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Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Majuss, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Hobbit

    Hobbit Administrator Staff Member

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    From Phoenix Pick:

    Our free ebook for March is Leigh Brackett’s The Big Jump. Coupon code is 9991393 and will be good from March 2 through March 31. Download link, as usual at http://www.PPickings.com .

    About the Author:
    Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American author, particularly of science fiction. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on famous films such as The Big Sleep
    (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

    Her novel The Long Tomorrow is one of the original post-holocaust books and considered by many to be a classic work on the subject.

    About the Book (The Big Jump):

    What awaits us out in space?

    New star-drive engines promise to open up the galaxy to humankind. But the first ship to use the engines disappears and a sole survivor returns...alone and dying of some strange type of radiation.

    No one can figure out what has happened to the ship or the crew. Nor does anyone know what happens to a ship travelling using star-drive technology.
    Does some unknown horror await us out there?

    The only way to find out is to go out again. And Arch Comyn is determined to be the one to solve the mystery.

    But is he, and the rest of mankind, ready for whatever awaits us beyond The Big Jump?

    Mark
     
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    A very enjoyable read!
     
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    It's April, so another freebie from Phoenix Pick:

    Mark
     
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    psikeyhackr Live Long & Suffer

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    They have a number of the Conan the Cimmerian stories by Robert E. Howard which are not in the American Project Gutenberg. I classify them as fantasy though.

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    And as it's June, the latest from Phoenix Pick:

     
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    And as it's July, the latest from Phoenix Pick:

    Mark
     
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    Anyone know where I can find Julian May's books in ebook format? In particular, the Pliocene saga? Thanks heaps!
     
  15. Hobbit

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    No official releases yet, I believe, Shadowcharge: though I have seen illegal PDF's about. Sorry!

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    ok, ty ~ but I'm not into that. Was just looking for an easier way to share those books with my mother. Thank you but :)
     
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    No: we're not, either. :)

    Sorry we couldn't help further.

    Mark
     
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    August's selection from Phoenix Pick, so I'm passing the word on:

    Mark
     
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    Not exactly Science Fiction, but very related. John Campbell was the editor of Astounding and Analog, likely could claim the title of the father of modern Science Fiction (but you folks already knew that)... When I was in my teens, reading every issue, the editorials were mostly in the way, and irritated me by taking up space from more stories. They were always so serious. But now, they are very interesting, both from the thought provoking nature and their perspective on the times in which they were written.

    This is a collection of some of the better ones. Collected by Harry Harrison

    http://archive.org/details/collectededitori01camp