[Free eBook] Reboots by Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin [Paranormal Science Fiction]

Reboots by Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin is their entry in the Stellar Guild series of speculative fiction author showcase novellas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is a multi-author showcase series which pairs a story written by a well-known established writer with another in the same setting by a talented newcomer. The stories in this volume are sci-fi paranormal space opera, using the premise of undead creatures crewing missions in the harsh conditions which would damage normal humans.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses [Poetry Tribute Anthology]

Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses, edited by Michael Montlack, an award-winning poet and Berkley College faculty member, is an anthology of poetry written by gay men as tributes to the famous and/or fictional women who inspired them, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This collection was named as part of the 2013 Over the Rainbow Project book list, and contains contributions by a hundred poets both established and new, including Kenyon Review Prize-winner Randall Mann, Lambda Literary Award-winner Mark Bibbins and many more, with tributes to influential women as ancient as Sappho and as modern as Lady Gaga (with a detour into pop culture with the X-Men and Buffy the Vampire Slayer et al.)

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[Free eBook] No Flowers for the General by Basil Copper [Vintage Mystery/Crime Thriller]

No Flowers for the General by the late British author Basil Copper, perhaps best known for his contributions to the Solar Pons series which was a popular Sherlock Holmes pastiche back in the day, is the 3rd novel in the Mike Faraday series of gritty hard-boiled mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1967 by Robert Hale. This long-running popular series (over 40 books published between the 1960s and the 1980s) stars a hard-boiled California P.I. with a sharp sense of humour. The story takes him out of his native Los Angeles to the small town of Mudville, where there is no joy today when a missing persons investigation turns into an escalating murder case.

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[Free eBook] Marrakesh: The Omnibus by Graham Diamond [Arabian Folklore Adventure Fantasy]

Marrakesh: The Omnibus: Books 1-2 by British author Graham Diamond is an omnibus edition of two of his fantasy adventure novels based upon Arabian folklore and history, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

These were originally published in 1981 & 1983 by Fawcett’s Gold Medal imprint. The setting is a magical version of the city of Marrakesh in Morocco, and while both novels take place there, they are otherwise unrelated standalones which can be read separately. Marrakesh is based upon the folktale of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” from the classic 1001 Nights aka Arabian Nights collection, and the heroine is a descendant who embarks upon a quest for a fabled magical treasure. Marrakesh Nights is based on history which has become legend, as the heroine finds herself the key to defeating the Assassins (who were feared during their heyday from the time of the Crusades up until the Mongol invasion) who are led by the Old Man of the Mountain.

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[Free eBook] Sixgun Showdown by A. A. Glynn [Western Historical Action Novel]

Sixgun Showdown by British author A. A. Glynn is his standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1994 by Robert Hale using the pseudonym Art Flynn, as part of their Black Horse Western line. The story is set in Arizona, and makes use of the historical Homestead Acts which in the aftermath of the US Civil War opened up the formerly Wild West to large waves of pioneer settlement. This adventure stars a gunslinger who is summoned by a retired former major to help him out with problems on his ranch, which turn out to be the major bushwhacking prospective homesteaders whom he sees as encroaching upon his exclusive territory, and the gunslinger must find a way to put a stop to the violence being perpetuated by the man who would have once been his father-in-law.

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[Free eBook] Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition [Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology]

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016 Edition is the latest volume in the eponymous anthology series of sf/fantasy short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This series compiles selected stories (which are all free to read online) which originally appeared in 2016 on the Tor.com website into a handy portable ebook. Contributors include award-nominated authors like Aliette de Bodard, Cixin Liu, N. K. Jemisin, Alyssa Wong, and many more.

Offered DRM-free through January 17th Eastern Standard Time, available worldwide directly from the publisher as a giveaway promotional special.

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[Free eBook] NOiSE: Vol. 1 by Tsutomu Nihei [Science Fiction Mystery Manga]

NOiSE: Vol. 1 (ノイズ) by popular Japanese mangaka Tsutomu Nihei (弐瓶 勉), is the English-language collected edition of his eponymous science fiction manga series, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kodansha.

This is a one-volume tie-in to his cyberpunk manga series Blame! (ブラム!), a prequel story where a police officer solves a gang murder.

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[Free eBook] The Clan Wars Omnibus by Peter Morwood [Fantasy]

The Clan Wars Omnibus: Books 1 & 2 by Irish author Peter Morwood is the complete duology comprising his Clan Wars prequel series of epic fantasy in his Alban Saga universe, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains the complete duology of Greylady & Widowmaker, which were originally published in 1993 & 1994 by Arrow’s Legend imprint. These are set in the feudal fantasy world of Alba, a plottily political sword and sorcery milieu filled with backstabbing intrigue and military action, several centuries before the main storyline told in The Book of Years sequence. This prequel miniseries tells the tale of how the Horse Lords became the predominant clan in Alba through their charismatic leader, and the challenges he and they face.

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[Free eBook] Night Frost by Basil Copper [Vintage Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Night Frost by the late British author Basil Copper, perhaps best known for his contributions to the Solar Pons series which was a popular Sherlock Holmes pastiche back in the day, is the 2nd novel in his Mike Faraday series of gritty hard-boiled mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1966. This long-running popular series (over 40 books published between the 1960s and the 1980s) stars a hard-boiled California P.I. with a sharp sense of humour. The story takes him out of Los Angeles, to a busman’s holiday in the Bahamas, where what he’d hoped would be a relaxing getaway embroils him into solving a mafia murder.

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[Free eBook] Gunsmoke Legacy by Hank Madison [Western Historical Action Novel]

Gunsmoke Legacy by Hank Madison, a pseudonym for the prolific multi-genre author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage historical action adventure novel with mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1967 by Robert Hale. The story stars two partners returning to their troubled home county, seeking justice as it appears that the murder of one’s father is linked to a sinister conspiracy afoot in the town, whose investigative trail lands them into a deadly ambush.

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