starts ebook club, offers free book monthly

three-bodyScience Fiction publishing imprint Tor has announced the start of a book club for SF/F ebooks. And to make it really, really easy for you to join in, they are giving away a free ebook every month.

The new program started July 11 and the first book is Hugo and Nebula Award nominated The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Books are available in both mobi and epub formats. The book is a free download through July 17, 2016.

This is a good value. :)The Three-Body Problem is currently $9.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. And FYI: All of Tor’s books are DRM free so they should be readable on any device that reads mobi or epub files.

You can participate in book discussions on, The next new book will be available August 1, 2016.

The fine print: This offer is only available in the US and Canada due to territorial restrictions. You must sign up for the Tor ebook club newsletter to participate. Even if you already receive the regular Tor newsletter, you still have to sign up separately for the ebook club list in order to get the link for the free book.  Each book is available as a free download for only one week.

For more info or to sign up for the newsletter, see Tor’s ebook club page here.

Daily Links: Free download Tor 2014 anthology


Some of the Best from 2014 is Free to Download Now! (

The Time Machine is January’s Whispersync for Voice Freebie (eBook Reader)

Digital Life:

World’s first (known) bootkit for OS X can permanently backdoor Macs (Ars Technica)

Newspaper websites and other online forums continue to struggle with comment policies (Talking New Media)

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media (Gigaom)

Yahoo’s U.S. share on Firefox quadruples after deal (Computerworld)

Broadband and telephone news:

At CES, FCC’s Wheeler hints at Title II net neutrality decision (Gigaoam)

AT&T defends unlimited data throttling, says the FTC can’t stop it (Ars Technica)

Finds and Deals:

For the Kindle Daily Deals, Amazon is offering First-in Series novels for $1.99 each or less.

For the Nook Daily Find, I Belong to You by Lisa Renee Jones is $1.99 today.

At the Kobo store, today’s deal is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.

If you are looking for a good quality wireless speaker, you can buy a Sonos Play: 3 at Amazon and get a Fire HD 6 for $50 off. This is a limited time offer.


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