Need to catch up on your reading? Like, a whole damn lot of reading? A new iPhone app offers 746 free public domain scifi books from authors such as Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H.G. Wells.

App designers Spreadsong have aggregated hundreds of classic and pulp works from the architects of modern science fiction, all for the price of a sunbeam. Spreadsong touts the app as a 100% free smorgasbord of classic literature.

[...] we've had a few questions about pricing- to be clear, all books in the collection are included with your purchase. Your download is your wristband to pig out on shrimp. And by shrimp, we mean books like, you know, H.G. Wells. Tasty, tasty morsels of H.G. Wells!


What a rad idea! I could this see this being very handy for research papers, authors searching for literary allusions, or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen completists who must absolutely track down every eensy-weensy reference*.

*I'd be remiss if I didn't mention you can already read Jess Nevins' mind-bogglingly detailed League annotations online.

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