Tor.com Launches eBook of the Month Club

ebookclub_wide-1Macmillan's SF community Tor.com has launched a free ebook of the month club. It's open to all residents of the US and Canada, and all you have to do is sign up for the mailing list.

The ebooks will be given away in DRM-free Epub and Mobi, and will be available to download during the first week of each month. Tor.com will be leading a discussion of each book with articles, interviews, and debates.

threebodyproblemWe’ll get granular (“But how fast can your dragons fly?”) and silly (“If they were space dragons then here’s what their space dragon space suit would look like”) and cultural (“Did the dragons’ society calcify once they moved from three genders to two? Would humanity benefit from intellectual innovation by moving from two genders to three?”), and more.

The first ebook on offer is the English translation The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu. That was last year's Hugo winner for best novel, and it will only be available for download until 17 July.

Check out ebookclub.tor.com for more details.

 

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4 Comments on Tor.com Launches eBook of the Month Club

  1. Denise Wallentinson // 11 July, 2016 at 8:42 pm // Reply

    That sounds like a discussion that several of us had in a hotel lobby during the last science fiction convention I went to a couple of weeks ago. I was in my electric scooter because I’m disabled now and wearing a button that read:
    Klaatu barada nikto. Translation: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.

  2. Yes, let’s have DRM-free ebooks!!! yay ::confetti:: … but only for North America. Prats!

  3. They did something similar during the year leading up to their launch. It was right after Amazon first launched the Kindle. This is how I ended up reading John Scalzi’s “Old Man’s War” without any chapter headings or separations (I foolishly had gotten PDF copies and they didn’t convert perfectly to mobi at that time). It was a rather surreal reading experience.

  4. Kaz – Tor books are DRM free worldwide

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