Free Science Fiction e Books
Check out this excerpt from Peter Watts' science fiction book, Starfish: 'A lot of it happened while he was sleeping. Every night they'd give him an injection, to help him learn, Scanlon said. Afterwards a machine beside his bed would feed him dreams. He could never exactly remember them but something must have stuck, because every morning he'd sit at the console with his tutor — a real person, though, not a program — and all the text and diagrams she showed him would be strangely familiar. Like he'd known it all years ago, and had just forgotten. Now he remembered everything: plate tectonics and subduction zones, Archimedes Principle, the thermal conductivity of two percent hydrox. Aldosterone. Alloplasty. He remembered his left lung after they cut it out ...'
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Both. If you go to2010-10-12 09:22:43 by HalloweenHarlot
You'll find only audio books and all public domain authors.
Lovecraft, Poe, HG Wells, Doyle, Burroughs, Frost, Dickinson,
If you go here
You have a greater selection to search. For example, going there and putting 'science fiction' into the genre search engine produces Lester Del Rey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philip Jose Farmer, Harry Harrison, Jack London (yes, he did write scifi), Andre Norton, E.E. "Doc" Smith, etc.
All good points2010-07-21 10:23:39 by Aviator
I totally agree about format changes being costly. I can't tell you how many times I've replaced movies on Beta format tape, then VHS, and then transitioned to DVD. I will not be replacing them with Blue-Ray for the newer format, and will only buy a Blue-Ray machine when my present DVD player/recorder (with Divx) dies. And just having completed replacing my old CRT type television sets with flat panel sets, I will not be replacing them with 3D TV sets anytime soon.
On e-book lending, I understand you can do that, at least with some, though I have never tried. On the other hand, there are tons of e-books that you can get for free, courtest of places such as Gutenberg and many others
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