The roundup post of free ebook goodness

As mentioned, I’m on book buying hiatus for a bit, mostly because of wanting to try to put at least something of a dent in my monster To Read list, but also because userinfosolarbird and I gotta look at putting a new porch roof on MurkSouth. And that’ll be a big ol’ pile of moneys.

But that doesn’t stop me in the slightest from grabbing free books! Here are the ones I’ve grabbed lately.

  • Soft Apocalypse, by Will McIntosh. This is an SF novel along the lines of “what happens if the world ends not with a bang, but with a whimper?” It promises to be exceptionally grim, and I’m not sure when I’ll be in the mood to read this, but I grabbed it anyway when B&N offered it as the weekly freebie. Just to encourage them to do this more with SF.
  • Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper. SF. Bought this one by way of interest in John Scalzi’s newly released reboot of same, which is called Fuzzy Nation. I’m not quite prepared to break my hiatus for Fuzzy Nation, but I AM interested, so I’m reading the original first by way of comparison. (Besides, I have a couple other Scalzi titles I need to get caught up on first.)
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente. YA/Fantasy. This was available very briefly as a freebie, so I took advantage of that offer while it lasted. I expect I’ll eventually buy a hardcopy too.
  • The Winds of Khalakovo, by Bradley P. Beaulieu. Fantasy. This was this past weekend’s B&N freebie, courtesy of Night Shade Books. Yoinked because, again, wishing to encourage B&N to cater to the SF/F audience!

110 for the year! Tomorrow, though, there will be breakage of hiatus for Deadline, to take me up to 111. Tasty, tasty Deadline. GIVE! TO! ZIM! *grabby hands*