[Free eBook] Ten Years to Doomsday by Michael Kurland & Chester Anderson [Military Science Fiction Fantasy]

Ten Years to Doomsday by Michael Kurland, perhaps best known as the author of an Edgar Award-nominated series of Moriarty-based Sherlock Holmes pastiches, & the late Chester Anderson is a standalone military science fiction/fantasy hybrid adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1964 by Pyramid Books, translated into a number of foreign languages, and was later reprinted by Penguin’s Jove imprint (Pyramid’s new name after being acquired by them).

The story is a hybrid science fiction/fantasy adventure set in a far future where humans are part of a multi-species Federation, telling the story of how a space fleet came into conflict with a pseudo-medieval planetary culture whose sword-wielding nobility and apparently mystic power-wielding priesthood have learned too much from the technological uplift and political upheaval sparked by first contact, leading to war.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] 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 again 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] Old Man’s War by John Scalzi [Military Science Fiction]

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, is the 1st novel in his Old Man’s War series of military science fiction space operas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This was a finalist for the 2006 Hugo for Best Novel and placed 2nd on the Locus Award list for Best First Novel. The series is set in a far future world at war with aliens, using assorted technology to physically enhance the humans within.

The story uses the premise that the military doesn’t want young people, but instead seasoned and skillful types who’ve lived a lifetime already, starring one man who takes the deal, finding the experience to not quite be what he expected.

Offered through June 21st, available in Canada & the US directly from the publisher as their Free Book of the Month Club selection.

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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.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through the month of March, available directly from the publisher as well as via several other retailers.

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