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Old 05-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #16
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Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy
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If you want to see an example of really bad code, start with the CSS that really botches things up in this eBook...

Code:
/**********************************************/
/* Styles for document saved to a stream      */
/* Generated by Aspose.Words for .NET 9.7.0.0 */
/**********************************************/

body { font-family:Calibri, sans-serif; font-size:11pt; line-height:115% }
h1, h2, p { margin:0pt 0pt 10pt }
h1 { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
h2 { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt; font-weight:normal; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:13.5pt; margin-top:22.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.BalloonText { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size:8pt; line-height:normal; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Chapter { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.Chapter-Sub { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:13.5pt; margin-top:22.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.First { color:#000000; font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif; font-size:11.5pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; text-align:justify; widows:0 }
.NoSpacing { font-size:11pt; line-height:normal; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Pa4 { font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:12pt; line-height:11.55pt; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Subtitle { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.BasicParagraph { color:#000000; font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif; font-size:11.5pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; text-align:justify; text-indent:14.4pt; widows:0 }
.NoParagraphStyle { color:#000000; font-family:'Minion Pro', serif; font-size:12pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; widows:0 }
.copyrightpagez { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:8pt; line-height:9pt; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:2; text-align:justify; widows:2 }
span.A6 { color:#221e1f; font-size:8pt }
span.BalloonTextChar { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size:8pt }
span.First1 { font-variant:small-caps }
span.Heading1Char { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold }
span.Heading2Char { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt }
span.Hyperlink { color:#0000ff; text-decoration:underline }
span.SubtitleChar { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold }
Code:
    <h1 id="navPoint_1"><span>COMPUTER</span> <span>VIRUS</span></h1>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">It’s out, someone said, a tech probably, although later McTaggart could never remember who spoke first. “It’s out!”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">It can’t be!” someone else cried, and then the whole room was roiling, running, frantic with activity that never left the workstations.</span> <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">Running in place.</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">&nbsp;</span></p>

    <p class="First"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“It’s not supposed to be this way,” Elya blurted. Instantly she regretted it. The hard, flat eyes of her sister-in-law Cassie met hers, and Elya flinched away from that look.</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“And how is it supposed to be, Elya?” Cassie said. “Tell me.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“I’m sorry. I only meant that…that no matter how much you loved Vlad, mourning gets…lighter. Not lighter, but less…withdrawn. Cass, you can’t just wall up yourself and the kids in this place! For one thing, it’s not good for them. You’ll make them terrified to face real life.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“I hope so,” Cassie said, “for their sake. Now let me show you the rest of the castle.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">Cassie was being ironic, Elya thought miserably, but “castle” was still the right word. Fortress, keep, bast</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">i</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">on…Elya hated it. Vlad would have hated it. And now she’d provoked Cassie to exaggerate every protective, self-sufficient, isolating feature of the multi-million-dollar pile that had cost Cass every penny she had, including the future income from the lucrative patents that had gotten</span> <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">Vlad murdered.</span></p>
Unless you don't mind diving into the code (in this case, akin to dumpster diving) go for it. Otherwise, stay away.
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If you want to see an example of really bad code, start with the CSS that really botches things up in this eBook...
Spoiler:

Code:
/**********************************************/
/* Styles for document saved to a stream      */
/* Generated by Aspose.Words for .NET 9.7.0.0 */
/**********************************************/

body { font-family:Calibri, sans-serif; font-size:11pt; line-height:115% }
h1, h2, p { margin:0pt 0pt 10pt }
h1 { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
h2 { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt; font-weight:normal; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:13.5pt; margin-top:22.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.BalloonText { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size:8pt; line-height:normal; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Chapter { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.Chapter-Sub { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:13.5pt; margin-top:22.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.First { color:#000000; font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif; font-size:11.5pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; text-align:justify; widows:0 }
.NoSpacing { font-size:11pt; line-height:normal; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Pa4 { font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:12pt; line-height:11.55pt; margin-bottom:0pt }
.Subtitle { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:40.5pt; orphans:0; text-align:center; widows:0 }
.BasicParagraph { color:#000000; font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif; font-size:11.5pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; text-align:justify; text-indent:14.4pt; widows:0 }
.NoParagraphStyle { color:#000000; font-family:'Minion Pro', serif; font-size:12pt; line-height:120%; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:0; widows:0 }
.copyrightpagez { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:8pt; line-height:9pt; margin-bottom:0pt; orphans:2; text-align:justify; widows:2 }
span.A6 { color:#221e1f; font-size:8pt }
span.BalloonTextChar { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size:8pt }
span.First1 { font-variant:small-caps }
span.Heading1Char { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold }
span.Heading2Char { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:13pt }
span.Hyperlink { color:#0000ff; text-decoration:underline }
span.SubtitleChar { color:#000000; font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-size:14pt; font-weight:bold }
Spoiler:

Code:
    <h1 id="navPoint_1"><span>COMPUTER</span> <span>VIRUS</span></h1>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">It’s out, someone said, a tech probably, although later McTaggart could never remember who spoke first. “It’s out!”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">It can’t be!” someone else cried, and then the whole room was roiling, running, frantic with activity that never left the workstations.</span> <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif; font-style:italic">Running in place.</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">&nbsp;</span></p>

    <p class="First"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“It’s not supposed to be this way,” Elya blurted. Instantly she regretted it. The hard, flat eyes of her sister-in-law Cassie met hers, and Elya flinched away from that look.</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“And how is it supposed to be, Elya?” Cassie said. “Tell me.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“I’m sorry. I only meant that…that no matter how much you loved Vlad, mourning gets…lighter. Not lighter, but less…withdrawn. Cass, you can’t just wall up yourself and the kids in this place! For one thing, it’s not good for them. You’ll make them terrified to face real life.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">“I hope so,” Cassie said, “for their sake. Now let me show you the rest of the castle.”</span></p>

    <p class="BasicParagraph"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">Cassie was being ironic, Elya thought miserably, but “castle” was still the right word. Fortress, keep, bast</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">i</span><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">on…Elya hated it. Vlad would have hated it. And now she’d provoked Cassie to exaggerate every protective, self-sufficient, isolating feature of the multi-million-dollar pile that had cost Cass every penny she had, including the future income from the lucrative patents that had gotten</span> <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman', serif">Vlad murdered.</span></p>


Unless you don't mind diving into the code (in this case, akin to dumpster diving) go for it. Otherwise, stay away.
Less than two minutes in a text editor and this is the result.

Spoiler:

Code:
/**********************************************/
/* Styles for document saved to a stream      */
/* Generated by Aspose.Words for .NET 9.7.0.0 */
/**********************************************/


body { font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;
     font-size:11pt;
     line-height:115%
     }
h1, h2, p { margin:0pt 0pt 10pt
     }
h1 { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
h2 { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt;
     font-weight:normal;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:13.5pt;
     margin-top:22.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.BalloonText { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif;
     font-size:8pt;
     line-height:normal;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Chapter { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.Chapter-Sub { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:13.5pt;
     margin-top:22.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.First { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif;
     font-size:11.5pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:justify;
     widows:0
     }
.NoSpacing { font-size:11pt;
     line-height:normal;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Pa4 { font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:12pt;
     line-height:11.55pt;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Subtitle { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.BasicParagraph { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif;
     font-size:11.5pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:justify;
     text-indent:14.4pt;
     widows:0
     }
.NoParagraphStyle { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Minion Pro', serif;
     font-size:12pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     widows:0
     }
.copyrightpagez { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:8pt;
     line-height:9pt;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:2;
     text-align:justify;
     widows:2
     }
span.A6 { color:#221e1f;
     font-size:8pt
     }
span.BalloonTextChar { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif;
     font-size:8pt
     }
span.First1 { font-variant:small-caps
     }
span.Heading1Char { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold
     }
span.Heading2Char { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt
     }
span.Hyperlink { color:#0000ff;
     text-decoration:underline
     }
span.SubtitleChar { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold 
     }


Not the best css but also not the worst I have seen.

YMMV.

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Less than two minutes in a text editor and this is the result.

Spoiler:

Code:
/**********************************************/
/* Styles for document saved to a stream      */
/* Generated by Aspose.Words for .NET 9.7.0.0 */
/**********************************************/


body { font-family:Calibri, sans-serif;
     font-size:11pt;
     line-height:115%
     }
h1, h2, p { margin:0pt 0pt 10pt
     }
h1 { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
h2 { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt;
     font-weight:normal;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:13.5pt;
     margin-top:22.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.BalloonText { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif;
     font-size:8pt;
     line-height:normal;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Chapter { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.Chapter-Sub { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:13.5pt;
     margin-top:22.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.First { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif;
     font-size:11.5pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:justify;
     widows:0
     }
.NoSpacing { font-size:11pt;
     line-height:normal;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Pa4 { font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:12pt;
     line-height:11.55pt;
     margin-bottom:0pt
     }
.Subtitle { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:40.5pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:center;
     widows:0
     }
.BasicParagraph { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Adobe Caslon Pro', serif;
     font-size:11.5pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     text-align:justify;
     text-indent:14.4pt;
     widows:0
     }
.NoParagraphStyle { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Minion Pro', serif;
     font-size:12pt;
     line-height:120%;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:0;
     widows:0
     }
.copyrightpagez { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:8pt;
     line-height:9pt;
     margin-bottom:0pt;
     orphans:2;
     text-align:justify;
     widows:2
     }
span.A6 { color:#221e1f;
     font-size:8pt
     }
span.BalloonTextChar { font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif;
     font-size:8pt
     }
span.First1 { font-variant:small-caps
     }
span.Heading1Char { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold
     }
span.Heading2Char { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:13pt
     }
span.Hyperlink { color:#0000ff;
     text-decoration:underline
     }
span.SubtitleChar { color:#000000;
     font-family:'Times New Roman', serif;
     font-size:14pt;
     font-weight:bold 
     }


Not the best css but also not the worst I have seen.

YMMV.

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It's not how it was laid out. It is about the actual coding. It's awful. Without editing it, you cannot change the font size. I doubt you could change the font and maybe not even use night mode in some apps. It's just really bad. Phoenix Picks needs to hire new employees who actually know how to make a proper eBook.
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Graduate student Valerie Russell investigates the possible psychological addiction to Atlantyx, a popular new computer game. She finds much more than entertainment and it becomes a race against time to save the lives and souls of innocent young people--and herself.

Garland King, vice-director of the School of Psychology, and Drake Benson, a leader in a national campus ministry, urge Valerie to closely examine one game, Atlantyx. And she soon learns why. The ministry has tracked seventy-one students, all avid gamers, who have mysteriously disappeared. Coincidentally, the producer of the game has garnered sales in excess of one and a half billion dollars over the past year.

Valerie's graduate work explodes into the challenge of a lifetime. She will investigate this threat that blurs the boundary between reality and fantasy, harming innocent people in its path. Her quest brings with it self-discovery, romance, and more than a hint of danger.
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Frederik Pohl's All the Lives He Led is currently $3.45 at Amazon (US). Not sure if this is a temporary discount or permanent price.

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Two thousand years after Pompeii’s destruction, a thriller of upheaval—volcanic and political—as only SF Grandmaster Frederik Pohl can write it!

With a keen eye for the humanity in any situation, science fiction icon Frederik Pohl has crafted a compelling new novel of a not-too-distant future we can only hope is merely science fiction.

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. it gave so little warning that Pompeiians were caught unawares, and many bodies were preserved in volcanic ash. Two thousand years later, in 2079, Pompeii is a popular theme park eagerly anticipating Il Giubeleo, the Jubilee celebration of the great anniversary. But Vesuvius is still capable of erupting, and even more threatening are terrorists who want to use the occasion to draw attention to their cause by creating a huge disaster. As the fateful day draws near, people from all over the world—workers, tourists, terrorists—caught in the shadow of the volcano will grapple with upheaval both natural and political.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R.Tolkien is currently $2.91 at Amazon (US).

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Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of Northern antiquity, recounted here in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.

In the Lay of the Völsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood.

In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrún his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún.

The Lay of Gudrún recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.
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It's not how it was laid out. It is about the actual coding. It's awful. Without editing it, you cannot change the font size. I doubt you could change the font and maybe not even use night mode in some apps. It's just really bad. Phoenix Picks needs to hire new employees who actually know how to make a proper eBook.
To be fair to them they have got better, the newer books have a css that lets you change font size and isn't one giant html file inside (Not sure why they don't go through their backlist and update them though.)
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back up to $9 and change already.
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In our August 2012 issue, we have original fantasy by Kat Howard (“Breaking the Frame”) and Linda Nagata (“A Moment Before It Struck”), along with fantasy reprints by Wil McCarthy (“The Necromancer in Love”) and Delia Sherman (“Cotillion”).

Plus, we’ll have original science fiction by 2012 Nebula Award-winner Ken Liu (“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species”) and a collaboration between Caroline M. Yoachim and Tina Connolly (“Flash Bang Remember”), and SF reprints by io9’s Charlie Jane Anders (“Love Might Be Too Strong a Word”) and award-winning author Michael Swanwick (“Slow Life”).

For our ebook readers, our ebook-exclusive novella is “A Separate War” by Joe Haldeman, and we have an excerpt of Kitty Steals the Show, the new Kitty Norville novel by bestselling author Carrie Vaughn.

All that, plus our usual assortment of author and artist spotlights, and feature interviews with bestselling authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Seanan McGuire (a/k/a Mira Grant).
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Either went back up or is an AU only price.
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Either went back up or is an AU only price.
Just back to expensive again.
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Don't know if anyone likes Mass Effect novels, but Mass Effect: Revelation by Drew Karpyshyn is currently $0.99 at Amazon (US).

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Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars; the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station; smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base–hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can’t trust and pursued by an assassin he can’t escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy . . . one he won’t live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.
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To be fair to them they have got better, the newer books have a css that lets you change font size and isn't one giant html file inside (Not sure why they don't go through their backlist and update them though.)
The latest free eBook from Phoenix Pick is awful. Not better. Not by long shot.
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