Having been doing FFF for a few months now, it seems the free fiction online quota works in bi-weekly cycles … after last week’s bumper crop, there’s a comparatively sparse selection this week.
But only comparatively – there’s got to be at least a week’s worth of reading among this little lot:
A hefty selection of old-school material from Manybooks.net:
- “That Sweet Little Old Lady” by Randall Garrett (1959)
- “Viewpoint” by Randall Garrett (1960)
- “Anchorite” by Randall Garrett (1962)
- “Breakaway” by Stanley Gimble (1955)
- “A Matter of Importance” by Murray Leinster (1959)
- “The Leader” by Murray Leinster (1960)
- “The Mississippi Saucer” by Frank Belknap Long (1951)
- “A Filbert Is a Nut” by Rick Raphael (1959)
- “I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon” by Richard Sabia (1959)
- “The Big Fix” by George O. Smith (1959)
- “The Circle of Zero” by Stanley G. Weinbaum
- “Summit” by D.M. Reynolds
- “Old Man” by Daniel Keys Moran
- “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum.
… this month’s Clarkesworld theme is death and wrestling!
- Fiction: “The Buried Years” by Loreen Heneghan.
- Non-fiction: Steel Chair through the Looking Glass: The Fractured Fantasy World of Professional Wrestling by Jason R. Ridler.
Now we’re on to the Winter 2008 issue, where the first few features are posted, including a brand new short story (actually, an excerpt from his novel, Black & White, by Lewis Shiner) and a column by SubPress favorite Joe R. Lansdale. In the coming weeks and months, look for new fiction by Michael Bishop, Rachel Swirsky, a novella by Thomas M. Disch, an audio of what just might be Charles Stross’ funniest story, and much more.
And last but by no means least, the Friday Flash Fictioneers ride forth:
Neil Beynon is afraid of attics. Why? “Because“.
Gareth L Powell reminds us that, in space, no one can hear your stomach rumble: “The Long Walk Aft“.
(Both Neil and Gareth have stories in the current issue of Aphelion webzine, too, so go take a look – congratulations, guys.)
Martin McGrath is fully on board with the creepy themes this week … what’s that noise? “Scritch-Scritch“.
Shaun C Green takes a dark look at corporate control in “Terminator“.
And yours truly takes a look at a reaction to corporate control in “Father and Son“.
That’s your lot for this week, ladies and gents. Don’t forget you can alert me to stories by you or anyone else and have them included here, as long as they’re free and legally available to read on the web. Just drop me a line.
Have a great weekend!