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THE SINGULARITY BUNDLE

The Singularity Bundle - Curated by Lavie Tidhar

Nick Mamatas suggested a bundle looking at that nebulous concept, the "singularity", and I thought it would be fun to take a wide-ranging approach to it, encompassing the post-human, A.I., space opera and much more. We have two Cyberpunk legends: Bruce(!) Sterling(!) and Rudy(!) Rucker(!) here, whose work needs no introduction. I mean, if that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will. I love the variety of novels and authors in this bundle.

And what is the Singularity anyway? A silly hypothetical concept beloved by the neo-libertarian tech rich? A utopian vision? A dystopian one? Or is it a convenient shorthand for the possible convergence of human and machine that we already have?

The fun is in the asking. And I think each of the authors here grapple with some fundamental questions about human and others and our place in the universe. And, you know – they're also terrific fun!

So without further ado, welcome to the Singularity Bundle!

A Note About The Charity

I thought this being a hard SF-ish bundle, it would be appropriate to nominate as my charity of choice the Locus Foundation. Locus Magazine was established in 1968, and became the single most important news source for the SF/F field, offering unparalleled cover, in-depth reviews and author interviews, and so much more. They have won the Hugo Award more times than I can mention. As a non-profit organization they rely on a mixture of traditional revenue and on donations. Times are hard for everyone right now, and this seems a good cause to support! – 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.

  • Robot Artists & Black Swans by Bruce Sterling
  • Nucleation by Kimberly Unger
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus six more books, for a total of 10!

  • Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley
  • Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
  • The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker
  • The Planetbreaker's Son by Nick Mamatas
  • Cloud Permutations by Lavie Tidhar
  • Spring Festival by Jia Xia

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 Locus!
  • 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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