Arthur C. ClarkeFrom Arthur C. Clarke (photo) to Ursula Le Guin and Jerry Pournelle, well-known sci-fi authors have made freebies available on the Web. Find many of these works via Free Speculative Fiction Online. I’ve probably mentioned this incredible site before, but the new twist is an RSS feed with recently added sci-fi and fantasy gems.

Among the offerings are Michael F. Flynn‘s Eifelheim, Vernor Vinge‘s Rainbow’s End and Peter WattsBlindsight, all nominated for the best novel in the 2007 Hugo competition.

The Hugos, by the way, are named after sci-fi pioneer Hugo Gernsback. TeleBlog contributor Michael Banks, a sci-fi novelist who also has written technical books and biographies, including a recent one on two radio entrepreneurs, will be publishing some thoughts on Gernsback in the near future.

(Via Tartuffe Reviews.)


  1. Dear Sirs,
    I found your web site, and would like to contribute a free sci-fi e-book, if you would like it. (I also have 11 other sci-fi e-books on the net for sale)
    The book is called ‘TRANSPLANT’ and can be found on the Smashwords site, ‘’ and is in just about all formats.

    Below is the synopsis:-

    Stupidity, greed, and isolationistic fundamentalism between the three main super powers had pushed mankind to the very brink of the slippery slope leading to irrevocable mutual destruction. It only needed one more small ‘international incident’ to begin the terminal process of man’s demise on planet earth, and it happened.
    Just before the holocaust began, a small group of wealthy and reasonably sane individuals got together to discuss what could be done to save some small remnant of humankind.
    The conference concluded that a small group of as near genetically perfect people as possible should be sent to another star system, hoping to find a similar planet to earth on which to continue the human race. The main problem with this idea was that the journey would take many generations of human lifetimes to reach even the nearest star system, and that wouldn’t necessarily guarantee a suitable planet.
    Somehow, a small pocket of people had to be protected from the final destruction of earth, and so Project Transplant began, and only just in time.

    I would be pleased to hear from you with any details you may require.
    Kind regards, David.

  2. Would love to read,and maybe translate into Dutch.
    But i have a small problem with creating yet another account on an ebooksite i probably will never visit again.
    Ever since i was 12 years old,i have been reading the classics,back in the 70″s.I got them from nearly everywhere,mainly at fleamarkets and library’s.
    Still a big enthousiastic .

    Yours sincerely,

    S Poelman

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