On the way to other things, I noticed an anthology of three stories by Aliette de Bodard, set in the world of her book The House of Shattered Wings, which goes on sale pretty often. I’ve read and really enjoyed her Obsidian and Blood series, but haven’t quite made it to reading any of her other books yet. In any case, the anthology, In Morningstar’s Shadow, appears to be a long-term freebie in both the US and UK. I’ve snagged it against the day I start reading this series.
Oh yeah, and the three stories are: The Face of Heaven, Paid Debts, and What Has to Be Done.
And she also has a book (The Dragon that Flew Out of the Sun and Other Stories) with three free Xuya stories on her Patreon site. The stories are the title story, The Dragon that Flew Out of the Sun, and also Ship’s Brother, and The Frost on Jade Buds. Info and links are in this MobileRead Forums post, and when I checked just now, the downloads still work.