Tor.com’s eBook of the Month is “Too Like the Lightning” – Get it While It’s Hot

Tor.com is reviving its ebook of the month club, but they have been releasing the free ebook at short and random intervals. The next free ebook is available until tomorrow night, so you will need to act fast.

This month's free ebook is Ada Palmer's Too Like the Lightning, and you will need to download it by midnight on 23 March.

Tor.com’s eBook of the Month is "Too Like the Lightning" - Get it While It's Hot Freebies As is the custom in the 25th century, convicts must wander the world being as useful as they can to all whom they meet.

For his crimes, Mycroft Canner is required to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets.

Carlyle Foster is a sensayer—a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away.

The 25th century world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations.

To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life.

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5 Comments on Tor.com’s eBook of the Month is “Too Like the Lightning” – Get it While It’s Hot

  1. Got it! Thanks for the heads up!

  2. They asks for e-mail to get book. They also asks to choose country and offer is limited to U.S. and Canada.

  3. Sorry, just a gimmick to get you to visit their site every day (and be buried by their email sales offers.)

    • And a worthwhile one. If you like SF, their site’s worth visiting (I read an RSS feed of their content), and their sales offers can be pretty good.

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