The 2023 World SF Bundle - curated by Lavie Tidhar:
It's been my great privilege over the past [mumble mumble] years to edit several anthologies devoted to international speculative fiction in all its forms, beginning with the first volume of The Apex Book of World SF back in 2009, done on a budget of chewing gum-and-string, and culminating this year with The Best of World SF: Volume 3 from Head of Zeus, the third in a series of huge, handsome hardcover volumes. Along the way I got to publish the World SF Blog for four years, and write about many international titles in a regular column for the Washington Post. But perhaps the most fun of these has been putting together these annual bundles for StoryBundle – a direct opportunity to offer readers a selection of wonderful books from around the world, at one low price, while directly benefiting the authors and their publishers. It is a reality of today's publishing environment that the most exciting titles usually come from smaller presses, that in a crowded field it is hard to stand up, and that even a small bundle like this can often make a real difference to a book and its author..
You can read more about the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
Unto the Godless What Little Remains by Mário Coelho
"Rock'n'roll for the eyes."– The Times
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Haunting and beautifully nuanced, Signal to Noise is a magical first novel."– The Guardian
Ion Curtain by Anya Ow
"An addictive space opera"– Publishers Weekly
Nova Hellas: Stories from Future Greece by Francesca T Barbini and Francesco Verso
"Often underwater, sometimes entirely virtual, facing calamities from austerity to beepocalypse, near future Greece comes to life in these stories. Forget everything you learned in school, on vacation, or from the faded memories of your immigrant γιαγιά. Λοιπόν, this is the real deal."– Nick Mamatas, author of The Planetbreaker's Son and The Second Shooter
The Love Machine & Other Contraptions by Nir Yaniv
"In short, this collection of short stories is: outstanding. Buy more copies than one if you give special books to people you respect... I don't mean 'outstanding' in relation to other books this year, but in relation to any in any."– World Fantasy Award nomineee Anna Tambour
& This is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda
"A beautiful and rending look at family, loss, and grief, all while sharply dissecting time travel tropes and delivering a powerful message about memory, storytelling, and responsibility. It's a story that hurts in the best of ways, confronting death and healing without losing its sense of humor or its impulse for rebellion."– Charles Payseur, author of The Burning Day and Other Stories
And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed
"And What Can We Offer You Tonight is a deep dive into sacred revenge, a vivid, devastating and exquisite story of love and loyalty, among three friends who can ill afford such luxuries."– L.X. Beckett, author of Gamechanger and Dealbreaker
Hadithi & the State of Black Speculative Fiction by Eugen Bacon and Milton Davis
"Eugen Bacon and Milton Davis come together for Hadithi & The State of Speculative Black Fiction to share a compelling addition to the commentaries and canon of black literature"– Aurealis
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard
"Delightful… Beautiful writing, weird and magical world, fascinating culture and politics, and compelling characters: what more do you need?"– KJ Charles, author of Slippery Creatures
HebrewPunk by Lavie Tidhar
"Imagine Hard-Boiled Kabbalah... If you like your otherworld fun noir, have I got a book for you!"– Kage Baker, author of In the Garden of Iden
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 $20 or more, you get Nova Hellas: Stories from Future Greece edited by Francesca T Barbini and Francesco Verso, The Love Machine & Other Contraptions by Nir Yaniv, & This is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda, And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed, Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard and HebrewPunk by Lavie Tidhar (StoryBundle Exclusive)!
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.