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Cut-Price and Free SF

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A couple of publishers have decided that the current epidemic might mean that people will want to read more, and have made some fairly generous offers...

UK ebook publisher Angry Robot are offering 50% off all of their ebooks for the next 2 weeks - use the code SHELFISOLATION at checkout. Books are NOT DRM-locked so you can move them between devices and keep a backup. Seem to have a reasonable selection but I haven't worked my way through their catalogue yet - any recommendations?

https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2020/03 ... isolation/

and Zach Weinersmith, creator of SMBC-Comics.com, is giving away ALL of his books for FREE.

https://www.smbc-comics.com/covid/

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Okay, I'll toss something into the ring in that case. People who want to know how Claymore Mine finished can follow the link in my sig. Only valid for five days though, that's all KDP will let me do. (starts Sunday 22nd)

(I mean, the full text of Sidewinder Precision Pro is on this very website, not very different from the final published version)
"Sidewinder Precision Pro" and other Oolite fiction is now available for Amazon Kindle at a bargain price.

Sidewinder Precision Pro ||Claymore Mine ||The Russian Creed ||One Jump Ahead

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Audible have just made hundreds of audiobooks for children and teenagers available for free, while the schools are closed:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

I don't know how many of them could be classed as SF (there are a few) but it's a worthwhile resource, anyway … and RockDoctor might like to know that Brave New World is included under "Literary Classics". There are titles available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese, as well as English.

Meanwhile, for those not yet forewarned, my own oeuvre remains free to download from my sig (I certainly wouldn't pay for 'em) ⬇︎

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Oo-er, 'ark at him... he's got an oeuvre!

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A number of sources of free SF&F ebooks are listed here:

https://comicyears.com/books/free-genre-books-online/

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IIRC, Baen Books and Tor have made part of their oeuvre available for free for ... years pushing decades.
Baen : https://www.baen.com/allbooks/category/index/id/2012
Tor : actually, they seem to have cut back on it a deal, but try https://www.tor.com/category/excerpts/
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RockDoctor wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Baen Books and Tor have made part of their oeuvre available
I knew it would catch on! :P

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Cody wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Oo-er, 'ark at him... he's got an oeuvre!
...Egg?
"Sidewinder Precision Pro" and other Oolite fiction is now available for Amazon Kindle at a bargain price.

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An ouef is an ouef, as they say in France!

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The Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle have put together a new charity anthology to benefit The Trussell Trust, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and Simon Community Scotland. All authors have donated stories for no payment: everything goes to the charities. You can buy the ebook online here:

http://flotationdevicebook.co.uk

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Disembodied wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:36 am
and RockDoctor might like to know that Brave New World is included under "Literary Classics".
I've had a PDF for ages (which I now realise is from a rather wobbly OCR exercise), which I can go through faster. The idea of only downloading on demand - and having to re-download to re-read - just isn't an idea I get. I'm finding it slightly surprising how many ideas are familiar, despite never having read it before. That's probably a testimony to Huxley's influence on later writers. To his opening of, indeed, the doors of perception for people from the Lizard King downwards.
Anyway, 3 chapters down, and time to go and be coughed on by people queueing to hoard.
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