Attention, readers!

Phoenix Pick has a new pay-what-you-want eBook special ready to go: Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetic Engineering by Nancy Kress!

About the book:

Nancy Kress is unrivaled in her treatment of genetic engineering. In 1991 she wrote the ground-breaking classic novella Beggars in Spain (Hugo/Nebula) and since then has only enhanced her outstanding reputation of telling stories set in the near-future and dealing with genetics.

This collection brings together six of these stories written between 1984 and 2008, including “The Flowers of Aulit Prison” which won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short story.

Readers may download this book for free or for a nominal price of their choice from September 2 – September 30. So grab it now!

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

On October 15th, Phoenix Pick will be releasing a new Larry Niven title as part of their Stellar Guild Series, which teams up seasoned authors with newer ones. Red Tide by Larry Niven, Brad R. Torgersen and Matthew J. Harrington will be priced at $14.99 for the paperback and $6.99 for the ebook.

However, for the month of August only, you can get a pre-release eBook copy of Red Tide for only $4.99 when you purchase it through Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page.

Here’s the book description:

Loosely based on Larry Niven s 1973 novella “Flash Crowd,” Red Tide continues to examine the social consequences of the impact of having instantaneous teleportation, where humans can instantly travel long distances in milliseconds.

This is a theme that has fascinated the author throughout his career and even appears in his seminal work Ringworld, where the central character celebrates his birthday by instantly teleporting himself to different time zones, extending his birthday. The author also discusses the impact of such instantaneous transportation in his essay, “Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation.”

Larry Niven is joined by two younger writers, Brad R. Torgersen and Matthew J. Harrington, as they take on this challenging idea and further develop the theories and concepts that Niven originally presented in “Flash Crowd.”

Grab Red Tide today!

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.

Attention, readers!

Phoenix Pick has a new pay-what-you-want eBook special ready to go: Beyond the Doors of Death by Robert Silverberg and Damien Broderick!

About the book:

“Broad, intriguing speculation on human evolution and first contact.” — Publishers Weekly

“Born With the Dead” (the novella) was nominated for every major science fiction award when it was originally published in 1974, winning the Nebula and Locus awards.

The author now revisits the classic story with Australian author Damien Broderick. Broderick uses Robert Silverberg’s original novella as a starting point for a brilliant leap into the far future, widening the scope and tenor of the original story by revisiting some of the subtler implications of the original story.

“It’s one of those pieces so powerful that I doubted anyone could create anything of matching strength in the same vein, but Broderick does a good job.” — Don D’Ammassa (DonDammassa.com)

“What Silverberg left unanswered, Australian critic Broderick (Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985–2010) explains .” — Publishers Weekly

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

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

Listen up, readers!

Phoenix Pick has a new pay-what-you-want eBook special ready to go: Brain Plague by Joan Slonczewski!

About the book:

“Fascinating, flawlessly developed, meticulously detailed.”—Kirkus Reviews

“In Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague…a starving artist on the planet Veledon agrees to let a colony of “brain enhancers” occupy her skull. These microscopic creatures live in the brain’s outer linings, causing bursts of genius—or irreparable harm. The creatures themselves are like tiny human beings; one of their greatest concerns is getting their young to breed.”— The New Yorker

“A most compelling and engrossing read.”—SF Site

“One of the most interesting SF novels I have read in a long time…Not to be missed.”—Nancy Kress

“Slonczewski’s world building is magnificent”—Booklist

“Slonczewski shows imaginative breadth of vision in her depiction of nanotechnology’s pervasive impact on Fold civilization…her narrative, though hip-deep in biotech jargon, is rich in subtle analyses of the relationships between individuals and societies, art and life, the organic and inorganic, health and disease, free will and personal responsibility, and spiritual and scientific aspirations.”—Publishers Weekly

Readers may download this book for free or for a nominal price of their choice from May 2nd to to June 30th. So grab it now!

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

Listen up, readers!

Phoenix Pick has recently revamped their monthly eBook special. The new system is a pay-what-you-want deal. So, you can still get the book for free, but if you feel like ponying up some dough for the entertinment, there is now a mechanism to do so.

Phoenix Pick’s new Book of the Month is The Warlock in Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff!

About the Book:

Rod Gallowglass is a man of science who does not believe in magic.

Gramarye is a world of witches and warlocks. Of strange abilities and phenomena. A world where society mirrors Earth’s own Middle Ages, and a world headed for doom.

Rod Gallowglass must become a part of the local fabric to save the world from both itself and external forces that threaten its existence. But to do so, he must put aside his own convictions and beliefs, and become a warlock, in spite of himself.

A grand adventure mixing science fiction with elements of fantasy, this is the book that launched a whole series (fourteen books and counting).

Readers may download this book for free or for a nominal price of their choice from May 2nd to to May 31th. So grab it now!

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

Listen up, readers!

Phoenix Pick has revamped their monthly book deal. The new system is a pay-what-you-want deal. So, you can still get the book for free, but if you feel like ponying up some dough for the entertinment, there is now a mechanism to do so.

Phoenix Pick’s new Book of the Month is Reboots by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin!

About the Book:

Space travel is tough. No air, cosmic radiation, absolute lack of other life-sustaining essentials.

What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies?

In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with ‘normal’ humans on Earth, these ships are staffed by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.

Of course no one really knows what happens when zombies and vampires are squeezed together in the close confines of a spaceship.

Don’t you love surprises?

Mercedes Lackey is a New York Times best selling author with over 80 books in print. She is well known for creating complex multi-cultural worlds inhabited by human and non-human characters. Her acclaimed and best selling series of books related to the Valdemar saga takes place in the intricately woven world of Velgarth. To date there are 27 novels and six anthologies set in this world, and many of these books have become New York Times bestsellers.

Readers may download this book for free or for a nominal price of their choice from April 2nd to to April 30th. So grab it now!

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

Free eBook: THE WOODS by Stephen Leigh

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The Woods by Stephen Leigh!

About the Book:

There is a certain magic growing up with life-long friends. The charmed existence became almost dream-like with two young boys growing up in a small neighborhood surrounded by an old, dense forest.

But what happens when fantasies start becoming all too real? Grotesque and bloody rites give rise to a fey and magical girl who threatens to destroy the last remnants of the boys’ idyllic childhood existence…whose mere presence may set the jealous boys at each other’s throats.

Hidden among the trees they know so well, Rob and Mark confront a grim, violent solution to their problems. This is a story of choices, a tale where the wild, romanticized dream-scape of youth intersects the gray world beyond, where fantasy collides and merges with reality.

“I was blown away by The Woods…The magic in this story is both beautiful and disturbing… Leigh’s prose is elegant, his plotting tight, his character work outstanding.” – David B. Coe, Crawford Award-winning fantasy author

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991321 and is only good between March 2 through March 31, 2014. So grab it now!

Free eBook: THE GARDEN OF THE STONE by Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The Garden of the Stone by Victoria Strauss!

About the Book:

At the heart of the Fortress lay the Garden.

At the heart of the Garden lay the Stone.

It was a living entity of power beyond understanding–not even by the men who had used its energies to control the unGifted masses, ever since the wrenching cataclysm that shattered the union of Hand and Mind and split the world centuries ago. Then came Bron, his arrival long foretold, destined to restore the balance between Hand and Mind. But Bron had other plans. He stole the Stone…and vanished.

Now Bron’s daughter Cariad, a powerful empath and skilled assassin, must follow the footsteps of a father she has never known, into the depths of the same Fortress. Waiting there is Jolyon, her father’s deadly enemy, a man whose thirst for domination is matched only by his taste for blood…and who possesses the power to satisfy both appetites. Cariad must learn the secret of Jolyon’s strength before it is too late. For just as her father’s arrival was prophesied, so too is his return. And this time Jolyon is ready–for Bron to die.

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991387 and is only good between January 2 through January 31, 2014. So grab it now!

Free eBook: LAST LEGENDS OF EARTH by A. A. Attanasio

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with Last Legends of Earth by A. A. Attanasio!

About the Book:

Set in the artificial planetary system of Chalco-Doror, which is no more and no less than a vast cosmic machine, The Last Legends of Earth is a love story, a gripping saga of struggle against alien control, and an examination of the machinery of creation and destruction. Above all, it is world-building of the highest and grandest order, on a scale rarely seen in science fiction since the great works of Olaf Stapledon.

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991563 and is only good between December 2 through December 31, 2013. So grab it now!

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Free eBook: “The Children Star” by Joan Slonczewski

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The Children Star by Joan Slonczewski!

About the Book:

Only children can colonize the planet Prokaryon, genetically modified for a world whose chemistry kills unaltered adults. A colony of orphans struggles to survive, and finds the planet hides strange secrets.

The Prokaryan landscape is ordered, as if by unseen gardeners, “hidden masters” no human has ever found. The weather behaves as though designed to meet the planet’s needs. When fire threatens a forest, a rainstorm appears, only to dissipate when the fire is put out.

When a ruthless corporation threatens to terraform Prokaryon, to recreate it for “normal” humans, there is a sudden urgency to find the intelligent life form directing the planet. For only then can the colonists save their world—and reveal unexpected possibilities for the human future.

“A story that is not only exciting but also filled with memorable characters.” — Publishers Weekly

“This novel’s fireworks in the final third admirably justify its long, slow fuse.” — The New York Times

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991487 and is only good between November 2nd – November 30, 2013. Grab it now!

BookBale is an eBook Bundle program run by Phoenix Pick that allowws readers to pay what they want for a teriffic selection of multi-format, DRM-free eBooks.

For the month of November, you can get your hands on these titles:

  1. The Jesus Incident (Pandora) by Bill Ransom & Frank Herbert
  2. Climbing Olympus by Kevin J. Anderson
  3. Birthright: The Book of Man by Mike Resnick
  4. Starplex by Robert J. Sawyer
  5. Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetic Engineering by Nancy Kress
  6. Elvenborn (Halfblood Chronicles) by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey

To get these 6 books, here’s what you need to do:
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Free eBook: “Halo” by Paul Cook

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with Halo by Paul Cook!

About the Book:

The mysterious alien artifact called the Halo came quietly and mysteriously and then sowed the earth with seeds that threatened to destroy humanity by destroying their souls.

But the aliens had underestimated the human spirit and a band of Moon-based scientists survive to fight and take back what is rightfully ours.

A powerful, visionary and scary look into our future and a possible encounter with an alien species almost impossible to beat.

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991734 and is only good between October 2nd – October 31, 2013. Grab it now!

Free eBook: “The River of Dancing Gods” by Jack Chalker

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The River of Dancing Gods by Jack Chalker!

About the Book:

Something strange happens to Joe and Marge on the way to El Paso. They run into Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, a strange wizard who informs them that they are going to die in nineteen minutes and eighteen seconds.

But they also have a choice. They can abandon the current world by taking a ferryboat across the Sea of Dreams to a new life in a new world, full of magic, fairies and wonder.

But along with all its wonders, the new world is also the site of an ancient battle still being fought between the forces of Evil and Good, and the forces of Hell threaten to unleash perpetual darkness.

Joe and Marge not only need their wits to survive in this unpredictable and dangerous world, but must somehow help prevent the oncoming Armageddon.

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991513 and is only good between September 2nd – September 30, 2013. Grab it now!

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with The Ice Owl by Carolyn Ives Gilman!

About the Book:

Set in the same universe as Arkfall (although a totally independent story), The Ice Owl tells a tale capturing that moment when we start to lose our childhood…when we start to realize that our parents and the “grown-ups” are just as flawed as we are…everyone struggling to deal with their own demons.

It is also a story about past crimes and the haunting echo of ghosts long dead, of a life-long quest for redemption and, for some, the final revenge for crimes lost in the stellar dust…

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991670 and is only good between August 2nd – August 31, 2013. Grab it now!

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with Rogue Queen by L. Sprague de Camp!

About the Book:

Rogue Queen is a ground-breaking novel by L. Sprague de Camp that was one of the first science fiction books to deal with sexual themes, paving the way for more daring works by future authors.

Part of the Viagens Interplanetarias series, the story takes place on a planet circling the star Lalande 21185, also known as Ormazd. When humans arrive on the planet they find a hive-like society with a hyper-fertile queen being serviced by male drones.

All the other females of the species are infertile, or so it is believed. However, when one of the worker females rebels she discovers that the workers’ infertility is largely a result of the diet they follow

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991539 and is only good between July 2nd – July 31, 2013. Grab it now!

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!

Phoenix Pick continues their free eBook promotion this month with AI Unbound: Two Stories of Artificial Intelligence by Nancy Kress!

About the Book:

Nancy Kress is the author of twenty-two novels and numerous short stories. She is perhaps best known for the “Sleepless” trilogy that began with BEGGARS IN SPAIN. Her fiction has won four Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the 2003 John W. Campbell Award (for PROBABILITY SPACE).

These two outstanding stories give us a fascinating look into the evolution of artificial intelligence and the impact it has on human society.

Expect the unexpected

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991976 and is only good between May 2nd – May 30, 2013. Grab it now!

Free eBook: “Starborne” by Robert Silverberg

Phoenix Pick is continuing their free eBook promotion this month with Starborne by Robert Silverberg!

About the Book:

Is utopia a death sentence for mankind?

Does living in a perfect world destroy all that makes us human? Fifty men and women, living prefect lives, decide to give it all up to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Equipped with enough genetic material to populate a new planet, these fifty set out to travel to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, with their only link to home a fragile telepathic bond between a blind crew member and her sister back home.

Starborne is a thoughtful, introspective look by one of the Grand Masters of science fiction at what it means to be human and to live a life of meaning

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991828 and is only good between March 2nd – March 31, 2013. Grab it now!

Phoenix Pick is continuing their free eBook promotion this month with A.A. Attanasio’s Arc of the Dream (A Radix Tetrad Novel)!

About the Book:

The Arc—Earth’s Last Hope?

The Arc, a being of immense power, trapped within a continuum too small, fights for its freedom. Its monumental struggle will touch a few select individuals on Earth—and in doing so, change their lives forever. The Arc may also be the last hopefor humanity’s survival.

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991743 and is only good between February 2nd – February 28, 2012. Grab it now!

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