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Initial post: 8 Jan 2014 13:59:31 GMT
Little Egret says:
Amazon have matched Nook

Farthing (Small Change Trilogy Book 1) by Jo Walton is £0.61


Ha'penny (Small Change Trilogy Book 2) £4.79 Kindle Edition

Half A Crown (Small Change Trilogy Book 3) (Small Change Trilogy 3) £4.19 Kindle Edition

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 16:15:10 GMT
Little Egret says:
Carrying on with Pam Uphoff, free for a few days

Dark Lady (The Wine of the Gods Book 8) number 7

She saved a world, but not perfectly, not everyone. Drained of her magic, exhausted, she could not block out the screams of the injured and dying. She could only flee through a dimensional gate to an unknown world.

A town that accepted her. A town that needed all of her limping, injured, magic to save them when they came under attack.

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 16:24:45 GMT
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Posted on 12 Jan 2014 14:09:01 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 08:59:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2014 09:26:38 GMT
Wayfarer says:
Hi Marilyn, I've never spoken to you, but I just wanted to say you do realise this is a science fiction forum, and your thread "out there" has nothing to do with science fiction. Little Egret is one of the most helpful posters I know of regarding science fiction, and has saved a lot of us sf fans a lot of money. If you're going to start insulting helpful posters, I'm afraid I shall start reporting every single one of your non-sf related posts as spam. Thank you for your attention, and I shall not respond to your reply, if any.

Edited to add: I shall also be reporting "for abuse" every single one of your posts in which you insult or abuse an amazon poster.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 09:08:47 GMT
Wayfarer says:
Thank you for this, and also for all your other helpful posts. Managed to get the Jo Walton at 61p :-)

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 01:35:27 GMT
Little Egret says:
Glad to be useful. The recipe post was a mistake of course but I shall look out for SF cookbooks with recipes for chocolate thingies with the density of plutonium or Crottled Greeps

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 01:51:02 GMT
Wayfarer says:
Yes, it was obvious to any reasonable person that your post was a mistake, I've done the same myself. If you come across any recipes for pan galactic gargle blasters, I'd be really greatful.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 03:46:21 GMT
Anita says:
Little Egret - rest assured, science fiction fans sometimes also need to eat. Seriously. I'm pretty sure some real food between two books will be spot-on :)

(Not a Kindle user myself, still I think you are doing a great job here)

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 00:54:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2014 00:58:43 GMT
Little Egret says:
Newly free (Baen Free Library)
Freehold (Freehold Series Book 1) by Michael Z. Williamson

Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government Answer: The Freehold of Grainne, the only developed system that belongs to neither the UNES nor the Colonial Alliance.

If you want to pay (added introduction by the author)
Freehold, Second Edition (Freehold Series Book 1)

In the same series (not free)
The Weapon (Freehold Series Book 2)

Rogue (Freehold Series Book 4)

And others, see

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 01:03:39 GMT
Wayfarer says:
Thank you. I just finished this one and enjoyed it, currently free
Fledgling (Liaden Universe)

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 01:11:28 GMT
Little Egret says:
The other freebie in the Liaden Universe is about Theo's half-brother
Agent of Change (Liaden Universe Book 4)

Or you can pony up for Saltation (Liaden Universe Book 12)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 01:19:25 GMT
Wayfarer says:
I was just about to look for others in the series, will grab the free one and put the others on my wish list. Funds are a bit low after going mad at christmas with over 20 gateway price drops that were on my wish list. I really like Theo, and looking forward to Saltation.

Posted on 4 Feb 2014 01:21:26 GMT
Little Egret says:
A couple3 of Liaden reviews

Posted on 4 Feb 2014 01:23:05 GMT
Little Egret says:
2014 Campbellian Anthology, is now available for free download

This book attempts to collect in one volume representative works by most of
the writers eligible for this year's John W. Campbell Award for Best New
Writer. We don't have them all-there were a few we couldn't get-but all the
same, this book contains more than 860,000 words of fiction by 111 authors,
and best of all, it's not merely free, it's DRM-FREE.

14 MB Epub or Mobi for Kindle download

Posted on 5 Feb 2014 21:57:06 GMT
Little Egret says:
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary Book 1) by Jodi Taylor

SF, free

A mapcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone's cup of tea...

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document - to try and find the answers to many of History's unanswered questions...and not to die in the process.

But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And, as they soon discover - it's not just History they're fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake ...

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 15:56:19 GMT
Little Egret says:
Free for a few days
The Barton Street Gym (Doors into the Dimensions Book 1) Zoey Ivers and Pam Uphoff

(YA) In a future where no one needs to sleep, homes are unnecessary. A simple dimensional cubby in a hi-rise gymnasium is all anyone needs.
Perhaps the designers ought to have considered the possibility of unintended effects from thousands of multi-dimensional bubbles in close proximity to each other.

Alice Brown is used to getting in trouble; her parents are quite strict. But being attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a strange dimension just a step across a malfunctioning D-door is not her usual sort of trouble.

Zoey Ivers is a pen name of Pam Uphoff It indicates a real YA

Latest from Pam Uphoff, not Free.

The God of Assassins (The Wine of the Gods Book 11)

Empire of the One (Wine of the Gods Book 14)

On the latter I was a volunteer proof reader and typo checker so I have read it five times.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2014 16:13:23 GMT
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Posted on 22 Feb 2014 21:41:21 GMT
Little Egret says:
Free The Fall of Night by Christopher Nuttall

The 34th from this hardworking author

Britain - and the European Union - is struggling ...
But weakness invites attack and covetous eyes set their sights on the remains of Europe's industry and trained population. As a military juggernaut descends on an unprepared continent, the remains of Britain's once-proud military must fight to defend their country ... or watch helplessly as Britain falls into darkness.

By the same author, not free but made it to the top 100 paid in UK and US this month.

Ark Royal

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye.

But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons. Ark Royal and her mismatched crew must go on the offensive,

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 02:19:58 GMT
Wayfarer says:
This is good fun, 99p, George R. R. Martin

Tuf Voyaging

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 16:37:41 GMT
Wayfarer says:
For those interested in the history of science fiction, this play by Karel Capek made popular the term "robot", 99p.


Posted on 19 Mar 2014 22:02:39 GMT
Little Egret says:
SF free for a short time Outcasts and Gods (Wine of the Gods Book 1) by Pam Uphoff

Wolfgang Oldham was sixteen when the company laid claim to him. He escaped, and stayed free for three years.
When he was arrested, identified and returned to the company, they trained him to be useful.
They didn't realize that they were training him to be dangerous

First in a series by an excellent author I have been following for some years from early versions of (not free) of Lawyers of Mars (Smashwords) now being extended to a novel.

Posted on 24 Mar 2014 03:09:53 GMT
Wayfarer says:
Free short story by Octavia Butler

Posted on 24 Mar 2014 19:52:19 GMT
Little Egret says:
A Freebie (5 days) from an author I follow

Exiles and Gods (Wine of the Gods) by Pam Uphoff

Posted on 24 Apr 2014 23:31:37 BDT
Little Egret says:
Free 53 page short
The Longest Fall by Cixin Liu - Han Zhang (Illustrator), Holger Nahm (Translator)

It was an idea right on the thin line between madness and genius: Penetrate the Earth and build a tunnel through its core. Using nothing beyond gravity and inertia one could now travel from the eastern to the western hemisphere in less than an hour. The future of travel was not the sky, it was deep below the earth. It all came crashing down when its inventor was accused of crimes against humanity. With its creator a monster in the eyes of the world the tunnel has fallen into disuse, but now it will be used once more ...

China Galaxy Science Fiction Award of Year 2003
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