Friday, August 16, 2013

Release the Free Fiction

A great start to to day with some quite good free audio fiction, e-books, flash fiction, and a text story from Daily Science Fiction.  Grab 'em all quick as there is more to come today.  [Art for"At the Mountains of Madness" in audio fiction]

• At Daily Science Fiction: "Just Like Clockwork" by K.G. Jewell. Science Fiction.
     "'So much for Galactic Technology. Can you get a refund?' She chuckled. The lion had been a gift from the Shurilians after they'd been granted landfall on an equatorial island unused by the Krinnians. The Krinnians would be happy to reverse the transaction."

Flash Fiction
  • At Every Day Fiction: "Questionable Motives" by Peter Hannah. Surreal.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Dreams" by Duncan Shields. Science Fantasy.
At Amazon:  [via Freebook Sifter]
Audio Fiction

• At Escape Pod: "Mantis Wives" by Kij Johnson . Science Fiction.
       "Eventually, the mantis women discovered that killing their husbands was not inseparable from the getting of young. Before this, a wife devoured her lover piece by piece during the act of coition: the head (and its shining eyes going dim as she ate); the long green prothorax; the forelegs crisp as straws; the bitter wings."

• At The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Episode 2 - Out of Time's Abyss"
     "As the explorers move north, searching for  a way to climb the great barrier cliffs surrounding the island, they are literally haunted by a weird flying creature – human-like with a face of death.  At night, Tippet awakens Bradley with a horrid scream. The creature has returned!"

• At Pseudopod: "Flash On The Borderlands XVI: Trial & Discipline" Horror.
     “Passing Grade” by Paul DesCombaz - “The Killing Machine” by Karen Runge - “Awaiting Redemption” by Maurice Broaddus.

• At Tales To Terrify: "At the Mountains of Madness - Part 3" (conclusion) by H.P. Lovecraft. Horror.
       "Doubt of the real facts, as I must reveal them, is inevitable; yet, if I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible, there would be nothing left. The hitherto withheld photographs, both ordinary and aerial, will count in my favor, for they are damnably vivid and graphic. Still, they will be doubted because of the great lengths to which clever fakery can be carried. The ink drawings, of course, will be jeered at as obvious impostures, notwithstanding a strangeness of technique which art experts ought to remark and puzzle over."  (Part One and part Two)

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