Starting today, for one week, everyone can read the first two chapters of the first book in my new novel series! The book is Hotel Reverie, and the series is The Seaport Chronicles, a contemporary fantasy/magic realism series set in the mis-enchanted city of Seaport, a fictional beach community where the trees and the sea are erratic magical forces. You can read more on this Patreon post. Don’t forget, access to the first two chapters reverts to subscriber-only Aug 27, and the next chapter goes up for subscribers less than a week later. Read and subscribe now! It’s cheap escapist thrills, especially since you’ll also get access to over a year’s worth of other fiction, short and long, text and audio. Subscriptions are now available in dollars, British pounds, and euros.
It’s that time of the year again! Halloween is around the corner, and if you haven’t gotten my Halloween Soundscape album, it’s available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. Eerie ambient music inspired by classic stories. You can read the liner notes over on my Gymshoes Music site. Besides unsettling trick-or-treaters, it’s nice dark music to accompany your scary Halloween reading this month. Enjoy!
This turned up in my feed over the weekend: Dig Into Nearly 30 Years of Free Classic Science Fiction, with a link at the bottom to Three decades of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine on Internet Archive. Wow! You can download pdf/epub or use their online book reader. I love classic SF and I’m just delighted to have these magazines to browse and download!
Quanta has taken over e-publication of the annual anthology of Campbell award eligible fiction. This free ebook anthology is only available for a limited time every year. Here’s the link. Unfortunately, this year the new publisher requires your name, email address, and agreement to receive whatever email they choose to send in order for you to download the book. I hate all the hoops they make you jump through. They mail the link for download after you sign up rather than providing a direct download. You have to agree to get email you may not want in order to get the book (no opt out option). Presumably you can always unsub if they send you junk. (I really hope so!) On the other hand…Campbell ebook with lots of free SF/F fiction! Multiple format options for download. I chose “other” and it downloaded an epub to my tablet, which when I tapped it immediately uploaded to my Play library, so that worked out well. The anthology is over 1000 pages and the table of contents alone takes up 5 pages: it’s a big book!
Right now — throughout the day — tor.com, is releasing science fiction and fantasy fiction on the theme “Nevertheless She Persisted“. Lots of stories have already dropped, with more to come! If you want more fiction by women throughout the month of March, EscapePod and Podcastle, science fiction and fantasy podcasts respectively, are celebrating women authors with their Artemis Rising series; look for new stories weekly (the first ones are already out)!
Tor.com’s annual ebook fiction anthology, Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2016 edition, is now available for free! I always snag my copy right away so I’m not sure how long it’ll be free. The previous years are reasonably priced, so if you’ve missed some you won’t break your budget. Big anthologies. Good stories!