Friday Free Stuff: Science fiction

08 June 2012

If you've read your way through our Science Fiction Collection in EPS Library, you might be interested in some of the free collections online.

Of course Project Gutenberg holds a lot of classic SF (or under Precursors of Science Fiction). Many of these have been made into audiobooks, and New Zealand classics Erewhon and Anno Domini 2000 are on NZETC.

But there's plenty of modern SF around for free, too. The Baen Free Library offers novels by authors including David Weber, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Catherine Asaro. Short stories abound in online magazines -- just to begin with, try:And some authors have posted their own work independently - Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, Charles Stross's Accelerando, and the International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day movement begun by Jo Walton -- browse some of the offerings collected here (with explanation of the movement's name and origins) or here.

Deborah Fitchett
Liaison Librarian