Thursday, September 19, 2013

World War Free Fiction (Minus the World War Part)

In addition to quite a few interesting sounding e-books, there's a new online issue of the long-running science fiction magazine Aphelion, a new episode of the outstanding fantasy podcast PodCastle, and five issues of a cool gaming 'zine. Be sure to check out Ragan Wolfrom's column at SF Signal (as well as the blogroll , free fiction sites linked on the right) for more e-books and free fiction  [Art from Aphelion]

Now Posted: Aphelion #177 - September 2013. Science Fiction.
• "Intelligent Drain-o" by Rick Grehan
     "A call from Uncle Mike could only mean one thing: it was time to update his insurance coverage."
• "Blue Plate Special" by Kate Thornton
      "Everything came with a price, but this bill was staggering."
• "God/head" by McCamy Taylor
     "There was only one place a couple of con artists of this caliber belonged: Congress."
• "Maggie's Farm" by Charles Ebert
      "Try looking through a peephole without a grapefruit. Just try it."
• "The Devil Is In This House" by Peter Cushnie
     "What could terrify a nun?"
• "Shirasawa's Rage" by Jay Hill
      "The path toward the light may lead through the dark first."
• "The Lighthouse" by David Ames
      "It was there--always present, bearing over him, calling relentlessly to... the teeth in the dark?"
• "Asteroid" by E.S. Strout
    "A classic-style story about about a rock in space that was supposed to hold no surprises."
• "When Angels Dare to Weep" by Barney E. Abrams
      "Ulira is a Weeper. Her one function is to cry tears that have the power to heal her Serpentine masters. When she runs out of tears, she will turn to stone. It has always been that way for her kind. However, things are about to change in Paradise."
At Aphelion:
Audio Fiction
• At PodCastle: "Nor the Moonlight" by Andrew Penn Romine, read by Cheyenne Wright. Fantasy.
     "The robber had burst into my café waving his knife, surprising me as I locked up for the night. But he’d made the error of assuming I was just another veteran of the Great War, wrapped in a fisherman’s net of scars. He didn’t know I’d already died once before, that I had been raised from the charnel fields of Compiègne gifted with the heart of a bull and the sinewy limbs of dead men."

• At Wicked North Games: D6 Magazine 1-5.
    Fanzine of the OpenD6 gaming mechanic. Definitely worth a look as they're downloadable PDFs, with no hoops to jump through.

• At Amazon: Rippler (The Ripple Trilogy-1) by Cidney Swanson. Paranormal. [via Pixel-of-Ink]
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