John Joseph Adams is editing an anthology of Sci-Fi stories and has made 3 available to download via the web site for the anthology here http://www.johnjosephadams.com/federations/
They are available in multiple formats.
I got the information from the Tor.com website
John Joseph Adams, assistant editor for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and anthologist, has a new anthology coming out next month. That book is Federations. Given how strong his apocalyptic and zombie anthologies were, Iím looking forward to this book. From the website:
From Star Trek to Star Wars, and from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast interstellar societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies.
The stories in Federations continue that tradition, and herein you would find a mix of all-new, original fiction, alongside selected reprints from authors whose work exemplifies what interstellar SF is capable of, including Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, George R. R. Martin, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Alastair Reynolds, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, and many more.
Whatís pertinent for this post is that the website lists links to stories from the anthology that are online. The stories are in multiple formats, and thereís even one available as a podcast.
And if you get through the stories quickly, you can go read interviews with the authors about the creation of their stories. Youíll also read about some of the authorsí favorite interstellar stories, movies, and more.