The Aurora Award Bundle 3, curated by Three-time Aurora Award Winner Douglas Smith: How would you like to own, at an incredible bargain, ten books that readers like yourself have already voted to be the best examples of speculative fiction published in Canada? Well, here's your chance.
The Auroras are awarded annually by the Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association (CSFFA) for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Introduced in 1980 as the Casper, it was renamed the Aurora Award in 1990. I'm honored to have won the Aurora three times and to have been on the final ballot another sixteen.
This Aurora bundle again delivers a great mix of speculative fiction genres: SF, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, steam punk, as well as young adult. The titles reflect the long history of the Auroras, spanning nearly a quarter century of Canadian speculative fiction from 1993 to 2016.
Click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews and a preview of all the books!
Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther
"[Thunder Road] blends Norse mythology into the Canadian landscape as smoothly and naturally as Joss Whedon married the Hellmouth to Southern California."– The Canadian Science Fiction Review
Eutopia by David Nickle
"Eutopia is the kind of book I'd recommend to literary snobs who badmouth the horror genre while completely ignoring the multitudes of splendid books on the shelves. Nickle comes from a different cut of cloth than a lot of current horror authors. He's created a unique world that's a far cry from any of the current trends in horror fiction. In fact, his style seems generations removed from all the apocalyptic zombie and vampire novels on the market. Thankfully, he understands that the most important ingredients are strong characters, originality, and a compelling story. That his novel is also dark, frightening, and beautifully written is just icing on the cake."– All Things Horror
Scream Queen by Edo van Belkom
"An ominous rollercoaster ride of a ghost story that is at once surprisingly simple and deceptively complex, a novel which exemplifies both the author's penchant for comic horror and intense terror – not to mention a genuine love of horror movies … SCREAM QUEEN rocks."– Rue Morgue
Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond by Jayne Barnard
"The story is fun, well paced, and engaging, with lots of fantastic 'Ah ha!' moments. The writing is delightful and I especially adore all of the subtle (and not so subtle!) nods to famous people, places, and organizations, both literary and historical."– Goodreads
Evolve - Vampire Stories of the New Undead by Nancy Kilpatrick
"With stories from genre veterans Kelley Armstrong and Tanya Huff, as well as a slew of newcomers, EVOLVE: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE NEW UNDEAD is a worthy anthology for vampire lovers."– Quill and Quire
Destiny's Fall by Marie Bilodeau
"Marie Bilodeau knocks my socks off. She's got an amazing eye for detail and a sumptuous narrative voice. Destiny's Blood is a winner — another home run from one of Canada's best new authors."– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of HOMINIDS
Far-Seer by Robert J. Sawyer
"Exciting, amusing — [but] much more than an adventure tale. Crucial to the plot is Afsan's struggles to find the truth of his own destiny and his questioning of the role of science in countering religious dogma. Sawyer has created a world exceptional in its attention to detail. Unobtrusively, he embeds everything about the language, religion, science, social customs, political intrigue, and even saurian diet."– SFRA Review
Steel Whispers by Hayden Trenholm
"Steel Whispers is an edge-of-your seat amalagam of police procedural and razor-sharp science fiction. The streets of Calgary never seemed so mean! Fans of Dashiell Hammett and William Gibson both will love this; a great novel from one of Canada's fastest-rising SF stars."– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Wake
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 six more books: Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther, Eutopia by David Nickle, Far-Seer by Robert J. Sawyer, Tesseracts Fourteen - Strange Canadian Stories by John Robert Colombo and Brett Alexander Savory, Steel Whispers by Hayden Trenholm and Relativity - Stories and Essays by Robert J. Sawyer!
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.
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