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Free ebooks

Now and for a limited time, please download these reprint stories of mine for free, with my compliments.

My Morning Glory and other flashes of absurd science fiction

Here are three flash science fiction stories collected in one volume for the first time. (Flash fiction is the name given to ultra-short stories of 1000 words or less.) These stories were originally published by the British science journal Nature in their Futures series of original one-page sci-fi stories.

“My Morning Glory,” is a curious tale of a man and his apartment and the helpful entity that rules them both.

In “Timed Release,” good housekeeping was never so compelling.

“A Hard Man to Surprise” can be a hard man to please.

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Free Kindle download starts February 23.


She Was Good—She Was Funny

This short story first appeared in Playboy magazine.

Walt Baffen, an Oxford-trained archeologist, is spending his first winter alone in a remote Alaskan log cabin. All goes well until the temperature drops to minus 20 and he receives a visit by an odd neighbor with a "bone to pick." What happens next goes way beyond chilling. Not since Jack London's "To Build a Fire" has a short story made a roaring fire seem so inviting.

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Free Kindle download starts February 23.


from the Fairbanks cabin of author David Marusek

Free for the Nook: February 13 through 20

Free for the Kindle: February 23 through 27