Nick Mamatas is a fantasist has written a number of short stories and three novels. He’s taken one of those novels, Move Under Ground, and released it for free under a Creative Commons license.
I decided to release it under a Creative Commons license for a number of reasons. The first is simply that I wish my novel to be more widely read. The second is that I am currently a student at Western Connecticut University’s MFA program in Professional Writing, and this site is a project for its class on publishing technologies. The third is a bit more mercenary: if you like this book, perhaps you’d like to buy either the hardcover or the trade paperback.
The novel is a mash-up of Kerouac and H. P. Lovecraft, and got great reviews when it came out in 2004. Why not give it a read and see if you like it?
And while I’m pimping SF/fantasy/horror stuff that’s free, John Scalzi enlisted a number of people to make an audio recording of his just-released novelette, The Sagan Diaries, and released that audio book for free. The novelette is set in his Old Man’s War universe and stars one of the major characters from those books.