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US readers! From November 23 to December 7, the full text of Greg Bear’s HULL ZERO THREE will be available for free on the just-launched Starbucks Digital Network, in partnership with Yahoo! The novel will also be available in hardcover and ebook editions in bookstores.

The Starbucks Digital Network offers customers access to premium, free content on the in-store Wi-Fi network. Customers will be able to access the complete text of HULL ZERO THREE on their laptops, tablets, and many smart phones.

Stop by your local Starbucks, put in your order, have a seat, open your laptop, log on. You’ll find HULL ZERO THREE in the Bookish Reading Club on the network’s Entertainment channel.

WARNING: While reading, maintain a firm grip on your coffee at all times in case of unexpected gravitational anomalies.

HULL ZERO THREE is Science Fiction legend Greg Bear’s highly anticipated return to deep space. Publishers Weekly called it: “a beautifully written tale where nothing is as it seems,” and Locus Magazine says HULL ZERO THREE is “a testament of faith both in human beings and in something beyond them.”

  1. Jamie

    November 16, 2010
    at 9:10 pm

    What about us in the UK????

  2. Susan Crealock

    November 17, 2010
    at 9:06 am

    Does this book have to be read at Starbucks or can it be downloaded there for reading elsewhere? Do you know in what formats it is available?

    Thank you.

    Susan Crealock

  3. Alex Lencicki

    November 17, 2010
    at 11:22 am

    @susan: The Starbucks digital network books are only available while you’re in starbucks – the idea is that you can sample the book there. If you’d like to take it home with you digitally (which we hope you will!) it will be available for purchase from all major ebook channels that week as well.

    @Jamie: Hull Zero Three will be available in the UK in March 2011 – it will be published there by Gollancz, not Orbit, so keep an eye on http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/ for details.

  4. Karen in TN

    November 26, 2010
    at 5:05 pm

    Not a great program. Can’t get into this book at all. Bookish had similar problem with Oogy last week (tried four different days; all three other books worked, but not Oogy), while this week neither Bear’s nor Steve Martin’s books can be opened (but, hey Oogy works now).

  5. Alex Lencicki

    November 26, 2010
    at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for letting us know Karen!

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