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Phoenix Pick’s Book of the Month: TOM PAINE MARU by L. Neil Smith

Attention, readers!

Phoenix Pick has a new pay-what-you-want eBook special ready to go: Tom Paine Maru by L. Neil Smith!

About the book:

“Corporal Whitey O’Thraight may need to choose between his own survival and that of his home planet.

Whitey O’Thraight, the Ship’s Armorer on the first interstellar vessel launched by his home planet Vespucci, finds himself stranded on a strange planet with just one other survivor.

Captured by the local Baron, they are freed by a group of monks who are much more than they initially appear to be. Their new benefactors and friends have something special in mind for the two survivors, but going along with these plans might mean the destruction of Vespucci as they knew it.

Another breath-taking adventure by the author of the award-winning Pallas and The Probability Broach.

Readers may download this book for free or for a nominal price of their choice from August 2 – August 31. So grab it now!

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page.

Free eBook: “The Crystal Empire” by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The Crystal Empire by L. Neil Smith!

About the Book:

Earth is ruled by three mighty empires: The Saracen-Jewish Empire led by the Caliph of Rome, the Mughal-Arab Empire, ferocious in its determination to destroy its neighbor, and the great Sino-Aztec’s Crystal Empire, led by a living God.

Little is known about the Crystal Empire, which spans most of western America. But it is the most powerful force surviving on Earth and its might is unchallenged.

One man, however, will change that. Sedrich Sedrichsohn, a legendary fallen fighter, has a chance at redemption and nothing will stand in his way to reclaim his life and his purpose, even if he must fight the Sun-God himself.

“Impressively Imagined” – Kirkus Reviews

“A vibrant, science-fiction epic filled with verve, dash and inventive characters. It’s creative, and it’s fun, a fine bit of escapist fare for winter reading” – The Chattanooga Times

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991642 and is only good between June 2nd – June 30, 2013. Grab it now!

Free eBook: “The Venus Belt” by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick is continuing their free eBook promotion this month with L. Neil Smith’s The Venus Belt!

About the Book:

More than 150,000 women have been kidnapped without a trace or any ransom demand in the ‘normal’ world run by the Federalists and the bureaucracy. But that is not the only problem, because the freedom loving population in the ‘alternate’ reality of the North American Confederacy are facing their own crises.

People are disappearing across the Probability Broach, including Win Bear’s closest friend, Featherstone-Haugh (who heads the Confederacy), and even Win’s wife and assistant.

Ill (and deadly) winds are blowing and threatening to destroy the Probability Broach as we know it. Win Bear, keeping one step ahead of lethal assassins and fighting incredible odds, must solve multiple apparently disparate cases that all seem to lead to the end of freedom. “Impressively Imagined”—Kirkus Reviews

“A vibrant, science-fiction epic filled with verve, dash and inventive characters. It’s creative, and it’s fun, a fine bit of escapist fare for winter reading”—The Chattanooga Times

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991305 and is only good between December 2nd – December 31, 2012. Grab it now!

Free eBook: “Pallas” by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick is continuing their “Free eBook-a-Month” promotion! This month, it’s L. Neil Smith’s Pallas!

About the book:

Ex-U.S.-Senator Gibson Altman rules the prison colony where everyone is expected to live by rules that govern every aspect of their lives.

The inhabitants of the experimental colony survive in a society plagued by crime, corruption and despair, toiling endlessly at tasks they are appointed to. Altman lives a life of luxury, ruling the lives of the souls trapped within his experiment and brooking no opposition to mandate.

However, Pallas, the terraformed asteroid, is also home to Curringer, a society in stark contrast to Altman’s prison. It is a community where individual freedoms are championed and men and women are free to live as they please.

Emerson Ngu escapes from Altman’s prison colony and becomes a hero of Curringer. Altman is driven by a deep hatred of Emerson and his triumph and will do anything to get his revenge on him. But in the process will he also destroy his own daughter and even the world of Pallas?

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