Free Fantasy And Sci-Fi E-Books Which Are Actually Worth Reading

The rise of e-books and online self-publishing has produced a glut of books which can be legally downloaded for free, usually to promote a series of sequels. Most of these, at least that I've read, have been terrible (populating much of my Hall of Shame shelf) or at least aggressively mediocre. This is down to the usual problems with self-publishing or low-budget publishing - high-speed low-quality writing, bad or nonexistent editing, authorial ego, etc. This list is for science fiction and fantasy books which buck this trend.

To qualify for this list, a book must have been offered for free on at least one major online retailer (Amazon, Google Play, Kobo etc.) for an extended period of time. Temporary promotional offers (e.g. books exchanged for reviews) do not qualify, nor do books which are free to Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Older books which are offered for free in older editions because they're out of copyright also do not qualify.
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242 books · 16 voters · list created November 2nd, 2016 by Keith (votes) .
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