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THE WORLD SF 3 BUNDLE

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The World SF 3 Bundle - Curated by Lavie Tidhar

I'm delighted to be launching a third World SF bundle in what I can only hope is by now an annual tradition. In the midst of some extraordinary turmoil across the globe, it takes writers from all corners of the Earth to weave profound new truths out of fantasies and paint new futures out of difficult pasts and turbulent presents.

The writers here come from Botswana and Bangladesh; Russia, Italy and France; Mexico, Spain, Israel and India. They are all of them fantastic, and I couldn't be happier sharing their work with you.

It shouldn't need saying, and yet it does: Black Lives Matter. I couldn't think of a better match for this bundle than to partner up with the African Speculative Fiction Society and associated Nommo Awards for our chosen charity. The ASFS is an organization of African writers, editors, comic and graphic artists and filmmakers in the fields of speculative fiction. As spokesperson (and fantastic author) Chinelo Onwualu says on the society site, it's there to "provide a place where writers, readers, and scholars can come together to find information, connect with each other, and act as watchdogs for their collective interests."

The society administers the Nommo Awards, which recognises excellence in the works of speculative fiction by African writers. The award was founded in 2017, and previous winners include Tade Thompson, Nnedi Okorafor, Tendai Huchu and Tochi Onyebuchi in its several categories.

I hope you enjoy the books here. You may discover a new favourite author, be lost in time and space, or find yourself rethinking things you thought you knew. From djinns to ghost trains, alternate history to shape-shifting dragons, this is fantasy that nevertheless looks reality straight in the eye and challenges it. Just as fantasy entertains, so does it allow its writers to ask some big questions, to hold up a carnival mirror to the world: gaze at it long enough, and you may be changed forever. – Lavie Tidhar

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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.

  • The Silence of the Wilting Skin by Tlotlo Tsamaase
  • Love and Other Poisons by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard
  • The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more more books, for a total of ten!

  • The Simoqin Prophecies by Samit Basu
  • Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain
  • Poison Fairies by Luca Tarenzi
  • New Atlantis by Lavie Tidhar
  • Alphaland by Cristina Jurado
  • Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia

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 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 African Speculative Fiction Society!
  • 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 Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

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