Heads up, Friday people – time for your weekly wheelbarrow of free science fiction stories from the far-flung bends and spirals of the intertubes!
A big batch from ManyBooks this time out:
- “Shipwreck in the Sky” by Eando Binder
- “With the Night Mail” by Rudyard Kipling
- “The Terror from the Depths” by Sewell Peaslee Wright
- “The Door” by Evelyn E Smith
- “Keep Out” by Frederic Brown
- “No Pets Allowed” by Monette A Cummings
- “Operation Lorelie” by William P Salton
- “Acid Bath” by Vaseleos Garson
- “The Mathematicians” by Arthur Feldman
- “Cogito, Ergo Sum” by John Foster West
But just the one from FeedBooks:
- “The Gun” by Philip K Dick
HUB Magazine presents “Storm CHASER” by Craig Pirrell
There’s only the one DVD extra from Shadow Unit, but that should be “Sufficient“. Arf!
Chris Roberson is back in the free-fic saddle with “Annus Mirabilis”
Still coming steady from Fort Stoddard, Eternal Franchise is up to chapter 9.1
A R Yngve sez:
My homepage has been updated with chapter 6 of my unsold novel The Time Idiot (the ongoing serial). This is a short, funny novel about a dumb man who has gained power far beyond his ability to handle it responsibly — in this case, the power to alter history. (You can call it a metaphor, if you’re into metaphors.)
Cheers, A R!
Via BoingBoing (and pretty much the rest of the genre sub-web) comes the word that Catherynne M Valente is posting one chapter a week from her superbly-titled YA fantasy novel, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Also mentioned at BoingBoing is a similar effort by a chap called Jonathan, who says “I’ve set myself the target of putting a free short story online every week, and to keep doing just that for a year. […] more than that, I am making these stories available under a Creative Commons Share-alike Licence, hoping that others will take the stories to places that even I can’t imagine.” Well, good on him; go take a look, why don’tcha?
Once again, SF Signal have a hugely comprehensive post of free fiction for each day of the past week, so go follow those. They also pointed out that Hachette – the people behind SF publisher Orbit Books – have made The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers available to read online, albeit from a rather fiddly Flash interface that crashes my browser (64-bit Kubuntu doesn’t handle these things well, sadly).
That should keep you out of trouble while the boss finishes off his extended Friday lunch meeting, right? Right – and don’t forget you can drop us a note with any suggestions for next week’s collection. In the mean time, have a great weekend!