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Old 07-23-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Tor.com's Freebies Bonanza - get'em now!

Laying bored on the beach? Need a good read? Here we go... all of Tor's freebie novels listed on one page in various DRM-free formats, ready for immediate consumption.

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Now that the life of our doughty little holding page is drawing to a close (shed a tear), we thought we'd make everything we gave away there--all the novels, all of the desktop wallpaper--available for one additional week, starting today and running through Sunday, July 27.

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Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
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Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
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Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
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Farthing by Jo Walton
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The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedies Lackey & James Mallory
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Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell
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Lord of the Isles by David Drake
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Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold
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The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove
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Reiffen's Choice by S.C. Butler
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Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
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Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest
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Spirit Gate by Kate Elliot
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Starfish by Peter Watts
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Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
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A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
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Orphans of Chaos by John Wright
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In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
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In the Midnight Hour by Patti O'Shea
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Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver
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Flash by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
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Soul by Tobsha Learner
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Darkness of the Light by Peter David
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Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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Thanks for the compiled links TadW...
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:05 AM   #3
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I do not understand where people find the time to "acquire" and read pirated books. I cannot even keep up with the legitimately free stuff. Its like a rich relative died and left me a library.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:02 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot TadW; there are some of those that I was intending to read and didn't noticed they were there. Also, thanks to the Tor guys for doing this to make us broaden our personal "I-like-this-writer" list .
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:32 AM   #5
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:49 AM   #6
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I do not understand where people find the time to "acquire" and read pirated books. I cannot even keep up with the legitimately free stuff. Its like a rich relative died and left me a library.
I think they find time to acquire them, but not to read them - it's like shopaholics, they buy and buy and buy and like shopping, not using the stuff. Similarly some people gather in their collections every pirated book they can find on Darknet, and end up never reading any of them.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:44 AM   #7
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Ouch, I've subscribed to this event and didn't get any one notification :-(. So, thank you, TadW for this news.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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Which would be the best format to get for the Sony Reader to convert?
Get the HTML version and convert with Calibre.

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Old 07-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #9
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:35 PM   #10
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This looks great, but I'm having difficulty actually getting the books to open. I have downloaded 4 books in mobi format to my Mac and transferred them across the USB cable to my Kindle. When I try to open them on the Kindle, I get "Unexpected error."

Any ideas what might need to be done? FWIW, I got a couple of Baen books the same way recently and they opened without a hitch.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:57 PM   #11
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And what would be the best format for a Windows mobile pc(an iPaq in particular)?
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:58 PM   #12
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Any ideas what might need to be done?
Hmm... Still don't know what caused the error, but restarting the Kindle cleared it up.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #13
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That depends. Can it deal with HTML or Mobipocket formats?
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:08 PM   #14
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Thanks for this list! I subscribed as soon as I heard about Tor's generous offer, but missed a few of the early ones. Now my list is complete.

I haven't used Calibre but for my Sony Reader, I download in html and use the Word template I set up (according to Sony's instructions) for creating a PDF that's formated for the Reader's screen. So far, it has worked nicely and doesn't take too long. (It's not set up for batch files, though, so I'm sure there are faster ways out there to convert a lot of books at one time.)

Html seemed the most versatile format to me, since I could easily reformat it to fit whatever device I wanted to read the ebook on.

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I would highly recommend Calibre. It will make your Reader even more attractive. And if having proper page breaks matters to you, only the .mobi version converts with proper page breaks in Calibre, btw.
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