[Free eBook REPEAT] Frontier Legion by Sydney J. Bounds [Vintage Science Fiction]

Frontier Legion by the late British author Sydney J. Bounds, edited by Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his shorter science fiction works, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The titular novella was originally published in 1952 as a serial in Authentic Science Fiction Magazine, and eight other stories from points throughout his decades-long career (which eventually culminated in the British Fantasy Awards creating the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer) are included as a bonus.

The main story is a old school pulpy sci-fi adventure thriller starring an amnesiac man who wakes up on a spaceship with an important mission to fulfill and enemies in his way, and many of the other stories also explore themes of human relations with space and aliens and technology.

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[Free eBook REPEAT ] Project One by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction]

Project One by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running Dumarest Saga, is a collection of his short science fiction, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains four standalone novellas, of which the title story was originally published in 1954 in Nebula Science Fiction Magazine, and the others are of similar provenance. The stories range from Cold War contemporary to far future exploration, and mainly concentrate on themes of space and the adaptation of humanity to changing conditions.

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[Free eBook] The Golden Amazon by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Pulp Science Fiction]

The Golden Amazon by the late British author John Russell Fearn is the 1st novel in his long-running Golden Amazon series of vintage pulp science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1944 by World’s Work and and later reprinted over the decades by Harlequin and Gryphon Books’ SF Rediscovery line. The series, which was very popular during the 1950s and 60s and ran to 21 original novels which were serialized in The Toronto Star Weekly and several posthumous ones as well, stars a scientifically-created superwoman with a greatly enhanced intellect and physical abilities, who was initially morally ambiguous.

This tale gives her obligatory origin story, wherein a scientist starts creating her as a reaction to the terrible cost of World War II, seeking to craft the perfect person to rule the world, who may wind up being too detached from humanity to use her power for its ultimate good.

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[Free eBook] The Man Who Sold the Earth by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction Collection]

The Man Who Sold the Earth by the late British author John Russell Fearn, edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his vintage science fiction short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

These were mostly originally published during the 1940s in various genre magazines, but a few are posthumous collaborations by other authors with his estate, which appeared from the 1970s onwards.

This collection has a new introduction by editor Harbottle, and contains seven stories which mostly explore themes of space or dimensional travel.

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[Free eBook] Spaceship 13 by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction Collection]

Spaceship 13 by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running science fiction Dumarest Saga, and edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is a compilation of his vintage science fiction tales, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains 3 novellas and 1 short story, all originally published in various genre magazines during the 1950s. The stories deal with themes of space exploration or technology usage, and most are being reprinted for the first time.

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[Free eBook] The Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar [YA Science Fiction]

The Lost Planet by the late Scottish author Angus MacVicar, perhaps best known for his crime thrillers, is the 1st novel in his Jeremy Grant series of vintage juvenile science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1953 by Burke and the assorted adventures were very popular and adapted to radio and TV serials, back in the day. The series stars an orphaned teen boy who goes to live in the household of his scientist uncle, who turns out to be secretly building a space ship with the help of his student/secretary.

This story begins their spacefaring adventures with the initial build and launch of their ship, which faces the obstacle of attempted sabotage from a rival project.

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[Free eBook] Death Dimension by Denis Hughes [Vintage Science Fiction Thriller]

Death Dimension by the late British author Denis Hughes is a compilation of two short novels which are vintage science fiction adventure thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains Death Dimension and Blue Peril, which were both originally published in 1952 by Curtis Warren using the pseudonym Roy Barry. The novels contain The Twilight Zone-like paranormal elements, and respectively feature a man awakened from a coma into a disturbingly altered world on the brink of war and a sinister doppelgänger who claims to be him, and an experiment gone wrong in which a superhuman monster—perhaps created from a seemingly ordinary man—is unleashed upon the world.

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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] The Multillionth Chance by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction]

The Multillionth Chance by the late British author John Russell Fearn, edited by Philip Harbottle, is a collection of two vintage science fiction novellas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The titular novella was originally published in 1946 in Thrilling Wonder Stories magazine, and the second novella, The Last Secret Weapon, originally appeared in 1941 in Marvel Stories magazine using the pseudonym Polton Cross. Both stories appear to deal with themes of unusual scientific discovery leading to potential war.

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[Free eBook] Frontier Legion by Sydney J. Bounds [Vintage Science Fiction]

Frontier Legion by the late British author Sydney J. Bounds, edited by Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his shorter science fiction works, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The titular novella was originally published in 1952 as a serial in Authentic Science Fiction Magazine, and eight other stories from points throughout his decades-long career (which eventually culminated in the British Fantasy Awards creating the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer) are included as a bonus. The main story is a old school pulpy sci-fi adventure thriller starring an amnesiac man who wakes up on a spaceship with an important mission to fulfill and enemies in his way, and many of the other stories also explore themes of human relations with space and aliens and technology.

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