Friday rolls round once again, like some perpetually mobile ball-bearing in the supermarket aisle of life… so best grab onto a stack of free fiction to break your fall, eh? Let’s see what we’ve got…
There’s a big batch of pulp-era classix at Feedbooks:
- “The Gallery” by Rog Phillips
- “Advanced Chemistry” by Jack G Huekels
- “Alien Offer” by Al Sevcik
- “Star Mother” by Robert Franklin Young
- “Wanted – 7 Fearless Engineers!” by F Orlin Tremaine
- “The Coming of the Ice” by Green Peyton Wertenbaker
- “A Place in the Sun” by Stephen Marlowe
- “Summer Snow Storm” by Stephen Marlowe
There’s a new issue of Behind the Wainscot, too:
- “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” by Becca de la Rosa
- “Some Notes on the Eisenberg Estate” by Willow Fagan
- “Birdhouse” by Kristine Ong Muslim
- “Exoskeletal” by Laura Ellen Scott
This week’s fictional offering from Strange Horizons: “Just After Midnight” by Christie Skipper Ritchotte.
Tor.com are offering a free ebook version of Brian Francis Slattery‘s Spaceman Blues. The only catch is that you have to be a registered member of the site to get at them, but I imagine the bulk of you are already.
Here’s a bit of a break from science fiction, if you fancy it, via a tip-off from Futurismic‘s own Tom Marcinko:
Literary agent Lucienne Diver declared “Urban Fantasy Week” and has posted some short stories by some of the series authors in her stable on her Livejournal.
Peter Watts has a snippet of fiction up at his blog that comes with spoiler warnings, the title of which appears to be “Good News for Modern Man“. Peter Watts being Peter Watts, it probably isn’t good news at all…
Via the indispensable SF Signal, there’s an excerpt from Alastair Reynolds‘ The Six Directions of Space at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.
The latest news from Subterranean Online:
The Fall 2008 issue is well under way, with the serialized “Celestial Empire” novelette by Chris Roberson now complete…
More leather-slappin’ sharp-shootin’ fiction at SpaceWesterns.com:
Jayme Lynn Blaschke is still dredging through a sea of Memory – here’s part 27.
To close things off, here’s a handful of Friday Flash Fiction:
- Greg O’Byrne is down with “Cats These Days“. You dig it?
- Phred Serenissima has an appointment at “The Surgery“
- Sarah Ellender swears “Till Death Do Us Part“
And that’s about your lot, folks… for this week, anyway. Keep those tip-offs coming in; I need ’em before 1800 GMT if they’re to make the cut on Friday! In the meantime, have a great weekend.