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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?
- Apex Magazine #59 – April 2014 [Speculative Fiction Magazine]
- Clarkesworld Magazine #91 – April 2014
- “Autodidact” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew [Science Fiction]
- “Going After Bobo” by Susan Palwick [Science Fiction – from 2000]
- “Passage of Earth” by Michael Swanwick [Science Fiction]
- “Shining Armor” by Dominic Green [Science Fiction – from 2008]
- “The Cuckoo” by Sean Williams [Science Fiction – also available in audio]
- “Water in Springtime” by Kali Wallace [Fantasy]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “Reintroduction” by Jae Miles [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Robot’s Revenge” by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley [Science Fiction Flash]
Written – Serialized
- @HiLobrow: King Goshawk by Eimar O’Duffy – Chapter 14 [Satirical Science Fiction Serialization – from 1926]
- @19 Nocturne Boulevard: Atomic Julie’s Galactic Bedtime Stories #24 – “Sorry, Wrong Dimension” by Ross Rocklynne [Science Fiction – from 1954]
- @Clarkesworld Magazine: “The Cuckoo” by Sean Williams [Science Fiction]
- Drabblecast #319 – Trifecta XXVII
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod: Light’s Out –“The Word” [Horror / Thriller Radio Drama – from 1943]
Audio – Serialized
- Journey Into… #92 – Journey Into Space: Operation Luna [Science Fiction Serialization]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Alien Species Intervention: Books 1-3 (Species Intervention #6609) by J.K. Accinni
Two hundred years of tender love between man and alien, political downfalls, wanton violence of unspeakable order tempered with laughter, family loyalty and hope is the thrilling vehicle by which Ms. Accinni conveys her cautionary tale of the merciless disrespect man gives his planet and the vulnerable creatures entrusted to him.
[Science Fiction Omnibus – Amazon | B&N | Kobo]
Factory by I.S. Neko
In a bright and prosperous galaxy, there are many sights and pleasures to be had. Entire worlds are built with the intent to entertain and stockpile sinful money. On one such world, a young woman finds herself lost and without memory, making up her life one day at a time.
[Science Fiction Novelette – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Eden’s Warriors (A Distant Eden) by Lloyd Tackitt
Four years after a massive solar storm knocked out the world’s power grids Adrian Hunter is off on another adventure. He has heard that the US Navy may have docked some ships at Corpus Christi, so he saddles up and heads that way.
[Military Post-Apocalyptic Novel – Amazon]
Fury: Episode 1 by Charlotte McConaghy
Eighteen-year-old Josephine Luquet wakes up naked and covered in blood on the same day every year-when the blood moon is full. Josi has not responded to the “Cure”-an immunization against anger mandated by the government-and believes herself to be a threat to others.
[Dystopian Romance Novella – First Episode of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian – Young Adult
Resonance, Vol. I (Approaching the Dark Age Series) by M.C. Chivers
No one knows how long it has been since the turn of the Dark Age, though accounts differ from one Tribal leader’s story to another. Some legends speak of the earth turning on us for all the wicked we wrought. Some say creatures, monstrous behemoths of the depths, rose and sought our utter annihilation. In others, humanity simply destroyed itself with its own sadistic ways, be it with deceit or weapon.
[YA Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Steampunk
Apocalypse Witch by G.S. Wright
Matilda Katrine Myra is not from nobility. Her parents have spent their savings to send her to New Terros to continue her education and in hopes of a better future. It’s not the life she wants. Everything changes when her airship is attacked by pirates. With a hasty lie told to protect another girl, Matilda finds herself abducted and thrust into a world beyond the safety of her civilized world.
[Steampunk Novelette – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Alternative History
Hounds of Autumn by Heather Blackwood
A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor?
[Alternative History Mystery Novel – Amazon]
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
Powerless: The Synthesis by Jason Letts
Mira Ipswich couldn’t have ever known the startling difference that separates her from the rest of humanity. But when she discovers a strange anomaly in the midst of her seclusion, her parents are forced to reveal she exists in a world where everyone is imbued with a wondrous natural gift. Everyone except herself that is.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Zombies
#zombie (Zombie Botnet) by Al K. Line
The largest Web hack ever performed has devastating repercussions as it all goes horribly wrong. Designed to compromise the world’s connected devices, the zombie botnet delivers subliminal data packets via social media and more – in an afternoon most of the world is either infected or eaten.
[Zombie Humor Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo]
Zoe, Undead by J. R. Knoll
17 year old Zoe has a high functioning form of autism called Asperger Syndrome. In the middle of the zombie apocalypse, with her family gone, she finds herself alone and fleeing the invading zombie hoards, only to make the grim discovery that she is one of them…
[Zombie Novel – Amazon]