Monday, March 23, 2020

It's Free!


Need something to read while self-isolating? Following the example of Tade Thompson, Adrian Tchiakovsky, Emma Newman and others -- there's a good set of links via the BSFA -- the Kindle ebook of my collection A Very British History will be free to download in the UK and internationally from today through Friday.

Some of my stories are also freely available on the internet:

A brand new story, 'Robot and Girl With Flowers' in the online anthology Avatars

A random selection on my aging website.

'Something Happened Here But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was', a Jackaroo story published by Tor.com (which of course has a huge number of fine stories by diverse hands).

Clarkesworld magazine has an original story and two reprints -- and there are audio versions too:
'The Fixer', about a colony ship's solution to survival of its human cargo.
'Reef', and 'Dead Man Walking', both Quiet War stories.

And over on the mothballed Infinity Plus site, '17'.



Any others I've forgotten? Drop a link in the comments.

2 Comments:

Blogger IstvánB said...

Dear Paul, here is a more extensive list of your freely available online shortfiction:
https://www.freesfonline.net/authors/Paul%20J._McAuley.html

And it has the very piece that put you on my map, so to say, by sketching such a YUGE scope and scale within the constraints of a novelette: Recording Angel

Thank you for the Quarantine Library reading material!

ps.; Already posted this comment some 11 days ago, but it was rejected for reasons unkown.

April 06, 2020 10:15 pm  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Thanks, Istavan -- extremely useful. Will either add to the original post or stick it in a new one.

April 07, 2020 7:08 pm  

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