Some free SF this morning: The Concrete Jungle by Charles Stross

by Mike Shea on 8 August 2005

Charles Stross won the Hugo award for the novella, The Concrete Jungle. He released the story under a Creative Commons license so you can read it for free or email it to your friend. Charlie Stross has a ton of free fiction on his personal website, Charlie's Place.

Update: The Hugo short story winner, Travels with my Cats by Mike Resnick is also available online.

You can read the full list of 2005 Hugo Award Winners and even buy the novel winner Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel by Susanna Clark from Audible to listen on an iPod.

I'm having luck so far with Audible's $20 a month membership with two free downloads a month. I'm getting some very expensive audio books for about $10 a piece. I then use software such as Total Recorder, Goldwave, or Audacity to convert them to mp3 so they will work across devices and archive for future listens years into the future. There is no reason that, with proper care and open formats, an audiobook can survive as long as a paper book.