curled hair"

• At Cast of Wonders: "Little Tear" by Philip Meeks. YA 
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• At The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 03 - The Land that Time Forgot" Dinosaurs.
     "Rescued from the Atlantic by a tugboat, our hero, and the new found love of his life have a brief respite from catastrophe. The U-boat that sank them attacks the tug. With ingenuity, the tug crew overpowers the U-Boat and seizes command, just in time as their tug sinks. Now they are in the predicament of manning an enemy vessel in British waters with no way to let the world know they are friends."

• At The Internet Archive: NBC University Theater 49 03 06 - "Tales Of Edgar Allen Poe" Horror.
      "This production of the NBC Theater includes three tales from Edgar Allen Poe, begining with Noseology, followed by The Cask of Amontillado and then the The Fall Of The House Of Usher."

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