Free from TOR: “Too Like the Lightning” by Ada Palmer

It’s not just free, it’s DRM-free! You have until March 23 in 2018 to claim your free copy of the science fiction book “Too Like the Lightning” by Ada Palmer from the TOR ebook club. Tor is part of the MacMillan Borg (okay, group) of publishing. All you have to do is give them your email address. Then you can download the ebook in either (or both) MOBI and ePUB. The formats are DRM-free. You can email them or download or sideload them on your device(s) of choice after that.

This is a fairly new book, it came out in January 2017 and it is the first of three published books by Ada Palmer that are part of this “Terra Ignota” series. It is around 450 pages. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 172 customer reviews at In case you need to read reviews before you “commit” to getting a freebie ๐Ÿ™‚

FREE from Tor: Book #1 of The Wheel of Time series

What’s better than a free e-book? A DRM-free free ebook ๐Ÿ™‚ Good until February 15 (2018) at 11:59pm eastern time, you can get the first book in the long “Wheel of Time” fantasy book series by Robert Jordan and his friends by simply giving your email to Tor. This is part of their recurring eBook Club. The offer is available to those in the US and Canada (those darned scattered book rights around the globe).

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TOR offers TWO SFF eBooks for FREE! [limited time]

Don’t sleep on this offer because it expires on Friday February 2nd at 12pm eastern time! All you have to do is sign-up for the TOR (publisher of speculative fiction) emails, and you will receive TWO DRM-free ebooks in Mobi and ePUB formats! That’s right, two freebies! If you are already signed up for their emails, look for their email with the details!

All the details can be found at the TOR Giveaway promotional page. The two ebooks they are giving away during this limited time are:

  • “Killing Gravity” by Corey J. White
  • “Witches of Lychford” by Paul Cornell

I haven’t read either of them, but I definitely picked up both of them! Because it’s not just FREE, it’s DRM-Free ๐Ÿ™‚

Free until July 19: Kushielโ€™s Dart fantasy e-book

If you like free, you have until Wednesday night on July 19 in 2017 to grab a DRM-free copy of Jacqueline Careyโ€™s epic fantasy book, “Kushielโ€™s Dart” through the Tor eBook Club. All you have to do is give them your email to download it.

You can download it in DRM-free ePUB and MOBI. You can download one or both formats. MOBI is for Kindles, ePUB for everything else. This is book #1 in a series, it is not a stand-alone story, so keep that in mind if you prefer stand-alone books. You are definitely getting your money’s worth, it is over 900 pages long ๐Ÿ™‚

It is free and you have nothing to lose by getting it, but if you want to read reviews first, it has over 760 of them at where it averages 4.3 out of 5.

I haven’t read this yet, so I know nothing (Jon Snow) about it.

Tor eBook Giveaway for June is Scalzi’s Old Man’s War

TOR (the publisher) has a monthly ebook freebie as well, but unlike Kindle First and the Samsung App Store freebie, it does not last the whole month. You usually have about a week to claim it once the giveaway goes live at the TOR ebook club page.

You have to enter your email and it is only available in US and Canada. You can then download the ebook for FREE without any DRM in the ePUB (almost everything else) and MOBI (Kindle devices). The book for June 2017 is a space-based science fiction classic, John Scalzi’s “Old Man’s War”. Get it! Even if you have the Kindle version, since this will let you read it anywhere DRM-free!

Free Tor eBook Giveway for May: Zones of Thought Series book #1

A new month does not just mean a new Kindle First ebooks (free for Prime members), it also means a new free ebook from publishing house Tor which specializes in SFF (call it fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction).

Unlike Kindle First, the Tor freebies don’t have a preset date, and once they are active, you only have about one week to claim them. But you don’t have to be a Prime member (all you have to do is enter your email address), and you can get the book DRM-free in either (or both) ePUB and MOBI (for Kindle reading) ebook formats.

The May 2017 ebook choice is “A Fire Upon the Deep” by Vernon Vinge. You can grab it at the Tor eBook Giveaway page. It is over 600 pages, so it’s not like you are getting a novella. It’s a “real” book ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the first in a series of four under the “Zones of Thought” banner. Multiparters are often favorites in giveaways, to get you hooked on the whole series ๐Ÿ™‚ This book averages 4.1 out of 5 based on 520+ customer reviews at

FREE: “Deathless” by Catherynne Valente (ends 4/16/17)

Unlike the Kindle First freebies that begin like clockwork on the first of every month, the Tor monthly e-book club is a bit more floating in time and space. I suppose it makes sense since they specialize in fantasy and scifi ๐Ÿ™‚ Their April 2017 freebie, which you must needs claim by the end of day on April 16 (2017) is “Deathless” by Catherynne Valente.

As usual, you have to enter your email address at the eBook Club page and play the email ping-pong until you get a download link. Their freebies are DRM-free so you can load them on any device or app you want as long as it can read ePUB or MOBI. You can download or both of the formats. eBooks are small (compared to other media), so it doesn’t hurt to get both ๐Ÿ™‚

The March 2017 Tor e-Book Freebie is READY!

If you like to read FREE and DRM-free e-books, you have until March 13 in 2017 to scoop up the March 2017 freebie from Tor. The free book given away this month at their Monthly e-Book Club is “Shadow & Claw” by Gene Wolfe. You have to enter your email for this. After that you can download the book in ePUB (everybody else) and MOBI (Kindle). You can download both versions, you don’t have to select one of each.

These typically start earlier in the month, but for March 2017, they got a late start. But you still have the same amount of time (one week) to claim the freebie ๐Ÿ™‚