25 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 12 Authors

A new batch of juicy and free fiction is up at Free Speculative Fiction Online:

  1. Christopher Anvil: “A Taste of Poison” (Analog/Astounding, August 1960)
  2. Christopher Anvil: “The Day the Machines Stopped” (Monarch, 1964)
  3. Christopher Anvil: “The Gold of Galileo” (Analog, October 1980)
  4. Christopher Anvil: “The Hand from the Past
  5. Christopher Anvil: “The Missile Smasher” (Analog, July 1966)
  6. Christopher Anvil: “The Problem Solver and the Killer
  7. Robert Asprin: “Gleep’s Tale
  8. Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye: “M.Y.T.H. Inc. Instructions” (Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. Collection, 2002)
  9. Robert Asprin: “Myth-Trained” (MYTH-Told Tales Collection, 2007)
  10. Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye: “Mything in Dreamland
  11. Lois McMaster Bujold: “Warrior’s Apprentice” (Baen, 1991)
  12. J. Kathleen Cheney: “Afterimage” (Jim Baen’s Universe Vol. 4 No. 6, April 2010)
  13. Dave Freer: “If Music Be the Food of Love” (Fangs for the Mammaries Anthology, 2010)
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  15. Kevin Andrew Murphy: “Tecate for Hecate” (Fangs for the Mammaries Anthology, 2010)
  16. Jody Lynn Nye: “Overbite” (Fangs for the Mammaries Anthology, 2010)
  17. Eilis O’Neal: “The Wizard’s Calico Daughter” (Fantasy Magazine, August 2010)
  18. Cat Rambo: “Sugar” (Fantasy Anthology, 2007) [Audio]
  19. Kim Stanley Robinson: “A Sensitive Dependence on Initial Conditions” (Pulphouse, May 1981)
  20. Kim Stanley Robinson: “Before I Wake” (Interzone #27, January 1989)
  21. Kim Stanley Robinson: “Black Air” (F & SF, March 1983)
  22. Kim Stanley Robinson: “Ridge Running” (F & SF, January 1984)
  23. Kim Stanley Robinson: “The Lucky Strike” (Universe Anthology #14, 1984)
  24. Kim Stanley Robinson: “Venice Drowned” (Universe Anthology #11, 1981)
  25. Rachel Swirsky: “Where Shadows Meet Light” (Fantasy Magazine, August 2010)

2 thoughts on “25 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 12 Authors”

  1. Hey, guys.

    I’m writing to request that you remove my story “Soccer Mom Smackdown” from your website.  Your posting of it violates my copyright as you have done so without my permission.  I understand that this probably arises from a misunderstanding due to Baen’s Webscritpions.net calling it a “free sample,” especially since you were kind enough to say where the story appeared.  However,  Baen paid me for the right to post all or part of my story on its website, just as e-zines that do not charge their readers post stories that they have paid for.  This did not put the story into the public domain.  Since Fangs for the Mammaries, the anthology in which my story appears, is in the bookstores, your posting it here is especially damaging to me.  Also, if I don’t vigorously protect my copyright on this story, I will lose it, which would ruin the potential resale value of the story.   I would appreciate if you would remove my story as soon as possible.

    Thanks so much.

    Julia S. Mandala

  2. Hi Julia,

    We didn’t post your story, we posted a link to your story — big difference as I’m not redistributing it.  I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t think a link on the Internet violates any copyright agreements currently known to mankind.

    That said, I respect your decision to *not* want to have your work publicized and I have removed the link.

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