[Free eBook] The Shift by George Foy [Award-Nominated Satirical Sci-Fi Crime Thriller]

The Shift by George Foy, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in literature and known for his pseudonymous genre-bending literary-flavoured works, is the 1st novel in the Shift sequence of futuristic science fiction mystery/crime thrillers with dystopian satire elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1996 by Bantam Books and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.

The story is a cyberpunk-flavoured murder mystery technothriller set in a satirically dystopian near future, starring a television writer who draws inspiration for his scripts from a virtual reality simulation of an alternate 19th century New York where he plays the role of a cop chasing a deadly historical serial killer, who becomes even deadlier when he seems to escape from the program into the modern real world.

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[Free eBook] Mother Grimm by Catherine Wells [Award-Nominated Science Fiction]

Mother Grimm by Catherine Wells is a dystopian science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1997 by Roc and was a finalist for the 1998 Philip K. Dick Award.

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future Earth, where one woman escapes the sterile biodome where she was raised to uncover the truth about the outside world after discovering disturbing secrets about the mysterious virus which supposedly infests it.

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[Free eBook] Them Bones by Howard Waldrop [Award-Nominated Time Travel]

Them Bones by Howard Waldrop, a recipient of the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus Awards, is a standalone experimental science fiction time travel adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Ace Books and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel.

The story consists of three interconnected plotlines centred around the mystery of a Native American Mound Builder site where archaeologists find anomalous artifacts, as during the 1920s they try to figure out an explanation, while in the 21st century future, a soldier is sent back to the past to try to prevent World War III but winds up stranded at the original building of the mound, even as the rest of his unit jumps back and forth in time without him in adventures revealed in fragments of their diaries.

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