Sunday, July 20, 2014

Life is Like a List of Free Fiction; You Never Know What You're Gonna Get.

Hope you all had a good weekend. Back Monday - Dave T.

• At "A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon A Star" by Kathleen Ann Goonan. 

An "original rocket story. “A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star”, by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because “girls don’t do that.” A novelette that’s science fiction by association."

• At WiFiles: "Ice Fishing" by Iulian Ionescu. Speculative Fiction.

"Jake tapped the ice with his foot. Usually he’d hear the lake answer, vibrate back like a violin string, but today the ice was harder than cement. The few inches of snow that landed over night swirled in the wind piling up like sand dunes."

Audio Fiction
• At Cast of Wonders: "Into The Forever Place" by Luke Thomas, read by Heather Welliver.YA Fantasy.
"We both examine his reflection in the slab of mirrored glass leaning against the wall. The mirror’s old tain yellows everything—the wood and mortar walls, my pale skin and Jad’s dark—it’s all yellowed except the braids of the sash. They wind around Jad’s lanky torso in blues and greens more vivid than life" Audio and Text.

• At Clarkesworld: "Soul's Bargain" by Juliette Wade, read by Kate Baker.
"Now that she considered it, she hadn’t entirely left behind Eyn’s inspiration. Surely the goddess would be disappointed in her now, though—bound by her people’s adulation and her own blindness into tiny orbits that held nothing but the known."

• At Radio Drama Revival:  "Embarking on A Prophets Guide" Part 1 of 2

"When Karl gives up his appointed quest to chase after the Muffin Girl from the local coffee shop, three prophets, Zoe, Morgan, and Destin team up with a six-foot silverfish named Bob and find themselves on a real quest in which a prophet-turned-hero is allied with a villain-turned-mentor to defeat a prophet-turned-villain to save their society from its own absurd facades."

• At Tales to Terrify: No 132 Matt Cowen and Paul Jessup Horror.
Paul Jessup’s "Post Flesh" and Matt Cowen’s "The Immaculate Particle"

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