Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Ebooks to Download This Month

    Explore new worlds with these classic science fiction and fantasy novels—free, this month only.

    Note: This article was last updated on 2/1/18. Check back soon for more free books! 

    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. From the sci-fi tale that incited nationwide panic to a classic that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien, there’s never been a better time to expand your digital bookshelf.

    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. 

    Buy Journey to the Center of the Earth at Amazon

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    By Jules Verne

    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

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    By Jules Verne

    Buy The War of the Worlds at Amazon

    The War of the Worlds

    By H. G. Wells

    When hostile Martians land on Earth, mankind must fight back—or be destroyed—in this science fiction masterpiece. The novel was also the basis for the famous Orson Welles radio broadcast that terrified Americans on October 30, 1938.

    The War of the Worlds

    By H. G. Wells

    Buy A Princess of Mars at Amazon

    A Princess of Mars

    By Edgar Rice Burroughs

    A Civil War veteran is transplanted to Mars, where he must fight to rescue a princess from four-armed aliens in this novel by the author of Tarzan of the Apes.

    A Princess of Mars

    By Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Buy Triplanetary at Amazon

    Triplanetary

    By E. E. "Doc" Smith

    After annihilating the city of Pittsburgh, a hostile alien race return home with their bounty—including three human specimens. This is the first of the pioneering Lensman space opera novels, and was a finalist for the Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series."

    Triplanetary

    By E. E. "Doc" Smith

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    Buy The Worm Ouroboros at Amazon

    The Worm Ouroboros

    By E. R. Eddison

    Demonland wages war against the newly arrived envoy of Witchland inhabitants in this massively influential classic that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and so many others.

    “An eccentric masterpiece.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Worm Ouroboros

    By E. R. Eddison

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    Featured still from "War of the Worlds" (2005), via Paramount Pictures

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