Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 7/16/2014
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- @The Colored Lens: “Wild Blue Roses” by Jeff Suwak [Speculative Fiction]
- Drabblecast #331 – “Night of the Cooters” by Howard Waldrop [Weird Comedy – from 1987 – also available in audio]
- @Enchanted Conversation: “The Goblin Players” by Ross Smeltzer [Dark Fairy Tale]
- Escape Pod #454 – “Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One” by KC Ball [Science Fiction – also available in audio]
- @Legend of the Five Rings: “Siege: the Heart of Darkness” by Shawn Carman [Shared World Fantasy]
- @Lightspeed Magazine:
- @Mad Scientist Journal: “Data Crabs” by Deborah Walker [Science Fiction]
- @The WiFiles: “Aces High” by Holly Day [Dark Science Fiction]
- @Author’s Site: “One Small Step” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch [Science Fiction]
- @Author’s Site: “Our Father” by Vincent Asaro [Horror]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows:
- @Daily Science Fiction:
- @Every Day Fiction:
- @Yesteryear Fiction: “The Elf Queen “ by Cameron Huntley [Fantasy Flash]
- Beam Me Up! Podcast #414 [Science Fiction]
- Beware the Hairy Mango #239 – “Things Are Listening Up” by Matthew Sanborn Smith [Moist Mango Mischief]
- Cast of Wonders #128 – “Robots Don’t Cry” by George Edwards [YA Science Fiction]
- Drabblecast #331 – “Night of the Cooters” by Howard Waldrop [Weird Comedy – from 1987]
- Escape Pod #454 – “Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One” by KC Ball [Science Fiction]
- Every Day Fiction Podcast #178 – “The Wolfsbane Incantation” by Todd Wheeler [Fantasy]
- Far Fetched Fables #13 – “Blood, Oak, Iron” by Janny Wurts and “Comber” by Gene Wolfe by [Fantasy]
- @Lightspeed Magazine: “All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past” by Howard Waldrop [Apocalyptic – from 1980]
- Pseudopod #394 – “Summer Girls” by Caspian Gray [Horror]
- The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine #161 – “What Could Be Worse Than Murray’s Chinese Cuisine?” by Void Munashii [Horror]
- Toasted Cake #113 – “Second Chance” by Ken Liu [Science Fiction]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod:
- @Relic Radio:
Audio – Serialized
- @Author’s Site: Nocturnal by Scott Sigler – Episode #38 [Horror Novel Serialization]
- Cthulhu Podcast #177 – Dreams in the Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft [Horror Serialization]
- The Hole Behind Midnight Episode #18 – “The Night Sucks More” [Dark Fantasy Serialization]
- @Transmissions from Colony One: Season Two, Episode Seven “Landslide” [Science Fiction Serial]
- Welcome to Night Vale #50 – “Capital Campaign” by [Fantasy Serial]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Alutia Rising by Craig Gerttula
Neither Trent nor Sasha ever expected their peaceful lives to change. But when Trent is betrayed by the woman he loves and expelled from Earth’s corporate ruled society, and Sasha is forced from her home on Planet Tidelia, to join the ruthless arena of galactic politics, they’ll find themselves entangled in a conflict that will change their lives…and the future of Earth…forever.
[Science Fiction Adventure Novel – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Below Mercury by Mark Anson
Mercury – closest planet to the Sun. In the permanent darkness of Chao Meng-fu crater lie vast fields of ice that that have never seen the Sun, and the ruins of Erebus Mine, abandoned and forgotten after a devastating explosion that claimed the lives of 257 people. After an eight-year legal battle, the relatives of the victims have finally succeeded in forcing the Space Accidents Board to reopen its investigation. Matt Crawford, a mine engineer who escaped the disaster, joins a team sent back to the mine to discover the true cause of the accident. The team is led by Clare Foster, a pilot in the U.S. Astronautics Corps, who has taken on the mission in the hope of rebuilding her career after a near-miss incident.
[Science Fiction Adventure Novel – Amazon]
The Change (Unbounded) by Teyla Branton
There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities.
[Science Fiction Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo]
The Enemy of an Enemy by Vincent Trigili
Vydor was on a fast track to the highest-ranking position in the Imperial Navy’s security forces and was recently assigned to the senior staff of the flagship of the Navy, the Dragon Claw. All he wanted to do his entire life was to serve his god, the Emperor, and given his phenomenal performance during his training in the Naval Academy, it seemed he would be able to do just that. Everything seemed to be going his way, until the Dragon Claw and its massive command fleet was sent on a rather unusual assignment to investigate a minor incident deep within the Empire’s space. That one event would start Vydor down a path filled with fantastically powerful enemies and extraordinary friends that would obliterate everything he ever understood to be true and threaten the very foundations of the Empire itself.
[Military Science Fiction Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Messages (David Chance #1) by John Michael Hileman
David Chance can see messages in the sea of words around him, messages that warn him of future events.
Driven to answer a question he’d long ago abandoned, and stalked by the killer he’s trying to stop, David risks everything to follow the messages to a dirty bomb set to go off in the heart of Boston. But can he trust the author of the messages to protect him from a terrorist who seems to know his every move.
[Science Fiction Thriller Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Anywhere But Here (The Starborn Ascension #1) by Jason D. Morrow
What if you could see the future with a single touch? What if that touch revealed someone’s death, and that person was someone you loved? Would you do everything you could to change it?
In a post-apocalyptic world, where danger roams in many forms, seventeen-year-old Waverly seeks protection in the town of Crestwood after her boyfriend is ruthlessly killed by lawless raiders. But what she finds is a place wrought with mystery, shady dealings, and more instability than she anticipates.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
“Life, On the Other Side” by Daniel Powell
When the bombs fell, they erased the face of the world. They expunged the mind of a civilization, and they forever changed our conceptual understanding of identity. But there are some who still remember, and Browning is one of them. Still searching for his wife, he is drawn to the edge of the great barrier and the Silence Virus it was built to contain. And standing there, the questions are simple: What remains, on the far side of those rusting iron gates?
Is she still inside?
[Post-Apocalyptic Short Story – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Deke Brolin – Rhol by Doug Backus
Deke Brolin is struggling with his life. When he happens across the Sacred Amulet of Rhol he suddenly finds himself in a strange world and soon learns that he is at the forefront of a quest to save the Balance of Five.
On Rhol, unlike Earth, Deke can see his outer soul or Paladin and soon discovers that everyone was created with two souls that act independently of each other, yet are one. Neither can survive without the other.
Through the teachings of his Paladin, Deodatus, Deke learns that he can manipulate the powers within the Amulet in his quest to save the Balance of Five. These powers can come at a cost however, drawing him into dark places that become increasingly difficult to return from.
[Epic Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
The Last Tragedy (Delvonian Tales #1) by Herb Mallette
Two of the world’s greatest adventurers have disappeared, and it falls to their heirs – Jake Warbler and the half-sprite Noxie – to retrace their steps and understand these dark, mysterious vanishings. The only clues point to history’s most famous work of unread literature: the Last Tragedy of Coeldoetta of Jueln. But the Tragedy has eluded all seekers for nearly fifteen hundred years. Can Jake and Noxie succeed where so many others have failed? And can they do so while outpacing a bloody-minded cult that seems to have undone the two most powerful figures in their lives?
[Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Without Bloodshed (Starbreaker #1) by Matthew Graybosch
“All who threaten me die.”
These words made Morgan Stormrider’s reputation as one of the Phoenix Society’s deadliest IRD officers. He served with distinction as the Society’s avenger, hunting down anybody who dared kill an Adversary in the line of duty. After a decade spent living by the sword, Morgan seeks to bid a farewell to arms and make a new life with his friends as a musician.
Regardless of his faltering faith, the Phoenix Society has a final mission for Morgan Stormrider after a dictator’s accusations make him a liability to the organization. He must put everything aside, travel to Boston, and prove he is not the Society’s assassin. He must put down Alexander Liebenthal’s coup while taking him alive.
[Near Future Science Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Ancient Guardians: The Legacy of the Key (Ancient Guardian Series, Book 1) by SL Morgan
While Reece Bryant is making her way through this world on her own, she is suddenly confronted with the truth of her existence, and the reality of her future. It is when she encounters two alluring and mysterious men, that a series of extraordinary events takes place, putting Reece’s life in grave danger. With her life in the balance, Reece must blindly trust the two mysterious strangers; and when she does, she is brought into an enchanting world that is beyond her logical comprehension.
[YA Fantasy Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Bastial Energy (The Rhythm of Rivalry #1) by B.T. Narro
By using the energy of the land, some humans have found they can develop extraordinary abilities. At the age of seventeen, these warriors, magicians, chemists, and psychics are allowed the opportunity to train at the Academy, increasing their opportunity for a well-paying career. But there’s a catch. They must fight beside the Army if requested by their king. Most aren’t concerned by this, as the current treaty has prevented battle for nearly seventy years…but that’s about to change.
[YA Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N]
Temp: An Accidental Fairytale by A.E. Mayer
You might imagine the Collision that catapulted magical creatures to Earth would make every moment miraculous. But jobs were just as dull, and life could be just as boring. Traffic still stunk, only now with dragon Flyways above highways, the stink was worse than ever. Jackson Belle Bee Elders (Bee for short) is a promising Magical Sciences major who ends up smack in the middle of the Southern home town she tried to escape. Her lofty dreams of adventure only land her under fluorescent lights as she turfs creatures to temp jobs for Beveled Star Magical Staffing (B.S. for short). But everything changes when the cautious temp meets a friend who will dramatically alter her holiday weekend and her life.
[YA Contemporary Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Paranormal and Romance
Apotheosis of the Immortal: Book I by Joshua Chaudry
Elijah’s family is savagely butchered while he lies helpless, forced to witness the carnage until a vicious blow to the head mercifully ends his agony. But at some point during that terrible night he is baptized in blood and birthed into immortality. As his body rises once more, his mind and heart solidify with a clear and immutable purpose: to hunt down the beings responsible for his loved ones’ deaths and destroy them, whatever the cost.
[Fantasy Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Balance (The Divine, Book One) by M.R. Forbes
My name is Landon Hamilton. Once upon a time I was a twenty-three year old security guard, trying to regain my life after spending a year in prison for stealing people’s credit card numbers.
Now, I’m dead…
[Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Horror
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