Happy May Day! Even if your religious or political leanings don’t care for the date, it’s not only a Friday but the first weekday of the month – which means we’ve just published our regular fictional offering, and you should go read Stephen Gaskell’s “Under an Arctic Sky” right away.
And when you’re all done with that, you can get started on this little list of free science fiction on the web as a way of filling up your weekend…
Here’s a bunch from ManyBooks:
- “Only the Neck Down” by David Reagan (a Futurismic classic!)
- “Inside John Barth” by William W Stuart
- Astounding Stories of Super-Science – February 1930 pulp magazine in full!
- “Solar Stiff” by Chas A Stopher
- “Lost in the Future” by John Victor Peterson
- “Texas Week” by Albert Hernhuter
- “Beyond the Door” by Philip K Dick
- “Year of the Big Thaw” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
And a couple from FeedBooks:
- “The Calm Man” by Frank Belknap Long
- “Devil Crystals of Arret” by Hal K Wells
HUB Magazine #84 features “My Dad’s Idea” by Llinos Cathryn
I’ve lost track of what I’ve linked to at Shadow Unit and what I haven’t, as the DVD Extras don’t come with numbers to sort the order out. So here’s the latest two pieces, just in case: “Dragons” and “Disintegration“.
Jason Stoddard delivers chapter 6.1 of Eternal Franchise
Tor.com presents “TVA Baby” by Terry Bisson
Via Ken MacLeod:
My colleague and fellow Genomics Forum Writer in Residence Pippa Goldschmidt‘s short story “The Competition for Immortality” is now online at LabLit.
From good friend o’ the site Nancy Jane Moore:
I ripped my free Book View Cafe flash fiction for this week straight from the headlines: “How to Deal With the Coming Crisis” is about swine flu. By the way, I post a free flash fiction every Thursday on Book View Cafe, and we generally have new free fiction on the site every day.
Via BoingBoing and loads of other places:
“[To make Thoughtcrime Experiments,] Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson selected nine mind-squibbling SF and fantasy stories from the slush pile, commissioned five works of art, paid the authors and artists, and packaged the whole thing as a high-quality anthology that you’re free to copy and remix. Artists include E-Sheep’s Patrick Farley and fanfic darling Erin Ptah; authors include Mary Anne Mohanraj, Carole Lanham, and Ken Liu. We also wrote an essay describing the process, which you can read if you’re interested in how we did it or what the SF/fantasy market looks like from the editor’s perspective.”
Looks like you can get Thoughtcrime Experiments in multiple formats from ManyBooks already, too.
The SF Signal team obviously sensed how busy I’ve been this week, and did a couple of round-up posts of free fiction links in additio to scraping up the following little tidbits from the far crevices of the intertubes:
- Aberrant Dreams presents “Children of the Fire” by Melissa Mead, “Dione” by Jess Kaan, and “Gilding the Dandelion” by Futurismic veteran Marissa K Lingen
- Chapters 1 and 2 of The Time Idiot by A R Yngve can be found on his website
- The latest issue of Abyss & Apex includes fiction by Lisa A Koosis, Bud Sparhawk, Aliette de Bodard, Ruth Nestvold, and William Highsmith
- The latest issue of Ideomancer presents fiction by J(ae)D Brames, Michaela Kahn, Steven Mohan, Jr., J C Runolfson, Mike Allen, and Amal El-Mohtar
- Issue #5 of Concept Sci-Fi has appeared, including fiction by Dylan Fox, Lawrence Buentello, and Jonathan Lowe
And to cap it off, there’s one bit of Friday Flash Fiction this week, courtesy of “R-zero” by Sumit Dam.
And we’re done – so get out of here and enjoy your weekend! But don’t forget to let us know about cool stuff we should be mentioning here, OK?