Wednesday 17 July 2013

Bargain Books | Five Years of Speculative Fiction, Free

In case you hadn't heard,'s fifth birthday is this week. This Saturday, in fact.

And what is doing to celebrate its coming of age?

Why, it's having a party... and everyone's invited!

Yes, you too. Assuming you can make it to the Housing Works Bookstore and CafĂ© in New York City next Wednesday, you can look forward to free booze and free books. Plus, attendees can expect to rub shoulders with the likes of Ellen Datlow, Lev Grossman, Genevieve Valentine and Michael Swanwick—not to mention Stubby and the staff.

Not that I wasn't desperately tempted, but 24 hours of travel is a touch too much for yours truly, so I won't be able to make it.... but if you can, then indubitably, you should.

That isn't all is doing to celebrate the big week either. Which brings me to the reason this is a Bargain Books post. You see, they've "assembled the entire last five years of [their] award-winning original fiction into one handy, and possibly physics-defying, ebook." That's not hyperbole either: the PDF is 500 MB. I made do with a MOBI file at only 153 MB.

You need to register for a free account to download The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on, but that's the only requirement. Otherwise, this incredible compendium is completely gratis.

Well what are you waiting for? Go on and download it!

In short, happy birthday,! And thanks for making the big day such a pleasure for the rest of us.


  1. Just awesome. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Sucks that there's no possible way I could make it to NYC by then (passports and money never come quick and cheap when you want them too), but that free compilation of stories has me pretty excited even so! I'm looking forward to reading it; some of my favourite authors from the past few years were ones I discovered by reading their short fiction on!

  3. Brilliant.. I love it when companies do promotions and we get brilliant freebies like this -- thanks for the heads up, doubt I can make it down for the 'party' though :| Unless there's free cake? Still, I will enjoy reading the ones I missed over the years.