Friday Free Fiction for 26th September

Paul Raven @ 26-09-2008

Another week, another inbox brimming with free-to-read science fiction stories. Hell knows we could all do with a bit of escapism right now… so dive on in, free fiction fans!

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Manybooks is keepin’ it old-school, yo:

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Meanwhile, over at Feedbooks:

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You can read yet more of Paul McAuley‘s new novel; chapter three of The Quiet War awaits your eyeballs.

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Futurismic alumnus Tobias Buckell has been throwing up the first few chapters of his new novel Sly Mongoose on his website: here are chapters 1, 2 and 3.

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This week’s Strange Horizons fiction offering is “Cowboy Angel (Part 2)” by Samantha Cope.

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From the people at Apex:

For your consideration, “What You Know” (PDF) by Geoffrey Girard, one of the exciting new stories in Jodi Lee’s Apex anthology Courting Morpheus.

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Via SF Signal:

  • Mike Gordon has posted free excerpts of his novel Tracks at his website
  • Douglas Clegg goes one further with the entire text of his novel Afterlife
  • SpaceWesterns presents Part 1 of “The Mound” by H. P. Lovecraft and & Zealia Bishop

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Gwyneth Jones has just made available the entire text of her seminal Bold As Love novel, the first in the series of the same name, in PDF format.

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A message from dj lotu5:

Hi! Previously, I submitted my story “Tissue Banking”, which you linked to. Here is another story in the same vein that you may enjoy: “Laser Skin Reinscription

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Here’s your Friday Flash Fiction action for the week:

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Non-sf online comics bonus via Scumlord Warren Ellis:

Paul Sizer’s been serialising his new music graphic novel BPM online while the physical book’s been printing in Malaysia. As I write, there’s something like 47 pages of the book up there for free reading.

I took a quick look, and ended up devouring the lot; beautiful colourful artwork, and if you’ve ever been into the DJ/club/dance music scene, it should be right up your street.

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That’s your fiction thrift for the week, folks – hope you enjoy. Don’t forget to send in your tip-offs and shameless self-plugs for next week; deadline is 1800 GMT every Friday! Have a great weekend…

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