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Old 11-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Free (Kindle/ePub/DRM-free) Some of the Best from Tor.com 2014 [SF/Fantasy Anthology]

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition by quote-unquote "Various Authors" is a collection of science fiction & fantasy & possibly even some horror short stories originally published on the eponymous website, free courtesy of publisher Macmillan's Tor imprint.

Previous volumes from 2011-2013 are still free in multiple venues, and post #5 by kg3 in this old thread also has links to additional Tor.com freebie collections which have now propagated to nearly all the stores (including obscure ones like BookShout, and regions like the UK which had previously not been free), so you can probably just search for their titles in your favourite venue. ETA: apparently the prior volumes have since become un-free in several countries.

Currently free to pre-order (slated for Jan 6th, 2015) @ Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK) & Google Play (both available to Canadians, should be DRM-free when they finally pop up). Will no doubt show up in all the usual venues when the time comes.

ETA: officially released, and thus now also free @ B&N (also UK), Kobo & iTunes (both available to Canadians).

And this has been the selected 3rd (non-repeat) free ebook thread of the day.

Because ever since Tor.com made the decision to remove all the convenient ebook-format worldwide direct downloads for their stories (right after I'd recommended their site to someone manning the Kobo display at Chapters as a source of quality free ebooks to recommend to prospective e-reader purchasers, aarghdammit!) and start monetizing them exclusively in selected countries, it's been fairly nice of them to occasionally release freebie collections of some of them, considering they'd "normally" cost you $0.99 USD (or $1.99 CAD back in the day when our dollar was actually above par, a marketing decision I hope rebounded on the person who made it) per if you weren't up to rolling your own from their website pages.

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Old 11-08-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition by quote-unquote "Various Authors" is a collection of science fiction & fantasy & possibly even some horror short stories originally published on the eponymous website, free courtesy of publisher Macmillan's Tor imprint.
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Tor.com has a list of the stories and authors
"Pre-order (For Free!) Some of the Best from Tor.com 2014"

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“As Good As New” by Charlie Jane Anders (Short Story)
“The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey (Novelette)
“Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch” by Kelly Barnhill (Short Story)
“Sleep Walking Now and Then” by Richard Bowes (Novelette)
“Daughter of Necessity” by Marie Brennan (Short Story)
“Brisk Money” by Adam Christopher (Short Story)
“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade” by John Chu (Short Story)
“The Color of Paradox” by A.M. Dellamonica (Short Story)
“The Litany of Earth” by Ruthanna Emrys (Novelette)
“A Kiss With Teeth” by Max Gladstone (Short Story)
“A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star” by Kathleen Ann Goonan (Novelette)
“Cold Wind” by Nicola Griffith (Short Story)
“The Tallest Doll in New York City” by Maria Dahvana Headley (Short Story)
“Where the Trains Turn” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (Novella)
“Combustion Hour” by Yoon Ha Lee (Short Story)
“Reborn” by Ken Liu (Novelette)
“Midway Relics and Dying Breeds” by Seanan McGuire (Novelette)
“Anyway: Angie” by Daniel José Older (Short Story)
“The Mothers of Voorhisville” by Mary Rickert (Novella)
“Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome” by John Scalzi (Novella)
“Among the Thorns” by Veronica Schanoes (Novelette)
“The Insects of Love” by Genevieve Valentine (Novelette)
“Sleeper” by Jo Walton (Short Story)
“The Devil in America” by Kai Ashante Wilson (Novelette)
“In the Sight of Akresa” by Ray Wood (Novelette)
“A Cup of Salt Tears” by Isabel Yap (Short Story)
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Previous volumes from 2011-2013 are still free in multiple venues, and post #5 by kg3 in this old thread also has links to additional Tor.com freebie collections which have now propagated to nearly all the stores (including obscure ones like BookShout, and regions like the UK which had previously not been free), so you can probably just search for their titles in your favourite venue.
These collections have been free in the UK for a long time


I 'bought' Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition: and The Fierce Reads Anthology: 31 Dec 2012
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I just got it from Kobo and it shows up in my library but when I hit the download button they tell me the link isn't found. It's a DRM free epub and I'm able to download my other books no problem but not this one. Broken or what?
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