Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's a Beautiful Day in the Free Fiction Neighborhood.

Four more free fiction stories at is certainly a highlight of this morning's free fiction. Project Gutenberg has a 1985 science fiction novel, there's flash fiction, including one by Gregory Benford, and audio stories at Podcast and SFFaudio.

• At Project Gutenberg: First on the Moon by Jeff Sutton. Science Fiction. Science Fiction. 1958.
     "The four men had been scrutinized, watched, investigated, and intensively trained for more than a year. They were the best men to be found for that first, all-important flight to the Moon—the pioneer manned rocket that would give either the East or the West control over the Earth."

• At "Old Dead Futures" by Tina Connolly. Science Fiction.
      "a young boy’s ability to change the future makes him valuable to the government. But that same ability keeps him trapped in a wheelchair and at the mercy of those who would use him. When our present is fixed, how can we see a different future?"

• At "Contains Multitudes" by Ben Burgis. Science Fiction.   
      "Being a teenager is tough. Being part of the first generation of teenagers to share their body and soul with one of the aliens who just barely destroyed the earth: way tougher."

• At "Dragonkin" by Lavie Tidhar. Fantasy.
       "There are kin and there are –kin. There are not many dragons, but there are many who think they are, or want to be, or claim to remember being."

• At "One" by Nancy Kress. Science Fiction.
      "a science fiction novella about an angry young boxer who, after experiencing a concussion in a bout, is able to sense what people are thinking and predict their every move. He finds this useful in boxing but not great for personal relationships and turns to artificial means to deaden the sensations."
Flash Fiction
Audio Fiction
• At PodCastle: "Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer" by Kenneth Schneyer. Fantasy.
     "Most biographers agree that Latimer and Meszaros were already lovers by the time this work was completed.  Is this apparent from the composition or technique?  From the pose of the model?  As you proceed through the exhibit, note similarities and differences between this and other portrayals of Meszaros over the next 34 years."

• At SFFaudio: "Fishhead" by Irvin S. Cobb. Horror.
     "He uttered no cry, but his eyes popped out, and his mouth set in a square shape of agony"

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