Liaden Universe by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Last year Sharon Lee and Steve Miller tried an experiment of writing a draft of a new book set in their Liaden Universe online. The put a new chapter up each week with some weeks missed for various reasons. I really enjoyed reading it and when Baen published all their earlier Liaden books as ebooks I bought them.

This first draft was called Fledgling and is still available online.

This year they have decided to continue the project with the draft of the next story about the same character, and the first three chapters are already up. The new story is called Saltation.

The project relies on donations to support the writing of the draft, so if you enjoy it, donate!

The Underground History of American Education – John Taylor Gatto

The complete text of The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto is available on his website.

There is a lot of other interesting material about education on the main section of his site: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/

Other books by him are available from Amazon:

A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling     Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling     Educating Your Child in Modern Times : Raising an Intelligent, Sovereign, & Ethical Human Being