[Free eBook] The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations by Tzvetan Todorov [Political Philosophy]

The Fear of Barbarians: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations by Tzvetan Todorov, an award-winning Bulgarian-French historian, critic, and essayist, is his political philosophy book tying together historical attitudes leading into current events, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher University of Chicago Press.

This is an English-language translation of the original French La peur des barbares : au-delà du choc des civilisations, published in 2008 by Robert Laffont, translated by Andrew Brown. Apparently, this book gives a slightly different take on the roots of the current tensions between Middle East and West, drawn from the author’s own personal experience growing up in communist Bulgaria and immigrating to France, evaluating and arguing for a shift in the balance between fear of imported ideology and ideals of freedom and tolerance, as used by western locals and applied to foreign immigrants.

Offered worldwide, available through the month of February, directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Hot as Hell by Julie Ann Walker [Romantic Suspense]

Hot as Hell by Julie Ann Walker is an introductory prequel novella to her Deep Six of series of f/m contemporary military action romantic suspense thrillers, free on a long-term series-introductory basis courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks’ Casablanca imprint.

This is an action thriller romance series centred around Navy SEALs, and this story stars one coming to the aid of an embassy worker friend with whom he’d shared an unforgettable one-night stand, when her workplace comes under attack. Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.

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[Free eBook] Discover A New Author: Josh Pachter [Mystery]

Wildside Press Presents: Discover A New Author: Josh Pachter by Josh Pachter is another volume in their series introducing readers to new authors , free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Wildside Press.

This volume contains four short mystery stories originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and other venues. Offered DRM-free, available worldwide.

Wildside Press are additionally offering one free Megapack (containing short stories by living authors in many genres, or collected works of deceased classic ones) of your choice and 20% off everything else in their store, through June 20th as a Father’s Day promotion.

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[Free eBook] Developing Democracies [Academic Political History]

Developing Democracies: Democracy, Democratization, and Development edited by Michael Böss, Jørgen Møller & Svend-Erik Skaaning, is #4 in the MatchPoints series of academic titles in the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies realms, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This is a collection of academic essays on the subject of the development and sustainability of democracy, covering topics from the historical formations in post-Revolutionary France to the modern-day situations in the Middle East, as well as challenges facing modern Western democracies. Offered through the month of June, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook] Folkestyrets rugekasser [Danish Academic Democracy History Essays]

Folkestyrets rugekasser: Frivillige foreninger og folkestyre (Incubators of Democracy: Voluntary Associations and Democracy) edited by Michael Böss, is #5 in the MatchPoints series of titles in the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies fields, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Aarhus University Press in Denmark.

This is a Danish-language academic anthology containing essays on the topic of democracy and volunteerism in past and present ages, especially as it pertains to a form of education associated with particular types of volunteer participation in Denmark. Offered through the month of June, available worldwide DRM-free.

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[Free eBook] The Friendship by Alison Croggon [YA Epic Fantasy Prequel Short]

The Friendship by Alison Croggon, is a tie-in short story to her Books of Pellinor of quartet of Young Adult epic high fantasy adventure novels, free on a long-term promotional basis courtesy of publisher Walker.

This is a prequel story which fleshes out the background of one of the important supporting characters. Offered at multiple retailers in many countries worldwide outside Canada & the US.

available in many countries outside North America

[Free eBook] The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business & the Fountain of Youth by Ted Anton [Science Research & Business History]

The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business & the Fountain of Youth by Ted Anton, a professor of English at DePaul University as well as a popular science writer, is his popular science and business history of the recent development and current state of anti-aging research, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

This is accessibly-written for a general audience, focusing on the personalities of the people involved and how they approached various challenges, as well as the profit-seeking impetus, but also containing understandable explanations of the principles of the science and technologies involved. Offered free throughout the month of March.

available worldwide through the month of March

[Free eBook] The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett [Science Fiction]

The Long Tomorrow by the late Leigh Brackett (Science Fiction Encyclopedia, ISFDB, Wikipedia) is her vintage classic post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1955 by Doubleday, was nominated for the Hugo Award, and was selected as one of the SF: The 100 Best Novels 1949-1984 at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. The story is set in the US after a nuclear holocaust, as two brothers embark on a journey of adventure and coming-of-age self-discovery in their altered world.

available worldwide DRM-free through March

[Free eBook] First Love by Andrew Q. Gordon [LGBT Epic Fantasy with Romance]

First Love by Andrew Q. Gordon is a novella in his Champion of the Gods series of classically epic good vs evil high fantasy with m/m romantic elements, free on a long-term introductory basis courtesy of LGBT specialty Dreamspinner Press’s DSP Publications imprint.

This is a prequel story giving a slightly romantic tale about the series’ lead wizard, involving some sort of potentially disillusioning intrigue-laden seduction plot.

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[Free eBook] The Cross by Steve Cavanagh [Legal Crime Thriller]

The Cross by Steve Cavanagh is a novella in his Eddie Flynn series of contemporary legal crime thrillers, free courtesy of publisher Hachette’s Orion imprint.

The series is set in New York and stars a former con artist turned lawyer, and this story pits him against a corrupt cop, with a moral dilemma as to whether or not to present evidence against him that will put a client at risk. This is offered free in Canada & the UK, as well as many countries worldwide, but not in the US, where the author has a different publisher.

available in many regions worldwide @ multiple retailers