Creative Commons licensed work from Small Beer Press includes:
Maureen F. McHugh, Mothers & Other Monsters
John Kessel, The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories
Kelly Link, Stranger Things Happen.
This is a fantastic collection of writers available to try out as an ebook download.
Maureen McHugh, best known for her China Mountain Zhang novel, is a guest at ApolloCon. Her download made a Boing Boing posting.
Another guest at ApolloCon is Alexis Glynn Latner, author of Hurricane Moon and numerous short stories. Here is her fantasy story Grass Lion to read or download from SORCEROUS SIGNALS.
There are many other famous, and soon to be famous for wordy nerds, guests set to appear at ApolloCon.
The Guest of Honor is Allen Steele, the hard SF author of the Coyote series of books. That series is a personal favorite for starting with a homage to Methuselah's Children and working current politics into a If This Goes On— scenario.
Writers, editors, artists, musicians and scientists and assorted other other-worldly creatures will be appearing.
Wow, maybe you should get a membership and a hotel room. June 27-29 is getting closer than you think. I even will drag a non-Sci-Fi person there knowing she will have fun.