Just in time for the weekend, I present to you the juiciest edition of Free Readin’ yet! Many of you are probably aware of Tor’s Watch the Skies campaign in celebration of their upcoming web site relaunch. Every week they send out a full, free e-book to those who have signed up for their mailing list.

A science fiction and fantasy site not quite like any you’ve seen before, mixing news, commentary, original stories and art, your own comments and conversations, and more. A place on the net you may find yourself wanting to visit—and participate in—every day.

Once you register, you’ll receive our newsletter and a link to download a digital book, as well as free wallpapers from bestselling and award-winning SF and fantasy authors and artists. And you’ll receive a link to another new book, and new wallpapers, every week. Additionally, you’ll be entered in our Watch The Skies Sweepstakes to win the very cool Asus Galaxy EEE mobile PC.

So check out their web site, sign up for the the newsletter (I certainly did!) and reap the rewards. Below you’ll find PDF and HTML versions of each of the novels they’ve already given away, including one from A Dribble of Ink favourites Brandon Sanderson and Tobias Buckell!

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn by Brandon SandersonPDF

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Old Man's War by John ScalziPDF | HTML

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

Spin by Robert Charles WilsonPDF | HTML

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James MalloryPDF | HTML

Farthing by Jo Walton

Farthing by Jo WaltonPDF | HTML

Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell

Crystal Rain by Tobias BuckellPDF | HTML

Lord of the Isles by David Drake

Lord of the Isles by David DrakePDF | HTML

Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold

Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane LindskoldPDF | HTML

The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove

The Disunited States of America by Harry TurtledovePDF | HTML

Reiffen’s Choice by S. C. Bulter

Reiffen's Choice by S. C. ButlerPDF | HTML

The Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

The Sun of Suns by Karl SchroederPDF | HTML

The next novel in the giveaway will be Four and Twenty Blackbirds> by Cherie Priest. These novels will certainly make it easier to while away those slow summer days at work…

  • ediFanoB April 26, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I’m from Germany. Therefore I don’t have US Zip Code. But without a Zip Code I can’t sign up.
    That’s sad.
    So I say thank you to you to offer PDF downloads.

  • TK42ONE April 28, 2008 at 4:51 am

    You can also do a basic site search using Google to find PDF files on the TOR site. I did a short post about it here:


    But Aidan does a much better job of making it look prettier.

  • ediFanoB April 28, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Hi TK42ONE, thank you for information. Of course I can use Google. But in this case I wanted to use the “official” way.
    Today I filled out the sign-up screen and put GERMANY as Zip Code. So far I didn’t receive an answer. Anyway I agree that Aidan does a much better job.

  • Gabriele April 29, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    I tried the same by simply using the zip code of my German hometown. Didn’t work, either.

    I really wouldn’t hurt TOR to offer that service to everyone.

  • ediFanoB April 30, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Hello Gabriele, I tried to find a mail address of Tor in order to ask them how people from outside USA can sign up for their newsletter. But there is none on the official web site of Tor. Tor is also member of MySpace. I sent a message to Tor on MySpace. In case I receive an answer I will let you know.

  • ediFanoB May 2, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Hello Gabriele, suprise, suprise. Today I received two mails from Tor.com. First one was a welcome mail. Second one contains this week download Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest.
    I don’t know what they did but it’s fine for me.

  • aidan May 2, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Nice to find out that it works for people outside of the USA and Canada! Everyone deserves free books!

  • Gabriele May 3, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Worked for me too, now. :)

  • Mathews May 17, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Thanks Aidan, your website turned up after 4 or 5 attempts to try and join the mailing list. Maybe Kuwait zip codes dont work. In any cas thanks a million.

  • aidan May 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Glad I could help, Mathews! It doesn’t seem fair that those outside of the US (like myself) don’t get easy access to the books.