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Ultimate Rock-Paper-Scissors (Title) - MangaDex
Perhaps the most Japanese manga I have ever seen.
onlinebooks  japan  via:reddit 
june 2019 by mcherm
A Modern Myth | Slate Star Codex
Greek gods, an omnipotent AI, all n a story by Scott Alexander.
story  onlinebooks  ScottAlexander  via:SlateStarCodex 
february 2017 by mcherm
The Astronaut’s Lament | Alexander Wales
Story of wizards and those who actually write the spells (but lack the Talent).
story  onlinebooks  via:reddit 
february 2017 by mcherm
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang — Subterranean Press
What are the implications of an ability to search through recorded video of our lives?
onlinebooks  rationalism  scifi  via:reddit 
june 2016 by mcherm
Story: No Lying
A really good story by Luna Lovegood.
stories  onlinebooks  via:reddit 
february 2016 by mcherm
Shadows of the Limelight Index | Alexander Wales
Nice sci-fi story: what if you got magic powers proportional to your fame?
onlinebooks  scifi 
august 2015 by mcherm
Fanfic: Weaver Nine Ch 29, Worm | FanFiction
A fanfic of Worm, with Jack and Weaver switched and people combining powers a lot. Unfinished.
onlinebooks  via:reddit 
july 2015 by mcherm
Luminosity | A Re-imagining of Twilight | By Alicorn
A story of sparkly vampires and a rationalist romance heroine.
rationalism  via:reddit  onlinebooks 
june 2015 by mcherm
Download free ebooks at
Free (advertising supported) textbooks available as electronic downloads.
ebooks  teaching  onlinebooks  via:Techdirt 
november 2012 by mcherm
Middle-earth according to Mordor - Laura Miller -
A parody of Lord of the Rings from the viewpoint of Sauron's side.
tolkien  books  via:HackerNews  onlinebooks  salon 
february 2011 by mcherm
More Martin on the Way! « The Fascinating World of Charles Ryan
A fantasy (modern travels to medieval times) novel half-writteon and posted online. Good quality writing!
january 2011 by mcherm
Greg Bear: Project Gutenberg Screwed Up « Lawrence Person's Futuramen
Project Gutenberg put up some 50 year old scifi works. But Greg Bear (for one) claims they're still protected under copyright. Not clear why the discrepancy.
via:slashdot  copyright  onlinebooks  law  ip-law 
december 2010 by mcherm
The Mongoliad
An online book project (with more than just a book) with some community involvement. Includes some famous authors: Greg Bear and Neal Stephenson. Seems like an interesting project.
onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
september 2010 by mcherm
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Chapter 1: A Day of Very Low Probability, a Harry Potter fanfic - FanFiction.Net
Starts out as "What if Harry Potter thought like a scientist?". Ends up as a worthwhile piece of fiction in its own right.
books  onlinebooks  skepticism 
august 2010 by mcherm
Shareable: The Jammie Dodgers and the Adventure of the Leicester Square Screening
A story by Cory Doctorow about a world where IP protection has gotten out of control. Actually, he's basically describing today's world.
onlinebooks  CoryDoctorow  via:boingboing  copyright  patent 
may 2010 by mcherm
A Pail of Air
This is that one about survivalists after the earth is ripped away from the sun and freezes.
onlinebooks  scifi 
april 2010 by mcherm
Neil’s point-free blog » Book - OSGi in Practice
A complete book on OSGI (a fairly good one) which is available for download.
osgi  java  programming  onlinebooks 
january 2010 by mcherm
WorldChanging Canada: βoyfriend (Part 1)
A science fiction story with interesting tech (until the end where it goes overboard).
scifi  onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
september 2009 by mcherm
Linear Algebra textbook home page
A math textbook on Linear Algebra. Free, and supposedly fairly good.
math  onlinebooks 
july 2009 by mcherm
Did Random House’s free online book releases affect sales? » Bloggasm
Some evaluation of whether releasing free online copies of books helps or harms the sales. Research shows perhaps helps some.
books  onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
may 2009 by mcherm
The Public Domain by James Boyle
A fairly good look some issues of copyright, making the case that our current system is badly broken. The book itself is available as a free download.
via:boingboing  copyright  ip-law  law  onlinebooks 
december 2008 by mcherm
Cory Doctorow’s >> Blog Archive » Printcrime
Science fiction short by Cory Doctorow about a world in which physical objects can be easily "printed" but copyright law restricts it.
scifi  ip-law  CoryDoctorow  onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
august 2008 by mcherm
Read at Work
It looks just like a Windows desktop displaying some "work-like-stuff". But really, it's presenting fiction.
onlinebooks  CaliAndJody  windows  funny 
july 2008 by mcherm
Elfquest to become a movie? - Boing Boing
*Perhaps* this is a case where releasing a book for free online results in massive additional profits, as interest is piqued and eventually leads to a movie deal going ahead.
comics  onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
july 2008 by mcherm
Neil Gaiman's Experiment with Free Online Books
Neil tried a temporary free online copy of one of his books. It increased sales.
onlinebooks  via:boingboing  NeilGaiman 
july 2008 by mcherm
Bruce Schneier and the King of the Crabs
Yes, it's a tall tale set around the singularity featuring Bruce Schneier and Cory Doctorow.
fiction  onlinebooks  talltales  stores  BruceSchneier  CoryDoctorow  via:boingboing 
june 2008 by mcherm
Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader Locked Up: Why Your Books Are No Longer Yours
Article about the legal implications of e-book retailers calling it a "lease" not a "purchase".
copyright  law  ip-law  kindle  books  onlinebooks  via:boingboing 
march 2008 by mcherm
Elfquest available online
Elfquest now available online as a free download. Wow!
via:boingboing  comics  onlinebooks  webcomic 
march 2008 by mcherm
Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory
Great sci-fi short story viewing time travel as a sort of wiki where everyone can edit. Funny.
onlinebooks  scifi  timetravel  via:boingboing  wiki 
march 2008 by mcherm
Real World Haskell
A book on Haskell. I started reading it and provided some feedback... perhaps I should read more!
programming  books  onlinebooks  haskell  mypostings  todo 
january 2008 by mcherm
My Tiny Life
The story of a Mud rape, and then a deep investigation of what a virtual world really is. A blast from the past (1998) of the early days of the internet.
onlinebooks  internet  muds  via:boingboing 
january 2008 by mcherm
A Charles Stross book (the first chapter is "Lobsters") made available under a creative commons license.
onlinebooks  scifi  singularity 
december 2007 by mcherm
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
The entire book available online. WOW! This is a fabulous book, and YOU should read it! Feel free to buy it also if you want.
scifi  onlinebooks  VernorVinge 
december 2007 by mcherm
Charlie's Diary: Halting State: that's it
A sci-fi book by Charles Stross. The first 3 chapters are posted online.
scifi  writing  onlinebooks  todo  via:boingboing 
december 2007 by mcherm
Handbook of Applied Cryptography
A book on Cryptography which is available online.
onlinebooks  cryptography  programming 
november 2007 by mcherm Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device: Kindle Store
Amazon is now selling a reader device. It's based on "electronic paper" (excellent resolution). It has some flaws, though, primarily that it costs $400.
hardware  amazon  books  onlinebooks 
november 2007 by mcherm
The Interoperation
In the future, architecture (and all other jobs) have given way to software interoperation.
scifi  stories  fiction  onlinebooks  via:boingboing  personal_net 
november 2007 by mcherm
Playing for Keeps
An installment story set in a comic world.
onlinebooks  fiction  scifi  comics  via:boingboing 
november 2007 by mcherm
JohnsonChapter4.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Very nice chapter from a Java programming book. May be worth buying the book itself! Among other things, it has an excellent writeup of MY beliefs on use of checked exceptions.
exceptions  java  programming  articles/programming  books  onlinebooks 
october 2007 by mcherm
Fiction Liberation Front--The Goods
A scifi author who has put his books online.
scifi  fiction  books  onlinebooks 
july 2007 by mcherm

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