The Cosmic Visionaries Bundle - Curated by Robert Jeschonek

What is it about space opera that makes us love it so much? The action, the exotic settings, the colorful characters, the alien species? The promise of countless adventures in the face of the great unknown? The excitement of imagining what humanity may someday become and accomplish in the vast reaches of the final frontier?

Or is it mostly just that space opera is so gosh-darn cool? The ships…the technology…the planets…the ray guns and laser swords. In many ways, it's the ultimate escapist genre, transporting us to places and situations that dwarf our everyday troubles in every possible way. And yet, at its heart, space opera is all about us, about what it means to be human and how we can triumph over our limitations.

Whatever your reason for loving the genre, this bundle has it in abundance. The ten books I've selected (one of them a five-book set, actually) are jam-packed with space opera goodness that will propel you out to the furthest reaches of the universe and give you all the best feels while provoking plenty of deep thoughts along the way.

In this incredible set of adventures, you will meet heroes and villains, all larger than life, all roaming myriad worlds and stations and outposts on quests for wealth or freedom or love or redemption. You will meet pirates and criminals and cowboys and rebels, all battling for supremacy or at least one last shot in a cold and uncaring cosmos.

You will find yourself with enough thrilling adventures to banish every doldrum and enliven every daydream—and every one of them comes from the mind of a master writer. When you buy and read this bundle, you will invite the cream of the crop of space opera authors into your imagination. You know you are in for a finely crafted thrill ride when you embark on a reading adventure under the guidance of Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, or Craig Martelle. You know you can trust Blaze Ward, Julia Huni, and Lawrence Schoen to take you very far in every way possible.

Do you need more encouragement to jump aboard this rocketship and launch into the heart of this interstellar actionfest? Then jack your engines to Warp 5 Million, set your sensors on thrill, and get a load of the incredible authors whose work is featured in Space: 1975, an anthology of space opera tales with a 1970s twist that is also part of this bundle: Peter David, Ian Douglas, Marc Scott Zicree, Cat Rambo, Ron Collins, Annie Reed, Mark Leslie, Jim Gotaas, Mike Baron, and more.

How's that for a lineup? If you love space opera, science fiction, action-adventure, or great writing regardless of genre, this bundle will light up your universe in all the best ways. Grab your copy during the very limited three-week sales window, load your e-reading device or app, and launch yourself into orbit for some breathtaking, soul-stirring, and thought-provoking reading. – Robert Jeschonek

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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 four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • Star Smuggler by T.S. Snow
  • Space: 1975 edited by Robert Jeschonek
  • Maelstrom by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Earth Concurrence by Julia Huni

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more books (including two StoryBundl exclusives), for a total of 10!

  • Project Charon 1: Re-Entry by Patty Jansen
  • Galactic Capers of the Amazing Conroy by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Ardent Redux Saga Boxed Set - Complete First Season by J.L. Stowers
  • Ball of Confusion by Dean Wesley Smith (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Krimson Run by Craig Martelle and Julia Huni
  • Encounter at Vilahana by Blaze Ward (StoryBundle Exclusive)

This bundle is available only for a limited time via 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 multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) 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.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to AbleGamers!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books!

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 and

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