Starbucks offers free Greg Bear e-book until December 7th

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As book-related marketing goes, this is quite an interesting idea. It could both draw interested readers to Starbucks, and interest Starbucks patrons in a new book. It does seem to run counter to the idea of e-books being location-independent—but on the other hand, location-based Internet services such as FourSquare are pretty hot right now.

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Here is the book on Amazon: Hull Zero Three

Publisher's Weekly gives the book a starred review that you can read on the Amazon page for the book.

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