[Free eBook REPEAT] A Scatter of Stardust by E. C. Tubb [Science Fiction]

A Scatter of Stardust by the late British author E. C. Tubb, perhaps best known for his long-running Dumarest Saga, is a collection of his vintage science fiction short stories from the 1950s onward, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is an expanded edition of the collection published in 1976 by Dennis Dobson, and now contains several additional stories, as well as all the vintage original content.

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[Free eBook] Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein [Classic Science Fiction]

Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein is his vintage classic science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is one of their featured Free Book of the Month selections for December (for a double holiday treat, the other is a repeat of Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn’s short story collection Soulmates). The novel was originally published in 1956 by Doubleday, and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

The story is set in the future of our solar system where the Moon and assorted planets have been colonized by differing government entities, and stars anunemployed actor hired to play a role with unexpectedly high stakes, with the fate of Mars potentially hanging in the balance.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Child of Space by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction]

Child of Space by the late E. C. Tubb, edited by Philip Harbottle, is his posthumous vintage science fiction novel, newly rediscovered by his estate, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is a previously unpublished novel which does not appear to tie into any of Tubb’s long-running popular golden age sci-fi series such as the Dumarest saga, selected posthumously from the author’s literary estate. The story involves the inhabitants of a moonbase who are preparing for the arrival of a strange object, only to find it even stranger than they had anticipated.

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[Free eBook] Lunar Vengeance: A Collection of Science Fiction Stories by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction]

Lunar Vengeance: A Collection of Science Fiction Stories by the late British author John Russell Fearn, edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his vintage golden age science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This new collection reprints six tales from the 1940s-1950s, apparently with a theme of exploring civilization (or the lack of it) on various settlements within our solar system, and includes a brief introduction to the author and his works by science fiction author and editor Philip Harbottle.

The title story was originally published in Amazing Stories magazine in 1943 under the pseudonym Thornton Ayre, and the other stories also appeared credited as by Vargo Statten, Mark Denholm, Volsted Gridban, as well as Fearn’s own name (mostly during reprints and translations).

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[Free eBook] Secret of the Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar [Vintage YA Science Fiction]

Secret of the Lost Planet by the late Scottish author Angus MacVicar, perhaps best known for his crime thrillers, is the 3rd 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 1955 by Burke. The series, which was was very popular and adapted to both radio and TV serials back in the day, 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 adventure sees them returning to a lost planet encountered in the 1st novel (also previously offered free), engaging in a thrilling adventure when a nefarious outsider plans to steal the peaceful population’s powerful thought-sending device for his own purposes, and of course must be thwarted by the plucky crew and the local friends they make.

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[Free eBook] Private Satellite by John Burke [Vintage Science Fiction Collection]

Private Satellite by the late English author John Burke, a prolific pseudonymous multi-genre author and early science fiction fandom member, & edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his vintage golden age science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

These were originally published during the 1950s in magazines such as Authentic Science Fiction Monthly where the title story appeared in 1955 as a serialized novel. Some of the stories were originally credited under the variant names of Jonathan Burke and J. F. Burke.

The seven stories in this collection, apparently often feature a psychological thriller theme of exploring unsettling future versions of humanity.

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[Free eBook] Waters of Eternity by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction]

Waters of Eternity by the late British author John Russell Fearn, edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is his mini-collection of vintage Golden Age science fiction novellas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This collection contains three novellas, apparently with themes of exploring strange new changed worlds both on future Earth and in space, reprinted for the first time in decades with a brief new introduction about the author and his works.

The stories were originally published in assorted magazines under the following pseudonyms: as Mark Denholm, “Waters of Eternity” from 1953 in Worlds of the Universe, and as Thornton Ayre, “World Without Women” from 1939 in Amazing Stories and “The World in Wilderness” from 1941 in Science Fiction.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] 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 again 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 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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