Trust me when I tell you I haven’t forgotten my arch-nemeses, Dave Tackett and his QuasarDragon. Their time will come.
But for now, I wanted to let you know how excited I am that my upcoming short story collection, Catholic Guilt and the Joy of Hating Men, has been announced for release in November 2012. My publisher, me, has promised that he will ingest as much caffeine as is required to meet that deadline. If you’re interested in the possibility of a free advance copy, please sign up for my mailing list. (It’s like a giveaway contest, but as with a “who wants to give me a foot rub contest”, chances are if you step forward you’ll probably get it.)
For the rest of you, I offer some humble links to free fiction. I hope you consider it a worthy offering.
What’s special about today’s free fiction?
- Tales To Terrify features Lavie Tidhar’s “304 Adolph Hitler Strasse”
- I decide that Nookheads should read my flash fiction: “Maddy McKay and the Elves in Her House” (yes, “Nookheads” is a term of endearment)
- Project Gutenberg adds Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague (I did a project on Jack London for high school English and was told by my teacher that there was nothing challenging about reading “the dog goes woof” fifty times)
- Neil Gaiman reading Neil Gaiman!
- @Cosmos: “Anterior View” by Brenda Kalt [Science Fiction]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Phone Booth” by Holli Mintzer [Superhero]
- @Weirdyear: “Skull Collection” by Rob Bliss [Weird Flash]
Written – Serialized
- @Author’s Site: Jaydium by Deborah J. Ross writing as Deborah Wheeler – Chapter 17 [Fantasy]
- @Author’s Site: Trust by David Moody – Chapter 27 [“Anti-” Science Fiction]
- Pseudopod #305 – “Pumpkinhead” by Rajan Khanna [Horror]
- Tales To Terrify #42 – Lavie Tidhar [Horror]
Audio – Serialized
- Cast of Wonders #58 – “The Great Game – Part 5 – The Dark Continent” by James Vachowski [YA Historical Fantasy]
- Classic Tales Podcast #285 – “Carmilla, Part 4 of 4″ by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [Horror]
Free eBooks (at time of listing)
- @Barnes & Noble:
- @Project Gutenberg:
- The Scarlet Plague by Jack London [Post Apocalyptic Novel]
- “Click-Clack the Rattlebag” by Neil Gaiman [Halloween Treat from Neil Gaiman]
- @Gollancz: Excerpt from The Night of the Swarm by Robert V.S. Redick [Fantasy]
- @Suvudu: Excerpt from The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) by J.R.R. Tolkien [Epic Fantasy Graphic Novel]
- @Suvudu: Excerpt from The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard [Horror]
- @Tor: Excerpt from Wide Open by Deborah Coates [Dark Fantasy]