Friday, May 30, 2008

HarperCollins' BrowseInside service

HarperCollins is offering free books for online reading using the new BrowseInside service (in beta)... Check out the books on the right hand side:
  • Paulo Coelho - The Witch of Portobello
  • Neil Gaiman - American Gods
  • Erin Hunter - Warriors #1: Into the Wild

New eBook from TOR

New free eBook downloadable from TOR:
Daniel Abraham - A Shadow in Summer [May.30 '08]

Friday, May 23, 2008

New eBook from TOR

New free eBook downloadable from TOR:
C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp - Touch of Evil [May.23 '08]

Friday, May 16, 2008

Review: The Man Who Turned Into Himself by David Ambrose

I'll start by saying that I liked this book a lot. It is my first encounter with David Ambrose but I am sure I'll pick up more books of his.

I love books that have a Science Fiction background to them but this is not all they are: Science Fiction. The Many Worlds theory and the bit of time travel ideas in this book are only a backdrop to explore ideas about mind, about unconscious versus conscious which can become (and behave) like independent entities. For me, this book is a discourse about human mind (and mostly about what we don't know about mind) and the universes it can create, that could be as real for someone as any palpable reality around.

In the end, one can't be sure if the Richard A. Hamilton is indeed time- and parallel universe-traveling or he is just getting crazy; or maybe he is just more perceptive than the rest of us, starting to see his alter-ego(s) (or maybe the little voices in his head) as real persons.

I definitely recommend this book not all to Science Fiction fans but to anyone.

3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

New eBook from TOR

New free eBook downloadable from TOR:
Peter Watts - Starfish [May.16 '08]

Friday, May 09, 2008

New eBook from TOR

New free eBook downloadable from TOR:
  • Kate Elliott - Spirit Gate [May.09 '08]

Free download from John Kessel and Small Beer Press

To celebrate the publication of his first new collection of short stories in ten years, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories, John Kessel and Small Beer Press have made it available as a free download in various completely open formats with no Digital Rights Management (DRM) strings attached, here (found via Teleread).

Free downloads and shareware eBooks

Several eBooks offered as free downloads or shareware, by authors like Jeff VanderMeer, Richard Kadrey, Charles Stross and others, featured in this Teleread post.

Vernor Vinge's Rainbows End

Vernor Vinge's "Rainbows End" as a free download here (found via Boing Boing).

Shareware books

Richard Herley, a known English author, is offering his novels as shareware: download them for free and if you like them you could send him "between $1.70 and $2.50, according to length" via PayPal. (found via Teleread).

Cory Doctorow's website

All of Cory Doctorow's book are free to download under CC license at

Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Cory Doctorow book

Cory Doctorow's new book, "Little Brother" is now available for download here under a Creative Commons license

John Scalzi freebies

If you liked Old Man's War you may want to check out the other freebies offered by John Scalzi in the The Scalzi Creative Sampler.

Free eBooks from TOR

Free eBooks downloadable from TOR. The books offered until now are:
  • Cherie Priest - Four and Twenty Blackbirds [May.02 '08]
  • Karl Schroeder - Sun of Suns [Apr.25 '08]
  • S.C. Butler - Reiffen’s Choice [Apr.18 '08]
  • Harry Turtledove - The Disunited States of America [Apr.11 '08]
  • Jane Lindskold - Through Wolf’s Eyes [Apr.04 '08]
  • David Drake - Lord of the Isles [Mar.28 '08]
  • Tobias Buckell - Crystal Rain [Mar.21 '08]
  • Jo Walton - Farthing [Mar.14 '08]
  • Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory - The Outstretched Shadow - book one of the Obsidian Trilogy [Mar.07 '08]
  • Robert Charles Wilson - Spin [Feb.29 '08]
  • John Scalzi - Old Man's War [Feb.22 '08]
  • Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn [Feb.15 '08]