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.

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!

Phoenix Pick is continuing their free eBook promotion this month with Paul Cook’s The Aljeandra Variation!

About the Book:

Nicholas Tehada is dreamer having his dreams harvested by Mnemos Nine-a computer used in a top secret government project.

But where do the dreams end and reality begin? And what is the ultimate goal of Project Foresee?

Instructions and download links can be found on Phoenix Pick’s catalogue page. The Coupon Code for the free eBook this month is 9991465 and is only good between January 2nd – January 31, 2012. Grab it now!

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!

Phoenix Pick has two (count ‘em) eBooks deals for you this month.

First up is their “Free eBook-a-Month” promotion with Larry Niven’s collection Limits.

About the book:

Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of science fiction, Larry Niven.

The stories in this collection include some collaborations with authors such as Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts), as well as stories written by Niven himself.

Larry Niven’s credits include the award-winning Ringworld series, his “Known Space” novels and the Man-Kzin anthologies. His collaborations with Jerry Pournelle include such titles as Lucifer’s Hammer, Inferno and The Mote in God’s Eye.

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Phoenix Pick has two (count ‘em) eBooks deals for you this month.

First up is their “Free eBook-a-Month” promotion with Charles Sheffield’s Georgia On My Mind and Other Places.

About the book:

Sheffield, a physicist, proves to be one of the most imaginative, exciting talents to appear on the SF scene in recent years.”-Publishers Weekly ** A collection of some of the finest short stories penned by a master of hard science fiction, this anthology includes Charles Sheffield’s highly acclaimed novelette, Georgia On My Mind. ** Georgia On My Mind won both the Hugo and Nebula when originally published in 1993. The accompanying stories were written by the author between 1987 and 1994.

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Phoenix Pick is continuing their “Free eBook-a-Month” promotion! This month, it’s A.A. Attanasio’s In Other Worlds! The novel is part of the author’s Radix Tetrad, but like the other books in the series, stands alone on its own.

About the book:

Schirmer spontaneously transforms into light.

Then, 130 billion years later, when all of spacetime is collapsing into the vast nothingness of the cosmic black hole, Carl Schirmer is remade from the remnants of his light. He is reborn in time’s last world, the strangest of all-the Werld.

There, Carl discovers the Foke, nomadic humans who travel among the floating islands of the Werld. Among them he finds the beautiful Evoë, and their life together is blissful in this kingdom that knows no aging or disease. But it is cut brutally short when Evoë is captured by the zotl, a spidery intelligence who hunt the Foke and eat them in an excruciating fashion. In order to save her life, Carl must return to Earth-130 billion years earlier-where he is shocked to discover that the Earth he’s come back to is not the one he left.

Can he meet the harsh demands of his task before the zotl find him and begin ravishing the Earth?

“Richly imagined and crafted…a compelling and often brilliant novel” – Publishers Weekly

“Brilliant…exuberantly entertaining” – Library Journal

“A dimension-spanning adventure that combines elements of hard science, classic SF plotting, and derring-do with a timeless love story.” – The Houston Post

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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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