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THE FROM BEYOND BUNDLE

The From Beyond Bundle - Curated by Nick Mamatas

Weird fiction spent much of the twentieth century as an acquired taste for people with peculiar taste. Not quite horror, only a quasi-science fiction, fantasies without consolation—it was a hard sell. But as the world got weirder, the weird made its move to reclaim its territory from the genres it inspired.

This bundle goes far beyond the classic modes of Weird Fiction. Sure, there's Lovecraftian and Cthulhoid stuff, but it's remixed and detourned, injected into the modes of thriller, of slice-of-life realism, of New Journalism and the avant-garde. Other aspects of the weird, from European decadence to punk rock outsider art, are also well represented, and expanded upon until every genre boundary gives way and every brain cell bursts.

The past year has been the weirdest on record. Whenever before had society simply tried to stop, worldwide? Many of us were trapped between four walls, or came closer to death than ever before, and communicated with others only from afar, facing a glass that was otherwise dark. Sounds like a weird fiction protagonist to me—now we're all in the weirdest fiction of all. So let this bundle be your guide through, and I hope, eventually out.

Bundles such of these are great boon to the writers—small press and independently published fiction is nobody's ticket to riches, and weird horror and SF is especially challenging to sell. Your purchase today can add up with those of others and bring to our contributors the equivalent of another stimulus check! So thank you for buying the bundle. As we're here to help struggling writers, we're pleased to name as our charitable cause the Authors League Fund. Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, critics, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Let's help keep it going for another century. – Nick Mamatas

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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.

  • Thrall by Mary SanGiovanni
  • The Damned Highway by Brian Keene and Nick Mamatas
  • The Primal Screamer by Nick Blinko
  • Tomorrow's Cthulhu edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus SIX more! That's 10 books total, including four StoryBundle exclusives!

  • Strange Angels by Kathe Koja
  • A House of Hollow Wounds by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Weird Tales of a Bangalorean by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men by Gabriel Blackwell (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Spiritus Ex Machina by LC von Hessen (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • The Philosopher's Stone by Colin Wilson

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 the Authors League Fund!
  • 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.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

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