I ran across two sources for free e-books lately, so here’s a quick post to share them.
1) Free stories by Philip K. Dick: Open Culture collected a list of the PKD stories that are available as free e-books for download through Project Gutenberg. These include Beyond Lies the Wub and Second Variety. If you’re looking for longer works by PKD, you can’t go wrong with The Man in the High Castle or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the latter of which was the basis for the movie Blade Runner. They’re not free but they’re well worth the price.
2) A collection of (nearly) all fiction eligible for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. It’s a gigantic trove of short stories, novellas, and novel excerpts. Stupefying Stories is hosting the ebook, but due to popular demand, Tor.com and other sites are mirroring it. It says it’s up for a limited time only, but that time isn’t specified, so get it while you still can!
The writers eligible for the 2014 award must have had their first work of science fiction or fantasy published in a professional publication in 2012 or 2013.
Image of books by Peter Dutton on Flickr (CC BY).