It’s June already; does that mean we can act like it’s summer? The weather in my neck of the woods is warm enough to suggest that yes, we can – but if it’s rainy where you are, why let that stop you?
So, here’s a bunch of free science fiction stories from the intertubes to aid whatever form of relaxations suggests itself to you… but don’t forget to take a look at this month’s Futurismic fiction first – “Awakening in Six Parts” by Karen M Roberts is a surreal near-future headtrip that deserves your attention!
Just the one from ManyBooks:
- “Spawn of the Comet” by H Thompson Rich
And one from FeedBooks:
- “All Cats Are Grey” by Andre Norton
New at Lone Star Stories:
- “Parable Lost” by Jo Walton
- “Pranks” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
- “The Parable of the Shower” by Leah Bobet
- “Madonna of the Cave“ by Sonya Taaffe
- “Marcy Rode a Meteor” by Samantha Henderson
- “Arsinoë’s Letter to Her Sister” by Jacqueline West
The last pre-hiatus issue of Byzarium is up:
- “The Fire” by Michael Fosburg
- “Death and the Miser” by Emerald B.
New from Clarkesworld:
- “Walking With a Ghost” by Nick Mamatas
- “The Giving Heart” by Corie Ralston
From Subterranean Online:
This week’s fiction over at the Gardner Dozois-edited issue of Subterranean Online is a novelette by none other than hisownself, Joe R. Lansdale. Check out “Hide and Horns” for some rudeness, cussing, illicit grave digging, and other assorted wholesome fun.
Jason Stoddard‘s Eternal Franchise continues with chapter 8.3
This week’s Shadow Unit DVD Extra: “Tactics”
COSMOS Magazine presents: “The Noise Machine” by V G Kemerer
Free fiction from Jeff VanderMeer: “The Goat Variations Redux”
The brilliantly-monikered Angry Robot Books are offering a free PDF sample of their new title, Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
SF Signal are continuing their quest to make this weekly round-up redundant by posting daily round-ups through the week; maybe soon I’ll be able to regain five hours a week by quitting the Friday free fiction collections here? Also mentioned was the following:
Plots with Guns is running an all-sf issue of “crime stories set in the year 2509” called Plots with Rayguns, featuring fiction by Kyle Minor, Fred Zackel, Jimmy Callaway, Cameron Ashley, Pinckney Benedict, Garnett Elliott, Richie Narvaez, and Kieran Shea
And finally a couple of Friday Flash Fiction pieces for you:
- “A Rose at Callanish” by Gaie Sebold
- “28 Daytrips Later” by Sumit Dam
There you go – that should keep you busy for a while. Our trained operators are waiting for your tip-offs and plugs all week round, so get in touch – but in the meantime, have a great weekend!