Monday, January 02, 2006

Baen Free Library

Many of my readers no doubt already know about Baen's Free Library, but I'll put in a plug for it anyway. Baen Books, publisher of many fine works of scifi, has seen fit to make available for free download many of their titles. You can choose HTML, RTF, or MS Reader formats. So far I'm favoring RTF and reading the books in Word 2004 on my iBook.

Last night I finished John Ringo's A Hymn Before Battle. It's military scifi based on the premises that an invasion by the alien Posleen is coming in about 5 years. Earth is warned by friendly aliens who are also under attack by the Posleen. The story is reminiscent of both Alan Dean Foster's "A Call To Arms" series, with a bit of RAH's Starship Troopers thrown in.

I downloaded the sequel, Gust Front, which I'll be starting later today. Once I finish that I plan to buy the next book in the series.

Hats off to Baen for doing this.

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