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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies #150
- Tor has a science fiction story from A.M. Dellamonica
- Check out Far Fetched Fables if you haven’t already. Or else.
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies #150 [Fantasy Magazine]
- @Omni Reboot: “The Landline” by Bruce Sterling [Science Fiction]
- @Tor: “The Color of Paradox” by A.M. Dellamonica [Science Fiction]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows: “The Cost of Survival” by Suzanne Borchers [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Trial of the God Star” by Ian Rose [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction: “View of an Apocalyptic Paradise” by Jakob Drud [Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Flash]
Written – Serialized
- @HiLobrow: King Goshawk by Eimar O’Duffy – Chapter 26 [Satirical Science Fiction Serialization – from 1926]
- @Paizo: The Tides of Blood! by Lucien Soulban – Chapter Four: A Rat and a Hard Place [Shared World Fantasy Serialization]
- @Beneath Ceaseless Skies: “The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram
- Far Fetched Fables #10 – “Neverland Blues” by Adam Browne, “The Swan Maiden” by Barbara A. Barnett, and an excerpt from “Deadly Curiosities” by Gail Z. Martin by [Fantasy]
- The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine #160 – “Through The Din Of Silence” by B. D. Anklevich [Science Fiction]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Relic Radio: Dimension X –“Mars Is Heaven” [Science Fiction Radio Drama – from 1950]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Bibliophile (L is for Librarian) by Tom Bruno
The Imperial Library Corps has brought the light of civilization to the Galactic Periphery for millennia, but when a rogue admiral launches a surprise attack on the Empire will the libraries be abandoned as just another casualty of war?
Amid the backdrop of interstellar conflict, a librarian at the edge of the galaxy must make a fateful decision which will determine the course of his life.
[Science Fiction Novella – Amazon]
“Catch of the Day” by Simon Haynes
Ken and Steve reluctantly give up their lawnmowing duties for a weekend of fishing, booze and male bonding. Unfortunately the fish aren’t biting, supplies are running low and worst of all … the beer just ran out. Then, without warning, an alien colony ship arrives in orbit, and that’s when Ken’s problems REALLY start.
[Science Fiction Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
Extermination Day by William Turnage
Survivors of a deadly virus must time travel into the past and warn the world of the coming Apocalypse.
[Post-Apocalyptic / Time Travel Thriller Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
“Transfection” by David Gaughran
Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers discover that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of.
Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it’s so crazy, he barely believes it himself.
[Technothriller Short Story – Amazon | B&N | Kobo]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
Free Falling (The Irish End Game #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
When David and Sarah Woodson take a much-needed vacation with their ten-year old son, John, their intention is to find a relaxing, remote spot to take a break from the artificial stimulation of their busy world back in Jacksonville, Florida. What happens within hours of settling in to their rural, rustic little cottage in a far-flung spot on the coast of Ireland is an international incident that leaves the family stranded and dependent on themselves for their survival.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]
The Oasis of Filth – Part 1 by Keith Soares
A doctor in suburban Maryland is on the front lines of discovering the disease, but finds himself quickly overwhelmed by a world that collapses into paranoia, fear and loneliness. He makes an unexpected connection to Rosa, a beautiful woman half his age with an inquisitive nature and inherent sense of hope and resourcefulness, and together they go on a sprawling journey across the eastern United States, finding danger, hope, and possibly even the salvation of the world.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
The Crystal Chalice (The Legend of Erren-dar #1) by R.J. Grieve
The Kingdom of Eskendria is facing the greatest threat to its existence since the fall of the legendary Old Kingdom. The cruel servants of the Destroyer, the ancient enemy of the kingdom, are creeping into the forests of the Forsaken lands ever closer to the mighty river that forms the boundary of Eskendria. Their goal: to annihilate it completely.
[Epic Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
The Final Formula (The Final Formula #1) by Becca Andre
To a master alchemist like Addie, impossible is just another word for challenge. When a fiery explosion destroys the Alchemica, the premier alchemy institute in the United States, she’s left with nothing. No home, no colleagues, and no memory. Learning what happened seems impossible, but she still has one strength, and in her opinion, it’s the only one she needs. She hasn’t forgotten a thing about alchemy.
[Dark Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult
Between Worlds (Trix-ology) by Yolande Krueger
Olive Trix, a sixteen year old aspiring witch, works at her family’s coffee shop called The Black Brew in the small town of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. She uses her alchemy skills to make coffee and muffins that offer more than your average pick-me-up. Even though she excels at potion making, her ability to use magic is next to none, something she finds extremely frustrating. When a stranger comes to town cloaked in his own spell of illusion, everything changes. For the first time, Olive is forced to use her magic delving into an untapped resource she never knew she possessed.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – Amazon]
Moth (The Moth Saga #1) by Daniel Arenson
They say the world used to turn. They say that night would follow day in an endless dance. They say that dawn rose, dusk fell, and we worshiped both sun and stars.
That was a long time ago.
[YA Fantasy Novel – First of Series – Amazon | Kobo]
Nightfall Gardens by Allen Houston
Vain Lily Blackwood and her shy brother Silas wonder if their family will ever settle in one place long enough to lead a normal life. When a mysterious stranger in a wolf-hide cloak arrives claiming to be their uncle, they discover their parents have been hiding a secret that turns their world upside down.
[YA Fantasy Novel – Amazon]
Renegade Rising (The Renegade Series #1) by J.C. Fiske
Life’s tough if you’re a boy named Gisbo. Besides having a name that means “dog” in a barbaric tongue and being forced to live all alone in a manure shack outside the city walls, Gisbo has also never soared on a flying sword, raised a boon animal, or made a single friend.
[YA Sword & Sorcery Novel – First of Series – Amazon | B&N | Smashwords]
Free eBooks – Vampires
Free eBooks – Superhero
Sleepless (Bird of Stone #1) by Tracey Ward
My name is Alex Mills and I have a superpower.
Don’t be jealous, it sucks. I can’t control it. My mind is a mutinous SOB that takes over when I go to sleep. I’m just a girl trying to get some shut eye while it decides to throw a rager that can land me just about anywhere in the world
[YA Superhero Novel – First of Series – Amazon]