[Free eBook] Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti [Romantic Suspense]

Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti, is the 1st novel in her Scorpius Syndrome series of post-apocalyptic f/m romantic suspense, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Eternal imprint.

This is the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store. The series is set in a nearly-contemporary future world, exploring the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a biological technothriller world where much of population is in danger of being wiped out by a bacterial plague.

This story stars a woman with the knowledge to potentially cure the disease making a dangerous trek towards a man who has established himself as a leader and protector of the survivors.

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[Free eBook] Die Now, Live Later by Basil Copper [Mystery/Crime Thriller]

Die Now, Live Later by the late British author Basil Copper, perhaps best known for his contributions to the Solar Pons series which was a popular Sherlock Holmes pastiche back in the day, is the 5th novel in his Mike Faraday series of vintage mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1968 by Robert Hale. The long-running series stars a gritty P.I. based in Los Angeles, California. This story takes a bit of a technothriller twist as he investigates a dodgy cryogenics firm, and finds the threads of a conspiracy that may intend more than just fleecing the gullible soon-to-be-deceased.

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Free eBook] Colossus: The Boxset by D. F. Jones [Sci-Fi Technothriller]

Colossus: The Boxset by the late British author D. F. Jones is an omnibus edition of his Colossus trilogy of vintage science fiction technothrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains all three novels of the trilogy: Colossus, The Fall of Colossus, & Colossus and the Crab , which were originally published in 1966, 1974, and 1977 by Hart-Davis and Berkley’s Medallion imprint, and of which the first was adapted into the film Colossus: The Forbin Project. This series centres around a man’s increasingly desperate attempts to control the rogue supercomputer he has designed, which is trying to take over the world. The self-contained stories in it involve a Cold War competition to begin with, and eventually culminate in an alien invasion.

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[Free eBook] Curse the Names by Robert Arellano [Literary Noir Technothriller]

Curse the Names by Robert Arellano, an Edgar Award-nominated author, is is his standalone hybrid literary fiction/noir crime technothriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.

The novel is set in modern-day New Mexico, at the site of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (birthplace of the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bomb), and contains psychological suspense/weird happenings elements (the novel’s style has been described as a mix between Alfred Hitchcock’s films, and The Twilight Zone television series). This story stars a reporter at the facility who is convinced he can prevent an accident which will lead to an atomic apocalypse, if it weren’t for all the strange people getting in his way.

Offered DRM-free through midnight December 2nd, available worldwide directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Infomocracy by Malka Older [Science Fiction Political Technothriller]

Infomocracy by Malka Older is the 1st novel in her Centenal Cycle series of political science fiction technothrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

The series is set in a post-cyberpunk future world where information technology has radically altered the political landscape from dominant nation-states to global micro-democracy. This story focuses on an upcoming election where the new status quo may be due for its own upheaval, as various political players seek to once again change the game.

Offered DRM-free through November 9th, available worldwide directly from the publisher as flash giveaway promotional special in conjunction with the US presidential elections.

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[Free eBook] The Cult Candidate by Richard Monaco [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Cult Candidate by Richard Monaco, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is his standalone dystopian science fiction technothriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Sphere, and the publisher likens it to the works of George Orwell (1984) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World). The story is set in a near-future (for 1980s values of futuristic) dystopia where a consciousness-raising cult claiming to develop the psychic abilities of ESP in its followers is rising greatly in political influence, even as a plucky journalist and his friend dig into the real truth of their power.

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[Free eBook] Coward’s Paradise by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Vintage Sci-Fi Proto-Technothriller]

Coward’s Paradise by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone 1970s-era contemporary science fiction proto-technothriller which was an early precursor to the modern mainstream bestselling blockbuster variety of such, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1974 by United Writers Publications and later picked up by the New English Library, and the story involves a man undergoing treatment at a mental institute, who uncovers disturbing medical experiments being performed on himself and other patients.

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[Free eBook] 98.4 by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Vintage Sci-Fi Proto-Technothriller]

98.4 by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone 1960s-era contemporary science fiction proto-technothriller which was an early precursor to the modern mainstream bestselling blockbuster variety of such, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1969 by Hodder & Stoughton, and the story involves the obligatory security expert who stumbles across a vast and terrifying international conspiracy, this one having to do with some sort of frightening experiments involving turning the human brain into a lethal weapon, which of course he’s the only one who can thwart.

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