Thursday, August 22, 2013

Voyage to the Planet of Free Fiction.

 Some good free fiction this afternoon from and Aphelion, and a less than stellar film at The Internet Archive.  Abd Be sure to visit SF Signal, Free SF Reader, Free Speculative Fiction Online,, Variety SF, and SFFaudio for more free fiction links.  Back Tomorrow.

• "The Little Woods" by Michael Rafferty. Science Fiction.
     "The little woods was from old forest; a left-over remnant of residential construction, both mid and high end. It was made up mostly of hard woods, tall oaks and maples, some poplars. A few long-leaf pines grew later. Most trees were over a century in age. The leaf litter beneath was undisturbed, deep and rich. One surveyor had once noted that the little woods was pie-shaped; he hadn't recalled anyone ever going into it."

• "Dug" by Jonathan Kahn. Horror.
     "It finally got my attention by suggesting that someone was in my house.  Before the sleepy side could argue, my blood was spiked with adrenaline and I was on my feet.  My .45 was in my right hand, and the safety had already been thumbed off.  My senses sharper now, I listened."

• "The Stalker" by Vela Damon. Horror.
     "Sure, I’ve seen him before, but never up close. Watching me from a darkened doorway, peering through the slats of the dingy blinds in an abandoned house, sitting in the next car over on the subway, standing on the opposite curb as I waited for the Walk signal."

Now Posted: Aphelion - Aug 2013.
• "Skink" by Richard Wolkomir. Science Fiction.
      "The Old Bones were buried deep, but Skink knew that wouldn't protect Jane."
• "Selling Ghosts" by Alex Puncekar. Science Fiction.
      "Veri could scarcely believe her eyes as the ragamuffin peddler stopped in front of her, a coffin on his back".
• "Your Sleep is My Sleep" by Dimitrije Medenica. Science Fiction.
      "Professor Phil Kaltwasser felt the relentless tug of old age. If only there was a way to feel more rested."
• "The Hartfield Creature" by Dominic Lennard. Science Fiction.
     "It prowled their backyards by night. It was the talk of everyone in town, but what was it?"
• "Under Lock and Key" by Josh Fredette. Science Fiction.
     "Different people treasured different things."
• "Your Obedient Servant" by Stanley Wilkin. Science Fiction.
     "Robert was determined to follow his orders, no matter what."
• "The Boogyman" by Ray Prew. Science Fiction.
      "He saved the world every night, but why did it never get better?"
• "One Last Mark" by Paul Miller. Science Fiction.
     "Everyone wanted an easy score... everyone except the man in the cryo-tube. He wanted everyone dead."
• "A Paper Trail, or, The Fermi Paradox Resolved?" by E. A. Moore. Science Fiction.
     "An epistolary tale of first contact."
• "Stones" by Jason McIntosh. Science Fiction.
     "Davar couldn't stop his visions, didn't know the woman in them, and didn't know why she kept offering him a stone on a platter."
• "Abandoned Armored Troopers" by Peter Ong. 
• "do aliens dream?" by Denny E Marshall
• "Egg Shells" by Clinton Van Inman
• "Endless" by John Grey
• "Smuggler'sCove" by Richard Tornello
• "The Rapture of the Deep" by Jonathan A. Stefanovic
• "The Temptation of Experience" by Jean Jones
• "Zombies in the Night" by Richard Tornello 
• At Internet ArchiveVoyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women. 1968.  Science Fiction.
      A bad remix of the mediocre 1959 Russian film Planeta Bur, which had already been adapted as Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet in 1962.  Despite the Salacious title, this film is very tame.  On the plus side, this reconstruction/restoration copy is the best looking copy of this that I've seen.

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