Download the “Great American Comic Sci Fi Novel,” Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede

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Back in 1991, Bradley Den­ton pub­lished Bud­dy Hol­ly is Alive and Well on Ganymede. The next year, it won the John W. Camp­bell Memo­r­i­al Award for Best Sci­ence Fic­tion Nov­el.

Writes Cory Doc­torow on Boing­Bo­ingBud­dy Hol­ly is Alive and Well on Ganymede “is the great Amer­i­can com­ic sci­ence fic­tion nov­el, a book about the quest to exhume Bud­dy Hol­ly’s corpse from Lub­bock, TX to prove that he can’t pos­si­bly be broad­cast­ing an all-pow­er­ful jam­ming sig­nal from a her­met­i­cal­ly sealed bub­ble on a dis­tant, air­less moon.”

Tak­ing advan­tage of new inno­va­tions (new since 1991), Den­ton has made the nov­el avail­able for free down­load on his web­site, pub­lish­ing it under a Cre­ative Com­mons Attri­bu­tion-Non­Com­mer­cial-NoDeriv­a­tives license. You can access the text in four parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

If you become a fan, keep an eye out for a film adap­ta­tion of the nov­el star­ring Jon Hed­er. It’s been in devel­op­ment for some time, but you can watch a trail­er online.

Bud­dy Hol­ly is Alive and Well on Ganymede will be added to our col­lec­tion, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kin­dle & Oth­er Devices.

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