Ebook & Updates 02 Nov 2010 09:50 pm by David !

Announcing the free PDF download of MACHINE OF DEATH & the free podcast.

Please find below the entirety of Machine of Death as a free, downloadable PDF.

Why are we doing this? Aren’t we worried about hurting our book sales?

In a word: no. You have proven time and again that you are willing to pay for content that you find valuable. You have shown that you are driven to share material that you fall in love with. And we are committed to ensuring that you can experience our work whether you can afford to buy a book or not; whether you live in a country that Amazon ships to or not; whether you have space in your life for a stack of paper or not.

Please, download, read, share and enjoy!


This is the double-page-spread version:
Link to Dropbox: https://machineofdeath.net/pdfspreads

This is the single-page-width version:
Link to Dropbox: https://machineofdeath.net/pdf

Use the Dropbox links if you can, so our servers don’t explode,
but if you can’t access Dropbox, here are mirrors:


These files are DRM-free and released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. This means you are free to download them, share them, email them, copy them, print them out, seed them, torrent them, and generally send them about however you like, provided that the manuscript remains unbroken, that attribution is always given, and that all use remains noncommercial.

Many of the stories themselves are further released under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, which also permits non-commercial adaptation of the work into other media. See the back of the book for full copyright information.

EBOOKS. We are also pleased to bring you these ebook versions:

Machine of Death in the Amazon Kindle Store – $9.99 $5.99.
Available for download worldwide, right now. DRM-free.

Machine of Death in the Barnes & Noble Nook Store – $9.99 $5.99.
Available for download right now. DRM-free.

Machine of Death as a downloadable ePub – $9.99 $5.99 from us, via Gumroad.
Available for download worldwide, right now. DRM-free.

Machine of Death in Apple’s iBookstore for the iPhone/iPad/iTouch – $5.99.
Available in all the markets that Apple allows us to sell to.

PODCAST. Starting today, we will be releasing about one story a week in audio as a free, Creative-Commons-licensed podcast. We’ll also be posting each episode here on the site. The first one’s up now — you can go listen right this second!

To subscribe in iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=402077546
(Please use this link rather than the direct feed if you can, it helps the iTunes servers track how popular we are!)

However, if you don’t use iTunes, the direct podcast feed works fine! It is:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/machineofpodcast. Plug that into your favorite podcasteater!

23 Responses to “Announcing the free PDF download of MACHINE OF DEATH & the free podcast.”

  1. on 03 Nov 2010 at 8:27 am 1.Lisa said …

    I was always pretty sure you were excellent but now I am absolutely positive you are TOTALLY AWESOME

  2. on 03 Nov 2010 at 9:03 am 2.Pat said …

    I’m broke right now and will be reading this but you guys are #1 on my to-buy list (behind food, ahead of liquids).

  3. on 03 Nov 2010 at 9:53 am 3.fs said …

    Thanks! Have you guys considered putting this up on SiSU? Charles Stross put his free book Accelerando there to great effect, as did Cory Doctorow his book Little Brother.

  4. on 03 Nov 2010 at 10:20 am 4.Adrian said …

    Is there any chance you would release the book on the Barnes and Noble site? I am grabbing the book for my nook and if I like it I’d like to be able to buy the official nook version.

  5. on 03 Nov 2010 at 10:23 am 5.Adrian said …

    Gah! Missed the announcement under kindle. Forget I said anything.

  6. on 03 Nov 2010 at 10:37 am 6.Emmanuel Ninos said …

    Thank you for providing free ebooks to those who cannot afford them.

    Thank you for protecting the reader’s right who chooses to buy the ebook by not restricting it through DRM.

    Emmanuel Ninos
    teacher librarian
    Peristeri, Greece

  7. on 03 Nov 2010 at 1:36 pm 7.the paul said …

    Yaaay! Just bought the Kindle version. Love your work.

  8. on 03 Nov 2010 at 2:04 pm 8.Max said …

    I would actually like to just buy the epub version… :/

  9. on 03 Nov 2010 at 4:52 pm 9.Dina said …

    I just put through a request to my local library to buy Machine of Death for their collection. There’s another way to spread the love! 😉

  10. on 03 Nov 2010 at 5:13 pm 10.Scott Hall said …

    My school blocks dropbox! Where else is it hosted?

  11. on 03 Nov 2010 at 6:43 pm 11.Therese said …

    I am in literal awe of your awesomeness, guys. Your awesomeness continuously generates surplus awe.

    I will be both reading and listening to Machine of Death tonight! For free! I haven’t been able to afford the book yet as I’m looking for a job. I planned to get a copy as soon as I had some money to spare and I still will. There’s a place on my bookshelf all ready and reserved for it.

    Thank you so much, guys. You are rock stars.

  12. on 03 Nov 2010 at 7:36 pm 12.admin said …

    @Scott — I added some direct links to the post above!

  13. on 03 Nov 2010 at 11:39 pm 13.Scott Hall said …

    Thanks so much, I got it!
    Now I can get started while my book makes it’s way here!

  14. on 04 Nov 2010 at 6:43 am 14.Hana said …

    NOOOOOOO! Amazon despises shipping to the Bahamas so I will have to deal with free wallets for now… However you have a buyer in 11 months when I return to the continent. <3 Dino Comics and you guys 'cause you make me TRIP ALL THE BALLS.

  15. on 04 Nov 2010 at 2:06 pm 15.Therés said …

    I love you guys so freakin’ much.

  16. on 04 Nov 2010 at 4:26 pm 16.Nic said …

    You guys rock !
    You rock so much that you shine !!!

    But beware rockers are surrounded by pushers
    And smoking crack is particularly bad !!!

  17. on 04 Nov 2010 at 7:39 pm 17.Tyler said …

    Super Awesome! I love your work! I am a seminarian living in the Philippines and i’ve been following your work for the past four years and i would have bought your book if only they could ship it abroad. Thank you for offering this online. More power to you!

  18. on 05 Nov 2010 at 5:30 am 18.Carrie Anne the Librarian said …

    Hey guys– while I *totally* appreciate the freebie (PDF is a compatible format for the nook ereader) I would have happily paid for the sucker, as well; HOWEVER, the Kindle format is not nook-friendly. So yeah, thanks, and here’s my invisible cash!

  19. on 05 Nov 2010 at 6:42 am 19.cardinalbiggles said …

    I have a Nook, but hate DRM. Is the forthcoming NOOKBook formatted any differently than the DRM free ePub available directly from here? Alternately, does/will Barnes and Noble distribute without DRM? Ultimately, do you guys make more profit if we buy directly from you, or are sale numbers at the big sellers more important to you?

  20. on 05 Nov 2010 at 9:47 am 20.John said …

    Wow! I can’t thank you enough for making this free. Consider this an investment, folks, for as soon as my piggy bank refills itself, magically at some point in the not so distant future (I really hope), I’m so buying the hell out of this book.

  21. on 05 Nov 2010 at 6:00 pm 21.Erica said …

    I downloaded the free version and reward myself at work with periodic breaks to read the stories. I’m rationing myself because they’re so good I want to read them all right now, but I want to savor them too. Every single one so far has been outstanding! Thanks for being so goddamned great!

  22. on 06 Nov 2010 at 4:44 pm 22.JulietEcho said …

    I read the free version, and then my bf got the kindle version, and now I plan on buying my little brother the print version for Christmas. Awesome, awesome stuff!

    Are you guys thinking about releasing some of the other stories that didn’t make the cut, in some format? Have people posted them anywhere? I can’t get enough Machine of Death!

  23. on 09 Nov 2010 at 5:41 am 23.Devon said …

    I was just about to order this on amazon, i don’t live in the US so shipping would have killed me.

    then i noticed that there was a free pdf available

    i dare say sirs, you have just won all my internets.

    thanks for being such cool guys, if i get the opportunity i’ll be getting a print version, if only to save my eyes D: