Thursday, March 05, 2009

Free Books from Random House

In contrast to my downer of a post from yesterday, let's talk books - specifically, free books that seem to instantly download in full-version PDF format.

These are all Random House titles and I suggest that you grab the ones you want quickly because this kind of giveaway doesn't last forever:

His Magesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik

Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

Blood Engines - T.A. Pratt

Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson

Settling Accounts: Return Engagement - Harry Turtledove

I can't speak to the first four titles but I assume that they will be known quantities to sci-fi and genre fans. I've downloaded the Harry Turtledove title already because Mr. Turtledove is one of my favorite alternate history writers and, in fact, I'm pretty sure that my introduction to alternate history books was via a Turtledove title.

I hope you find something you to enjoy...just download and save.


  1. Wow, I'm amazed these are free. I like Harry Turtledove also, but I'm not so sure what my online endurance would be reading him (or the others) in PDF. But I guess it's worth a try!

    Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Rhapsody, the PDF format is pretty good and I transfer the files to my Sony eReader. My only regret is that the reader limits the size type and makes it a little difficult to enjoy the experience.