Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 3/20/2014
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- @Nightmare Magazine: “A Dweller in Amenty” by Genevieve Valentine [Horror – also available in audio]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “I’ve Got My Finger on the Trigger” by Steve Smith [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction: “A Spark of Life” by Dave D’Alessio [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Yesteryear Fiction: “A Riddled Inheritance “ by Nicholas Slade [Fantasy Flash]
- @Nightmare Magazine: “A Dweller in Amenty” by Genevieve Valentine [Horror]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- Journey Into… #90 – “The Rocket” by Ray Bradbury, presented by NBC Short Story [Science Fiction – from 1951]
Audio – Serialized
- 19 Nocturne Boulevard Atomic Julie’s Galactic Bedtime Stories #23 – The Fifth Dimension Catapult, Part 4 by Murray Leinster [Science Fiction Serialization – from 1931]
- @via YouTube: Pilgrim of the Sky by Natania Barron: [YA Steampunk Fantasy Novel Serialization]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Outcasts and Gods (Wine of the Gods) by Pam Uphoff
First they cured the genetic diseases. Then they selected for the best natural traits. Then they made completely artificial genes.
As the test children reached puberty, abilities that had always been lost in the random background noise were suddenly obvious. Telepathy, telekinesis. At first their creators sought to strengthen these traits. Then they began to fear them.
They called them gods, and made them slaves.
[Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Shadows Live Under Seashells by Allan J. Ashinoff
Elliot Fintch is a man raised in a new world order and taught to think, act, and conduct himself as the Administration, mankind’s single governing body, dictates. Elliot, because of his profession as an Eductor – a creative thinker – is sent to Mars to investigate a string of murders. Elliot must work out how the murders can be stopped before they become known to the public and raise questions about the Administration’s legitimacy to govern.
[Science Fiction / Dystopian Novel – Amazon]
The Abyss Above Us, Book 1 by Ryan Notch
There is a place in the sky where there are no stars, no matter how deeply the astronomers gaze into it. Atop a lonely mountain stands a mighty telescope that turns towards the coordinates of this abyss nightly, as if drawn to it. Receiving its commands from a computer that hasn’t existed for twenty years.
Introverted network engineer Shaw is brought in to find out why.
[Dark Techothriller Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Primal Shift: Episode 1 by Griffin Hayes
It’s July the Fourth, and Americans have slowed down long enough to celebrate their independence – and the day off. But a thousand motorists suddenly abandon their cars on the Golden Gate Bridge and leap to their deaths in a roiling bay. Jets packed with families rain down from the skies above Salt Lake City International Airport, dotting the landscape with orange fireballs. Worse yet, New York City police launch a murderous rampage against those they swore to protect and serve.
[Post-Apocalyptic Serial – First Episode – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Bionics by Alicia Michaels
The year is 4010. Nuclear war and the wasteful nature of humans have all but destroyed the United States. A new government regime rules the day with strict laws, rationed food, and careful control. When those injured in the nuclear blasts that rocked many of the nations largest cities are offered another chance by the Restoration Project, how could they refuse?
[Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian Novelette – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Victim Zero (The Fall: Book One) by Joshua Guess
The plague was born from hope. It was meant to change the world. To cure the incurable and rebuild the broken. When the world ended, the weight of its dead fell on the shoulders of the man at the heart of it all.
For Kell McDonald, survival is not enough. Alone and surrounded by enemies, he must find a way to do what only he can: find a cure, and perhaps redemption.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Xenolith (The Convergence) by A. Sparrow
Two lightly intertwined stories of strangers lost in strange lands.
Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt — best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote ‘grave,’ Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can’t identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz?
[Contemporary Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Family Magic (The Hayle Coven Novels: Book One) by Patti Larsen
Her mom’s a witch. Her dad’s a demon. And she just wants to be ordinary.
[YA Paranormal Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Legend of the Firewalker by Steve Bevil
Teenagers with supernatural powers. A college town deep in folklore, murder and mystery. A vengeful secret order. And fallen angels with dark and powerful forces that will stop at nothing to find the one they seek…
[YA Fantasy / Superhero Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Zombies
Hurricane Dan by Bret Wellman
Dan Kelly is a young businessman who has grown sick of the way things work. He has given up trying to make a living and gone on a drinking binge that puts him out on the street. A few days later, as he is trying to adjust to his new life as a vagabond, zombies begin popping up in the streets of Manhattan.
[Zombie Novel – Amazon]
Old World (The Green and Pleasant Land) by Oliver Kennedy
Great Britain, 2014. Civilisation as we know it has been torn apart by war. This once peaceful nation has been transformed into a melting pot of chaos and desolation. Death stalks the land. The towns and cities are home to the dead who have learned to walk again, driven by a single desire to consume the flesh of the living. The countryside is the abode of marauders, lawless men driven by starvation, fear and evil.
[Zombie / Post-Apocalyptic Novella – First of Series – Amazon]
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