Just this summer, Random House launched a new website called Suvudu with the purpose of providing fans with news about upcoming sci/fi and fantasy “creative media” – a term Random House is using to include books, audiobooks, gaming, manga, comic books and movies. The website includes podcasts, videos, reviews, interviews and blog posts and is open to visitor input. Random House plans to expand the site to include a library of free science fiction and fantasy books, advanced reads of upcoming projects, and a forum for fans to interact with each other.
So far, the video section includes interviews with several authors such as Troy Denning, Aaron Allston, Dan Wallace, and Christie Golden, as well as interviews from ComicCon and movie actors such as Hugh Jackman.
In addition, Suvudu has posted for free download several full-length novels. Here are the titles just posted for August:
– The Briar King: Book One of the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, By Grey Keyes
– King’s Property: Book One of the Queen of the Orcs Trilogy, By Morgan Howell
– The Brass Bed, By Jennifer Stevenson
Books that were posted previously include:
– Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn, By John Jackson Miller
– Darkfever, By Karen Marie Moning
– Manifold: Time, By Stephen Baxter
– Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice, By John Jackson Miller
– Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold!, By Terry Brooks
– For Love of Mother-Not, By Alan Dean Foster
– Weapons of Choice, By John Birmingham
– Elric: The Stealer of Souls, By Michael Moorcock
– Kiss of Midnight, By Lara Adrian
– Star Wars Fate of the Jedi: Dramatis Personae
The books are available in pdf, Kindle, Sony Reader, and Scribd.com formats.
Here’s the link: http://www.suvudu.com