The Women in Fantasy Bundle sprang forth because of something that happened last year. Our curator Kristine Kathryn Rusch discovered that much of the history of women in the science fiction and fantasy field has been forgotten. It's really true of science fiction—so true that she's done a series of projects to revive some of the lost/ignored works by women in sf, including a successful StoryBundle last August.
Women have a stronger presence in fantasy. We practically own the urban fantasy genre. High fantasy—that kings and queens stuff—seems to be dominated by male names at the moment, but readers know that women have written some of the classics in that genre as well. In this bundle, she's combined writers whose work has spanned decades with writers who came to prominence in the 21st century. Some of the best of the best here, things you might have missed because of the attention paid to the more traditional stuff.
These writers build worlds, new worlds, worlds we've never seen before. The novels and novellas here are just a taste. Once you sample the work of these writers, you'll want to read so much more. And there's more available. Use this as your introduction to the work of great writers.
Book of Earth by Robin Brande
"A delicious new novel by one of my favorite authors. I couldn't put it down. Seriously. And then, I didn't want it to end. I can't wait for the sequel!"– Amazon Review
Hunt by Leslie Claire Walker
"There is a complexity to Leslie Claire Walker's stories that invites the imagination to put away the worries of the day-to-day and abandon oneself in realms as fraught with danger as they are joy."– Phaedra Weldon, National Bestselling Author
The Raven and the Dancing Tiger by Leah Cutter
"Cutter knows just what she's doing."– Locus Magazine
Miles to Go by Laura Anne Gilman
"Gilman breaks your heart in the best way possible as she revisits the Cosa Nostradamus world with charming half-faun Danny taking the lead… Gilman's deft touch delights."– C.E. Murphy, bestselling author of Shaman Rises
Traitors by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Intelligent, complex…an enjoyable fantasy that presents sociological commentary in the manner of a Le Guin SF novel."– Locus
Night Calls by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
"If you can imagine Little House on the Prairie with werewolves, vampires, and magic, you've got an idea what this dark fantasy novel is like. ...The strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special."– Locus Magazine
Tides of Darkness by Judith Tarr
"The lover of strong characterization, mage-kings and high magic, intricate plotting and clear flowing prose, can't do better than Judith Tarr's Avaryan saga."– Charles De Lint
Hex in the City by Fiction River
"Fiction River is off to an auspicious start. It's a worthy heir to the original anthology series of the 60s and 70s. ... It's certainly the top anthology of the year to date."– Amazing Stories on Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds
Marny: Feyguard Book 3 by Anthea Sharp
"This novel has it all: vivid and larger than life writing, characters that you can't help but fall in love with, and a fast paced, fantasy plot full of action and adventure."– Pure Jonel
The Adventures of Myhr by P. N. Elrod
"The setting is captivating, the characters are original, and the plot will leave you hungry for more."– Lori Handeland, author of The Nightcreature series
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get five more books: Hunt by Leslie Claire Walker, The Raven and the Dancing Tiger by Leah Cutter, Traitors by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tides of Darkness by Judith Tarr and The Adventures of Myhr by P. N. Elrod!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
Missed our previous bundles? Check them out here.