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Old 04-10-2024, 04:06 AM   #8101
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A random book from my wishlist seems to be free on the UK Kindle store today:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Fan.../dp/B07D8QTWJM

Forever Fantasy Online by Rachel Aaron and Travis Bach

This is self-published LitRPG. I don't know whether or not it's a good example, but Aaron has a good reputation both as a self-publisher (Nice Dragons Finish Last) and trad-publisher (Legend of Eli Monpress, Paradox mil-SF trilogy (as Rachel Bach)).
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Old 04-10-2024, 11:43 AM   #8102
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A random book from my wishlist seems to be free on the UK Kindle store today:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Fan.../dp/B07D8QTWJM

Forever Fantasy Online by Rachel Aaron and Travis Bach

This is self-published LitRPG. I don't know whether or not it's a good example, but Aaron has a good reputation both as a self-publisher (Nice Dragons Finish Last) and trad-publisher (Legend of Eli Monpress, Paradox mil-SF trilogy (as Rachel Bach)).
US too
https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Fanta...xt%2C63&sr=1-1
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:17 PM   #8103
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Cross-posting from the Non-Fiction thread since it's non-fiction, but I'm guessing that there may be more interest here.

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs published by ‎ St. Martin's Press is on sale for $2.99.

There are a number of histories of Dungeons & Dragons. To be honest, I'm not sure how this one compares.
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Old 04-12-2024, 05:50 AM   #8104
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Cross-posting from the Non-Fiction thread since it's non-fiction, but I'm guessing that there may be more interest here.

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs published by ‎ St. Martin's Press is on sale for $2.99.

There are a number of histories of Dungeons & Dragons. To be honest, I'm not sure how this one compares.
I have this one wishlisted, after seeing a recommendarion somewhere. (Maybe in the endnotes for the comic Die by Kieron Gillen?) Sadly it's still £10.99 here.
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Old 04-12-2024, 11:43 AM   #8105
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Books 2 and 3 of the Milkweed Triptych by Ian Tregillis are $3 each in the US (Kobo, Amazon).
I'll quote Cory Doctorow's description of the first book: Alternate WWII novel pits English warlocks against Nazi X-Men.
Note that store sites incorrectly list this as "Milkweek"
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Old 04-12-2024, 03:07 PM   #8106
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Acadie by Dave Hutchinson is $2 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
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The first humans still hunt their children across the stars. Dave Hutchinson brings far future science fiction on a grand scale in Acadie.

The Colony left Earth to find their utopia--a home on a new planet where their leader could fully explore the colonists’ genetic potential, unfettered by their homeworld's restrictions. They settled a new paradise, and have been evolving and adapting for centuries.

Earth has other plans.

The original humans have been tracking their descendants across the stars, bent on their annihilation. They won't stop until the new humans have been destroyed, their experimentation wiped out of the human gene pool.

Can't anyone let go of a grudge anymore?
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Books 1 and 2 in the Virga series by Karl Schroeder are $3 each in the US (Kobo US, Kobo WW, Amazon)
These are Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce
Now book #5, Ashes of Candesce, is on sale.

The Revolutions by Felix Gilman is $2 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
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In 1893, young journalist Arthur Shaw is at work in the British Museum Reading Room when the Great Storm hits London, wreaking unprecedented damage. In its aftermath, Arthur's newspaper closes, owing him money, and all his debts come due at once. His fiancé Josephine takes a job as a stenographer for some of the fashionable spiritualist and occult societies of fin de siècle London society. At one of her meetings, Arthur is given a job lead for what seems to be accounting work, but at a salary many times what any clerk could expect. The work is long and peculiar, as the workers spend all day performing unnerving calculations that make them hallucinate or even go mad, but the money is compelling.

Things are beginning to look up when the perils of dabbling in the esoteric suddenly come to a head: A war breaks out between competing magical societies. Josephine joins one of them for a hazardous occult exploration—an experiment which threatens to leave her stranded at the outer limits of consciousness, among the celestial spheres.

Arthur won't give up his great love so easily, and hunts for a way to save her, as Josephine fights for survival...somewhere in the vicinity of Mars.

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A Power Unbound (The Last Binding #3) by Freya Marske is $3 in the US (Kobo, Amazon)
All of the previous books have been on sale.
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