I was recently advised to put one of my best works up, free of charge, as a "marketing ploy." I decided to give it a shot. It is Evoguía, an original SF full novel:
A scientist in Atlanta creates a revolutionary breakthrough in accessing the untapped potential in humans, and in so doing, sows the seeds of a decades-spanning conflict between Homo Sapiens and a group of people—a 98-pound weakling, a police detective, a boy with learning difficulties and an illness-prone woman—who become the first generation of Homo Evoguía, the Self-Evolved Man.
It is available at various outlets, but on my site and Smashwords, it is free and available in multiple ebook formats. If you enjoy it and buy other novels, you'll have to let me know how the marketing ploy works. :D
Steven, how would you say it compares to the first Kestral Book? I picked that one up free at one point, but it is not for me.
From Phoenix Pick:
Phoenix Pick’s free ebook for October is Jack L. Chalker’s Lilith: A Snake in the Grass. This is the first of four books in The Four Lords of the Diamond series.
The coupon code for October is 9991439 and will be good from October 2 through October 31. Download link, as usual at http://www.PPickings.com
Short Description of the Book:
Four worlds that cannot be visited.
Four worlds that must be visited.
Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond. But it is impossible to send agents to any of the four worlds because of unique microscopic symbionts that make it impossible for visitors to leave the Diamond.
Seeking a unique solution, each of the four worlds making up the Diamond is sent a person whose mind has been stripped of everything and who is now controlled by an agent of the Confederacy
Lilith is the first planet to be visited. Here, Cal Tremon, stripped of his own personality, must overcome incredible odds and survive not only the incredible perils of the foreign planet but his own controllers as well.
I always wondered if the man had, shall we say "issues," since in *every single book* he wrote a male character becomes a female through some kind of magical/quasi-technological transformation. Once would mean nothing, but every single book?
Thanks for your nice information.
Phoenix Pick’s free ebook for November is Paul Cook’s “The Engines of Dawn.”
The coupon code for November is 9991522 and will be good from November 2
through November 30. Download link, as usual at http://www.PPickings.com
Short Description of the Book:
The great engines of the Enamorati have enabled humanity to travel the
stars, but at what cost? Little is known of the jealously guarded engines
while a complacent humanity slowly loses its edge and becomes increasingly
dependent on mysterious alien technologies.
However, when an engine failure strands a university ship, Professor Ben
Bennet and a group of students challenge the status quo and start
discovering hidden secrets that threaten the future of humanity itself.
“A lot of contemporary SF satisfies but doesn’t excite. Cook’s latest
delivers everything you could want”—Science Fiction Chronicle
I am a new author and my book is available for free online. It is set in a near future world. Here's the synopsis.
Set in the near future, the world is advancing as new technologies emerges. But the effects from the attack in an early decade of the 21st century, by an elusive group called Ordo Tribus XI (Order of the Three Eleven), lingers.
Soon, a sinister force arises, quietly permeating into everyone’s lives and into all nooks and crannies of the connected world. As heinous and ambitious as the perpetrators of World War I and II, the insidious force uses corruption and technology to wage their covert war for world domination. There is no hesitation in using any measures against those who stand in their way. It is up to the friends of the victims and a group of hackers to uncover this hidden threat, and defeat it before it is too late.
Rather than create a world full of science fiction, I've used the near future world as a backdrop, with subtle introduction of new technology, to relate the rise of a new totalitarian Hitler wannabe of the information age. Prologue and Chapter 1 are historical fiction that lays the historical context for the rest of the chapters. Prologue occurred in World War I while Chapter 1 occurred in November 11, 2011 with a dirty bomb attack and assassination. Although it might not be non-stop fast paced action, it is suspenseful and have element of mystery and non-supernatural horror.
Some of the key words for the novel are: dirty bomb, Nazism, anti-christ, world domination, intercontinental space travel, gaming, VR, information or cyber war, hacker, cracker, cancer cure, new discoveries, patent, corruption, revolution, murder, torture, genocide, genetic research, new military technology, nanotechnology, surveillance, espionage, fugitives, social commentary, zero day.
My first time writing so if you end up reading, please let me know what you think. If you stop reading, please let me know why also. :) Constructive criticism is appreciated.
Here is the link at Scribd with downloadable pdf file and various mobile/e-reader formats.
Sorry about that. There is a mobile button after the small download and print button. If that does not work, I've added an EPUB format at:
last one in the Download Options table.
Direct link was fine. Binaries is a bit tricky. You click on format, it opens a code in firefox, you save it as *.nzb, then use whatever usenet client you have to download it.
I will be honest with you. The formatting of the epub is bad.
TOC is unusable.
The TOC looks like two small squares at the bottom left corner, and when double click on them you get the following:
There are also some unfinished/incomplete items:
I am not criticising. Only showing some glaring problems.
Yeah, the Usenet NZB have to be right clicked and save because the browser would just display the xml text.
Note to self, don't use PDF file to convert to EPUB.