[Free eBook] Storm by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Sci-Fantasy Adventure]

Storm by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 2nd novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2002 by Orion Children’s Books’s Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This installment apparently adds fantasy elements to the science fiction premise, as one rebellious teen escapes the enclave into the frozen world outside and bonds with the intelligent descendants of mutant wolves, embarking on a quest to help them confront a mortal enemy who slaughters their kind.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Frontier Legion by Sydney J. Bounds [Vintage Science Fiction]

Frontier Legion by the late British author Sydney J. Bounds, edited by Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his shorter science fiction works, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The titular novella was originally published in 1952 as a serial in Authentic Science Fiction Magazine, and eight other stories from points throughout his decades-long career (which eventually culminated in the British Fantasy Awards creating the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer) are included as a bonus.

The main story is a old school pulpy sci-fi adventure thriller starring an amnesiac man who wakes up on a spaceship with an important mission to fulfill and enemies in his way, and many of the other stories also explore themes of human relations with space and aliens and technology.

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[Free eBook] The Chromosome Game by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Science Fiction Dystopian Technothriller]

The Chromosome Game by the late British author Christopher Hodder-Williams is his science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Mithras Publishing Limited and was his final novel printed before retiring due to illness (he completed another shortly before he died, which currently remains unpublished).

The story takes place in a future dystopian Earth, where it appears the remains of humanity exist in an alternate dimension outside a barren wasteland, and a group of adventurous persons is tasked to investigate and locate the remains of a long-ago genetic engineering experiment that may revitalize the human race.

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[Free eBook REPEAT ] Project One by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction]

Project One by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running Dumarest Saga, is a collection of his short science fiction, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains four standalone novellas, of which the title story was originally published in 1954 in Nebula Science Fiction Magazine, and the others are of similar provenance. The stories range from Cold War contemporary to far future exploration, and mainly concentrate on themes of space and the adaptation of humanity to changing conditions.

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[Free eBook] Emergence by Ray Hammond [Science Fiction Technothriller]

Emergence by British author Ray Hammond, a science journalist and futurist, is his standalone science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2001 by Macmillan UK.

The story is set in the near future and centres around a powerful corporation’s deployment of a new satellite technology which connects up information networks in a way which leads to the unexpected development of a new, potentially world-changing entity.

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[Free eBook] Fairweather by Raya Jones [Science Fiction Technothriller]

Fairweather by Welsh author Raya Jones, a Reader in Social Studies at the University of Cardiff, is her standalone debut science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future world dominated by corporations which function as tribes, featuring an information retrieval specalist tasked with looking into an old mystery associated with one such corporation, and of course uncovering the obligatory disturbing revelations about past secrets and such.

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[Free eBook] Soulmates by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn [Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection]

Soulmates by Mike Resnick, prolific Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author, & Australian author Lezli Robyn is their collection of science fiction & fantasy shorts, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month selection for July, and the title story was voted to 2nd place for Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Novelette.

These stories were written together in collaboration and published in assorted anthologies and magazines, alongside a bonus solo story from each author.

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[Free eBook] Ice by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Science Fiction]

Ice by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 1st novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2001 by Orion Children’s Books as part of their Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This installment begins the obligatory questioning of the benevolence of said AI, by characters beginning to have doubts about the doctrine and whispering of fomenting rebellion while speculating about the real world outside.

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[Free eBook] The Golden Amazon by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Pulp Science Fiction]

The Golden Amazon by the late British author John Russell Fearn is the 1st novel in his long-running Golden Amazon series of vintage pulp science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1944 by World’s Work and and later reprinted over the decades by Harlequin and Gryphon Books’ SF Rediscovery line. The series, which was very popular during the 1950s and 60s and ran to 21 original novels which were serialized in The Toronto Star Weekly and several posthumous ones as well, stars a scientifically-created superwoman with a greatly enhanced intellect and physical abilities, who was initially morally ambiguous.

This tale gives her obligatory origin story, wherein a scientist starts creating her as a reaction to the terrible cost of World War II, seeking to craft the perfect person to rule the world, who may wind up being too detached from humanity to use her power for its ultimate good.

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[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Dystopian Sci-Fi, Survival Thriller]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, which have a theme of orphaned and abandoned children in dystopias, available until 7am Eastern Time on July 27th, are as follows:

  • Gone by Michael Grant, is the 1st novel in his Gone series of his sfnal dystopian teen survival thriller series, where all the adults have suddenly vanished for unknown reasons, leaving behind teens who are developing strange powers and must rise to the challenge of forming new societies while cut off from working technological infrastructure; from Tantor Media, read by Kyle McCarley
  • The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth, is her standalone sfnal dystopian future thriller starring an orphan who travels from his late grandfather’s farm to the city where a benevolent organization is supposed to take care of abandoned children, only to find its true agenda far more dangerously sinister than it appears; from HighBridge Audio, read by Mark Turetsky

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on July 27th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).