[Free eBook] The Empire of Time by Crawford Kilian [Science Fiction]

The Empire of Time by US-born naturalized Canadian author Crawford Kilian, a now-retired college professor and occasional Aurora Award nominee, is the 1st novel in his The Chronoplane Wars trilogy of science fiction time-travel adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1978 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The series features a temporal agency tasked with preventing disasters by altering history across varying timelines of alternate parallel Earths.

This story (a self-contained adventure whose sequels were not written until many years later) features an especially tricky assignment for one of their top agents who must not only prevent said disaster, but also figure out what its unknown cause will be.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes [Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller]

The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes is a collected edition comprising the 1st & 2nd novels in his The Fallen duology of science fiction conspiracy thrillers with strong theological and time travel elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This contains The Fallen and The Eternity Gene, both originally published in 1995 & 1999, respectively, by Broadman & Holman, a dedicated religious publisher imprint. The author has also written mainstream fantasy novels for Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint, which are also reprinted by Venture.

The duology stars an academic pastor who gets caught up in a supposed alien abduction scheme with a strange agenda, and ends up taking time-traveling journeys to uncover the truth, which may not involve actual aliens at all. The original novel of the abduction and the mystery behind it was written standalone, and in the follow-up sequel, he discovers the root of the conspiracy and its intended plans.

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[Free eBook] The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes [Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller]

The Fallen Omnibus by Robert Don Hughes is a collected edition comprising the 1st & 2nd novels in his The Fallen duology of science fiction conspiracy thrillers with strong theological and time travel elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This contains The Fallen and The Eternity Gene, both originally published in 1995 & 1999, respectively, by Broadman & Holman, a dedicated religious publisher imprint. The author has also written mainstream fantasy novels for Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint, which are also reprinted by Venture.

The duology stars an academic pastor who gets caught up in a supposed alien abduction scheme with a strange agenda, and ends up taking time-traveling journeys to uncover the truth, which may not involve actual aliens at all. The original novel of the abduction and the mystery behind it was written standalone, and in the follow-up sequel, he discovers the root of the conspiracy and its intended plans.

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[Free eBook] The Next Together by Lauren James [YA Time Travel Science Fiction with Romance]

The Next Together by Lauren James is the 1st novel in her Next Together series of young adult historical science fiction novels with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Walker Books.

This is the 1st novel in a duology told in a partially epistolary style, where two young persons are repeatedly reincarnated throughout history from the 17th to 21st centuries, with a mysterious mission to fulfill every time, falling in love only to be torn apart until their next encounter in their next lives, as they try to piece together what is happening in the future through records from the past. This is also the featured Free Book of the Week in the iTunes UK store, and is apparently a special promotion timed with the recent release of the 2nd novel which wraps up the duology.

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[Free eBook] Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by L. Sprague de Camp [Vintage Science Fiction Classic]

Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories by the late L. Sprague de Camp is his vintage classic science fiction time travel novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1941 by Henry Holt, and is a vintage classic of the science fiction field. This edition contains not only the highly influential original novel, but also follow-up short stories written over the years by the late SFWA Grandmaster Frederik Pohl and other authors, as well as an additional non-fiction piece by science fiction critics Alexei & Cory Panshin. The story revolves around a modern man who is transported back to the time of the late Roman Empire, and tries to use his knowledge of history and engineering to stave off its decline and hopefully prevent the Dark Ages.

Offered DRM-free through the month of September, available worldwide as directly from the publisher.

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Free for a limited time until the end of September as their Free eBook of the Month selection @ the publisher’s special promo page (DRM-free ePub & Mobi available worldwide in return for your valid email address; follow the instructions to reset the price to $0.00 in the cart before checkout)

There’s also a discounted tie-in offer for the 5-book bundle of his non-sfnal standalone historical fiction novels set in Ancient Greece and Persia, for just $9.

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Rarely do books have such a great influence on a genre as Lest Darkness Fall has had on science fiction. Frequently quoted as one of the “favorite” books of many of the masters of the field, this book by L. Sprague de Camp helped establish time-travel as a solid sub-genre of science fiction.

An indication of the influence and longevity of the book is the number of best-selling writers who have written stories in direct response to, or been influenced by, Lest Darkness Fall. This new volume includes three such stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake and S. M. Stirling written over a period of forty-three years—a testament to the timelessness of the book.

Similar, thematically, to Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the book tells the tale of Martin Padway who, as he is walking around in modern Rome, is suddenly transported though time to 6th Century Rome.

Once in ancient Rome, Padway (now Martinus Paduei, Quaestor), embarks on an ambitious project of single-handedly changing history.

L. Sprague de Camp was a student of history (and the author of a number of popular works on the subject). In Lest Darkness Fall he combines his extensive knowledge of the workings of ancient Rome with his extraordinary imagination to create one of the best books of time travel ever written.

[Free eBook] The Just City by Jo Walton [Science Fiction]

The Just City by Hugo & Nebula Award-winning Welsh-born Canadian author Jo Walton is the 1st novel in her eponymous Just City of series of science fiction involving time travel and Greek gods, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

This was nominated for a Prometheus Award. The series takes place in a city created by time-travelling Greek gods, based on Plato’s philosophical ideas and populated by disguised gods as well as humans from past and future eras. This installment sets up the city and its inhabitants, who are about to find their idealized lives overturned.

Offered in Canada & the US only due to geo-restrictions, available DRM-free directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Rifts of Time by Alan David [Science Fiction]

Rifts of Time by Alan David, a pseudonym for the prolific Donald S. Rowland, is vintage standalone science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1976 by Robert Hale, using the pseudonym Graham Garner. The story involves a Space Force veteran who signs up again to take part of an experimental project and ends up exploring unknown dimensions of space and time and their effects on human consciousness. Offered free worldwide @ Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Bound in Time by D. F. Jones [Science Fiction]

Bound in Time by D. F. Jones is is his posthumously-published science fiction time travel novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1982 by Granada. The story involves a man who signs up for an experiment and begins duly leaping through space and time and encountering future civilizations which are considerably less utopian than one would hope and the obligatory life lessons thereof, only to yearn to return to a home he may no longer be able to access.

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[Free eBook] The Fallen by Robert Don Hughes [Science Fiction]

The Fallen by Robert Don Hughes is the 1st novel in his Fallen duology of alien abduction science fiction thrillers with theological and time travel elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1995 by Christian specialty imprint Broadman & Holman, and is about a man convinced that he has been abducted by aliens, but suspects them to have a hidden, not-so-alien nature, a conviction which is only reinforced by his experiences with a seemingly conspiratorial organization which travels through space and time.

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