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These are collections of science fiction and fantasy literature spanning from 2100 bc to the 2000s that are curated in calibre format.

Check >>>/lit/sffg or some book recommendation site like goodreads for suggestions on what to read before asking ITT.

[Thanks to the creator of the previous two threads from whom I copied and pasted all this, and of course to Book Curator, the original creator of this whole collection!]
1930s 67.5 gb

1940s 67.8

1950s 100.3 gb (those scanned magazines man)
1960s 36.1 gb

1970s 66.2 gb

1980s p1 47.97 gb

1980s p2 47.29 gb

1990s p1 60.3 gb

1990s p2 25.6 gb
2000s P1

2000s P2

2000s P3
A .zip file of all the original torrent files can be downloaded here:

https: // rapidgator net /file/b013109cddf8eb819e1efdcc40ea43a9/Giga_Collection_-Torrents.7z.html

(remove spaces and insert semicolons/dots, I am getting spam filtered with this link)
If you dont have or want a torrent client you can also download the files (except the 2000s) from mega.nz:

1930s P1
1930s P2

1940s P1
1940s P2

1950s P1
1950s P2


1970s P1
1970s P2

1980s P1
1980s P2

1990s P1
1990s P2
A long, long time ago, maybe 15 years, when one click hosters where still the undisputed kings of file sharing and rapidshare.com ruled supreme, a user who called herself Gillian uploaded a large, 5GB collection of scifi and fantasy books on the long defunct rapidshare.org forums.

Rapidshare.com kept taking the files down almost as soon as they were put up and I may be one of only a handful of people on the net who managed to snag the whole collection.

Stupidly I physically removed files from the alphabetically sorted folders and stuffed them into other folders of my collection I had at the time. Only recently was I able to restore the original Gillian Archives collection by means of the very thorough index that was included.

I am am making the Gillian Archives available for the first time here.

You can download the index here:

https:// rapidgator net/file/5186028b28652a1c5bebac1c412b3a0c/Index_Gillian_archive.txt.html

and the torrent file itself here:

https:// rapidgator net/file/c79e2a1fea286fe08006b995f22f2ae5/Gillian_Archives.torrent.html

A word of warning: all files are .txt only, and a good portion of them, maybe 5%, are messed up (very poor OCR conversion with only wingdings/gibberish, or parts missing, or chapter headings or page numbers not edited out). The Archives do include some stuff that you wont find anywhere else on the web though.
It feels like I've been seeding these since the dawn of time.
Good job, OP. Doing a great work.
If anyone has problems with downloading the Gillian Archives with the torrent file I posted then here is a magnet link that works:

Fuck, that's a lotta gigs and I don't have the space which is a shame since I have all the time in the world to seed it all. Fuck.
Any little bit helps. You can download just one decade and seed that. The 1960s and 1970s get leeched a lot, the 1950s is the biggest torrent that would profit from seeders most, the 1990s and 2000s seem to have the fewest seeders.

If you dont have enough storage space I'd recommend you get an external docking station for twenty bucks and one or two used internal HDDs. Friends, family members and acquaintances will often give away old HDDs for almost nothing if you ask them. I have just bought a 250GB HDD with 15k hours on it for like two bucks on ebay because CrystalDiskInfo had thrown up a warning for reallocated sectors for it.

Stuff like that is often the result of a single hard jolt and the disk will otherwise be fine for many years to come. I like to use up old drives completely.
a quick question: If you use the docking station, can you run raid in that?
I suppose you do, why else would you risk old HDDs and the threat of losing the data?
>I suppose you do, why else would you risk old HDDs and the threat of losing the data?

LOL, I can use the crappiest, worn out old hardware you can imagine for seeding for fun because the data I have on there is the fifth backup of that torrent I possess. I have one copy on my laptop, and three other copies on nice and much babied external HDDs of varying age and from different manufacturers.

It took me months to download all that stuff with the crappy internet connection I had back then and the super old and slow netbook. And that one fucking fake """250GB""" thumb drive I had bought on ebay for just that torrent and that caused my Windows XP netbook to crash constantly until I figured out the cause.

Not gonna take chances with that data.
Where is 2010s?
Not out yet, i.e. delayed. Book Curator said in the previous thread he has such a gigantic amount of material to sift through for the 2010s that it will take him quite a while. No firm date given yet. Lets remember that he does that all in his free time, unpaid, and not rush him.
I have downloaded and am seeding the 1980s. I am trying to get the 90s and 2000s but no one is seeding at the moment. I will be leaving them up as I get them, and will continue to seed for at least a couple months. I'm not hurting for space, just might need the bandwidth back if they see a lot of traffic.
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Someone in the last thread was looking for pic related, I don't know if he found it but here it is anyway.

>Lets remember that he does that all in his free time, unpaid, and not rush him.

Yea the amount of time to select those books must be huge
This is not a torrent, but a giant directory of PDFs and Mobi files for books (yes, real "proper" authors). Thousands of titles. Grab 'em while it's open https://kingauthor.net/books/
Thank you, man. I don't know where i can download books in English. And you helped me.
libgen dot is
b-ok dot org
Adding 1990 and 2000 to my seedbox, gonna seed them till the end of time

Thanks! I am seeding the 80s but can't get any of teh 90s or 00s to DL.
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I am currently seeing leechers for everything except the 1930s, 60s and 70s. Shit is just flying off my HDDs at 1.3Mbps, yo. And of course I will continue seeding, just like I have been doing the last five and a half years. Sooner or later you will get those torrents.
Great, now we get to live with a spelling error in a thread that will hopefully live 4 years.
OP I have a seed box and will be seeding 60s, 70s, and 80s once they download. Great thread and a very worthwhile project. I love sci-fi and I hope to find lots of joys in these collections.
>in a thread that will hopefully live 4 years.
I have all the magnet and mega links saved in a .txt file (and quadruple backed up), so if this thread is finally archived it will take me all of three minutes to make a new one. Post away as you please and dont worry about how long the thread lives.

I'll hopefully find a way to give the new thread better magnet links - so many torrents on so many trackers are dead with the original ones.

But yeah that spelling error shames me.

Brb, committing sudoku now.
The 1980 is stuck since forever, did someone managed to fix the missing books?
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I have all torrents up and running, all healthy and complete and am seeding at a steady 1.2Mbps. There may have been some hiccups because apparently my shitty old computer cant handle 20 upload slots at once and kept crashing qbittorrent, usually right after I went to bed and only found out in the morning. I had to reduce the number of global upload slots to 12.

And one of my drives sudddenly suffered two reallocated sectors, so I formatted and refilled it.

Everything has been running smoothly for almost 36 hours now. Just do a full recheck of the 80s and wait for an upload slot and you'll get those books.
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Btw I am really surprised that you have issues with the 80s, those torrents seem to have the most seeders. Qbittorrent shows me 21 seeders for the larger 80s torrent and 17 for the smaller one. Is the problem maybe on your end? Have you forwarded a port to the router and are you connectable?

You can check for that on canyouseeme.org with the port that your client is using. you can usually find the port in the tools/option ---> connections menu of your client.
Im looking for an archive of Analogs. Im specifically looking for march 2005, but id love a full archive anyways.
I've googled it.
Now I wish that creature did not exist
Fucking Cthulhu, man
The 2000s torrent contains 104 folders with Analog issues, one folder for each month, so 16 monthly issues appear to be missing. Overall I'd say there is avery good chance the March 2005 issue is included. Unfortunately I couldnt find it because the original uploader, Book Curator, did this all in Calibre and apparently Calibre shortened all folder names to "Analog 20" instead of 2001, 2002, 2003 etc. I would have searched 12 files in the 2005 folder to confirm the March 2005 issue for you, but not 104 files. You're gonna have to do that yourself.

>You're gonna have to do that yourself.
You're in luck, I have just done some experimenting because I wanted to try and see how that collection still could be searched and lo and behold I actually happened to stumble across that March 2005 issue you wanted: it is contained in the 2000s torrent and it is in the folder "Analog Science Fiction and Fact 20 (64675)"
>Book Curator
The man is a saint. We are unworthy.
1930s P1 has one 1.8gb file, and one 0mb file - is that right?
No idea tbqh, I have never looked at the megas, I only seed the torrents. It is quite possible that some of the various files are down. That is the reason why I never bothered with uploading the 2000s, because they could be taken down any moment. I am only the OP of this thread, but those links were uploaded by the OPs of the previous threads. I just copied and pasted the links.
Thank you!
I'm currently copying the whole collection to a saccrificial HDD for torrent seeding and for the first time I noticed that there is at least one humonguous audio book included here: Epiphany by Josepha Sherman in the 2000s folder. A whole 1.44 fucking GBs worth. That is something I really, REALLY dont need or want. I hope this can be removed when the 2010s come out and this all hopefully receives a do-over.
Yes! Thanks a ton!
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>tfw you were here for the last thread AND the one prior to that one

Thank you
Here is a 28-gigabyte collection of German literature, contains more than 25 thousands of books. Mostly sci-fi and fantasy, but lots of non-fiction and other genres as well. Enjoy.

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This is 28.7GB if anyone is wondering. Are the books in the collection actually written in German or are they English translations of German books?
I have just downloaded everything. It is all books in German language, seemingly the majority from German authors (I had no idea there were so many German scifi and fantasy writers) but there are also some translated German language books by English speaking authors.
Noted. Will do. Yes, audio should not be included.
>Yes, audio should not be included.
Time to pull together an audiobook collection in parallel...?
An audiobook collection that comes even close to the number of books included in this collection would be dozens and dozens of terabytes. I doubt that is feasible. If you're looking for audiobooks try the myanonamouse tracker, they have pretty much specialized in audiobooks (and normal e-books). AFAIK they have pretty much the biggest collection of audiobooks on the internet.
BASED thank you OP.
Holy freaking based.
Thanks. I'd just like to point out that the creator of the huge original 583GB torrent is Book Curator, not I. Nor did I upload the MEGA folders.

Personally I just added the Gillian Archives.
This is a good thread. This is a very good thread.
What am I doing wrong here? I downloaded the 80s and have been seeding them for weeks. Been trying to download the 90s and 00s without any luck whatsoever.
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Thats weird, I have been seeding all of the decades for weeks. And I intend to keep doing so indefinitely. But I have noticed that there is a weirdly disproportionate number of seeders for the various decades - between 30 and 40 for the 50s to the 80s, and only a handful for the older and newer stuff, between five and ten.

Dont worry, sooner or later you will get those decades too, this torrent isnt going to die anytime soon.
Might want to update your trackers regularly. That can help a lot.
How exactly do I do that with qbittorrent? Where do I get trackers and add them without fucking up the torrent?
do the ddl's still work?
One of the times I was here, on a previous thread, someone had posted the top 100 Sci-Fi books in audio book form. does anyone still have those links by chance?
awesome thread.
Previous thread: https://archiveofsins.com/t/thread/805598/ >>805598

I believe you can either do it from one of the menus after right clicking the torrent out in one of the tools menus.

As for tracker lists:
https://trackerslist.com/#/ and
https://github.com/ngosang/trackerslist get live updates

Dragonlance Collection 520 mb
here's to another (almost) four!
Random source rec, I figured someone in here would know:
>SF novella
>A ship is sabotaged as the dead crew somehow live and seem set on destruction
>Captain saves the day
>Unfortunate realisation at the end that he's one of the dead men
I recall it being called "the other dead man/one" or something and the chief saboteur having a rivalry with the captain. For whatever reason I can't find it.
bump lets keep it going science bros

never heard of or read that, best ask in the /sffg/ thread on /lit/
Can any anon check if there's robert borsky's solar labyrinth please. It's a companion book for new sun that's published in 2004 but I can't find it in the collection
Just checked, nope, its not in this collection. I dont have it in my other scifi stuff either. Not even myanonamouse has it.
>Not even myanonamouse has it.
Fuck. I don't want to reread the entire new sun again to get all the references, was hoping someplace would have this

You could always look things up on Urth.net, it's full of Wolfelore. Of course, it's easier to have a book to read, alas I don't have the Borsky either.
I'm looking for a needle in a haystack here. At one point, I had most of these files, but I lost the hdd they were on. I read a short story from one of them, possibly from a magazine beginning w/ A, maybe 40s 50s or 60s given the subject matter. I tried searching the txt/htm/epub/etc files before losing them, but didn't find relevant results for '[wW]itches', so it may have been a pdf/cbz/other nontext thing. It was about a news anchor who introduced a soap commercial featuring dancing witches, who watched actual magic happen to affect whatever story he had reported right before them. It cured addicts and cancer and whatnot. He sacrificed his career to use that power to stop a plague. Now that we have an actual plague, I'd like to pluck that story out from history and post it on /lit/, but I can't find it. If you know it or have seen it or can find it, please let me know what it's called and which collection it's in.
Still no luck with the 2000s, and I have left my client running 24/7 for over a month now. The 80s downloaded fine, and I appreciate them, if only the others would download!
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>OP thinks calibre is a format
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Can anyone verify if
>Man, After Man
is in one of these, this is a big torrent to get. If not anyone have a magnet for it? There is 1 on 1337x but no seeds.

Can only find _After Man_ and _The New Dinosaurs_ in the 80s torrent, the later ones don't have a Dougal Dixon folder I'm afraid.
OP (of this thread) here, I dont think Calibre is a format. I used the same title as the creator of the very first thread (Book Curator) and he choose that tite because the whole collection is really designed to be fed into Calibre and used with that software.

Sorry to say but the problem must be on your end somewhere. I have been continuously seeding the complete collection from two computers (one port fowarded, the other one not) in two completely different locations for months now, and I have had downloaders for all decades including the 2000s throughout. Have you tried using the torrent files from rapidgator instead of the magnets?
Soz for being a lil bit off topic but if there are any Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans who wanna check out the BBC series I managed to get a rip here:

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Finally downloaded the rapidgator files and am getting somewhere! Thanks!
Learn to pronounce
noun: format; plural noun: formats

the way in which something is arranged or set out.
"the conventional format of TV situation comedies"
"these books are in a format that is compatible with the calibre software (i.e. calibre format)"
"his brain has the format of an amoeba"
Forgottern Realms collection
Ravenloft series
Mystara collection
Ebberon collection
Planescape collection

Dark Sun collection
These are all Dungeons and Dragons novels, from various settings. Quality of storytelling varies.
In this thread >>1029385
2010s when???

I know the curator had said they were having to sift through a few terabytes in the last thread, but any updates?
Dude ... this probably takes him hundreds of hours, dont be pushy. MIght be 2022, might be 2023 when they come out, who cares? There is plenty of reading material here already.

So much of the newer stuff is horribly pozzed leftist diversity shit anyway. A couple of months ago I started "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planer" by Becky Chambers. Dear god.... and that shit won HUGOs, not one but two, in two consecutive years. People actually read that brainwashed propaganda crap and think its good. Makes me want to tear my hair out.
Currently leeching the whole set 30s-2000s. Once they're done I'll seed as long as I have my seedbox.
I'm disappointed to see that the Marathon series by D Anderson Smith isn't included. Or did I miss it? It's not in the 80's collection.
Hugos have always been trash.
Although you're right on the pozzed part.
Yeah, it was the first time I asked; I know it takes awhile, as I've been working on a similar project for music for my personal library.

Also, bumping because this thread is awesome and needs more seeders.
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>author of THE FEMALE MAN
any of these in public domain yet?
Anything from the 30s and 40s ought to be ... but nobody cares about the two or three people who download this every day.
The following collections need seeders, please! I'm trying to get them on my fast seedbox to seed for folks:

1980s (both of them)
2000s (collection starting with G)
All torrents ought to have at least 3-10 seeders, at least that's what my client shows me. Do you have no seeders at all? Maybe try downloading the actual torrent files from rapidgator further up in the thread instead of using the magnets, that worked for some other guy who claimed there were no seeders.

That was me. My client would show there were 5-6 seeders but it would never download. I actually left it going 24/7 for weeks and no traction whatsoever. Downloaded the rapidgator links and all worked as advertised.

Just a heads up for those who may care, but there is a fair sized collection of Playboy in these for each decade. At least the 80s and 90s.

I have also been going through and converting everything to AZW3 to use on my Kindle. Some stuff doesn't like to be converted, but is still readable in spite of this. Some fonts/typefaces might be a bit wonky and a few have had some odd paragraph spacing I haven't figured out how to correct yet without doing it manually. All said, between the 80s, 90s, and 00s I am sitting on roughly 26,000 books/magazines. Still working on deleting duplicates and other file formats, so I expect this number to decrease as I go along. I've kept the torrents untouched and seeding, but made copies on my server and am doing my witchcraft on those. Many thanks to those who have contributed!
The legendary Gollancz "Fantasy Masterworks" and "SF Masterworks" collections.

Gollancz keeps adding to those collections constantly so it is difficult to get the complete versions, but the Fantasy collection contains the first 50 of currently 66 books and the SF collection contains the first 169 of currently 184 books.

Fantasy Masterworks:

SF Masterworks:
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yup. Using rtorrent on my seedbox. Absolutely no issues with the ones that have completed.

I'm using the torrent files from the file downloaded from mediafire.
For the successful downloads, the trracker lists in all of them have this tracker (which shows seeds):


The ones all showing as no seeds, etc, do not have this tracker.
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So...I edited the torrents to add the openbitorrent tracker that was included in all of the torrents that had completed. It now, at least, shows seeds/peers...HOWEVER, none of the other trackers in the torrents, are connecting.

See the 100% completed torrent in blue...none of the trackers, except this one, are updating. Likely need to upload these torrents to some other trackets and add them...not sure...
Very odd ... the issue must be something on your side though, my client shows me that those torrents are the most seeded by far, with all of them having between 11 and 16 seeders, and I am seeding those torrents with no issues from two different locations (my home and clandestinely from my workplace) 24/7 and have been for months. Maybe delete those and start over, perhaps with another client like qbittorrent?

I dont think trackers are the issue as I am fairly certain the torrents should all be detectable by DHT, even without any trackers. Also when I post magnet links to torrents on my computer like the Gollancz series I dont add any trackers at all and people can download them without any issues.
how do i build a.. seedbox? is that what theyre called? for cheap and can i use it to store all my books for seeding or should i keep another copy that isnt being seeded or something
A seedbox is a server in some other location, possible hundreds or thousands of miles away from you, where you pay for uploading and storing your stuff and having it seeded at the same time. Just like "cloud" storage, but it seeds stuff, too. AFAIK you dont need to build anything, just pay, upload the stuff and start seeding.

And yeah, I would definitely keep a copy of all my uplaoded stuff at home, too ... you never know if the guys operating the server go broke one day and the server is just switched off.
Bittorrent is the past. Embrace modernity.
Yeah, I too stream my e-books onto my Kindle...

STFU retard
True this. It's hardly worth paying attention to anything award-winning anymore. It's all diversity participation trophies and nothing to do with good SF.
bumping for not porn
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>no ducktape on the camera
i admire your bravery anon
One look at me and my pale, hairy, fat belly and any hacker will proceed to cover up their frigging monitors with duct tape, I assure you
Half the fantasy novels I read from the 90s had a distinct feminist bent to them, though that was the 90s definition of feminist, which is rather quaint nowadays.
any good way to download all of this without having to manually do it?
Huh? You add the magnet links (or, probably better, the torrent files from the rapidgator link further up in the thread) to your torrent client and leech until all of it is on your drive. Simple as. Not sure what you mean by "having to do it manually". Downloading and adding the files takes all of one one minute.
Anyone have the complete Pan Book of Horror Stories
Any torrent with only ebooks?
I checked one book (Murder on the Orient Express) but it contains only 4 pages (front/backcovers)

Why is that?
Someone fucked up, presumably

also bump
Some of ya'll might be very interested in this collection...

I love this thred

Neat! Found some things I'd been seeking for a while. Thank you very much Anon!

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