It’s Friday – and Friday means free fiction here at Futurismic. So here’s some stuff to fill up the spare hours of your Halloween weekend …
The big-name free fiction sites just keep churning out SF&F:
Via SF Signal – Forbes magazine commissioned five writers with the following remit: "It’s the year 2027, and the world is undergoing a global financial crisis. The scene is an American workplace."
Here are the results:
- "Abstract" by Michael Bagnulo
- "Springtide" by Max Barry
- "Other People’s Money" by Cory Doctorow
- "The Position" by Warren Ellis
- "Factory" by Lowell Yaeger
Chris Roberson‘s free fiction just keeps coming. Here’s something seasonal from his days with the Clockwork Storybook webzine – "Trick or Treat – A Public Service Announcement".
Orbit Books has posted the first chapter of Devices and Desires by K.J. Parker.
John C Wright is sharing the first chapter of his forthcoming Null-A Continuum novel.
Make way for the Friday Flash Fictioneers!
A double-whammy from Martin McGrath as he makes good his promise of playing catch-up – "The Fighter" and "The Unexpectedly Existential Life of Margaret Tome"; Shaun C Green presents "She Dances"; Gareth D Jones celebrates the birth of his daughter with "Precious Cargo"; Gareth L Powell provides an excerpt from an as-yet unpublished story, "Hot Rain"; and Dan Pawley gives us "Doppelgangers".
I’m smacking my metaphorical wrist for it, but I’ve not managed my time well enough to contribute this week. But that’s understandable – as Gareth Jones explains, we Flash Fictioneers are busy taking over the world.
Have a good weekend!