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message 1: by Cleanfun (new)

Cleanfun | 3 comments I just recently ran across a site that many of you may already be familiar with, but in the spirit of contributing to the group and for those of you who were unaware, http://manybooks.net/ is a repository of free ebooks whose copyrights were unrenewed or for whatever other reasons are legal for you to download and read freely. You can choose from 24 different file formats to download your book to, I prefer PDF but there's LIT, HTML and what not.

I was able to pick up Almuric by Robert E. Howard and the first couple books of the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Two things, these books tend to be old and there are occasional misspellings or grammatical errors. Probably due to the software incorrectly translating a letter from the origional scan. It doesn't take a cryptographer to figure out what was meant and in my case it didn't lessen the experience or make the book any less enjoyable.

Hope this helps.


message 2: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 4 comments Manybooks.net is a great site for older SF stories & novels - I haven't looked to see what fantasy offerings are on there.

I particularly enjoyed several H. Beam Piper novels/stories - there's a good selection of his works on the site . Murray Leinster has a nice collection as well; short stories from quite a few Golden Age authors are our there, too.


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim (jimmaclachlan) Thanks for the site. Have you ever checked out
http://www.archive.org/index.php
The Internet Archive has audio books & even movies, too. I got "The Attack of the Giant Leeches" from them. Fun stuff.


message 4: by Cleanfun (new)

Cleanfun | 3 comments Jim wrote: "Thanks for the site. Have you ever checked out
http://www.archive.org/index.php
The Internet Archive has audio books & even movies, too. I got "The Attack of the Giant Leeches" from them. Fun st..."


I hadn't know about archive.org until now. Thanks!


message 5: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) Wow, I hadn't heard of either of these sites - thanks to you both!


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