Solaris author Gareth L. Powell has decided to give away some of his "most well-received work" as a free ebook in epub and mobi formats to say thank you to the readers and fans who have supported him in his publishing career so far.
Powell, whose fourth novel Hive Monkey is due to be published later this year, has put together an e-book of short stories, plus excerpts from his first three novels.
The full contents of Entropic Angel include:
- Entropic Angel (short story)
- Distant Galaxies Colliding (short story)
- The Last Reef (short story)
- Sunsets and Hamburgers (short story)
- An excerpt from The Recollection
- An excerpt from Ack-Ack Macaque
- An excerpt from Silversands
The book also includes an article giving Powell's thoughts on the role of science fiction, and artwork by the multiple award-winning artist, Vincent Chong.
Powell, who is represented by John Jarrold, said, “Several people contacted me saying they liked the sound of my work but were unsure where to start, so I put together this collection to give them a taste of each of my books [...] People can download this collection for free, and share it with their friends. I hope some of them will be moved to go on and buy one of my books; but if they just want to enjoy the stories for free, that’s cool too. This isn’t about sales, it’s about reaching out to new readers.”
And if you would like to grab this book for free, just head along to the author's website at www.garethlpowell.com.