[Free eBook REPEAT] Wilde Stories 2008: The Best of the Year’s Gay Speculative Fiction [LGBT Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology]

Wilde Stories 2008: The Best of the Year’s Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman, is the 2008 annual installment in the Wilde Stories series of reprint anthologies collecting the yearly best sfnal short stories featuring gay characters and/or thematic elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This contains stories originally published in the Clarkesworld and now-defunct Subterranean sfnal genre magazines, as well as a Gaylactic Spectrum Award-winning short, and the collection itself was nominated for the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror category.

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[Free eBook] Humanity 2.0 [Science Fiction Anthology]

Humanity 2.0 edited by Alex Shvartsman is an anthology of themed science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was their featured Free Book of the Month for January, but seems to still be available today. The collection contains a mix of new and reprint stories exploring ways in which humanity might change as the result of interstellar travel and/or alien contact and what it means to be human as well.

Contributors include Hugo Award-winning authors Robert J. Sawyer and Ken Liu, World Fantasy Award-winning author John Varley, popular milSF and humorous fantasy author Jody Lynn Nye, Cat Rambo, and many more.

Offered through January (officially, but not yet replaced by the February offer), available DRM-free worldwide directly from the publisher.

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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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[Free eBook] Event Horizon 2017: An Anthology of Authors Eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology]

Event Horizon 2017: An Anthology of Authors Eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer edited by Jake Kerr is the quasi-annual science fiction/fantasy anthology, free for a limited time courtesy of the authors themselves, via publisher Quanta Books’s Shirtsleeves Press imprint.

This contains an assortment of short and long stories in various speculative fiction genres, written by qualifying authors first professionally published within the last two years, who are eligible for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award which is given out at WorldCon at the same time as the regular Hugo Awards.

Offered through July 15th, available DRM-free worldwide.

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[Free eBook] Swords Against Darkness [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy Anthology]

Swords Against Darkness credited to the late Robert E. Howard and edited by the late Andrew J. Offutt is the 1st volume in the Swords Against Darkness vintage anthology series of sword and sorcery fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1977 by Kensington’s Zebra imprint, credited to editor Andrew J. Offutt only (the publication frontmatter for this volume appears to be slightly inaccurate, claiming a print date of 1974 from British publisher Robert Hale).

This anthology contains original sword & sorcery stories written in the vein of Robert E. Howard’s classic pulp fantasies, including a tale by Howard himself. Each story is prefaced by a special introduction, and contributors include notable authors such as SFWA Grand Master Poul Anderson, frequent British Fantasy Award horror awardee Ramsey Campbell, popular MilSF author David Drake, and more.

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[Free eBook] Threesome: He, Him and Me [LGBT Erotic Fiction Anthology]

Threesome: He, Him and Me edited by Matthew Bright is a themed anthology of gay erotic fiction short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This was given a Publisher’s Weekly starred review which praised the variety in the stories, which includes an epistolary and several sfnal tales. This collection features stories ranging from romantic to raunchy about all-male threesomes in many varied situations.

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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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[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] Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets from the Caribbean [Poetry Anthology]

Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets from the Caribbean with a preface by Ghana-born Jamaican author Kwame Dawes, a recipient of the Pushcart Prize and also an Emmy Award, is a literary anthology of poetry by Carribean authors, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.

This is the second title in a Caribbean-centric joint venture between Akashic Books in the US and Peepal Tree Press in the UK. This anthology contain an extensive selection of works spotlighting promising upcoming new poets from countries throughout the Caribbean.

Offered DRM-free through midnight December 20th, available worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Brussels Noir [Belgian Mystery Anthology]

Brussels Noir edited by Belgian author Michel Dufranne, a scripter for various bandes dessinées, is a Belgium-set installment in the Akashic Noir of award-winning mystery anthologies, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.

This is an excellent location-themed series featuring stories set in and around the titular cities, often by well-known authors native or resident to their respective countries, and one of my personal favourites for discovering foreign authors. This one contains mystery and suspense short stories set in and around Brussels, Belgium from historical times through to the present day, and includes stories in English translation by prize-winning Belgian authors such as Barbara Abel (Prix des lycéens de littérature belge) and the late Ayerdhal (Grand prix de l’Imaginaire, a prestigious science fiction award).

Offered DRM-free through midnight December 19th, available worldwide directly from the publisher as part of their holiday advent calendar promotion.

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