I just found out about this. Tor does so much; it’s hard to keep up. Sign up by June 21st and you’ll get John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War free, and a free science fiction or fantasy ebook every month. Here’s the link to their post about it, (which has signup link). You have to agree to get email from Tor & their parent company MacMillian, but book spam isn’t that bad for bookworms. And, hey, free books and discussions on tor.com!
Quanta has taken over e-publication of the annual anthology of Campbell award eligible fiction. This free ebook anthology is only available for a limited time every year. Here’s the link. Unfortunately, this year the new publisher requires your name, email address, and agreement to receive whatever email they choose to send in order for you to download the book. I hate all the hoops they make you jump through. They mail the link for download after you sign up rather than providing a direct download. You have to agree to get email you may not want in order to get the book (no opt out option). Presumably you can always unsub if they send you junk. (I really hope so!) On the other hand…Campbell ebook with lots of free SF/F fiction! Multiple format options for download. I chose “other” and it downloaded an epub to my tablet, which when I tapped it immediately uploaded to my Play library, so that worked out well. The anthology is over 1000 pages and the table of contents alone takes up 5 pages: it’s a big book!
Tor.com’s annual ebook fiction anthology, Some of the Best From Tor.com, 2016 edition, is now available for free! I always snag my copy right away so I’m not sure how long it’ll be free. The previous years are reasonably priced, so if you’ve missed some you won’t break your budget. Big anthologies. Good stories!
One of my all-time favorite sci-fi books is on sale for .99 cents for Nook, Kindle, Apple, Google, and Kobo! It’s Eternity’s End by Jeffrey A. Carver. An excellent science fiction space opera. It’s got a ghost ship, pirates, a 124-year-old intergalactic conspiracy, augmented humans, kidnapping, assassination attempts, dangerous rips in the fabric of space-time, espionage and intrigue—with the pirates and search for the ghost ship at the center of it all. What’s not to like? It’s well-thought-out, well-plotted and very well-written. I love it and have lost count of how many times I’ve re-read it. I’m a push-over for a good space opera. It’s a long book, a stand alone novel in the author’s star-rigger universe, but it’s totally self-contained and you don’t need any prior knowledge. If you’ve got 99 cents (!!!!) there’s absolutely no better way to spend it!
It’s the last hurrah of summer! Grab a copy of my new book, If Wishes Were Spaceships from your favorite ebookstore for a fast fun read this weekend. If you’ve already got it, leave a review on your bookseller’s site. I appreciate it. Reviews are better for authors than “Likes”, though of course I’m glad you like it. 😉 I’ve got a new post on my author blog: “Writing in the (Rain) Cloud” about writing adventures this summer, and plans for fall — which is almost upon us!