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 H.G. Wells' The Time Machine—the world’s first introduction to time travel—to the timeless Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 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. (This article was last updated on 7/1/17. Prices may have changed since then.)
Although these books are free for one month only, check back next month for a new list of out-of-this-world free ebooks.
Grimm's Fairy Tales
From “Rapunzel” to “Hansel and Gretel” to “Little Red Riding Hood,” these 63 classic tales will transport you to enchanted forests and gothic castles—and to realms where good always triumphs over evil.
Armageddon 2419 A.D.
As the youngest son of a king, Ralph of Upmeads is expected to forsake adventure for the safety of home. But the call of the Well at the World’s End—whose waters promise immortality and infinite wisdom—is too powerful to resist, and he embarks on an epic fantastical quest.
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After finding and capturing strange creatures, two boys decide to train their newfound pets—only to discover that their animals are far from innocent playthings...Youth is yet another sci-fi classic from the Grand Master behind I, Robot and the award-winning Foundation Trilogy.
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The Time Machine
The world’s first introduction to the time travel, H.G. Wells' immortal novella tells the story of an unnamed time traveller in 802,701 AD. From a drastically altered human race to a terrifying portrait of Earth’s final days, The Time Machine is a thrilling adventure that has inspired countless writers, artists, and filmmakers since its publication in 1895.
From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon
A team of nineteenth-century American engineers builds a rocket to the moon in this novel from the author of Around the World in Eighty Days, whose revolutionary vision of space travel preceded the Apollo missions by an entire century.
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