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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 2/21/2014

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  1. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #141 – February 20, 2014
  2. Tor has a historical fantasy short story from DB Jackson
  3. Unlikely Story #8 – February 2014 – The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography


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7 Comments on Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 2/21/2014

  1. The Wandering Earth by Liu Cixin is not fantasy but science fiction (and closer to a novella than to a short story, I reckon).

    Also, it is very, very, very good. I highly recommend it. This is my review, in case you are interested:

  2. Re. Yor posting of links to Amazon

    Hi, I really enjoy reading your posts. I actually make it part my daly routine to cheak your website to see what you have found. Occasionally you post links to some really great stuff. Even for something free, it means that I am now aware of yhat author, and will be on the lookout to buy their next book. This is good for them as well as me.

    When I try a link to a free ebook on Amazon I find that often thst book is ‘geobloked.’ This means that those of use in Australia are excluded from the deal. I find this practice very annoying, as those of us in down here at the bottom of the globe are being singled out for ‘special treatment. ‘

    Thus, the practice of geobloking by Amazon is not good for us in the short term as we down here either have to pay more for the same product than US customers or do without. In the long term we may remain ignorant of good upcoming authors and not buy their books, or just get so annoyed with Amazon that we will simply not deal with them. This has got to be bad for Amazon as well in the long term. Shurly they can see this, but evidently they can not.

    I do not expect Amazon to change their attitude overnight. I also do not want to waste my time dealing with Amazon by following links to something that is ‘free’ but I am excluded from because I am on the wrong part of the wourld.

    I therefore ask that if something free on Amazon is being geobloked, you tell us so. If you are not sure and Amazon are not clear on this issue, you do not post it.

    Other than this, thanks for your postings. Keep it up!


    • So you know, geographical restrictions are also set by publishers, who only have rights to publish books in certain countries.

      I appreciate your heartache over this, but these posts are already enormous amounts of work. Tracking which books are available in what countries (i.e. there are more geographic regions than just Australia) is simply more work than we’re willing to do. And rather than take a don’d-do-it approach (which benefits nobody), perhaps you can use these posts as a springboard to know about books that *might* be free in your area…?

      • There is one way I *think* works to determine if a book will be free in Australia. If only an Amazon link is available there is a better than not chance that it is a KDP Select Promotion, and that it’s free in all territories. If the book is listed as free at B&N and Kobo, I expect it won’t be free in Australia in most cases, but not all.

        Meanwhile, there are some free books that are free on Amazon through a specific arrangement with the publisher, and there’s no easy way to know if it’s available for free in regions aside from the US (where my Amazon account is based).

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