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Leprechaun Tales:

The Fantastic Adventures of Tink, Jing and Nastee

by William P. McGivern

Tink, a leprechaun with the belief in goodness of people, is ever optimistic. He never fails in sharing his beliefs and even making bets on the goodness of people, despite Nastee’s persistent pessimism.

Nastee never misses a trick to undo whatever goodness that can be undone. Along with Jing the beautiful elfin music sprite, the three of them battle Nazis, lions, and gremlins, as they make their way unseen in the world of humans.

Originally published in the 1940s, these five stories by William P. McGivern, offer joyful escapist fun for kids and adults alike.

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Free Fiction Friday – Untouched By Human Hands by Robert Sheckley

Another great SF short story for this Free Fiction Friday!

Untouched by Human Hands by Robert Sheckley

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The story appears in the recently released eBook, Meeting of the Minds: Short Stories of Robert Sheckley. You can find the whole eBook at:

Meeting of the Minds: Short Stories of Robert Sheckley, Volume One

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Meeting of the Minds: Short Stories of Robert Sheckley, Vol. 1

Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 — December 9, 2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and broadly comical. Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001. Included in this collection are nine of some of his best stories written in the 1950s. Includes the following stories: MEETING OF THE MINDS, THE LEECH, UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS, WARRIOR RACE, SHAPE, WRITING CLASS, SEVENTH VICTIM, COST OF LIVING, and THE LAST WEAPON

 

Free Fiction Friday – Points South by Flectcher Flora

A short story by a great Noir Masters author, Fletcher Flora.

Points South by Fletcher Flora

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The story appears in the recently released eBook, Heels Are For Hating and Other Stories by Noir Master, Fletcher Flora, You can purchase the whole eBook at:

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Heels Are For Hating and Other Stories by Fletcher Flora

HEELS ARE FOR HATING AND OTHER STORIES by FLETCHER FLORA

Jackie Brand is a small-time middleweight boxing professional just barely trying to make ends meet. The week before a fight with one of Jay Paley’s boys, he comes home to his wife Peg daydreaming again about her much-coveted motor court out on Highway 66, and guiltily he goes out to have a drink. At the bar, he is met by the competition’s manager, and the latter makes a proposal: lose the fight and get paid ten thousand dollars. The amount would actually cover the downpayment for Peg’s house, so Jackie decides to accept the offer. But what price will it cost him? Also includes the stories: SHE ASKED FOR IT, POINTS SOUTH

Fletcher Flora (1914-1968) wrote various “sensational” stories during the 40’s and 50’s. Flora started writing right at the end of the pulp era, for magazines like ‘Dime Detective’. Then he moved on to do some 60 stories for the digests (Pursuit, EQMM, Suspect, etc). His mystery output includes over sixty short stories and sixteen novels. The Hot Shot and Strange Sisters are among his credits.

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Free Fiction Friday – The Shipshape Miracle by Clifford D. Simak

Another great SF short story for this Free Fiction Friday!

The Shipshape Miracle by Clifford D. Simak

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The story appears in the recently released eBook, Worlds Without End and Other Stories by Science Fiction Grand Master, Clifford D. Simak, You can purchase the whole eBook at:

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Worlds Without End and Other Stories by Clifford D. Simak

Worlds Without End and Other Stories by Clifford D. Simak

A link between yesterday and the tomorrow that was here already — The closer you move to something the farther away it got — Dreams constructed and maintained by society — Stranded on an alien world with nobody to talk to except your spaceship — A world-to-world search for an elusive secret — The bizarre, weird, strange creations of thing and worlds only Science Fiction Grand Master, Clifford D. Simak could have written — and make believable.

The Shipshape Miracle 1st appeard in the January 1963 issue of IF

The Shipshape Miracle 1st appeard in the January 1963 issue of IF

Free Fiction Friday – The Corkscrew of Space by Poul Anderson

Another great SF short story for this Free Fiction Friday!

The Corkscrew of Space by Poul Anderson

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The story appears in the recently released eBook, The High Ones and Other Stories by Science Fiction Grand Master, Poul Anderson, You can purchase the whole eBook at:

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The High Ones and Other Stories by Poul Anderson

The High Ones and Other Stories by Poul Anderson

Now was Eben Holbrook’s chance to play hero—and win his lady love.
Eben Holbrook was not much of a spaceman; he was just a simple nucleonics engineer, not even close to being a scientist. Yet a rare burst of inspiration on his part was what saved them from harm … or maybe just the thought that his dear Ekaterina was in danger.
After having landed on a planet which had the makings of a new Earth, Rurik’s troop discovered that someone else beat them to it. The Zolotoyans—a more highly intelligent race—started an arbitrary attack, which forced an investigation into the reason for their hostility.
Holbrook, Ekaterina and Grushenko were assigned to the task, and set out for Zolotoy. Much to their surprise, the natives did not attack them once they landed; in fact, they seemed altogether indifferent to their guests’ presence, though they were required to stay indefinitely. Holbrook knew that the atmosphere and environment weren’t conducive for humans, and sought immediately to escape, but Grushenko insisted on trying to reason with the Zolotoyans no matter what the cost.

From a Science Fiction Grand Master comes ten exciting stories from the 1950s. Over 100,000 words of the future from the past.

Also includes the stories: OUT OF THE IRON WOMB!, TURNING POINT, THE APPRENTICE WOBBLER, STAR SHIP, THE CORKSCREW OF SPACE, LORD OF A THOUSAND SUNS, THE SOLDIER FROM THE STARS, SWORDSMAN OF LOST TERRA, THE CHAPTER ENDS

 

Free Fiction Friday – The Beachcomber by Damon Knight

Welcome to our fantastic first Free Fiction Friday! The plan is to release a short story every Friday.

The Beachcomber by Damon Knight

Alice saw the Beachcomber as a glorious hunk of man; Maxwell saw him as a super being from the future. Tragically, he was both!

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The story appears in the recently released eBook, The Star Beast and Other Stories by Science Fiction Grand Master, Damon Knight. You can purchase the whole eBook at:

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The Star Beast and Other Stories by Damon Knight

The Star Beast and Other Stories by Damon Knight

The Star Beast and Other Stories by Damon Knight

Six vintage stories from Science Fiction Grand Master, Damon Knight. First published in the 1940s & 50s, these stories show his diversity from galactic adventure to nihilistic philosophy.

Doorway to Kal-Jmar–Two men had died before Syme Rector’s guns to give him the key to the ancient city of Kal-Jmar–a city of untold wealth, and of robots that made desires instant commands.

The Beachcomber–Alice saw the Beachcomber as a glorious hunk of man; Maxwell saw him as a super being from the future. Tragically, he was both!

The Star Beast–They called this strange tentacle-headed blob that had floundered into the System Oscar. They were to learn a better name.

The Worshipers–Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver–but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned–of destiny, and other things….

Blackout– A short short story that mentions Charles Fort. And it has an idea as strange as any conjectured by Mr. Fort.

The Earth Quarter–The Niroi permitted refugees from Earth to live in their cramped little ghetto conditionally: that they do so peacefully. But there will always be patriotic fanatics, like Harkway and Rack, who must disturb the peace …

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