Greg Bear's new novel, Hull Zero Three, is just out in hardcover — but you can read it for free if you go to a Starbucks from Nov. 23 to Dec. 7. Just use your computer or wireless device. [Orbit]
What really isn't clear from either this posting, nor the Orbit article, is can one download the novel? If so, in what format(s)? If not, this promotion isn't really that enticing except for serious Starbucks regulars. I mean most people are unlikely to sit in a Starbucks long enough to read a 300+ page book between 11/23 and 12/7, right?