|Free On-Line Novels
by RLC Authors
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|BRIEF CANDLE||THE TERMINAL MAN||PASS THE PARCEL|
This novel by Philip Turner is a tale of survival in the face of extreme uncertainty multiplied by over-reaction to bad news. A man who feels he has little to lose dives in over his head; and keeps on doing it! Period: Late 1980s
Written 50 years before its time, this saga of rebellion, mayhem and refuse recycling has been delighting readers for 30 years. Smuggling is rife, national parks are full of 'petrol plants' and the money to be made out of recycling refuse makes a commercial war; with shooting and bombings, worthwhile. "A vision of an inevitable future . . "
Douglas Gramin created this story on the life.etl website as a serial. He just went where the narrative flow took him for 5-6 weeks. Now complete, it charts the thoughts and adventures of journalist, novelist and philosopher Marin Petronas and his daily battles with 'The Feck', his regional newspaper's editor.
Angus McBlair's government set out to hold a millennium change junket a year early. Enter the Millennium Dome bomber to fix his wagon! Still growing long after everyone had thought the saga had reached a natural conclusion, the cycle of corruption and exposure rolls on and on.
|DEATH IN SMALL CORNERS||DEATH IS A STRANGER|
Amarath Prethon assembled this story in the public area of the life.etl website over a period of a year or so. It is in module-form as for the saga of what happened to the Millennium Dome after the Millennium Dome Bomber struck [see above]. The for-print version of the finished novel was retitled Survivors. The theme is survival beyond death and the possibilities attendant on such survival.
Note: this book is not about vampires.
|Early issues of Astounding Science Fiction are available on the Gutenberg.org website in a variety of formats and also on the Internet Archive website [Archive.org] as archive files of size 40-80 megabytes containing scans of the individual magazines from front to back cover.|
| 1930 Issues | 1931 Issues | 1932 Issues | 2 Issues from 1933 |
Complete magazines are stored as .cbr [CombiBook Reader] or .cbz archive files. They can be unpacked by changing the file extension .cbr to. rar [or .cbz to .zip] and using WinZip or a file manager which can do the job without the need to change the extension, e.g. Total Commander.
Keith Laumer's stories of a combative member of the Terran Diplomatic Corps, who always got things done, were a revelation when they were first published in the SF magazine Worlds of IF in the early 1960s. This collection of 16 stories + the novel length Retief's War was available as a download in a range of formats from the Baen Free Library.
|SLOW FADE TO BLACK||SNOW BLIND||FIELD OF REEDS|
Gorman Bechard's classic online novel is described as:
Gorman Bechard sent us an email to say he planned to issue this novel as 2 chunks per month in 2004. All 24 episodes are now there for the benefit of fans of Paige Turner's exploits. "A very chilly book!" was the comment of one reader on finishing it.
In Andrew Starling's computer-age tale of technology and violence, a research project has been measuring 'souls' and the unfeeling and deadly Kohl wants the results. Enter alcoholic Spencer to sort things out. This and 2 other novels; Pious in the Mornings and Vince's Desire, are available in a range of formats.
|ANY COINCIDENCE IS||ANDI WICKSHAM||WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE|
Daniel Callahan's science fiction novella has disappeared from its original URL, www.eclectic-cheval.net/onwrit/aci.html.
The Andi Wicksham Detective Series by R.L. Bell comprises 4 novels : River Of Lawyers, Coming Up Roses, Phacker and Binds That Tie. The lady operates in Portland, Oregon.
|AMERICA'S GUTS||ORANGE SOUND||THE GARBAGEMAN|
No Longer There . . .
"... a drama informed by transcendent coincidences, Old Testament imagery, reptilian evolution, hallucinogenic experiences, and cross-cultural bewilderment; all of which leads to a remarkable and unexpected conclusion," the author said.
Peter Reid's hard-hitting spy story comprises 26 action-packed episodes.
|Grotesque, A Gothic Epic||The Opulence|
This fully illustrated gothic novel by G.E. Graven is an historical epic adventure that unfolds in the Middle Ages. Squire Lazarus Gogu is a winged grotesque who is thrown into the hostile world of pious men who would kill him and the fallen angels who are bent on escaping Hell. Under seemingly impossible circumstances, Lazarus must fight to stay alive, keep his faith, and stop the unfolding of a medieval Armageddon. Gone in 2017
The novel is set in the fictitious town of Bishop Vale and follows the struggle of a young girl, Lucinda, against the most powerful man in town Gervais. The reader can follow her maturation from naive girl into a strong young women determined to battle the Dubois family in any manner she can. The novel is constructed so the reader can see the point of view from both Gervais and Lucinda on the same day.
|LETTERS TO MY MOTHER by Susan Crealock||COUNT ALL THIS by P.C. Fergusson|
When Kate discovers her letters from college in a box under her parents' bed, she can scarcely recognize the light-hearted girl of 40 years before in the sober adult she has become. Reading the letters, Kate is filled with memories - sailing at night on Puget Sound, the suicide of a Spanish teacher and, above all, of David, the man she has never stopped loving. This online novel is the story of an unconventional May-December romance between a highly gifted coed and a married biochemistry professor, set in 1950s Seattle.
Set in Northern California, Count All This is the story of a bright young man's sudden descent into schizophrenia just weeks before his mother learns she has breast cancer.
|Some Novels by Sax Rohmer|
This English writer and journalist is most famous for stories with a "Yellow Peril" background, particularly the Fu Manchu stories but also the tales of "The Scorpion". The following are out of copyright in the USA and available on the Project Gutenberg website.
The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu (The Insidious Fu Manchu) (1913) [moved or deleted]
|Some Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs|
This American writer is most famous for his character Tarzan of the Apes but he also wrote science fiction adventures, in which he transported other characters to Mars and Venus. Mr. Burroughs died in 1950 and most of his work is out of copyright and available from the Project Gutenberg websites in the United States and Australia.
John Carter's trips to Mars
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