Free Scifi Book

Genre author Stephen Hunt has made the first novel of his two-book ‘Six Against The Stars’ science fiction series free for readers to download on the Amazon Kindle. The free download offer is running from now until the end of Sunday 8th December.

IN UK? GET THE FREE BOOK HERE

As the self-proclaimed biggest coward in the galaxy, Horatio has it easy on what passes for 40th century America. A much-favoured sycophant in the court of the King of Earth, Horatio lives in a genetically engineered paradise where there?s a vat-grown slave waiting around every marble column with a bunch of grapes to drop into his oh-so perfectly designed mouth.

Unfortunately for Horatio, the artificial intelligence that rules the great mass of humanity spread across the stars has other plans for this feckless seducer. So, if you ever wonder how the galaxy?s biggest coward finds himself actually trying to save it, you?re not alone? but then, unfortunately, neither is our hero!

His misadventures are abetted by a psychotic Martian warrior, a robot who thinks it?s related to Sherlock Holmes, a beautiful genetically enhanced assassin, a scientist with a computer for a brain, and a millennia-old clone who was alive when the last U.S. President was executed by a firing squad.

It?s six against the galaxy. Six against the stars. They?ll save the universe? but they might damage it first.

All Free Download Links

Amazon USA
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Amazon UK
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Amazon Germany
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Amazon France
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Amazon Italy
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Amazon Spain
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Portugal’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention, The F?rum Fant?stico 2010

Portugal’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention, The F?rum Fant?stico 2010, is getting ready to open its doors to thousands of fans in Lisbon this weekend 12th-14th November.

The two Guests of Honour being flown in this year are the British fantasy author Stephen Hunt, and American fantasy author Peter V. Brett.

The three-day event also includes many Portuguese fantasy and science fiction authors & comic-book creators and artists, including Ricardo Pinto, David Soares, Afonso Cruz and Jo?o Pedro Duarte.

The event is being held in Portugal’s capital in the stunning Biblioteca Municipal de Telheiras (state library).

Stephen Hunt was first published in 2007 after a fiercely fought auction for his debut fantasy novel, ?The Court of the Air?. The success of ?The Court of the Air? (it?s still the only debut fantasy novel to be given mass-market distribution by Tesco) helped kick-start a now rapidly growing sub-culture known as steampunk, with a slew of novels in the genre following in Hunt?s foot-steps on both sides of the Atlantic.

Books in Stephen’s series include ?The Court of the Air, ?The Kingdom Beyond the Waves?, ?The Rise of the Iron Moon, ?Secrets of the Fire Sea?, ?Jack Cloudie? (pub: 2011), and a 6th as yet untitled work in the series due for publication in 2012.

The Jackelian series is published in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by HarperCollins; the USA by Tor; and as foreign language editions by various publishers in Japan, China, Russia, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

Stephen Hunt’s blog is at www.StephenHunt.net and his official author?s site can be found at www.TheCourtOfTheAir.com

Peter V. Brett is an American writer of fantasy novels. He is the author of the ongoing ‘Demon Series’, whose first volume ‘The Painted Man’, was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins’s Voyager imprint in 2008. The book is known as ‘The Warded Man’ in the United States where Del Ray Books published it.

The first novel in Peter’s Demon Series introduces a world formerly the home of an advanced human civilisation, now reduced to a ‘dark age’ by the attacks of demons, known as ‘corelings’. The corelings are powerful beings, with magical abilities and differing elemental natures, and each night emerge from the planet’s core to feed on humans. The story is told from the perspective of three main characters, Arlen, Leesha and Rojer, showing their passage from childhood to maturity and the beginning of their individual quests to bring an end to the terror that has befallen humankind. Each character possess differing talents, which develop across the tale, and will become key in the ongoing struggle.

Peter V. Brett’s official author?s site can be found at http://www.petervbrett.com


Visit the convention’s web site at http://forumfantastico.wordpress.com for more details of F?rum Fant?stico 2010.