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Free Fiction Friday: Winter Wastelands Giveaway

Frozen tundras, hostile environments, dangerous predators—they’re fun to think about, but not so much to experience. Curl up somewhere cozy this winter and simply read about desolate wastelands instead!

Bundle up and hurry on over to the Winter Wastelands giveaway for something free to read.

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Free Fiction Friday: Ambassador 1: Seeing Red

Looking for a new series to try? Like Science Fiction?

Consider author Patty Jansen’s Ambassador 1: Seeing Red, now free everywhere.

Would you betray Earth to save it?

24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.

Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.

Cory was meant to start work as a representative to gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.

Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.

But he’s broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.

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Free Fiction Friday: Ebookaroo

Looking for some great free and discounted books, new releases, and specials? Look no further than author Patty Jansen‘s Ebookaroo email list (and while you’re at it, visit Patty’s website and get her starter library for free, too).

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Free Fiction Friday: SFF Book Bonanza

Head on over to SFF Book Bonanza for many, many free fantasy and science fiction books. Even if you miss the dates, many of the books will be available and free for the rest of August–click early, click often.

Happy reading!

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Free Fiction Friday: In a Manner of Speaking

What if time doesn’t run out?

Soshi Patel believes herself the last inhabitant on earth, trapped in an abandoned prepper’s shelter, living by candlelight and on canned peaches. Out of desperation, she uses the last of her good candles to build a ham radio from a kit. When she connects with a voice on the other side, it’s more than she could’ve hoped for.

But this voice, this Jatar, knows things he shouldn’t. As he comforts Soshi through the last days on a dying earth, it becomes clear that he carries his own burden, the weight of which can only be measured in time.

Download for free over on Instafreebie or listen over at Escape Pod.

Note: this is probably the saddest story I’ve ever written; you’ve been warned.

 

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Get your coffee … and science fiction and fantasy

Just in time for the holidays! Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic is due out on December 9th.

UFO Publishing announces the table of contents, cover, and release date for the COFFEE: 14 CAFFEINATED TALES OF THE FANTASTIC anthology.

Also announcing a limited-time holiday bundle special. Get all 3 of our books (including Coffee!) for only $29.99 through December 9!

Already have the other books? No problem. You can pre-order Coffee for $9.99 (free shipping!) or the e-book for only $2.99.

Get all the info at the UFO Publishing site.

Got a science fiction/fantasy lover on your list? Grab the UFO Publishing bundle for them. You get:

  • Unidentified Funny Objects (includes my story The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty)
  • Unidentified Funny Objects 2
  • Coffee (Includes my story Ghost in the Coffee Machine)

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Coming soon: Unidentified Funny Objects 2!

Photo-mainComing soon (as in September 2013) another volume of funny science fiction and fantasy stories will hit the shelves.

Want to know more? Head on over to the Kickstarter project page to see who is headlining this year’s anthology and all the bonuses for helping to support its launch.

If you’re a writer with a funny speculative fiction story, check out the guidelines here.

I was thrilled to be involved with the first anthology. Will I submit again? I might. I have a story I think might fit. At the moment, I can’t decide if it’s humorous or merely crazy. With my stories, it can be hard to tell.

 

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