The 2023 Pride Bundle - Curated by Melissa Scott and Catherine Lundoff
We're back with another queer-themed bundle to celebrate Pride! This year, we have a total of seventeen books on offer, with five in the main bundle and another twelve in the bonus. It's a big bundle, but it was still hard to narrow it down: every year, there are more and more writers out there who are creating intelligent, nuanced, and queer SF/F.
Because this is for Pride, we looked for books that depicted queerness in all its aspects. You'll find profoundly hopeful work as well as darker themes, but what you won't find is stories in which being queer means you're evil, nor any in which it's a purely doomed and tragic fate. Instead, these are stories that showcase the myriad ways that queerness manifests — the many ways that we have chosen to be.
We don't — can't — claim that this is anything like a definitive LGBTQIA+ collection. There's too much wonderful queer writing out there for anyone to be able to claim that. We're offering a mix of novels, novellas, and short story collections; we have science fiction, space opera, fantasy, dark fantasy, historical fantasy, and more. We've included newer writers and new work, and reintroduced some older stories you may have missed the first time around. In short, we have a bundle that celebrates our many identities and shows off the work of some of the best writers working today.
StoryBundle has always allowed its patrons to donate part of their payment to a related charity, and once again we're supporting Rainbow Railroad, an NGO helping LGBTQ+ people escape state-sponsored persecution and violence worldwide. Their work is desperately needed, now more than ever, and if you choose, you can designate a portion of the bundle's price to them at no extra cost to you— a gift that can help save a life. Thank you for joining us to help celebrate Pride and queer voices! – Melissa Scott and Catherine Lundoff
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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of five books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all five of the regular books, plus twelve more books for a total of 17!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!
It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
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StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.