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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction Newsletter #50: July 2015 – First Half


So we’re back with some free fiction. And I’ve included my oft-mentioned After The Fires Went Out: Coyote freebie, as Book Five: Amends is coming out on Wednesday.

Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Abyss & Apex #55 – 3rd Quarter 2015
  2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #177 – July 09, 2015
  3. Crossed Genres #31 – July 2015 – “Novelette”
  4. Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #24
  5. Kaleidotrope Summer 2015


Written – Flash

Written – Serialized


Audio – Radio Dramas

Audio – Serialized

Free eBooks – Science Fiction

Beyond the Event Horizon: Episode One by Albert Sartison
Everything simply follows the laws of objective reality
The Earth is visited by incomers from space, but why?
A plan on the grandest scale our Galaxy has ever known, as old as mankind itself, finally enters its concluding phase, taking it Beyond the Event Horizon.
After first contact, which had not ended as the Earthlings expected, all traces of the visitors were lost in space, seemingly forever. But soon after, scientists noticed a mysterious gravitational anomaly not far from the Solar System as it journeyed around the centre of the Milky Way. To find out more, and perhaps discover the aliens’ secret, a research expedition fitted out with state-of-the-art scientific and military equipment sets out…

[Science Fiction Serial - First Episode - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Star Wanderers: Outworlder (Part I) by Joe Vasicek
He wanders the stars in search of a home. Instead, he got a girl without one.
When Jeremiah arrived at Megiddo Station, all he wanted was to make some trades and resupply his starship. He never thought he’d come away with a wife.
Before he knows it, he’s back on his ship, alone with his accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there’s been a terrible mistake. And because of the deadly famine ravaging her home, there’s no going back. She’s entirely at his mercy, and that terrifies him more than anything.
Jeremiah isn’t ready to take responsibility for anyone. He’s a star wanderer, roaming the Outworld frontier in search of his fortune. Someday he’ll settle down, but for now, he just wants to drop the girl off at the next port and move on.
As he soon finds out, though, she has other plans.

[Science Fiction Romance Novella - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Sullivan’s War (The Sullivan Saga #1) by Michael K. Rose
On Earth, a powerful politician has been murdered. When he’s assigned to the case, Agent Frank Allen soon discovers that the man responsible, Rick Sullivan, is not yet finished killing. But Allen will also discover that Rick Sullivan is not the man he appears to be, and the war he’s fighting, a war to rid his home planet of its oppressive government, is not his only battle.
As Allen pursues Sullivan across the known galaxy, he begins to question his own beliefs and loyalties. Will Allen be able to stop Rick Sullivan before he kills again? Does he really want to? As their lives become increasingly intertwined, both men realize they must face truths about themselves that neither of them are prepared for. And some of those truths will have consequences that neither of them could have ever imagined.

[Science Fiction Adventure Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

The Black Ships by A.G. Claymore
Our planet was just one small island in the midst of a vast, empty sea. For millennia, its inhabitants thought they were alone – until they took their first tentative steps out of the cradle. As the nations of Earth struggle to establish a fragile colony on the surface of Mars, they suddenly lose all contact with their settlers.
In the days that follow, it becomes abundantly clear that humans are not the only ones intent on exploiting the resources of the solar archipelago. In a desperate bid for freedom, Humanity must undergo social and economic changes on a scale previously unheard of.
In the midst of growing turmoil, the struggle to build an effective defense leads the species to a turning point. The smallest of chances may determine the difference between freedom or eternal subjugation.

[Science Fiction Novel - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

We, the People of the Clouds by Simon Kewin
For Marlon Smith the afterlife is a beach. The computer-generated world his consciousness inhabits provides for his every need. But then flaws begin to appear in the fabric of reality around him. Flaws that shouldn’t be possible. Flaws only he can see.
He has to move quickly, before his actions are spotted and edited out. He starts to uncover the truth of how the afterlife functions. As he does so, he reveals unexpected secrets about his own past, too.
And he also finds out about those who are intent on destroying his whole reality…

[Hard Science Fiction Novelette - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

@Concatenation: The Tiger Waiting on the Shore by Paul Currion
[Science Fiction - PDF - Concatenation]

@GigaNotoSaurus: And The Ends of the Earth for Thy Possession by Robert B Finegold, M.D.
[Science Fiction Novelette - GigaNotoSaurus]

Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian

Coyote (After The Fires Went Out #1) by Regan Wolfrom
First came the comet. Then came the fires. Now we fight to save what’s left.
Baptiste, stranded 500 miles from his wife and daughter, at the northern edge of civilization, has made a vow to protect a teenage girl from the chaos that surrounds them. But as food and fuel runs out, and even friends prove they can’t be trusted, Baptiste realizes that this promise won’t be easy to keep.

[Post-Apocalyptic Novel - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Iced (Chronicles of White World #1) by M. Terry Green
Though she doesn’t know her real name, Thirteen is sure of two things: survival and finding her sister. Nothing stands in her way—not the great Pacifica Ice Sheet nor the slavers she escaped—until her deadly hunt takes a maddening turn.
The first and only clue in her search is held by the survivor of a wrecked ice ship. But he’s not sharing. He has a daughter to rescue, and he needs Thirteen’s help.
In the unforgiving subzero, a wary alliance is formed. Although she’d do anything to find her sister and finally know her own name, Thirteen never forgets the first rule of the ice. You only get one mistake—your last.

[Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

The Last Survivors by Bobby Adair and T.W. Piperbrook
Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning…
The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading.
Through it all, a mother must protect her son…

[Post-Apocalyptic Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian – Young Adult

Clone Three (The Clone Chronicles #1) by Patti Larsen
She must risk everything. She must remember. She must survive.
Clone Three wakes in a decaying city she is sure doesn’t match the one she came from. If only she could remember. She has a purpose at least–she must find her fellow clones and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by the survivors of an illness that has ravaged humankind.
She must risk everything, including the safety of those who try to help her, in order to fulfill her task.
But is she this crumbling world’s salvation… or the source of its downfall?

[YA Dystopian Novel - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Free eBooks – Cyberpunk

Life is a Beautiful Thing: Book One by Harmon Cooper
2083. A pollute-addicted therapist named Meme battles his way through his mind and LA at the seat of his pants alongside a beautiful android escort with a surprising secret. With the Federal Corporate Government hunting him, will he make it to safety in time?
The hunt is on.

[Cyberpunk Novel - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo]

The Culling (Alien Apocalypse #1) by JC Andrijeski
“Humans who ran got culled…”
Jet is a 19-year-old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth. Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from culler ships and fighting off raiding humans.
No one knows where the alien ships take the people they steal, but they never return. When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard way…and end up living among the very creatures that stole her planet and wiped out most of her race.

[Cyperunk / Dystopian Novella - First of Series - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Free eBooks – Steampunk

Driftmetal by J.C. Staudt
In a shattered world of airships and windborne cities, Captain Muller Jakes’ crew betrays him when his plot to steal a fortune in gravstone goes awry. A lost city, a deadly sabotage, and a series of narrow escapes will force him to choose between his freedom and the lives of thousands.
[Steampunk / Cyberpunk Novella - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Free eBooks – Fantasy

And Then There Were Giants by Greg Dragon
Years of martial arts training never prepared nineteen-year-old Alysia Knight for the battle she has to face. War is raging in the streets of New Jersey, and surviving the apocalypse means staying clear of monsters preying on the citizens. But all this will be the least of her worries when her parents become targets.
Death is inevitable, unless Alysia can muster up the courage and hone her abilities to defeat all that stands in her way. If not, she may end up losing more than her parents.

[Urban Fantasy Novella/Serial - First Episode - Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords]

Children of the Shaman: A Journey through Ice and Time (Mir: Shamanworld #1) by Jessica Rydill
An ancient power returns.
A world is trapped in time and snow.
The only hope: a young outcast.
In the remote interior of Lefranu someone – or something – has been killing railway workers. Driving a tunnel under the forest, they have started to die, horribly.
Yuda Vasilyevich, a shaman, is sent to investigate.
Yuda brings with him the teenage children he deserted when they were small: spikey Annat, a shaman like her father, and bookish Malchik, who has not forgotten his father’s mistreatment of their mother.
When Malchik is drawn into the underworld, Yuda and Annat set out to find him; so begins a perilous journey into a world of ice, with danger ahead and an implacable enemy behind them. Only they can solve the mystery and defeat the power of the Cold One.

[Fantasy Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

The Lie (The Skyy Huntington Series #1) by Holly Hudspeth
Twenty-eight year old Skyy Huntington recently inherited a house and a good sum of money from her deceased grandfather. Soon after she relocates to Marblehead, Massachusetts to move into the new house, her world gets turned upside down when she encounters a mysterious entity in the cemetery while visiting her grandfather’s grave.
Skyy’s reality as she knows it ends once she discovers that the supernatural world is real, something she’s always been interested in. She’s afraid to tell anyone, even her lifelong best friend Christian Vane.
As she tries to discover more about the entity, she learns about a family lie that’s been kept secret for centuries that all started within Countess Elizabeth Bathory’s castle walls…

[Urban Fantasy Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

Free eBooks – Fantasy – Young Adult

Cutlass (Cutlass #1) by Ashley Nixon
Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancée seems a perfect plan… until he actually does it.
Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancée to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.
But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task — to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

[YA Fantasy Novel - First of Series - Amazon]

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