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!
Manybooks is keepin’ it old-school, yo:
- Captain Gardiner of the International Police – A Secret Service Novel of the Future by Allen Robert Dodd
- Ladies Whose Bright Eyes by Ford Madox Ford
Meanwhile, over at Feedbooks:
- Another Futurismic reissue: “Hooking Up” by Tom Doyle
- “Alchymical Romance” by Lee Battersby
- The Infinite Sea by Jeffrey A Carver (the final book of the Chaos Chronicles)
You can read yet more of Paul McAuley‘s new novel; chapter three of The Quiet War awaits your eyeballs.
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.
This week’s Strange Horizons fiction offering is “Cowboy Angel (Part 2)” by Samantha Cope.
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.
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
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.
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“
Here’s your Friday Flash Fiction action for the week:
- Sarah Ellender got hers by “Mail Order“
- Greg O’Byrne has “Windows For Eyes“
- Neil Beynon has been taking “Lessons“
- Gareth L Powell is watching “Aztec Jaguars Falling“
- Phred Serenissima insists on your “Consent“
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.
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…