Wednesday, January 05, 2011

How about 118+ free (legally) Science Fiction eBooks from top tier authors? Check out the “Baen Free Library” (Or “I tripped over my Kindle and landed in Science Fiction eBook heaven”)

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“Introducing the Baen Free Library
by Eric Flint

Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format. We're calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached. (Later we may ask for an extremely simple, name & email only, registration. ) Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats. Again, with no conditions or strings attached. (URLs to sites which offer the readers for these format are also listed. )

By popular request we've added a "Donate to Free Library" button which allows you to "purchase" a free book to show support for the authors and their donations. It works like the normal "Add to Cart" button and you can do one donation per book.

We do it this way rather than direct donations because the minute we start accepting money for books under copyright, all sorts of royalty complications come into play.

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We’re talking full/complete books (as far as I can tell, having downloaded a couple) from some of the best authors in science fiction today. David Drake, Harry Turtledove, John Ringo, David Weber, Eric Flint, James P. Hogan and many many more. The books are usually the first couple in a series or a older titles, but many are also classics in their own right.

These books are offered directly by Baen, the publisher, and so appear to be 100% legitimate. As you can see in the snap above, there’s a wide number of eBook formats available too (The “Ebook Price” line is for if you want to “Donate to Free Library”, to help keep these books, free. The book is indeed really free, without even registration required)

I’ve read at least half of these books, but I’m a re-reader kind of guy and have been looking for a reasonably priced, and legal, means of getting some of these exact books. This Free Library is simply awesome…

4 comments:

Paul Leclerc said...

Are there any that you'd recommend?

Greg said...

Well I'm a big fan of John Ringo and his Posleen series (and also his work with David Weber).

For the first books in those series, check out "A Hymn Before Battle" and "March Upcountry"

Greg said...

Here's the correct link for "A Hymn Before Battle"

theinterfaceofdataandlife said...

As a matter of fact, I have read them all, and then some. The only problem is that, e.g., you get hooked on the Posleen series and you then have to buy the rest! (Which I did, and I highly recommend...). Whatever you do, don't read the Honor Harrington series or you will be hooked for life!