[Free eBook] Dark Secret by Edward M. Lerner [Science Fiction]

Dark Secret by Edward M. Lerner is his standalone science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

The story is a space opera, involving an experimental starship urgently recalled in the hopes of evacuating a portion of humanity from an anticipated disaster that will destroy the solar system, only to discover that the price of survival may involve becoming something other than human.

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[Free eBook] Supreme Court of the United States Defines Personhood by Vonda N. McIntyre [Science Fiction Satire]

Supreme Court of the United States Defines Personhood by Vonda N. McIntyre, a recipient of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, is her flash fiction short story with science fiction elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself via the backlist author re-publishing consortium BookView Café.

This is a satirical short with a slight sfnal political theme, on the subject of humans being dispossessed of legal rights even as corporations expand their own.

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[Free eBook] RIME by Tim Lebbon [Science Fiction]

RIME by Welsh author Tim Lebbon, a multiple British Fantasy Award winner, is his science fiction space opera novella, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is a newly-written original novella, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This story is set in deep space on a generation sleeper colony ship escaping the devastated Earth in search of a new home, which encounters strange and potentially hostile alien forces along the way, forcing one of the crew members to make a harrowing decision.

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[Free eBook] Ghoul by Marc Alexander [Archaeological Horror Action Thriller]

Ghoul by New Zealand author Marc Alexander, is his standalone horror action thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1980 by Hamlyn using his Mark Ronson pseudonym. This is an archaeological horror novel with action thriller elements, akin to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but set in modern times (for 1980s values of modern). The story is set in a fictional Middle Eastern country, where a group of archaeologists have inadvertently awakened an ancient evil during a dig, and must survive long enough to escape from the tomb turned deathtrap with only the help of a legendary artifact.

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[Free eBook] The Cult Candidate by Richard Monaco [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Cult Candidate by Richard Monaco, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is his standalone dystopian science fiction technothriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Sphere, and the publisher likens it to the works of George Orwell (1984) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World). The story is set in a near-future (for 1980s values of futuristic) dystopia where a consciousness-raising cult claiming to develop the psychic abilities of ESP in its followers is rising greatly in political influence, even as a plucky journalist and his friend dig into the real truth of their power.

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[Free eBook] The Marshal of Blazing Gulch by Denis Hughes [Western Historical Action Novel]

The Marshal of Blazing Gulch by the late Denis Hughes, a prolific multi-genre British author, is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1958 by Herbert Jenkins using the Ken Kester pseudonym. The story stars a newcomer in town, who gets caught in the midst of an escalating feud between two formerly friendly ranchers now turned deadly enemies, and appointed town marshal in the hopes of ending the dispute once and for all.

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[Free eBook] The Empire Princess Omnibus by Graham Diamond [Epic Adventure Fantasy]

The Empire Princess Omnibus by British author Graham Diamond is an omnibus containing all four novels in his Adventures of the Empire Princess quartet of epic fantasy adventure novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

These were originally published in the late 1970s by Playboy Press (NB: apparently this was one of their “serious” non-porny publications in the line and this series was praised by the late pioneering SFWA Grandmaster Andre Norton back in the day.). The series is set in a classic high fantasy world where Princess Stacy, the free-spirited runaway heir to the Empire, embarks on adventures which eventually lead her to a quest to restore her usurped throne. This contains the complete story of her heroine’s journey arc culminating in the defeat of the tyrannical forces threatening her realm.

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[Free eBook] Vampyrrhic Rites by Simon Clark [Vampire Horror]

Vampyrrhic Rites by multiple British Fantasy Award-winning author Simon Clark is series of vampire horror novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2003 by Hodder & Stoughton, and was nominated for the BFA’s August Derleth Award for Best Fantasy Novel, back in the day. The series is set in Northern England, featuring ancient supernatural vampire horrors being awakened in modern sleepy local villages. This installment is set in the North Yorkshire Moors and starts with a villager for a friend suddenly gone missing, only to find him terribly changed.

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[Free eBook] Six-Gun Serenade by Mason Macrae [Western Historical Action Novel]

Six-Gun Serenade by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel, is his vintage western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1953 by Collins Clear-Type Press. The story pits a man against both family and foes, as incoming “nesters” attempt to take over the local ranchers’ land, and his spurned ward makes plans with his nester archenemy in retaliation for his rejection of her advances.

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[Free eBook] The Next Together by Lauren James [YA Time Travel Science Fiction with Romance]

The Next Together by Lauren James is the 1st novel in her Next Together series of young adult historical science fiction novels with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.

This is the 1st novel in a duology told in a partially epistolary style, where two young persons are repeatedly reincarnated throughout history from the 17th to 21st centuries, with a mysterious mission to fulfill every time, falling in love only to be torn apart until their next encounter in their next lives, as they try to piece together what is happening in the future through records from the past. This is also the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently a special promotion timed with the recent release of the 2nd novel which wraps up the duology.

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