[Free eBook] Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by L. Sprague de Camp [Vintage Science Fiction Classic]

Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by the late L. Sprague de Camp is his vintage classic science fiction time travel novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1941 by Henry Holt, and is a vintage classic of the science fiction field. This edition contains not only the highly influential original novel, but also follow-up short stories written over the years by the late SFWA Grandmaster Frederik Pohl and other authors, as well as an additional non-fiction piece by science fiction critics Alexei & Cory Panshin. The story revolves around a modern man who is transported back to the time of the late Roman Empire, and tries to use his knowledge of history and engineering to stave off its decline and hopefully prevent the Dark Ages.

Offered DRM-free through the month of September, available worldwide as directly from the publisher.

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Free for a limited time until the end of September as their Free eBook of the Month selection @ the publisher’s special promo page (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide in return for your valid email address; follow the instructions to reset the price to $0.00 in the cart before checkout)

There’s also a discounted tie-in offer for the 5-book bundle of his non-sfnal standalone historical fiction novels set in Ancient Greece and Persia, for just $9.

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Rarely do books have such a great influence on a genre as Lest Darkness Fall has had on science fiction. Frequently quoted as one of the “favorite” books of many of the masters of the field, this book by L. Sprague de Camp helped establish time-travel as a solid sub-genre of science fiction.

An indication of the influence and longevity of the book is the number of best-selling writers who have written stories in direct response to, or been influenced by, Lest Darkness Fall. This new volume includes three such stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake and S. M. Stirling written over a period of forty-three years—a testament to the timelessness of the book.

Similar, thematically, to Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the book tells the tale of Martin Padway who, as he is walking around in modern Rome, is suddenly transported though time to 6th Century Rome.

Once in ancient Rome, Padway (now Martinus Paduei, Quaestor), embarks on an ambitious project of single-handedly changing history.

L. Sprague de Camp was a student of history (and the author of a number of popular works on the subject). In Lest Darkness Fall he combines his extensive knowledge of the workings of ancient Rome with his extraordinary imagination to create one of the best books of time travel ever written.

[Free eBook] Hannah Arendt og pædagogikkens [Danish Academic Childhood Education Theory]

Hannah Arendt og pædagogikkens: Fragmenter til en gryende pædagogik (Hannah Arendt and pedagogy: Fragments of an emerging pedagogy) by Morten Timmermann Korsgaard, is is his Danish-language academic book about theories of childhood education, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher the Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This book examines the lesser-known ideas about early education proposed by the late German-born Jewish-American political theorist Hannah Arendt. This is part of their Philosophy & Ethics and Education subject listings.

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[Free eBook] The Captive by E. C. Tubb [Western Historical Adventure Novel]

The Captive by the late E. C. Tubb, a prolific multi-genre author best known for his sfnal Dumarest Saga, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1955 by John Spencer using the title Comanche Captive and the E. F. Jackson pseudonym, and was later reprinted as part of the Linford Western Library line. The story is set during the US Civil War, when a man is tasked to locate a missing train which is vital to the war effort, when he becomes the captive of the local Comanche Native American tribe, and must escape them to succeed in his mission.

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[Free eBook] On Deadly Ground by Simon Clark [Supernatural Horror]

On Deadly Ground by multiple British Fantasy Award-winning author Simon Clark is his standalone supernatural horror novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1997 by Hodder & Stoughton using the title King Blood, and was a preliminary nominee for the BFA’s August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel, back in the day. The story is set in a seemingly idyllic modern village which is soon to become subject to unfathomable horror when an apocalyptic supernatural disaster arises, leading them to discover the monsters both within and without.

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[Free eBook] The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting [YA Paranormal Urban Fantasy with Romance]

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the 1st novel in her The Body Finder series of YA paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins.

This is a contemporary urban fantasy series starring a teenaged heroine has an unusual secret ability to sense the dead bodies of people and animals who have been killed. This installment is a suspenseful one which pushes her into trying to actively use her abilities to catch a serial killer, with the help of her best friend who has a crush on her, while trying not to become the killer’s next victim.

Offered in the US only, available through September 25th at Barnes & Noble as their Free Fridays weekend selection.

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[Free eBook] The Dark Age by Traci Harding [History-Altering Time Travel Fantasy]

The Ancient Future: The Dark Age by Australian author Traci Harding, is the 1st novel in her The Ancient Future trilogy which is the initial subseries of her overarching The Chosen Ones mega-series of history-altering time travel fantasy novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Voyager imprint.

This series is set in a soon-to-become alternate fantasy version of British history in approximately 6th century Wales, this installment setting up the point of divergence as a woman from our present day is pulled into the past, where she is mistaken for a fabled witch by the locals, and soon becomes influential with the local prince, thereby changing the course of history.

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[Free eBook] Fire of the Andes by Juanita Coulson [Incan Empire Historical Fantasy with Romance]

Fire of the Andes by author and noted filksinger Juanita Coulson is her Incan historical fantasy novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1979 by Ballantine Books. The story is set in the last days of the Incan Empire in Peru during the 16th century, and stars a woman of mixed royal Incan and Spanish conquistador heritage, who discovers that her destiny is to save her people, with the aid of the man she loves, against the opposition of the man she is promised to. This was originally marketed as an historical romance with fantasy elements when it was first released, but is now being rebranded as a romantic historical fantasy as part of the new publisher’s dedicated sf/fantasy/horror line, due to strong political intrigue elements and the author becoming better known for her sfnal work.

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[Free eBook] Canyon Killer by S. J. Bounds [Western Historical Adventure Novel]

Canyon Killer by the late prolific British multi-genre author S. J. Bounds, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1956 by Fiction House. This story stars a wandering gunslinger who finds out that the situation in a new town is more complicated than he thought, as he seeks to protect a feisty rancher against the cattle rustlers invading her land.

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[Free eBook Repeat] Destroyer of Worlds by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction]

Destroyer of Worlds by the late E. C. Tubb, edited by Philip Harbottle, is his posthumous vintage science fiction novel, newly rediscovered by his estate, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is a previously unpublished novel which does not appear to tie into any of Tubb’s long-running popular golden age sci-fi series such as the Dumarest saga. The story involves the crew of an exploratory spaceship, who find themselves subjected to strange mental effects as they approach a mysterious planet.

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[Free eBook] The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson [Award-Nominated Fantasy w/LGBT]

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson is the 1st novella in his eponymous series of epic fantasy with m/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This recently placed 4th in the Locus Awards nominations for Best First Novel (the publisher describes it as a novella, though). This is a sword & sorcery fantasy epic set in a world where the descendants of the gods roam the earth, and this story is described as containing royal intrigue as well as romance betwen the main characters of the titular sorceror—an earthbound demigod—and the caravan Captain he follows.

Offered in Canada & the US only due to geo-restrictions, available DRM-free directly from the publisher through September 21st.

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