Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 3/12/2014
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- @Author’s Site: “Sundays” by Vincent Asaro [Post-Apocalyptic]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Love is a component of this story” by Liz Argall [Speculative Fiction]
- @Lightspeed Magazine:
- @Strange Horizons: Such Lovely Teeth, Such Big Teeth by Carlie St. George – Part 2 of 2 [Fantasy Serialization – also available in audio]
- @The Colored Lens: “Donor Rules” by Jennifer Stakes [Dystopian]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “Bad with Time” by Jay Knioum [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction: “Scale Mail” by Lynne Fort [Fantasy Flash]
- @MicroHorror: [Horror Flash]
- Cast of Wonders #118 – “Perihelion” by Vajra Chandrasekera [YA Science Fiction]
- @Lightspeed Magazine: “How to Get Back to the Forest” by Sofia Samatar [Science Fiction]
- Protecting Project Pulp #83 – “Elf Trap” by Francis Stevens [Fantasy – from 1919]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod:
- @Relic Radio: X Minus One -“Nightfall” [Science Fiction Radio Drama – from 1955]
Audio – Serialized
- @Strange Horizons: Such Lovely Teeth, Such Big Teeth by Carlie St. George – Part 2 of 2 [Fantasy Serialization]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
A Hymn Before Battle (Legacy of the Aldenata) by John Ringo
With the Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans—for a price. Humanity now has three worlds to defend.
As Earth’s armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies.
[Military Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Crash Landing: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series – Episode 1 by Ginger Gelsheimer and Christina Keats
Travel back in time with the Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series and follow Aurelius, a man from another world, on his adventure with generation after generation of the Proctor family through some of the most important events and discoveries in history. Meet famous historic figures and discover how they were impacted. The possibilities are endless with this cast of characters, who must surely be out there somewhere.
[Time Travel Novella – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Invasion Earth by Loribelle Hunt
In the distant future, Earth was been ravaged by war and famine, and after generations of bloodshed settles into peace only to be invaded by the alien Delroi. General Alrik Torfa needs a mate and his seers promise mates for many of his people on the distant planet Earth. He doesn’t expect her to come easily, but is more than a little surprised to find her leading an enemy army. Outmanned and outgunned, there is no way the Earth forces can win.
[Science Fiction Romance Novella – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
“The Energy Scavengers” by Ryan Sean O’Reilly
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. A string of planets on the outer edges of the Milky Way contain the mechanical workers of an ancient alien civilization. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.
[Science Fiction Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction – Young Adult
A Shadow Passed Over the Son (The Go-Kids Book 1) by Ryan Schneider
Parker Perkins lives in Manhattan with his mom and dad. Today is Parker’s 10th birthday. But Parker’s birthday takes a sudden turn and his life will never be the same. A Shadow Passed Over the Son is far more than a kids’ story. It is a story about growing up, friendship, and the challenge of moral choices. Ride along during the ongoing adventures of Parker, Sunny, Bubba, Igby, and Colby, characters readers will come to know and love.
[YA Science Fiction Novella – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Price of a Bounty (Reliance on Citizens Makes Us Great!) by S. L. Wallace
Keira Maddock has never considered herself a lady. In fact, she often acts in ways that would be considered downright un-ladylike. A hired killer and thief whose only goal is to provide the necessities of life for herself and her sister, she has learned to be brutally effective in her trade, with skills as sharp as the weapons she prefers. And when the head of a huge, shadowy corporation hires her to remove a powerful and wealthy opponent, Keira is happy to oblige. Until she meets him…
[Dystopian Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Dream Merchants – Volume One by Chris Strausz-Clark
Martin Nitram lives within the crushing reality of the hypercompetitive Grid, where people voluntarily buy and sell each other on a regulated human market exchange. In a world where efficiency rules and few have time to dream and imagine, Martin has an exceptional and undeveloped gift: he is an uber-dreamer. Capitalist titan Byron Brooks has secret plans to exploit Martin’s talent with a revolutionary medical device that enables even the most mechanistic and sleep-deprived human to dream again. As Brooks vies for control of the young man’s fate, Martin follows his dreams and triggers a series of unpredictable events that will empower him to either transcend the Grid or lead him to insanity.
[Dystopian Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian – Young Adult
Phantom Universe (Summer Chronicles #1) by Laura Kreitzer
Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she’s lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary.
[YA Dystopian Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Samantha Project (The Samantha Project Series #1) by Stephanie Karpinske
Seventeen-year-old Samantha has a seemingly perfect life; great parents, early admission to Stanford, and her boyfriend, Colin, quarterback of the football team and the hottest guy in school. But a shocking secret from her past turns her world upside down. Sam discovers she’s part of a global corporation’s genetic enhancement project. Just as she’s learning what these enhanced genes can do, the corporation decides they want her, and the technology hidden inside her, back.
[YA Dystopian Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Dark Earth by Jason Halstead
Eric’s dreams were shattered when his wife was taken from him by a reckless driver on a snowy Alaskan road. All that remained was his newborn daughter, Jessica. Uprooting to provide a safer life for his child, Eric moved back home to northern Michigan. Thirteen years later with Jessica raising the bar in everything she does, darkness returns to the Baxter’s life in the form of a crazed gunman. Surviving the assassin and seeking answers, Eric has to dig into the secrets of an unbelievable past hidden between the pages of history.
[Urban Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Smashwords]
The Stewards of Reed, Volume I: The Rise of Fallon by RM Wark
All is not well in the Village of Reed. This most ancient of villages within the Western Territories has persisted for thousands of years under the protection of a long line of powerful Stewards. However, the future safekeeping of the village is jeopardized when Isaiah, the aging Steward of Reed, finds reason to doubt the legitimacy of his apparent successor.
[Epic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Neverlove (Shadow Jumpers) by Angela Brown
For a girl born of privilege and a young man bred for status, a lack of real love had everything to do with the drastic changes of their lives.
[YA Paranormal Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Superhero
Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry
Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. When he is called to help a super from his past, however, he’ll be pushed to his limit. When supers and the police think there is no crime, can he get to the truth? Will he want to for the man that destroyed his marriage?
[Superhero Novel – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Horror
“Rag Doll” by Troy McCombs
Lucas buys his daughter an old, dirty rag doll at a yard sale one day. But when they return home, they realize they may have brought a sinister force back with them. Are the strange occurrences that soon take place supernatural or mere coincidence?
[Horror Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Zombies
The Hand That Feeds by Michael W. Garza
How far will a parent go to keep their child alive? John and Angela Mason’s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell. John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead. He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son. An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left to John to decide on the hand that feeds.
[Zombie Novel – Amazon]
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