It’s Friday again… and unless I’m mistaken, this is one of those weekends where folk on both sides of the pond have a Monday off. Which is reason to be cheerful – so why not celebrate by reading some free science fiction stories online, eh? C’mon, your boss is probably coasting his way to close-of-business anyway, who’s gonna notice? Step this way…
Here’s a bunch from ManyBooks:
- The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
- The Mouthpiece of Zitu by J U Giesy
- Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J U Giesy
- “Of Time and Texas” by William F Nolan
- “Two Plus Two Makes Crazy” by Walter J Sheldon
- “Benefactor” by George H Smith
- “… And Gulliver Returns” by Bob O’Connor
And a couple from FeedBooks:
- “The Sargasso of Space” by Edmond Moore Hamilton
- “The Copper-Clad World” by Harl Vincent
Jason Stoddard‘s Creative Commons release of Eternal Franchise continues; we’re up to chapter 8.1
Yet another Shadow Unit Season 2 DVD Extra: “The Truth”
Issue #3 of Arkham Tales is now available for free download! This issue features a cover by George Cotronis, and contains fiction by Nicholas Ozment, J.C. Koch, Rob Brooks, Nandi Ekles, Eric W. Jepson, Maura McHugh, J.J. Beazley and Edward Morris.
Their server seems a little flaky at the moment (possibly just overloaded on release day) so give the refresh button a few jabs if you get a connection error.
I’m not sure if it’s entirely meant to be read as fiction, but Ken MacLeod‘s “Invasion Dream” is a pretty weird read nonetheless.
HUB Magazine #87 features “Nightlife” by Dean Grondo
Here’s Memory part 37 by Jayme Lynn Blaschke
The SF Signal gang have made my life a little easier with a couple of free fiction link posts. Meanwhile, here’s another few snippets that passed through there over the week:
- The latest issue of Three Crow Press includes fiction by Catherine Knutsson, Glenn Lewis Gillette, T A Moore, C M SheVLin, Nu Yang, Brian Dolton, Shannon Page and Jay Lake, Gary McMahon, David Priebe, and Rick Silva
- Conjunctions presents “Predecessor” by Jeff VanderMeer; looks like they have more free fiction over there, too, but a distinct lack of RSS feed.
And to close us up, Sumit Dam sneaks in with “Lives of Quiet Desperation“.
And that’s all, folks, as the cartoon pig used to say. Don’t forget to drop us a line if there’s something you think we should collect here next week, but more importantly, have the best weekend you can, OK? Peace…