Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 7/19/2014
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- @Daily Science Fiction: “The Rift Cell” by Chris Batchelor [Fantasy]
- @Enchanted Conversation: “The Seven Fated Wishes” by Sarah Hausman [Fairy Tale]
- @Farther Stars Than These: “Meat Dreams” by John Ogden [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Nightmare Magazine: “Death and Death Again” by Mari Ness [Horror - also available in audio]
- @Omni Reboot: “They All Looked Like Nails” by David Hopper [Science Fiction]
- @Tor: “The Angelus Guns” by Max Gladstone [Fantasy]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows:
- @Daily Science Fiction:
- @Enchanted Conversation: “Into Gold” by Russ Bickerstaff [Fairy Tale Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction:
- @Nature: “Are you receiving?” by Rebecca Birch [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Weirdyear: “The Bereaved” by Chris Sharp [Weird Flash]
- @Yesteryear Fiction: “As Smooth as the Palm of a Hand “ by Chuck Oliver [Fantasy Flash]
Written – Serialized
- @Author’s Site: Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts – Part 9 – “Madame Su’s Bed and Board” [Space Opera Serialization]
- @Author’s Site: The Greenland Diaries by Patrick Marsh – Day 136 [Post-Apocalyptic Serialization]
- @HiLobrow: King Goshawk by Eimar O’Duffy – Chapter 29 [Satirical Science Fiction Serialization - from 1926]
- @Paizo: Queen Sacrifice by Steven Savile – Chapter One: Lord of Summer [Shared World Fantasy Serialization]
- @Clarkesworld Magazine: “Soul’s Bargain” by Juliette Wade [Science Fiction]
- @Nightmare Magazine: “Death and Death Again” by Mari Ness [Horror]
- Pseudopod #395 – “Fishhead” by Irvin S. Cobb [Horror - from 1913]
- Tales To Terrify #132 “Post Flesh” by Paul Jessup and “The Immaculate Particle” by Matt Cowen [Horror]
Audio – Serialized
- Radio Drama Revival #382 – A Prophets Guide [Contemporary Fantasy Serialization]
- @Transmissions from Colony One: Season Two, Episode Eight “Extirpation” [Science Fiction Serial]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
A Not So New World by Patrick Hatt
All Jack wanted was to leave his mark on the world. But with a self serving, former Professor having him charged with a crime he did not commit, hope was dwindling. Jack’s one chance was Agent Milano, an FBI agent open to his innocence. Her decision gave Jack the opening he needed to escape, although both will soon wish he just stayed in jail.
After a hectic jump in his cat time machine thrusts the pair into the unknown world of Chutar, Jack and Agent Milano quickly learn all they have is each other.
[Time Travel Novel - Amazon]
Blank (Season 1) by Richard C Hale
There’s a violence in me.
My name is Lincoln Delabar. I was born without a face. Yes, you heard that right. Smooth, clear skin from my forehead to my chin.
I see the world differently, yet it is still a place that holds wonder. At least most of the time…
[Science Fiction Adventure Serial - First Season - Amazon]
Daughter of the High Lords and other Speculative Fiction Stories by David Scholes
A collection of some 14 science fiction and science fantasy short stories.
[Science Fiction and Science Fantasy Collection - Amazon]
Future Detective: Cyber Criminal by Steve Hanson
The future is not what we thought it would be. The lines between machines, technology and humans keep getting blurrier. Technology is more and more an intricate part of our lives. Operating systems run our entire lives without us even knowing it.
Detective Ramos is investigating two mysterious crimes. What he finds may be a lot more than just a simple crime and may question everything he knows to be true.
[Science Fiction Novelette - Amazon]
Post-Human Series Books 1-4 by David Simpson
Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history–a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world’s first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig’s story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.
[Science Fiction Omnibus - Amazon]
The Solar Wind by Laura E. Collins
The Earth is dying. The Great Impact of 2079 has rendered the Earth uninhabitable. It is now hundreds of years later.
After the sudden death of her husband, all Ava Amherst wants is to begin a peaceful new life away from Earth on the space station Orionis. Or so she thought. After arrival she discovers life is much more difficult than she was led to believe by the Intergalactic Transport Organization. People are unfriendly, they keep to themselves, and food is much more expensive than she anticipated.
Practically starving, Ava nearly faints walking home from work. She is startled by a powerful electric shock radiating through her when handsome starship captain Wesley Robinson, and his crewmember Naomi, surprisingly come to her aid. The sensation is all but forgotten because of her yearning to make new friends. Her happiness initially blinds her to some subtle clues that they are more than simple humans…
[Science Fiction / Post-Apocalyptic Novel - Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Ping – From the Apocalypse by Susan Lowry
The plague should have killed Kate — it appears to have annihilated everyone else on its path. But with no electricity, no-one answering her phone calls, and the roads impassable until spring, the full extent of the disaster is unknown to her. Forced to wait, she contemplates existing as the last person on earth.
[Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Novella - First of Series - Amazon]
The Registry by Shannon Stoker
Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crime.
The Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic new America, girls are raised to be brides, sold at auction to the highest bidder. Boys are raised to be soldiers, trained to fight and never question orders.
Nearly eighteen, beautiful Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the beginning of her auction year. But a warning from her married older sister raises dangerous questions. Now, instead of going up on the block, Mia is going to escape to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.
All Mia wants is to control her own destiny—a brave and daring choice that will transform her into an enemy of the state, pursued by powerful government agents, ruthless bounty hunters, and a cunning man determined to own her . . . a man who will stop at nothing to get her back.
[Dystopian Novel - Amazon | B&N]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
I Bring the Fire Part I : Wolves (A Loki Story) by C. Gockel
In the middle of America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has a plan — to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he’s done wrong — this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he’s forgotten…
[Contemporary Fantasy Novel - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Extraordinary by Amanda McGee
Alex Ryan only wanted to be normal. And by normal, she meant detached and boring. When she discovers her mother’s magical past, she is thrown into her own magical existence with two enchanted siblings that she never knew existed, a handsome stranger who once frequented her dreams, and a supernatural foe with an old score to settle. But no matter how much she rolls her eyes, Alex Ryan can never be anything short of extraordinary.
[YA Fantasy Novel - Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Paranormal and Romance
Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) by Natalie Herzer
Life will make you stumble…
One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room – wings and gloriole and all – telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel she is born to fight for humankind and to guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest.
She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight.
Life can make you fall…
[New Adult Fantasy Romance Novel - First of Series - Amazon]
Where Bluebirds Fly (Synesthesia-Shift Series #1) by Brynn Chapman
Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. Orphaned during the Indian raids, she and her brother with Asperger’s Syndrome come to live with the key historical figures of the trials-The Putnams. They keep their synesthesia secret- that days, months and years appear as color in Verity’s mind, and for John, that symphonies play in a Fantasia-style performance of colors and geometric patterns.
[Time Travel Fantasy Romance Novel - First of Series - Amazon]
Free eBooks – Vampires
The Drayton Chronicles by Tony Bertauski
The evolution of a vampire.
Drayton doesn’t know what he is. Or why he has lived for thousands of years. He takes not his victim’s blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.
[Vampire Collection - Amazon]
Free eBooks – Horror
The Journal of James Halldon (Diary of the Displaced #1) by Glynn James
James Halldon wakes up in a strange and dark place, surrounded by endless junk and debris.
He has no idea where he is, or how he got there.
Almost no memories of his past.
And there are things moving in the darkness around him. Things that growl.
And daytime never seems to come…
[Horror Novel - First of Series - Amazon]
Free eBooks – Zombies
Bones: The Apocalypse Saga by Mark Wheaton
When mankind is visited by Three Great Apocalypses, the only thing standing in their way is a feckless but loyal, easily distracted yet occasionally ferocious German shepherd named Bones, a one-time cadaver dog with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. This is his amazing story.
[Zombie Novel - Amazon]
Fire: The Collapse (Elements of the Undead #1) by William Esmont
No one knows what caused the dead to rise. No one knows what caused them to attack the living. Fighting for their lives, scattered survivors find the attempted cure to be almost worse than the disease.
[Zombie Novella - First of Series - Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
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