This is a listing of 157 sites that legally offer free ebooks of Science Fiction-Fantasy works. There is also a separate listing of
All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download.. If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.
This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums.
A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:
For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see
Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for Science Fiction-Fantasy. To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help: Library Information
Although not involving ebooks, Rizar's Things to Come pages here at Gizmo's has some great information that will interest any SciFi buff.
Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks
365Tomorrows a free science fiction short story per day for online viewing. They have been online since August, 2005, so there is a large collection of works here.
A Celebration of Woman Writers a collection of links to free novels by woman writers. Links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary. This link is to the pre-1923 Science Fiction and Utopias category.
Amazon has 100 free ebooks in their science fiction category. Registration is required (and may only be available to USA residents). Some classic novels, but most appear to be newer works. You need to get the Kindle for PC or you can read online in the Kindle Cloud Reader. The link here is to the top 100 most downloaded science fiction ebooks at Amazon. More free science fiction ebooks may be found at Amazon using the information at 65 Places For Free Kindle eBooks Online (Legally)
Author Marketing Club monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings daily. The amount listed varies from day to day. They do offer genre selection, but you have to search within each daily listing. At the top of the daily listing is a link to the genres. On the days I looked there were 8 to 10 free Science Fiction & Fantasy ebooks listed.
Baen Free Library - An excellent library of downloadable science fiction novels available for free reading online or for free download in a wide variety of formats without registration. This collection is much better than I originally thought as there is a good number of quality works here.
BaenCD - An excellent collection of science fiction books from Baen's promotional CDs. As of 2013, these are only downloadable as the full CD or ISO, which contains quite a few ebooks in several formats. Thanks to Sahira for bringing this to my attention. The Baen Free Library, above, does provide for free online viewing and downloads of the individual books.
BarbaraMurray offers the free ebook, P.E.A.C.E. on Earth, " cross-platform, multi-media serialized ebook set 3 million years into the future.
BestScienceFictionStories offers links to a large collection of new and classic short stories for reading, listening and download.
BeyondTheFarHorizon Gina Marie Wylie hosts the works of a number of authors in this forum. Free registration, with valid email address, is required. From what I could tell all are available for free reading online and all appear to be unique works of unpublished authors. There is a mix of novels, novellas and short stories. A lot of material and it is updated regularly. The sort by author link seems to get the most results. There is also a recent stories link. Thanks to Guathier for this link.
Bill Smith Books offers the first book of his Outlaw Galaxy triology for free reading online without registration. Also available for free reading online are some short stories from the Outlaw Galaxy.
BookGlutton has a very interesting collection of 269 free science fiction novels for online reading with the added feature of groups available for discussion of the readings. Nice combination of reading and socializing. Suggested by an anonymous poster.
Book Goodies For Kids monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free children ebooks offerings. There is a nice category selection with a couple of free ebooks per category. This link is to the Science Fiction and Fantasy category.
Bookie Jar offers free classic works in their Science Fiction & Fantasy category. Also, free independent (recent) works in the same category. All are available for free reading online without registration. Free registration allows for free download in EPUB or MOBI.
BookRix has over 1050 free books in its science fiction category for free reading online or free download in EPUB.
Books In My Phone has 60 free ebooks in their SciFi category. These are MIDP for use on the phone.
Booksie a site for self publishing authors with a mix of poems, short stories and novels (chapter by chapter) for free reading online and free download in PDF without registration.
BooksShouldBeFree has 142 Science Fiction and 161 Fantasy free novels. Although primarily an audio book site, the site also offers every book for free download in MOBI, EPUB, PLUCKER, TEXT and free reading online.
BookViewCafe offers the first of the four book "Starfarers Quartet" for free download in several formats or for reading online. Several other books have now been added. Thanks to "Guy Haha" for this.
BookYards (SF Fantasy) 51 novels available in PDF download.
Charle's Diary Charles Stross provides links to free copies of his works. All the ones I looked at were available for free reading online without registration.
Chris Slusser offers 3 free science fiction novels for free download in several formats and for free reading online.
ClarkesworldMagazine offers free science fiction short stories for online viewing and also some audio versions. A winner of the 2010 Hugo award for best Semiprozine. Thanks to Knight_of_Pentacles for this.
Closed Circle offers 4 free science fiction short stories for free download in a zip file. These re available in quite a few formats (not PDF), including text. You have to provide a valid email as the link is emailed to you.
CougarWebWorks has several of the works of Nowick Gray available for free download in pdf.
CrapHound has a few works of Cory Doctrow available for free download.
Daily Free Books (UK) monitors Amazon (UK) for its daily free offerings. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only). This link is to the Science Fiction genre with listings from both Amazon and Smashwords.
Daily Free Books (USA) monitors Amazon (USA) for its daily free offerings. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). Like the sister UK site above, they offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only). This link is to the Science Fiction genre with listings from both Amazon and Smashwords
DailyLit has 35 free science fiction novels available through their service. Chapters are delivered daily to your email. Free registration, including a working email are necessary.
Daily Science Fiction is a webzine that offers a collection of science fiction short stories for free online reading. You can also subscribe (free) to have daily mailings of the works. If you scroll down the page linked, on the right hand side is a sub-categoriztion of the free science fiction works. Thanks to Allyson Erick for this site.
Dark Planet a collection of original short stories for online reading. The site has not been updated in a while, but all the links seem to work.
DigiLibraries has a very interesting collection of over 1400 free science fiction works available for free reading online as well as free download in MOBI or EPUB. Some science fiction magazines from the 30s as well as some classics and some original works are here.
DominicGreen offers 4 of his science fiction novels for free reading online.
DuncanLongPublications offers several works for free online viewing. Generally, a pdf download costs money, but some are ad supported and are free.
EastofTheWeb offers a good number of scifi short works for reading online. Thanks to Panzer for this.
eBooksDirectory has 80 free science fiction novels available. Download/viewing options vary as these are links off site. Some of the links are dead, but the books can still be found through other links available. Interesting mix off new and classic science fiction.
eBooks Free Net offers 11 free science fiction novels for free download in PDF. There are a few unique entries here.
eBooks International offers 18 free classic Fantasy novels for free download in PDF.
eBooks On Everything has 11 free ebooks in its Science Fiction category. There are also 19 free ebooks in their Fantasy category. All are available for free download in PDF without registration. These novels are all unique to this site.
eBook Takeaway has over 100 free ebooks in their Science Fiction/Fantasy genre available for free download in PDF, TEXT or HTML, without registration.
eFree Books monitors Amazon (UK, USA, CA, DE, FR & IT) for limited time free ebook offerings. They do list genres, including Fantasy and Science Fiction, but you have to select the genre for the day listed as there is not direct link to genre listings.
Eldritch Dark has a large collection of short stories by Clark Ashton Smith available for free reading online without registration.
eReader IQ due to the changes in Amazon policy, they now offer an "abbreviated" listing of the limited time free book offers from Amazon. This link is to their Science Fiction & Fantasy genre listing, with no adult content and has 20 free ebooks listed. To show adult content, you have to click on the button on the upper right of the list.
eReader Love monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings. This link is to their Fantasy & Science Fiction genre listings and at the time of this post, there were 537 free ebooks listed.
eReader News Today looks to come out several times a day with 5 to 10 free Kindle books at Amazon in each listing. This link is to their science fiction listings and it is a mix of free and bargain. There is also a Fantasy listing. They offer RSS updates.
eReaderPerks monitors limited time free ebook releases at Amazon (as well as for Nook and Kobo) and has very good category listings. This link is to the science fiction genre. There are also updates for the Fantasy genre. Subscribers can now get customizable, genre-specific email updates.
FabienRoy offers his his scifi-thriller novel, Buckyball, for free download in pdf. "James Pissola tells the story of how one night of partying with his best friend in South Beach changed his life. Listening to a specific song always transports him back to the same time and place, which happens to be the Miamillennium nightclub in Miami. These flashback moments are called life-turns and James claims to have lived over one hundred and seventy-one of them, some lasting between 13 and 26 years."
Fahim Farook offers his humorous science fiction novel, Honest, The Martian Ate your dog, for free download or online viewing.
FeedBooks also has a nice listing of 31 public domain novels on time travel, a subject I almost always find interesting. There are a few on the list that I was not aware of and I have read quite a few of such stories. All are available for free download in EPUB.
FictionFactor offers links to 13 science fiction novels. Some are from Baen and other listings here, but there are some unique entries. Download/viewing options vary as these are off site links.
Figment.com a huge collection of original works available for free reading online. These are works by unpublished authors.
Foboko has 18 free, and unique, ebooks in its Science Fiction Fantasy category. All are available for free reading online without registration and for free download after free registration. Limit of 5 free downloads per month.
Free Books offers 4 classic science fiction novels for free download in EPUB, MOBI or PDF.
Freebook Sifter listing of free offerings of Science Fiction at Amazon. A mix of limited time free offerings and always free offerings.
Free Doors.org has many of the Baen CDs available. A nice feature is that the stories are available individually to read online or download in various formats for free. No registration required.
FreeEbooksBlog has 54 free novels for download in varying formats as these link off site. Several of the Dr. Who series books are available. There are also time limited offers of free books recently released.
Free Kindle Books UK monitors Amazon (UK) for limited time free ebook offerings. Posts a large listing daily. The listing is separated into genres, but there is not link to each genre. A search for Fantasy or Science Fiction on the page will reveal a good selection of free offerings.
FreeNovels.net offers the science fiction novel, Flores Girl, The Children God Forgot, for free download in a variety of formats.
FreeOnlineNovels has a large and interesting collection of links to free science fiction novels. Many of these are unique entries. Some are available for online viewing and others for download in pdf, with a few downloadable in other formats.
Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK). They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free. Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity. This link is to the Science Fiction genre listings, which were over 355 free ebooks at the time of this post.
Free Read Feed (USA) regularly posts, throughout the day, the limited time free ebook offerings at Amazon (USA). This is an extensive listing of the free ebook offerings, showing the genre (with option to exclude that genre or show only that genre in results) and the length of the ebook. They have some filtering options, length of ebook and date of free offering as well as a large genre listing option to exclude genres (click on Pick from a list). This link is to the Science Fiction genre listings, which were over 727 free ebooks at the time of this post.
Free SF Online over 2,000 links to books for reading online.
Free SF Reader is a blog posting with links to free online novels, short stories and anthologies. Despite its name, the site also features Horror works. You can access the various science fiction genres through the tabs up top. Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite.
Georgia Download Destination offers free EPUB downloads of public domain classic novels in a wide variety of categories. You will have to select Science Fiction and Fantasy on the left side bar to see the selections available in these genres.
GetFreeEBooks has a nice listing of free sci fi books available for download. There are new offerings added regularly.
Ghostwheel maintains some of the Baen CD collection for free viewing online without registration as well as free download in several formats.
GnomePress is a blog by Aaron Raisey, a collector of the science fiction classics issued by Gnome Press. A nice listing of the works available on the web.
Goodreads has a collection of 55 free science fiction audiobooks, all of which are also available for free download in PDF, EPUB or MOBIPocket (Kindle) or free reading online without registration.
Google Play seems to try and hide their free offering under many small categories. this is a link to 33 free books in their science fiction category There are 17 free entries in Science Fiction, American. I am sure there are more out there that you can access by finding other science fiction or fantasy sub genres. Supposedly this site has over a million free ebooks. All are available for free reading online or there are APPS for Android and iPhone/iPad.
Google Book Search (Science Fiction) 455 free classic scifi books for online viewing or download as pdf
Gutenberg (Science Fiction) Large collection available for download in several formats.
Gutenberg (Fantasy) Large collection available for download in several formats.
H.P.Lovecraft Archive offers all of the works of H.P.Lovecraft for online viewing. Also offers information about him and links to other Lovecraft sites.
Hundred Zeros UK monitors Amazon (UK) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres. This link is to the Science Fiction genre.
iLove Ebooks Monitors Amazon for limited time free ebook offerings. Not as many listings as some of the others here, but gives a good description of the ebook and also offers category listings. This link is to their free Science Fiction listings. They also offer Fantasy listings. A RSS feed is available.
Infinite Matrix has a huge collection of free short stories by a wide variety of authors available for free reading online without registration.
Infinity Plus unique collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories available for free reading online without registration.
Izzy's Public Domain Library offers almost 600 free classic science fiction novels for free download in EPUB. There is also a link to the HTML for free reading online for most and a link to Librivox for the audio version where available. Unfortunately, the HTML and audio links are not noted in the listing.
JeffInlo offers his book, Alien Cradle, for download in a large variety of formats and for online reading.
Joggoon has 13 classic science fiction novels available for free reading online.
John Carter of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., offers all of the novels of his Barsoom series for free reading online. The first 6 of the novels are in the public domain and the remaining are available for research purposes only. Not sure what that means, but I guess it is OK to read them online, but not distribute in any way.
KalinBooks has 4 science fiction novels of Kalin Ringkvist available for online viewing or download in pdf (with a fifth on the way.
KnowledgeRush has 39 classic science fiction works available for free download in TEXT or .free read online.
Kobo has a large collection of free ebooks available for free download in EPUB. The best way to find content is to conduct a search and then filter "free only". This is a free only search of "science fiction" and has almost 10,000 free ebooks. Other searches will reveal more free ebooks.
LewisShiner offers four of his novels, a good selection of his short stories, two screenplays and two audio books for free download at his Fiction Liberation Front website. Thanks to "awh" for this.
Librophile known mostly as an audiobook site, they also have links to free downloads of classic novels. All of the links I looked at were to Project Gutenberg, which means they are available for free download in several formats as well as free reading online without registration. You will need to select Science Fiction or Fantasy under Genres as they do not allow direct links to the genre pages.
Listverse has a interesting top ten list (though there are 11 entries) of the free sci fi books on the web.
LLeeLowe offers 2 novels and some short stories for free reading online and free download in PDF. Other formats are available (and linked) at other sites. Also available are audio versions of the novels for free download.
ManyBooks (Science Fiction) 687 books downloadable in a variety of formats.
MartiinKolacek offers his science fiction/comedy book for free download in PDF or for Kindle. Also available offsite for free download in ePub or prc (Palm) and for free reading online. Originally available in Czech language and now in English. Thanks to "Werst" for the information on this.
MemoWare (Science Fiction) 659 ebooks downloadable in a number of formats.
NoBooko searches Kobo and Smashwords for free ebooks available in EPUB format. There were over 1800 free ebooks listed in Science Fiction & Fantasy when I visited. Kobo requires registration, no credit card needed. All the downloads that I saw were DRM-free.
OpenCulture has an interesting listing of classic science fiction on the web. There are links to text, audio and video. Some very interesting entries here.
Page by Page is another site without genres and listing by author or title. Since they do have a number of entries by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells , I list the site here. Their listings on these three authors is not as extensive as the other "authors" sites (without genres) that are listed here. All are available for free reading online.
PalaceofAmino has the 9 book "Bounty Hunter" series available for online viewing.
Plytki CD has 23 of the Baen CDs available for free download (zipped) without registration.
Project Gutenberg Australia has its science fiction project page which has links to a large number of science fiction and fantasy novels online. Viewing and download options vary. Worth checking out as there is a lot of material here.
Project Gutenberg CD and DVD Project ProjectGutenberg has a free DVD download that has 29,500 free ebooks. Thanks to shannf for this resource. As toktok has pointed out, if you can not download these, they will mail you a CD or DVD free of charge. There is a separate collection of the Project's Science Fiction bookshelf available.
PublicBookShelf has 25 free novels in its ScienceFiction/Horror section. These are available for free reading online.
PyrSF offers the first book, The Crooked Letter, from Sean Williams' Books of the Cataclysm series for free download in pdf.
RalphRobertMoore offers his work, Father Figure, for free download in pdf.
RandomStatic offers Newton's Sleep, a novel published in 2008, for free download in pdf or html.
Read Central is a site with author listings only, but the have a good collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells - who has more books listed under Herbert George Wells. Books may be searched by title or author name (sorted alphabetically by first name - so Jules Verne would be under J). They have a large collection of authors, so there are some fantasy or science fiction works elsewhere at the site. All are available for free reading in your browser or their smart reader. Registration is not necessary for that, but does offer some advantages and is free. They do mention speed reading quite a bit and I have a feeling you would get some speed reading course emails.
Revolution SF offers some unique science fiction short stories and novels for free reading online.
Rifters offers the novels and short stories of Peter Watts for download in PDF. Thanks to Ash for this suggestion.
SF Book Reviews has 24 free ebooks available for free download in MOBI without registration. These are all science fiction themed. Some are classics and some are newer works, with a few unique entries not found elsewhere.
SF Signal monitors Amazon for limited time free ebook offerings in its Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres. Also monitors other sites for free ebook offerings in those genres. All appeared to have Kindle compatible downloads.
SFWA The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America offers some short stories and novellas of its members for free reading online or download in PDF.
ShadowUnit is an ongoing "story about a group of unrealistically sexy FBI agents struggling to protect humanity from the worst monsters imaginable". Episodes are viewable online (with optional music) and some parts are available for download. Features a wiki and an opportunity to talk to the story's characters.
Short Stories Free offers 5 free unique short stories for free reading online without registration.
Smashwords has several hundred free books in its Science Fiction category. These are available for free online reading or download in a wide variety of formats. These are generally unpublished works and unique to this site. The site does also offer books for purchase, but all the works in this list are available for free.
Snick's List monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings. Nice category selection available. You will have to select Science Fiction or Fantasy from the pull down category menu as they do not allow direct links to the category page. eMail updates available.
StarRigger offers the Battlestar Galactica novel of Jeffrey A. Carver for free download in a large variety of formats. There are also some short fiction works for free reading online as well as excerpts from his other novels (PDF).
Strange Horizons a weekly speculative fiction magazine that offers almost 300 free stories in its Science Fiction category for free reading online. There are also listings for Fantasy and Dark Fantasy.
Suvudu offers the first book in some of their acclaimed series for free download. Interesting entries.
TaleBooks has about 50 free classic novels in its Fantasy category available for free download in PDF without registration.
The Barflies has 23 of the Baen Cds available for free download in ISO or zipped.
The Online Books Page maintains a collection of links to free Science Fiction classic and other public domain novels.
Tor.com has a good number of Science Fiction & Fantasy stories available for download in pdf, mobi pocket, html or ePub. Also available for listening or download as MP3.
Tracy Falbe offers two free science fiction novels for free download in PDF, PRC or EPUB.
University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction nice collection of links to classic science fiction and fantasy novels around the web.
Wattpad offers several hundred free scifi short stories.
Web-Books offers 78 free classic science fiction works, including a good selection of the classic pulp, Astounding Stories". These are all available to read free online or for download in WEB and WEB database. Viewing the downloads requires their Web Viewer (free) which is clean as far as I can tell
WH Smith has over 150 free ebooks in its science fiction category. This is a UK site and I (in USA) get redirected to Kobo, but it is listed here as this genre is not listed on Kobo. Registration is required. All are available for free download in EPUB.
WikiSource 69 classic science fiction novels available for free reading online without registration.
WorldWideSchool has a good number of classic science fiction works available for online viewing. A good number of HG Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs along with individual works of several other authors.
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