To celebrate their soon-to-be launched new social website for fans of science fiction and fantasy, Tor Books is giving away one e-book a week.
Sun of Suns is this week's offering and it's available either for easy Whispernet delivery to your Kindle using the link below or by registering at Tor.com and downloading it to your computer.
Sun of Suns, by Karl Schroeder. Tor Books, 2008. SCIENCE FICTION. Current Amazon customer rating: 4 stars. Kindle edition $0.00.
"With this book Schroeder launches a saga set on Virga, a balloon-world warmed by artificial suns. The inhabitants build, besides their own suns, floating towns. The spaces between the towns, lacking nearby suns, are wintry cold, and only a few pirates and the utterly desperate live on the towns' edges. Hayden Griffen is dead set on revenge for his parents' deaths in the destruction of his home, Aerie, by the nation of Slipstream six years before. Somewhat unexpectedly, after catching the attention of Venera Fanning and becoming her driver, Hayden is dispatched on a mission under Admiral Chaison Fanning, the man he believes responsible for his parents' demise, to find a vast treasure and, even more valuable, a key to the sun and the world outside, where posthumanity reigns. The satisfying opening of a promising space opera. " - Regina Schroeder for Booklist.