If you have an e-reader of some variety, you might want to download Eros, Philia, Agape — the Hugo-nominated story by our own Mandolin (aka Rachel Swirsky) — and A Memory of Wind — the Nebula-nominated story, also by Mandolin — this month. That’s because both stories are available all this month for free.
A Memory of Wind: Kindle | Sony Ebook | B&N Nook
Eros, Philia, Agape: Kindle | Sony Ebook | B&N Nook
They are also available on the ipad.
For those of you who haven’t read them yet, I can tell you that both stories are excellent, and their nominations were entirely deserved.
These are only free for the rest of June; in July, these downloads will cost $1 each. So download them now, and tell your e-reader-owning friends, too.
By the way, if you don’t own an e-reader (Luddite!), you can also find the stories on Tor’s website: A Memory of Wind, and Eros, Philia, Agape.
Who you are you calling a Luddite? You know, I was looking at e-readers in the store just today, as I have on several previous occasions, but didn’t buy one because, once again, I didn’t find a spare several hundred bucks in my pocket (as I usually don’t).
There are lots of technologically advanced things I don’t own not because I have anything against them, but because I’m poor. I find it hard to believe I’m the only person in the world (or even among your readers) for whom this is true.
I was joking; sorry that didn’t come through.
For what it’s worth, I don’t own any e-readers for the exact same reason you don’t — they cost too much money.
@Ampersand I knew you were joking–I just assumed (wrongly, as it turns out) that you were starting with the assumption that “everybody” can afford those things. I’m feeling rather sensitive about that at the moment because it’s a common assumption in a lot of my online friends/acquaintances, and some of my offline ones as well, and it really gets on my nerves. I apologize for thinking that’s where you were coming from.
I don’t have any e-readers, but I was under the impression that one of them — maybe Kindle? — will let you download the reader software to your computer for free, so that you can read e-books on your computer.
[goes away to check] Yes, here is a free Kindle for PCs link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311
and here is one for Macs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_352814142_6?ie=UTF8&docId=1000464931&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=0P401CYA8WPMKR89K8QR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1263837062&pf_rd_i=133141011
Of course, they make this available so that you’ll buy Kindle books from them, but there’s no reason not to download some good free stories as well.
TQC, no need to apologize — I think I know how you feel.
Nm, thanks for the info!