Monday, July 21, 2008

Books, books, books... is now live, and for the rest of the weeks is giving away free books, the same ones you would have been receiving if you had signed up for the email list in the months leading up to them going live, but still. I had missed a few weeks worth myself, including Scalzi's Old Man's War, which i am shocked to have not heard of and read years ago.

Free shit is nearly by definition good shit.

And this shit is good even when you have to pay for it. But for this week you don't, the downloads are free in non-encrypted formats.

But wait! There's more!

It is also a collective blog and a source for (free) short stories.

Also, John Scalzi inflicts on the net one of the greatest horrors i have seen... an LOL Shark.

As a special bonus... all of the comments i have read so far have been entirely civil, even when in disagreement.

Of course, when the trolls DO show up... well, Teresa Nielsen Hayden is one of the bull goose loonies running the site, Patrick Nielsen Hayden being the other, both of whome have shown talent in dealing with trolls... Teresa especially, she invented the technique of disemvowelling.