The Sisterhood by Juanita Coulson is her science fiction alien conflict political thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1990 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint under the title Star Sister. This story is set in the future and involves a human negotiatior who winds up caught up in an interstellar conflict, trying to bring peace and justice to warring alien factions. Offered free worldwide @ Amazon.
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An Older Man, by Wayne Hoffman, is his contemporary literary fiction novella with m/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press’ Bear Bones imprint.
This is a sequel to Hoffman’s literary fiction novel about the New York gay community set in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s, Hard, which was previously offered free.
This continues the story of one of the main characters two decades later, as he reluctantly comes to term with the changes in his self-image during the course of a Bear Week vacation celebration as he discovers his prospective romantic partners no longer view him as youthful, but instead a mature suitor. Offered DRM-free worldwide @ Amazon.
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Rifts of Time by Alan David, a pseudonym for the prolific Donald S. Rowland, is vintage standalone science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1976 by Robert Hale, using the pseudonym Graham Garner. The story involves a Space Force veteran who signs up again to take part of an experimental project and ends up exploring unknown dimensions of space and time and their effects on human consciousness. Offered free worldwide @ Amazon.
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Overvågning (Surveillance) by Anders Albrechtslund, a former Information & Media Studies faculty member at Aalborg University in Denmark, is the 39th in the Tænkepauser (Reflections) series of Danish-language accessibly-written short academic essays meant for a general audience, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus Universitetsforlaget.
This essay is part of the Samfundvidenskab (Social Sciences) subject category, and is on the topic of the ethics of surveillance and monitoring and its effects on communities and society, both positive and negative. Offered through May 9th as an e-book and accompanying audiobook reading, available worldwide DRM-free.
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Coward’s Paradise by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone 1970s-era contemporary science fiction proto-technothriller which was an early precursor to the modern mainstream bestselling blockbuster variety of such, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1974 by United Writers Publications and later picked up by the New English Library, and the story involves a man undergoing treatment at a mental institute, who uncovers disturbing medical experiments being performed on himself and other patients.
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Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory, is the 1st novel in her Sorenson Family of series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Bliss imprint.
This story is about a lawyer who tries to one-up her ex by claiming to have a new boyfriend, and winds up fake dating a member of the Sorenson family in exchange for some pro bono work for his sister and maybe more. Offered through May 1st, available worldwide at multiple retailers.
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Pilgrimage to Dollywood: A Country Music Road Trip through Tennessee by Helen Morales, Argyropolous Professor of Hellenic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is Cultural Music History Travelogue, free for a limited time courtesy of the the University of Chicago Press.
The author is a Dolly Parton fan as well as an academic, and this is based upon her road trip through various country music tourist attractions and artist shrines, giving both her travel impressions as well as the history and background of country music and the cultural impact of genre and the musicians involved. Offered through the month of April, available worldwide DRM-free.
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Narrating Peoplehood Amidst Diversity: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives by Michael Böss, Director of the Canadian Studies Centre at Aarhus University, is is an academic anthology in their MatchPoints series of books about cultural and social studies, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.
This anthology focuses on perceived and constructed notions of national identity throughout the ages, with mostly case studies about Denmark and Canada on the subjects of citizenship and multiculturalism, etc., but also contains a few essays about the US’ changing views of immigration, among other things. Contributors include notable if controversial figures such as Francis Fukuyama. Offered through the month of April, available worldwide DRM-free.
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Sårbarheder: Globalisering, militarisering og terrorisering fra Murens fald til i dag (Vulnerabilities: Globalization, Militarization, and Terorrism from the fall of the Wall to today) by Mikkel Thorup, the MSO Professor at the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, is his Danish-language academic book about global politics in the post-Berlin Wall period, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.
This appears to cover assorted international political and security issues and concerns, as well as examining the discussion around them, and the alterations over the decades in response to perceived crises. Offered through the month of April, available worldwide DRM-free.
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Ways to Trash Your Writing Career: The Wisdom of Book View Café, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford, is a humorous how-not-to-do-it writing advice and professional behaviour guide, free for a limited time courtesy of the Book View Café established author re-publishing consortium.
This is compiled from assorted posts made over the years on the Book View Café blog by its members, and includes contributions from noted science fiction and fantasy authors including Judith Tarr, Sherwood Smith, Laura Anne Gilman, Brenda W. Clough, and more, though the advice given is not specifically sfnal in nature and can be applied to any genre. Offered free and DRM-free, available worldwide through April 30th.
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