A pretty decent haul this week:
Gareth L. Powell‘s on a roll as far as getting his work published is concerned. In addition to the stuff that’s made it into real dead-tree venues, here’s some of his work you can read for free:
- Pod Dreams of Tuckertown in October’s Byzarium.
- Plus links to older stories by Gareth at Free Speculative Fiction Online
[Disclosure – Gareth’s a good friend, and fellow (founding) member of the Friday Flash Fictioneers]
Via Nancy Jane Moore:
Here’s a goody for your free fiction page: Suzette Haden Elgin‘s
novel, The Communipaths, first published as an Ace double back in 1970, is now available free online.
By the way, Elgin is still writing and publishing — she just released (in print) an SF poetry collection “Twenty-One Novel Poems.” She blogs at http://ozarque.livejournal.com/ .
Also, the new issue of Farrago’s Wainscot is out, with stories by Forrest Aguirre, Michael Jasper, Yoon Ha Lee, Timothy S. Miller and Jenn Reese. Plus poetry and other.
Clarkesworld Magazine provides us with “Excerpt from a Letter by a Social-realist Aswang” by Kristin Mandigma.
Project Gutenburg has some freebies by Alan E. Nourse: “The Link“, “Meeting of the Board” and “My Friend Bobby“.
Here’s a new site that I’d not heard of before: Every Day Fiction does what it says on the tin, and delivers you a short story (apparently not always sf) every day. I discovered it after Ken MacLeod noticed he got a name-check in a piece called “Security Question” by Ramon Rozas III.
Chris Roberson‘s on a roll with his own Friday Freebies – here’s a big old chunk of his novel Paragaea.
The one and only Charlie Stross isn’t able to give away the entirety of his latest novel, Halting State, under a Creative Commons licence, but he is able to provide us with some of the early chapters – start with the prologue.
Futurismic’s own Jeremiah Tolbert has a great flash piece up at the Daily Cabal – “My Cell Phone is a Slut”, no less.
And as always, if you’ve a hunger for the bite-sized stuff, the Friday Flash Fictioneers can deliver: the above-mentioned Gareth L. Powell gives us “Driving to the Moon”; Gareth D. Jones has his tongue in his cheek with “The Alliterati”; Martin McGrath has been playing catch-up after a few weeks of silence, and you can see the results; Neil Beynon delivers “A Bit Of A Pickle”; and there’s always “Secrets of the Faith” by yours truly. Looks like some of the gang are running a little late this week, so you may want to keep your eyes peeled for work from Shaun C. Green … and last but not least, welcome to our newest recruit Dan Pawley, whose FFF debut is entitled “Transportation”.
And one to watch out for in the weeks to come – Fantasy Magazine is moving entirely away from print and changing to a free weekly online format – and increasing their per-word price for accepted fiction in the process!
Enjoy your weekend!
Authors, editors and anyone else – if you’ve got something free to read or listen to that you want included in next week’s round-up, drop an email to me (Paul Raven) via the address embedded in my name on the Staff page. Cheers!