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Thought: RISC OS was the last OS to be commercially sold for desktop (as opposed to embedded) usage, that has 8-bit OS sensibilities (that is, encouraging tearing into and hacking on things, instead of just protecting the user from themselves - the thing has BASIC with an ARM assembler ready to go at any moment with just a few keystrokes).

And, of course, most of Corey Doctorow's work is CC licensed, though I'm not sure you could really call most of it science fiction.

I'm a big fan of the short story collection With a Little Help: craphound.com/walh/e-book/brow

Of the books of hers on PG, I tend to go first for Plague ship, but if you like pulpy scifi, she's hard to beat.

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Another great bit of can be found in the works of Andre Norton: gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/70

Norton is fun, here's an excerpt from her wiki page:

Andre Alice Norton was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, who also wrote works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction. She was the first woman to be Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy, first woman to be SFWA Grand Master, and first inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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@ajroach42 Undeniably, unquestionably, Blindsight!

But maybe that's cheating since it's mostly just under a CC license because the publisher essentially dropped it shortly after publication and Peter Watts licensed it CC BY-NC-SA hoping to save it and his career (which seems to have worked!).

In fact almost all of his works are available at rifters.com/real/shorts.htm, including the Hugo-winning novella The Island.

One of my favorite books is a cheesy little scifi adventure called Little Fuzzy by H Beam Piper.

I'm not a huge fan of Piper's other work, but this story is a ridiculous little adventure romp, that feels for all the world like a picture of a future that could have never been.

gutenberg.org/ebooks/18137

Hey Nerds! Its time.

I want your suggestions for your favorite public domain or creative commons science fiction books.

Toot 'em at me, or use the hashtag

I'm going to get things started in the replies to this post, and I look forward to seeing what you have to offer as well.

Totally worked 11 hours today.

Totally leaving early on Wednesday to make up for it.

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the solarpunk star trek is actually a macgyver reboot

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Cragne Manor, an 84-room horror "exquisite corpse" text adventure that's a tribute to the classic game Anchorhead / Boing Boing boingboing.net/2018/12/09/mass

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SPACE Tabletop RPG Show more

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