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Old 08-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Free/Bargain Science Fiction/Fantasy in August 2013

A thread for August.

We point out free and bargain SF/Fantasy titles to each other. Please don't post any self-published books, and please do a search before posting to avoid duplicates.

Be aware that many freebies are only free for a day, so grab them fast. Enjoy!
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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The Red Knight by Miles Cameron [Orbit/Hachette] is $1.99 at Amazon, B&N and Sony. It's probably a daily special.

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Twenty eight florins a month is a huge price to pay, for a man to stand between you and the Wild.

Twenty eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders. But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.

It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an Abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job. The abby is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with.

Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war. . .
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Never Trust a Sorcerer (The Trust Series Book 1) by L R Barrett-Durham is free at Amazon right now.

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After a series of unexpected events, she discovers the dreaded book of Gyndless the Almighty, once responsible for Remus-wide genocide, is once again in the hands of an evil sorcerer. The very sorcerer responsible for the deaths of so many she holds dear.

As the sorcerer’s monstrous horde begins its descent on Moondale, all the goodly folk of Remus will have to band together in an epic battle, or risk annihilation.

This 500+ page novel is the first of The Trust Series by L R Barrett-Durham.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Never Trust a Sorcerer (The Trust Series Book 1) by L R Barrett-Durham is free at Amazon right now.
Help me! I only see FREE for Prime members and also a free sample from the book beginning.
Am I missing something... to be free to non-Prime?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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Help me! I only see FREE for Prime members and also a free sample from the book beginning.
Am I missing something... to be free to non-Prime?
It's because the book is no longer free. I grabbed it free this morning but now it shows at 5.99 $.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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Same thing happened at Amazon UK. I grabbed it about 6am this morning, and it was free. Now at 1:25pm it's priced at £3.98. Just wait awhile and it'll probably have another free day at some point.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Hopefully this wasn't posted last month (I didn't see it on a quick skim of that thread), but Tor.com is offering a free ebook download of an anthology containing 5 years worth of Tor science fiction and fantasy stories:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/08/fiv...nload-extended
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Even if it was, it's still worth repeating. Thanks for posting it.
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Hopefully this wasn't posted last month (I didn't see it on a quick skim of that thread), but Tor.com is offering a free ebook download of an anthology containing 5 years worth of Tor science fiction and fantasy stories:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/08/fiv...nload-extended


It was.

These are HUGE downloads. Calibre may not work on such a large file, if conversion is a necessity for you.





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Hopefully this wasn't posted last month (I didn't see it on a quick skim of that thread), but Tor.com is offering a free ebook download of an anthology containing 5 years worth of Tor science fiction and fantasy stories:

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/08/fiv...nload-extended
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Even if it was, it's still worth repeating. Thanks for posting it.

It was and I agree, worth re-posting. I had forgotten about it and had been meaning to download

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #11
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Angel Station by Walter Jon Williams is $0.99 at the usual places, including Smashwords.

I don't know if this passes the "no self published books" rule. I guess the ebook version is self published, but it was originally published in paper by Tor.
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It was.

These are HUGE downloads. Calibre may not work on such a large file, if conversion is a necessity for you.

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RE: Tor short-story anthology.
I got this earlier, and haven't tried the following yet, but.. some forum members on Tor.com say that loading in Calibre, and running a conversion to the same format, will seriously reduce the file size.
(i.e., if you've got the mobi file, have calibre convert it from mobi to mobi.)
No reported problems getting it to load in calibre on the Tor site (as opposed to Sigil locking up, etc.)

Original mobi file around 153 mB, reported size after conversion around 25 mB.
Original epub file around 68 mB, reported size after epub-to-epub calibre conversion, 48 mB.

I still like the idea of using EpubSplit to break it down into more manageable chunks, but at least the same-format conversion seems like it'll get the file small enough for a lot of ereaders to accept it.

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RE: Tor short-story anthology.
I got this earlier, and haven't tried the following yet, but.. some forum members on Tor.com say that loading in Calibre, and running a conversion to the same format, will seriously reduce the file size.
(i.e., if you've got the mobi file, have calibre convert it from mobi to mobi.)
No reported problems getting it to load in calibre on the Tor site (as opposed to Sigil locking up, etc.)
Haven't tried epub-epub, but epub-azw3 increases file size. I'll have to give it a try.

Edit: epub-epub doesn't make much difference.

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It was.

These are HUGE downloads. Calibre may not work on such a large file, if conversion is a necessity for you.
I epubsplit almost every story out of it separately. It took a couple of hours, but I put the cover graphics in too which probably isn't necessary.
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RE: Tor short-story anthology.
I got this earlier, and haven't tried the following yet, but.. some forum members on Tor.com say that loading in Calibre, and running a conversion to the same format, will seriously reduce the file size.
(i.e., if you've got the mobi file, have calibre convert it from mobi to mobi.)
No reported problems getting it to load in calibre on the Tor site (as opposed to Sigil locking up, etc.)

Original mobi file around 153 mB, reported size after conversion around 25 mB.
Original epub file around 68 mB, reported size after epub-to-epub calibre conversion, 48 mB.

I still like the idea of using EpubSplit to break it down into more manageable chunks, but at least the same-format conversion seems like it'll get the file small enough for a lot of ereaders to accept it.

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Haven't tried epub-epub, but epub-azw3 increases file size. I'll have to give it a try.

Edit: epub-epub doesn't make much difference.
Use the Epubsplit plugin to split it into smaller pieces.


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