[Free eBooks] 4 Doctor Who spin-off titles from Candy Jar Books [Science Fiction Media Tie-In]

As a special Easter holiday treat for fans of the popular Doctor Who British science fiction media franchise, 4 books are offered free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Candy Jar Books.

Three novels from their new Lethbridge-Stewart series of officially licensed spin-off tie-in adventures starring side characters from the original show, introduced with forewords by actors and writers who contributed to the show, are offered to promote the line, which is expecting several more releases in upcoming months.

A fourth book, which is non-fiction, provides an unofficial companion to the creative inspirations behind the various artificial beings which appear throughout the mothership franchise.

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[Free eBook] Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan [Science Fiction]

Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan is his first contact alien colony science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1983 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The story is set in the near future, where Saturn’s moon Titan is inhabited by an intelligent robotic species seeded by the long-ago crash of an alien ship, which mistakes exploring humans for their ancient creators, with potentially disastrous results if it were not for the unrepentant conman who challenges the forces waiting to exploit them.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through the month of April, available directly from the publisher as their Free Book of the Month selection.

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[Free eBook] Messenger of Zhuvastou by Andrew J. Offutt [Science Fiction Adventure]

Messenger of Zhuvastou by the late Andrew J. Offutt is his standalone science fiction “fantasy” adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. This is a science fiction novel of the old school fantasy-ish “planetary romance” type, set in a future where an athletic playboy from Earth goes undercover on a primitive, sword-swinging planet in order to track down someone who has fled there for reasons unknown, and finds himself fitting in better with the swashbuckling “barbarian” culture than any he knew before.

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[Free eBook] Starfall Muta by Alan David [Science Fiction]

Starfall Muta by Alan David, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction survival novel with horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line under the pseudonym Graham Garner. The story involves a shuttlecraft incident which strands several crewmembers on the surface of an inhospitable alien planet with hostile inhabitants, while they try to carry out their original mission as well as find a way to make it back to their ship.

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[Free eBook] Project Jove by John Glasby [Science Fiction]

Project Jove by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone space exploration science fiction novel with mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1971 by Ace Books as part of their Ace Double series of flipbooks, paired with Kenneth Bulmer’s The Hunters of Jundagai. The story is set in the near future on a scientific exploration base located on Jupiter, where a visiting Senator becomes convinced that the director of the base is hiding the truth of their discoveries for unknown purposes, and is determined to find the answers, regardless of the danger.

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[Free eBook] Zeitstopp by Peter Schattschneider [Austrian German Science Fiction]

Zeitstopp (Time Stop) by Austrian author Peter Schattschneider, who has twice been a recipient of the prestigious Kurd-Lasswitz Prize, is a vintage collection of his German-language science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1982 by Suhrkamp as #76 in their Phantastische Bibliothek series. This German-language collection contains 10 tales which originally appeared between the late 1970s to the early 1980s, on themes on interstellar travel, artificial intelligence, time manipulation, and more.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Space On My Hands by Fredric Brown [Science Fiction]

Space On My Hands by the late Fredric Brown is is his vintage collection of science fiction short stories, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1951 by Shasta. This collection contains 9 science fiction short stories, mostly published during the 1940s, and an introduction by the author himself, who was highly influential back in the day and many of whose stories are considered classics of the genre.

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[Free eBook] Duende Meadow by Paul Cook [Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction]

Duende Meadow by Paul Cook is his standalone far-future science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1985 by Bantam’s Spectra imprint. This is a sort of post-post-apocalyptic rediscovery tale, wherein a war-stricken humanity which hid underground for centuries and changed greatly within that time now re-emerges into the world above, not knowing what they will find.

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[Free eBook] Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith [Science Fiction Thriller]

Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith, the 2001 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, is the 1st novel in her Jani Kilian Chronicles of far-future science fiction thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of the author herself via the backlist author re-publishing consortium Book View Café.

This was originally published in 1999 by Avon’s Eos imprint. The series contains space opera, MilSF, and political intrigue elements, and stars a disgraced former captain turned fugitive cyborg, The Six Million Dollar Man-style. This installment has a touch of murder mystery in it, as a former lover who managed to track her down asks her to help him find his wife’s killer, and she must secretly return to the Commonwealth she once fled in order to do so.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] For Want of a Horse: 23 Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, & Paranormal Ponies [Fantasy & Science Fiction Anthology

For Want of a Horse: Twenty-Three Tales of Supernatural Stallions, Magical Mares, and Paranormal Ponies edited by Evey Brett, is an sfnal anthology collecting equine-themed short stories, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This contains mainly fantasy & horror-oriented (but also a few science fiction) shorts, including international folklore retellings, classic public domain literary tales, and newer stories by living authors who are known in the sf/fantasy field, such as DAW-published Deborah J. Ross.

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