Here are five free classic sci fi / fantasy e-books to get you through the weekend. The links are to the Amazon Kindle site (these weren’t all free on Barnes & Noble). If you don’t have a Kindle, I strongly recommend downloading the free Kindle reader app. I’ve used it on a PC and found it surprisingly non-annoying and easy to install (trust me – if I could figure it out, YOU can certainly figure it out). With so many great books for free in the Kindle format, there’s no downside to getting the free reader.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869) – Jules Verne
- I’m not typically a huge Verne fan, but this was an interesting read. The ending leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but it’s a fun ride. I want a giant, almost self-sustaining submarine!
Dracula (1897) – Bram Stoker
- In the beginning, I thought this story was really boring, and was thinking about not finishing it. Then it started to get deliciously creepy and I was hooked.
The War of the Worlds (1898)– H.G. Wells
- What would you do if the Martians invaded and waged war on your home? This is probably my favorite book of the era.
I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never read Frankenstein or Jekyll and Hyde. They’re both on my “Must Read Soon” list. Just below my stack of library books (yes, people still go to libraries). And the first three Game of Thrones books I was lent. Ok, so it might be a while. Let me know what I’m missing!
Frankenstein (1818) – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) – Robert Louis Stevenson