[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] Soulmates by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn [Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection]

Soulmates by Mike Resnick, prolific Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author, & Australian author Lezli Robyn is their collection of science fiction & fantasy shorts, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month selection for July, and the title story was voted to 2nd place for Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Novelette.

These stories were written together in collaboration and published in assorted anthologies and magazines, alongside a bonus solo story from each author.

Offered worldwide through July, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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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 Audiobook] Redeployment by Phil Klay [Award-Winning Literary Short Stories]

Redeployment by Phil Klay, a recipient of the National Book Award, is his collection of contemporary literary fiction short stories with a military experience theme, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This collection won the 2014 National Book Award and is written partially-based upon the author’s own recent experience as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. The unabridged reading is over 7 hours long and narrated by actor Craig Klein.

The stories take place in and around the aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, dealing with the soldiers who engage in various war-related acts for better or worse, exploring the effects on themselves and the people around them, as well as the difficulties faced in readjusting to a domestic life back in the States.

Offered worldwide until 12 PM Eastern Time on May 27th, available as a DRM-free MP4 download directly from the publisher and in their app.

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[Free eBook] Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell [Horror Collection]

Demons by Daylight by British author Ramsey Campbell, a frequent recipient of the British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, is his vintage collection of psychological & supernatural horror short stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Arkham House. This was the 2nd collection released of his shorter works (and is apparently worth quite a lot of money in its original printing) which, according to the author, saw him moving away from his earlier Lovecraftian roots and experimenting with a style more influenced by literary novelist Vladimir Nabokov. These disturbing psychological horror and supernatural thriller tales are mostly set in a reality almost, but not quite, like our own.

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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 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] 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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