The Bundoran Buddies Sci-Fi Bundle 2:
We live, once more, in parlous times. In the last decade we've had war, famine, terrorism, climate change – and now COVID-19. While it is sometimes tempting to give into fear, it is far more tempting to continue to dream, to explore and create.
Science fiction has always asked the tough questions – "what if" and "if this goes on" – but we've also dreamed of the alternatives, the if only solutions to hard problems.
When I first started to put together this bundle, no one had even heard of the novel coronavirus, yet here we have a set of novels and short story collections perfectly suited to the times.
Tales of grim struggles and valiant achievement, stories of the best of the human spirit, and, yes, some ripping yarns to carry you away, this bundle has it all.
Read more about the 12 books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book.
iD by Madeline Ashby
"A strikingly fresh work of mind-expanding science fiction."– io9.com
The Courier by Gerald Brandt
"The Courier is lean and mean as Kris's rugged ride, ripping through plot and world-building at a relentless pace...Brandt has created a darkly gripping vision of the future."– B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
Lost in Translation by Edward Willett
"Thisin-depth look at an alien culturemakes for fascinating reading."– Midwest Book Review
Outer Diverse by Nina Munteanu
"… a master of metaphor, Munteanu turns an adventure story into a wonderland of alien rabbit holes."– CRAIG H. BOWLSBY, author and creator of Commander’s Log
The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff
"This sequel to Valor's Choice, featuring a gutsy, fast-thinking female space-marine protagonist, establishes veteran fantasy author Huff as an acoomplished spinner of high-tech military-sf adventure. For most sf collections."– Library Journal
Stories 2: Space by Robert J. Sawyer
"Sawyer's collection showcases not only an irresistibly engaging narrative voice but also a gift for confronting thorny philosophical conundrums. At every opportunity, Sawyer forces his readers to think while holding their attention with ingenious premises and superlative craftsmanship."– Booklist
Brendan’s Way by Matthew Bin
"This is one of those books that you experience rather than read; the environment it creates is so real and immersive. The beginning is very subtle, but before I knew it, the story had pulled me in like a vast ocean of quicksand. I couldn't stop thinking about it or put it down when I had a chance to read. Highly recommended."– Amazon 5-star review
The Venusian Job by Ryan T. McFadden
"This is not your average good versus evil book but it is a great read. In the company of villains like Dr. Zachary Smith (in the old television show Lost in Space), there are people who are not so upstanding and yet are likable and worth reading about. This is a book of such characters and a great story on top of that. With a lot of action to keep you reading, this is a great book."– Goodreads Reviewer
Duatero by Brad C. Anderson
"Brad C. Anderson delivers a darkly compelling tale of the battle between reason and tradition in a meticulously evoked alien world where abandoned human inhabitants battle for survival on a planet that does not want them."– Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, Aurora Award winning writer
Driving Ambition by Fiona Moore
"The Internet of Things! Self-driving cars! Artificial intelligence! Oh, and murder, too. Fiona Moore is a terrific guide to our brave new world in this crackerjack, fast-paced, and engaging novel."– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Wake
Dark Corridor by Jennifer Rahn
"Jennifer Rahn digs deep into noir aesthetics to build a story about scifi narcotics and body weaponry in a future criminal sub-culture. Dark Corridor's fast prose delivers an imaginative and evocative look at an invasive cyberpunk world."– Derek Künsken, author of The Quantum Magician, Asimov Award Winner
Lazarus Risen by Hayden Trenholm and Mike Rimar
"First, a confession: I have a story in this collection. But I have stories in about fifty anthologies and I seldom review them. I'm reviewing this one because its an extraordinary book, out of Bundoran Press in Canada and if you have any interest at all in Science Fiction or Spec. Fict. Or in fact just good short stories, get a download of this."– Goodreads Reviewer
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price is $15 or more, you get EIGHT more books: The Courier by Gerald Brandt, Lost in Translation by Edward Willett, The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff, Stories 2: Space by Robert J. Sawyer, Brendan’s Way by Matthew Bin, Duatero by Brad C. Anderson, Driving Ambition by Fiona Moore and Dark Corridor by Jennifer Rahn!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.
Missed our previous bundles? Check them out here.