Free Science Fiction Books From Random House

According to Amazon Blog, following Kindle books by Random House will be available for free until May 31, 2009:

  • Settling Accounts Return Engagement by Harry Turtledove. In this well-thought-out alternate history, the first in a new trilogy, Turtledove combines elements of the Civil War and WWII with disturbing results. Confederate President Jake Featherstone has launched an undeclared war of revenge on the U.S.A…
  • His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. In this delightful first novel, the opening salvo of a trilogy, Novik seamlessly blends fantasy into the history of the Napoleonic wars. Here be dragons, beasts that can speak and reason, bred for strength and speed and used for aerial support in battle…
  • Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt. Pratt is a deft storyteller whose blend of suspense, magic, and dry humor kept me entertained and turning pages. Blood Engines is one of the most absorbing reads I’ve enjoyed in a long time, gluing me to the couch…
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. The bastard sons of kings play a noble role in fantasy: not only were King Arthur and Modred by-blows, but it is often suggested that Merlin himself came to power from the “wrong side of the bed.” While Hobb’s offering has a few too many illegitimate heirs backstabbing around, this is still a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne…
  • Red Mars by Stanley Robinson. “The first novel in the astounding trilogy, Red Mars chronicles the lives of the first arrivals to Mars. The planet that the settlers find is empty of life and many of the pioneers want to begin changing the ecosystem right away to be suitable for human life…”

All of these books are ranked pretty high in the Kindle store now.  And although I have plenty of books lined up for reading right now, I will download these while they are free and before I forget so I can read them some time later.

2 thoughts on “Free Science Fiction Books From Random House

  1. I don’t know if anyone else was as lucky as I was. Either Amazon or Random House made an error. This morning I was able to download the third volume of the trilogy:Settling Accounts In at Death. Actually I guess a lot of people got lucky, because as I look at the “movers and shakers” This book, now listed for $ 9.56 went up 42,000% today.

    Now I am going to purchase the second book. Hmmmmmmmm….. I wonder if this strategy can be used all the time. You have a trilogy, offer 2 of the 3 books for free, and watch the 3rd one sell like hotcakes.

    By the way, I love this blog.

  2. Red mars was a great read. Finished it last week. Curious if anyone’s has checked out the new book “Hell’s Aquarium” by Steve Alten? It’s an awesome read. It’s about the ancient prehistoric shark Megalodon, which makes the current Great White Shark look like a gold fish. I am currently reading it now:

    http://www.amazon.com/Meg-Hells-Aquarium-Steve-Alten/dp/1935142046/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240628582&sr=1-1

    http://www.variancepublishing.com/meg-hells-aquarium-contest.html

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