I’m not sure how many of my fellow SciFi nerds are out there, but just in case, I though I’d share this resource. I also think it could be very useful to public libraries. The titles available for free download change periodically, on a rotating basis. Typically, the first book in a series will be made available, or occasionally a short story from a larger series. It seems that Baen believes that reading the first book for free may generate sales of the subsequent books. If you wait, however, eventually most of the books in a series will become available for free download.
Baen Books is now making available — for free — a number of its titles in electronic format. We’re calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online — no conditions, no strings attached. (Later we may ask for an extremely simple, name & email only, registration. ) Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats. Again, with no conditions or strings attached. (URLs to sites which offer the readers for these format are also listed. )