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Free eBook: Planet Urth (Book 1)

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Planet Urth: Book One by Jennifer and Christopher Martucci is currently free in ebook format on Amazon for the Kindle ereader. The book is the first of five in a series that takes place 200 years in the future, when civilization has fallen and chemical warfare and other toxins have spawned a race of mutants hunting the last humans to extinction:

The world has changed. It’s dangerous, deadly. Inhuman creatures rule the planet. Animals have mutated. The land is hostile. But it’s all I’ve ever known. Hunger. Fear. Panic. Those emotions are my reality. They are my every day. I am Avery, and I am seventeen. My father died a year ago. Since then I’ve been responsible for my eight-year-old sister, June.

I worry we are the only humans left.

Humans have been hunted for centuries, to the brink of extinction. I must fight each day to protect my sister. It is the reason I wake, the reason I breathe. But how long can I go on fighting? How long will it be before they find us?

The novel is 298 pages and the remaining installments are priced at $2.99 or $3.99.

Free eBook: An Oblique Approach

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The 1996 science fiction novel An Oblique Approach by Eric Flint and David Drake is available for free reading in a variety of eBook formats from the Baen Free Library. The book is the first in the Belisarius series, which puts the sixth century Byzantine general of that name in the middle of a war between two future societies:

In northern India the Malwa have created an empire of unexampled evil. Guided or possessed by an intelligence from beyond time, with new weapons, old treachery, and an implacable will to power, the Malwa will sweep over the whole Earth. Only three things stand between the Malwa and their plan of eternal domination: the empire of Rome in the East, Byzantium; a crystal with vision; and a man named Belisarius, the greatest commander Earth has ever known.

Books 2 through 4 in the series also can be read at the Free Library: