I noticed today that a number of Baen Science Fiction or Fantasy Kindle books were available free. I have read most of these below, but not all. I have not reviewed any. I grew up reading science fiction and fantasy and it is still one of my favorite genres, even if I do not venture into it much lately. I believe that many of these will be free quite often (if not permanently) because most of them were part of the Baen Free Library, which for a variety of reasons is effectively closed down. There are books that are not Baen listed below.
Sanctus: A Novel by Simon Toyne
608 pages, 80 of 110 reviews are 4 or 5-star
If you are a fan of top-notch conspiracy fiction that keeps you up late nights turning pages—if the bestselling novels of Steve Berry, James Rollins, Dan Brown, Raymond Khoury, and Chris Kuzneski make your heart race faster—then remember the name Simon Toyne! Already a smash instant bestseller in the United Kingdom (“Intriguing and engaging…[with a] relentless pace” The Sun) Toyne’s Sanctus is, quite simply, one of the most extraordinary conspiracy thriller debuts in many years. In this electrifying, nonstop adventure, a young newspaper reporter, driven by the memory of her lost brother, uncovers a dark secret nurtured for 3,000 years by blood and lies by adherents of an ancient, unknown religion in a Vatican-like citadel hidden away for millennia from unwelcomed prying eyes.
There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo
752 pages, 40 of 51 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
In the future there is no want, no war, no disease nor ill-timed death. The world is a paradise—and then, in a moment, it ends. The council that controls the Net falls out and goes to war. Everywhere people who have never known a moment of want or pain are left wondering how to survive.
But scattered across the face of the earth are communities which have returned to the natural life of soil and small farm. In the village of Raven’s Mill, Edmund Talbot, master smith and unassuming historian, finds that all the problems of the world are falling in his lap. Refugees are flooding in, bandits are roaming the woods, and his former lover and his only daughter struggle through the Fallen landscape. Enemies, new and old, gather like jackals around a wounded lion.
But what the jackals do not know is that while old he may be, this lion is far from death. And hidden in the past is a mystery that has waited until this time to be revealed. You cross Edmund Talbot at your peril, for a smith is not all he once was. . . .
(Also free is book two Emerald Sea)
On Basilisk Station by David Weber (Honor Harrington Series)
432 pages, 275 of 333 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Having made him look a fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.
Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.
The aborigines of the system’s only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.