Like to read SF and Fantasy? Bunch of new FREE kindle books from Baen

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DaveSimmons

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Baen.com has had a free ebook library for years, where you could read full novels from authors like David Drake to see if you'd like their newer works. But you had to manually download and copy the files to your device.

I'm not sure how recent this is, but I'm now seeing a bunch of new $ 0.00 price Kindle books on Amazon.com for titles from the Baen library.

If you like SF, try some David Drake: With the Lightnings, Redliners, Northworld ... "and more!"

Or David Weber's first Honor Harrington: On Basilisk Station. His fantasy novel Oath of Swords is pretty good too.
 

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Thanks.

Side note, I've never understood why science fiction and fantasy are lumped together. They are completely different IMO and would be like lumping romance and Tom Clancy-esque war books into the same quasi category.
 

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Side note, I've never understood why science fiction and fantasy are lumped together. They are completely different IMO and would be like lumping romance and Tom Clancy-esque war books into the same quasi category.

My guess is historical reasons: shared "pulp" magazines early last century, shared genre publishers, writers working in both genres, some crossover in stories as "science fantasy" vs. "hard SF" such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Star Wars.

A couple more:
Eric Flint - 1632 (Ring of Fire)
Andre Norton - Time Traders
 

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Maybe I should give Drake another try. I read Queen of the Isles years ago and it didn't really grab me.
 

DaveSimmons

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Maybe I should give Drake another try. I read Queen of the Isles years ago and it didn't really grab me.

His "Isles" fantasy novels are a bit generic but have their moments. I'd never recommend them as his best work.

He's known much more for his military SF. The "Hammer's Slammers" mercenary company stories, The General / Raj Whitehall series with SM Stirling, The RCN series (first one is the $0 With the Ligntnings). Northworld (also $0) is somewhere in between since it moves the Eddas into an SF setting.
 
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