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- Apex Magazine #75 – August 2015
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies #179 – August 06, 2015
- Clarkesworld Magazine #107 – August 2015
- @AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review: “The Tea-Space Continuum” by Wendy Nikel [Science Fiction]
- Apex Magazine #75 – August 2015 [Speculative Fiction Magazine]
- “Brisé” by Mehitobel Wilson
- “Coming Undone” by Alexis A. Hunter
- “It is Healing, It is Never Whole” by Sunny Moraine
- “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant’s Tale” by Damien Angelica Walters
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies #179 – August 06, 2015 [Fantasy Magazine – also available as eBook]
- Audio:“Seasons Set in Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim
- “The Exile of the Eldest Son of the Family Ysanne” by Kendra Leigh Speedling
- “The Grace of Turning Back” by Therese Arkenberg
- Clarkesworld Magazine #107 – August 2015 [Speculative Fiction Magazine]
- “Dying Young” by Peter M. Ball [Science Fiction – from 2011]
- “It Was Educational” by J.B. Park [Science Fiction]
- “Security Check” by Han Song [Dystopian Science Fiction]
- “The Servant” by Emily Devenport [Science Fiction]
- “Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck” by Neal Asher [Science Fiction – from 2005]
- “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker [Science Fiction – also available in audio]
- @Cosmos Magazine: “Nuke my jobbot” by Emma Ross Munro [Science Fiction]
- @Daily Science Fiction: “Englebert” by Gareth D Jones [Science Fiction]
- @GigaNotoSaurus: “Blow the Moon Out” by E. Catherine Tobler [Speculative Fiction – also available as eBook]
- @Lightspeed Magazine:
- @Mad Scientist Journal:
- @Mythic Delirium: “Her Pound of Flesh” by Cassandra Khaw [Speculative Fiction]
- @Nightmare Magazine:
- @The Colored Lens:
- @Uncanny Magazine:
- @Weird Fiction Review: “When Raspberries Bloom in August” by Haralambi Markov [Weird]
Written – Flash
- @365 tomorrows:
- “Asymmetric Warfare” by Bob Newbell [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Gaps” by Jess Cowburn [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Like They Used To” by C. J. Boudreau [Science Fiction Flash]
- “The Maintenance Man” by Rachelle Shepherd [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Message from Space” by Suzanne Borchers [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Phantom Limb” by Kate Runnels [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Robots Don’t Kill People” by Gray Blix [Science Fiction Flash]
- “She Who Weaves” by Jae Miles [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Sunday Morning Abduction” by Izabella Grace [Science Fiction Flash]
- “They Live in Starlight” by David Botticello [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Tipping Point” by Rick Tobin [Science Fiction Flash]
- “True Believer” by David Nutt [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Daily Science Fiction:
- “A Brief Memo From Your Amygdala, Re: the Horror Movie We Have Just Seen” by Rachael Acks [Fantasy Flash]
- “Dear Jezzy: The Orgasm Fairy Across the Street” by Sarina Dorie [Fantasy Flash]
- “Encounter with a Dorian” by Steven Mathes [Slipstream Flash]
- “The Hospice” by Julian Mortimer Smith [Contemporary Fantasy Flash]
- “How I Saved the Galaxy (on a Limited Budget)” by Aidan Doyle [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Mea Maxima Culpa” by David Twiddy [Magic Realism Flash]
- “Road Test” by KJ Kabza [Science Fiction Flash]
- “The Taste of the Storm” by Jamie Lackey [Fantasy Flash]
- @Every Day Fiction:
- “10 Seconds” by Diana Rohlman [Fantasy Flash]
- “The Botanist and her Daughters” by Sean Mulroy [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Full Circle” by JT Gill [Science Fiction Flash]
- “The Graduation Gift” by Sheryl Normandeau [Science Fiction Flash]
- “Gravity’s Edge Gifts” by J.C. Towler [Fantasy Flash]
- “The Gunpowder Resistance” by Daniel Ausema [Steampunk / Fantasy Flash]
- “In the Dog Park” by Edward Ashton [Science Fiction Flash]
- “My Husband is a Frog” by Chelsea Hanna Cohen [Surreal Humor Flash]
- “We’ve Come to Ask You a Series of Questions” by Rachel Harrison [Science Fiction Flash]
- @Farther Stars Than These:
- Beam Me Up! Podcast #450 [Science Fiction]
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies Podcast #156 – “Seasons Set in Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim
- @Cast of Wonders:
- @Clarkesworld Magazine: “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker [Science Fiction]
- @Far Fetched Fables:
- @Lightspeed Magazine:
- @Nightmare Magazine: “Where It Lives” by Nathaniel Lee [Horror]
- Tales To Terrify #185 – “The Floating Girls: A Documentary” by Damien Angelica Walters [Horror]
Audio – Radio Dramas
- @Relic Radio:
- 2000 Plus –“When Machines Went Mad” [Science Fiction Radio Drama – from 1950]
- Beyond Midnight –“Turning To Marble” [Horror Radio Drama – from 1969]
- Lights Out –“The Fast One” [Horror Radio Drama – from 1943]
- Space Patrol –“The Treasure Of Planetoid 60” [Science Fiction Radio Drama – from 1953]
- The Creaking Door –“Yesterday You Died” [Horror / Weird Radio Drama – from 1964]
Audio – Serialized
- @Author’s Site: Alive by Scott Sigler – Episode #7 [YA Science Fiction Adventure Novel Serialization]
- @Author’s Site: Alive by Scott Sigler – Episode #8 [YA Science Fiction Adventure Novel Serialization]
- Drabblecast #366 – The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [Horror Serialization]
- @Transmissions from Colony One:
- Welcome to Night Vale #71 – “The Registry of Middle School Crushes” [Fantasy Serial]
Free eBooks – Various Speculative Subgenres
Free eBooks – Science Fiction
Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney
When asked, “Robot, are you self aware?… Do you think that we are self aware?”
Robot thought briefly, then responded, “Does it matter?”
Robot, Robbie, is just one of one hundred new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique. His only desire is to serve Lucy Walker. Brian Webster, his developer, also installs “The Governor” overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will.
Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences.
One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans… Surely, they must learn to serve humans better?
After all, they are programmed to serve.
[Hard Science Fiction Novel
Titans by Edward W. Robertson
Rob Dunbar is the world’s best history professor. And with good reason: he’s been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens.
But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob’s vast expertise. Baxter’s looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt. In exchange for Rob’s help, he’ll try to unravel the mystery of Rob’s origin.
As they’re getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars-based corporation. And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own–he’s not human. He’s a highly illegal AI.
Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago. They’ve been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since. Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight–and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history amongst the stars.
[Space Opera Novel – Amazon | B&N]
Where Bluebirds Fly (Synesthesia-Shift #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 Romance Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Science Fiction – Young Adult
Orphan Tribe, Orphan Planet by Jonathan Vick
Darkness is a place; a planet without a sun; an ice giant drifting through the void; lost andalone; searching for an orbit to call home. The orphan planet is blind but alive. There are creatures without eyes or color or light, living on the mountains, in the caves, beneath the crust.
On an icy planet with no sun, no light and no sight, an immature young warrior leaves his village for the first time on his very first hunt. His father and brothers don’t think he’s ready. When he has to be rescued not far from home, he seems to have proven them right. But when a storm divides the hunt team and they are attacked from below, the young warrior has to travel through an unfamiliar world to save his dying father, fight unimaginable creatures to save his own life, and warn his village about a devastating future only he knows is coming.
[YA Science Fiction Adventure Novel – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian
After The Event (After The Event #1) by T.A Williams
In a single moment hundreds of thousands of people died instantly, every plane fell from the sky and the world was plunged into darkness.
This became known as The Event.
The addiction had always controlled Grant’s life. It caused him to abandon everything, his home, his wife, and his children. Yet when his wife loses her battle with cancer he has to return to a family that barely knows him.
Then The Event Happens
As society crumbles all around him Grant must face the demons from his past in order to provide his family with a future.
[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Steampunk
Balanced on the Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood #1) by Lindsay Buroker
As the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, Colonel Ridge Zirkander is used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron—what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives…
[Steampunk Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]
Free eBooks – Fantasy
Free eBooks – Horror
Nether by Jason Beymer
Keep your demon alive, win the sweepstakes.
Burklin had it all — a spacious house, a shapeshifting wife, a wide open future — until his father ripped out his soul and trapped it inside a dog. Now he’s a slave, mopping up after a homicidal teenage demon. His father is sleeping with his ex, the possessed dog won’t shut up, and the cleanup jobs keep getting messier. Burklin would give anything to have his life back — even if it means forfeiting his chance to win the Nether’s sweepstakes.
Opportunity knocks with a dead woman’s hand. When the demon’s latest victim won’t stay dead, the rules of life and death change. Freedom lies within Burklin’s reach, but to get it he’ll have to defy his father, the ex-wife he still loves, and the Nether itself. Just how far is he willing to go?
[Horror / Dark Fantasy Novel – Amazon]