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    Someone mentioned currently reading Triplanetary by E.E. Doc Smith in another thread. Some of his books including Triplanetary are available for free at manybooks.net: http://manybooks.net/titles/smithee3270632706-8.html

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    It's April, so another freebie from Phoenix Pick:

    Our Free Ebook for April is Mike Resnick’s ‘Adventures: The Chronicle of Lucifer Jones, Volume I. Yes, Mike has won more awards than anyone else (living or dead) for short fiction (as least as per Locus magazine’s count) and he’s near the top for novels as well. He is also this year’s Guest of Honor at the Worldcon being held in Chicago.

    Of all the characters that Mike has created, Lucifer Jones remains his favorite. We are proud to republish this hilarious series of adventures starring a most unique character.

    Adventures is the first volume of the Chronicles.

    Being a Stirring Chronicle of Intrigue, Romance, Danger, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Thrilling Triumphs over Fierce Beasts and Fiercer Men in the Mysterious and Exotic Dark Continent, as Recounted by the Daring, Resourceful, Handsome, and Modest Christian Gentleman Who Experienced Them.
    It really is a fun book.

    The coupon code for April is 9991422 . Download Link, instructions, etc. as usual on our catalogue page,
    http:www.PPickings.com .
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    Not sure if this one's been mentioned, but Project Gutenberg Australia has a dedicated sf section on their site. Located here:

    http://gutenberg.net.au/sfproject.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overgeeked View Post
    Not sure if this one's been mentioned, but Project Gutenberg Australia has a dedicated sf section on their site. Located here:

    http://gutenberg.net.au/sfproject.html

    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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    From Phoenix Pick:

    Our free ebook for May is Jack L. Chalker’s ‘The Messiah Choice.’

    The coupon code is 9991511 and the will be good from May 2 through May 31.
    Links for downloading the book (as usual) from our online catalogue at www.PPickings.com

    Short Description for the Book:

    Sir Robert McKenzie, owner of the Magellan Corporation, dies suddenly in a mysterious and grisly way. His daughter may be next, for a Satanic cult is determined to herald the arrival of the apocalypse.

    Greg MacDonald unravels the mystery of the cult, run by scientists with a distorted sense of duty and a computer that may be the Antichrist itself.
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    And as it's June, the latest from Phoenix Pick:

    Our Free Ebook for June is Paul Cook’s ‘Tintagel.’ The coupon code for June is 9991527 and will be good from now through June 30. Links to the book, as usual, from our online catalogue at www.PPickings.com .

    Short description of the book…

    Music can be many things, but when it is used as a medium to spread a deadly virus that transports listeners to a deadly world of dreams, it threatens the future of humanity itself.

    But not everyone is susceptible to the deadly virus and there is a group of 'stalkers' who are immune to its effects.

    Francis Lanier is a stalker who can walk through the deadly dream worlds of others. He spends his time rescuing others from their dreams and races to find a final cure for this deadly infection.

    "An imaginative thriller."—Publishers Weekly

    "Paul Cook's Tintagel is readable and intriguing."—The Reference Library

    "(A) mature work...Cook renders the characters with sympathy and psychological depth."—Heavy Metal

    "Ends with a marvelous surprise"— N.Y. Daily News
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    And as it's July, the latest from Phoenix Pick:

    Our free ebook for July 2012 is Joan Slonczewski’s ‘Daughter of Elysium.’

    The coupon code is 9991545 and will be good from July 2 through July 31.
    Links for downloading the book (as usual) from our online catalogue, www.PPickings.com

    Please note that this book was offered for free as our very first free ebook of the month more than two years ago. However, because of the limited nature of the nascent program then, it had few downloads so we are offering this outstanding book for free once more.

    Brief description of the book:

    The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora, inhabited by 'immortals' who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of life.

    Outsider Blackbear Windclan wants to share the secret of immortality with his own people, but can he, and the City of Elysium, survive the corruption and decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society?

    And what of the consciousness of self-aware nano-sentient servitors and their quest for vengeance?

    "An enormously impressive achievement...A marvelous array of cultures presented in astonishing depth"—Kirkus Review

    "A thoughtful, well-crafted novel"—Publishers Weekly

    "Masterful story"—Library Journal

    "Magnificently detailed"—Chicago Sun Times
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    Jack London wrote science fiction?
    They are even as audiobooks.

    The Jacket (or Star Rover) 1915
    http://librivox.org/the-jacket-or-st...y-jack-london/

    The Scarlet Plague 1912
    http://librivox.org/the-scarlet-plague-by-jack-london/

    I must have read White Fang half a dozen times as a kid.

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

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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.

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

    Our free ebook for August is L. Neil Smith's Prometheus Award Winning novel, Pallas. Pallas is the first book in the Ngu Family Saga.

    The coupon code for August is 9991494 and will be good from now through August 31, 2012. Links for downloading the book will be available from our online catalogue, http://www.PPickings.com .

    We are also offering the second book in the series (Ceres, a Prometheus Award finalist itself) for only $3.99 through the download site. The regular ebook price of the novel is $9.99.

    Brief Description of Pallas:
    Ex-U.S.-Senator Gibson Altman rules the prison colony where everyone is expected to live by rules that govern every aspect of their lives.

    The inhabitants of the experimental colony survive in a society plagued by crime, corruption and despair, toiling endlessly at tasks they are appointed to. Altman lives a life of luxury, ruling the lives of the souls
    trapped within his experiment and brooking no opposition to mandate.

    However, Pallas, the terraformed asteroid, is also home to Curringer, a society in stark contrast to Altman's prison. It is a community where individual freedoms are championed and men and women are free to live as they please.

    Emerson Ngu escapes from Altman's prison colony and becomes a hero of Curringer. Altman is driven by a deep hatred of Emerson and his triumph and will do anything to get his revenge on him. But in the process will he also destroy his own daughter and even the world of Pallas?
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    What people are saying about Mars Girl:

    http://www.marsgirl.us/

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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

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