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80 Free Speculative Fiction Stories by 41 Authors

A new batch of juicy and free fiction is up at Free Speculative Fiction Online:

  1. Chris Barzak: “Children” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  2. Angela Boord: “Evergreen” (Lone Star Stories #13, February 2006)
  3. Angela Boord: “Forget Me Not” (Strange Horizons, November 2001)
  4. Angela Boord: “Maenad” (Lone Star Stories #7, February 2005)
  5. Angela Boord: “The Only Gold is Grass” (Ideomancer Vol. 4 No. 3, September 2005)
  6. Hannah Wolf Bowen: “Among The Cedars” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 3, March 2003)
  7. Hannah Wolf Bowen: “Tin Cup Heart” (Ideomancer Vol. 5 No. 3, September 2006)
  8. Ken Brady: “So It Ends” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 2, February 2003)
  9. Tobias S. Buckell: “A Jar of Goodwill” (Clarkesworld #44, May 2010)
  10. Catherine Cheek: “She’s Taking Her Tits to the Grave” (Ideomancer Vol. 7 No. 2, June 2008)

  1. Catherine Cheek: “Voice Like a Cello” (Fantasy Magazine, May 2009, or in audio)
  2. Stephen Dedman: “Valley of the Shadows” (Weird Tales #324, Summer 2001)
  3. Rudi Dornemann: “Lantean Sands” (Fortean Bureau, September 2004)
  4. Rudi Dornemann: “Six Fortean Flash Fictions” (Fortean Bureau, August 2003)
  5. Rudi Dornemann: “Sunfast, Shadowplay, and Saintswalk” (Strange Horizons, September 2003)
  6. Rudi Dornemann: “The Constellation Game” (Fortean Bureau, December 2003)
  7. Rudi Dornemann: “The Night Gardener” (Fortean Bureau, May 2003)
  8. Rudi Dornemann: “Vortigern” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 8, December 2004)
  9. Sarah L. Edwards: “As the Prarie Grasses Sing” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #42, May 2010)
  10. Jon Hansen: “How to Draw the Dark Lord” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 4, December 2007)
  11. Samantha Henderson: “Deuteroi” (Abyss & Apex #33, First Quarter 2010)
  12. Tom Holt: “Brownian Emotion” (Subterranean, Spring 2010)
  13. Paul Jessup: “The Last Stand of the Ant Maker” (Apex, May 2010)
  14. Nicole Kornher-Stace: “Seer of Cities” (Ideomancer Vol. 7 No. 1, March 2008)
  15. Jay Lake: “April” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 4, April 2004)
  16. Jay Lake: “February” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 2, February 2004)
  17. Jay Lake: “January” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 1, January 2004)
  18. Jay Lake: “July” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 7, September 2004)
  19. Jay Lake: “June” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 6, June 2004)
  20. Jay Lake: “March” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 3, March 2004)
  21. Jay Lake: “May” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 5, May 2004)
  22. Marissa Lingen: “Natural Limitations” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 4, April 2003)
  23. Darja Malcolm-Clarke: “His One True Bride” (Fantasy Magazine, June 2008)
  24. Darja Malcolm-Clarke: “Pearl in Shadow” (Ideomancer Vol. 7 No. 2, June 2008)
  25. Darja Malcolm-Clarke: “The Beacon” (Clarkesworld #11, August 2007)
  26. Bruce McAllister: “The Courtship of the Queen” (Tor.com, May 2010)
  27. Meghan McCarron: “Boyfriend” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  28. Meghan McCarron: “Dangerous” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  29. Meghan McCarron: “We Heart Vampires!” (Strange Horizons, May 2010)
  30. Maureen F. McHugh: “The Naturalist” (Subterranean, Spring 2010)
  31. Chris Nakashima-Brown & Bruce Sterling: “Windsor Executive Solutions” (Futurismic, May 2010)
  32. Mari Ness: “Playing with Spades” (Fantasy Magazine, August 2009)
  33. Mari Ness: “Rumpled Skin” (Ideomancer Vol. 8 No. 4, December 2009)
  34. Mari Ness: “The Shadow in the Mirror” (Fantasy Magazine, May 2008)
  35. Dru Pagliassotti: “Joseph’s Plaint” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 6, June 2004)
  36. Dru Pagliassotti: “Pan de los Muertos” (Strange Horizons, April 2003)
  37. Dru Pagliassotti: “The Manufactory” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #30, November 2009, also in audio)
  38. Tony Pi: “A Sweet Calling” (Clarkesworld #44, May 2010)
  39. Tony Pi: “Dynamics of a Hanging” (Shred of Evidence Vol. 3 No. 2, May 2005)
  40. Tony Pi: “Metamorphoses in Amber” (Abyss & Apex #24, Fourth Quarter 2007)
  41. Tony Pi: “Night Of The Manticore” (Abyss & Apex #33, First Quarter 2010)
  42. Tony Pi: “Silk and Shadow” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #11, February 2009)
  43. Tony Pi: “Zeno’s Last Paradox” (Abyss & Apex #16, Fourth Quarter 2005)
  44. Chelsea Polk: “Bright Wings and Wax” (Ideomancer Vol. 4 No. 2, June 2005)
  45. Chelsea Polk: “If One Should Pass This Way Again” (Fortean Bureau, November 2004)
  46. Chelsea Polk: “Le Bel Homme Sans Merci” (Abyss & Apex #4, July 2003)
  47. Tim Pratt: “Gingerbread” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  48. Tim Pratt: “Headache” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  49. Tim Pratt: “Melancholy Shore” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 9, September 2003)
  50. Tim Pratt: “Robin of Wonderland Wood” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 7, July 2003)
  51. M. Rickert: “More Beautiful Than You” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 6, June 2004)
  52. M. Rickert: “Night Blossoms” (Ideomancer Vol. 3

    No. 4, April 2004)

  53. Bruce Holland Rogers: “Sleeping Beauty” (Once Upon a Galaxy Anthology, 2002)
  54. Bruce Holland Rogers: “Spotted Dolphin” (The North American Review, September 1999)
  55. Bruce Holland Rogers: “Twas the Night Before Global Economic Integration” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 12, December 2003)
  56. Benjamin Rosenbaum: “Newsboy” (Ideomancer Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2007)
  57. Mark Rudolph: “Always A Bridesmaid” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 11, November 2003)
  58. Mark Rudolph: “Going Once” (Strange Horizons, June 2001)
  59. Mark Rudolph: “Words of Love, Soft and Tender” (Strange Horizons, December 2000)
  60. Patricia Russo: “The Next” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 3, March 2004)
  61. David J. Schwartz: “Virginie and the Fool” (Ideomancer Vol. 4 No. 3, September 2005)
  62. Alan Smale: “Kristin, with Caprice” (Audio, Realms of Fantasy, August 2003)
  63. Bud Sparhawk: “The Tortuous Path” (Abyss & Apex #33, First Quarter 2010)
  64. Norman Spinrad: “Lighter than Air” (Fantasy Magazine, April 2010)
  65. Rachel Swirsky: “Exodus” (Ideomancer Vol. 7 No. 4, December 2008)
  66. Igor Teper: “The Relativity Prison” (Abyss & Apex #16, Fourth Quarter 2005)
  67. Jeremiah Tolbert: “Spooning” (Ideomancer Vol. 2 No. 7, July 2003)
  68. Jeremiah Tolbert: “Storm Comes A’Callin’” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 2, February 2004)
  69. Greg van Eekhout: “When the Black Bird Circles Back” (Ideomancer Vol. 3 No. 3, March 2004)
  70. Caroline M. Yoachim: “The Sometimes Child” (Fantasy Magazine, May 2010)
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