Free Rudy Rucker Novels, For Free!
Rudy Rucker, our zine's patron saint, has generously posted his most recent book The Big Aha (along with a ton of other stuff) for free on his website. Free! And it's a free novel, man! Free in the sense that Rudy is unencumbered by the patterns and tropes of genre. He stands on their shoulders like Iggy in his prime, standing on the audience.
In The Big Aha everything is alive; all design involves gene-hacking (no, not Gene Hackman), and along comes quantum wetware. It gets you off, but if you stay out there too long giant mouths appear from another dimension and devour you.
I've read two novels this year (I read a lot of student essays) and it was the better of the two. But that's not really high enough praise. It's worth your time, and it's free, check it out.