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Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for March 29, 2024

Reading Time: 10 minutes We read the first few chapters of each of the top five free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a deadly plague, a sexy alien, and a space opera with a kick-ass female lead and a creepy alien menace.

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In SuperGiant Games’ Hades, Players will Die, Die, and Die Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Hugo Award-winning Hades, developed and published by SuperGiant Games, puts players in the role of Zagreus, the son of the Greek God of the Underworld, as he fights wave after wave of enemies to escape the Underworld and find his birth mother, Persephone. Hades is probably one of the most difficult games to have

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Feminist Science Fiction Writer Sheri Tepper Scrutinized Patriarchy with a Cudgel

Reading Time: 6 minutes Tepper’s science fiction often explored the toxicity of patriarchy which she often depicted as the justification behind the ruthless exploitation of alien planets.

that the earth and any planet mankind decides to take over is fair game for ruthless exploitation and destruction.

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Wheel of Time series has awkward start

Reading Time: 9 minutes The debut episode of The Wheel of Time has some strong characters and thrilling imagery, though clumsy storytelling and some awkward tonal choices overall results in this series stumbling out of the gate. Reliance, perhaps overly so, on aging fantasy-genre tropes in order to appeal to a mass-audience leaves the series still searching for its own identity.

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