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When today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors were looking for inspiration, they turned to the classics. And we continue reading those same books (year after year) because they stand the test of time.
Every month, we’re bringing you a selection of must-read, sci-fi and fantasy classics that you can download for free. In addition to these classics, we’ll update this article with other free sci-fi and fantasy books by up-and-coming authors throughout the month. You can also check back next month for a new list of out-of-this-world free ebooks.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Credited as a foundational work of the time-travel subgenre of science fiction, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is also a timeless comic classic sends up the South’s ridiculous preoccupation with chivalry, the Catholic Church, fear of science and progress, and dozens of other behaviors and beliefs.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Captivating readers for generations, Journey to the Center of the Earth is a cornerstone of science fiction—and one of the greatest stories ever told.
“The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived.” —Arthur C. Clarke
After annihilating the city of Pittsburgh, a hostile alien race in search of iron takes their bounty home, along with three human specimens. Triplanetary is the first of the pioneering Lensman space opera novels, and a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series.
A Journey in Other Worlds
Focusing on Richard Ayrault, a stockholder of the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company, this astonishing sci-fi novel takes readers across the solar system to Jupiter and Saturn. While Ayrault's journey is the main attraction, it is Astor's vision of a future that will astonish and enchant.
The War in the Air
Naïve Londoner Bert Smallways becomes accidentally involved in a German plot to invade America by air and reduce New York to rubble. Their attack leads not to victory but to the beginning of a new and horrific age for humanity. Now stranded in a ruined America, he clings to only one hope—that he might return to London, and marry the woman he loves.
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