The Starting Hurricanes Bundle, curated by Athena Andreadis:
The Starting Hurricanes StoryBundle offers eleven fascinating speculative works that explore the concept of great changes wrought by people who are not Chosen Ones nor have god-like powers. Science fiction and fantasy (henceforth SFF) rely too heavily on these two modes; as a result, "mundanes" are often belittled, too frequently shown bereft of agency, imagination, courage or any ethical/moral compass beyond narrow self-interest.
Read more about the 11 books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
Fault Lines by Kelly Jennings
"In this fun, intrigue-laden space opera, // Jennings gives an intriguing glimpse of a much larger setting. // Fans of found family will love the portrayal of Velocity and her crew of scrappy underdogs."– Publishers Weekly
The Wan by Bo Balder
"Inventive and energetic, with a truly unique SF premise. A promising debut from one of my favorite publishers."– Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reach trilogy
River of Dust by Alexander Jablokov
"Jablokov paints a world of treachery, political intrigue, obsessive men seeking to impose their will on the world around them, and others driven by grief or belief or the lust for power."– Science Fiction Chronicle
Finders by Melissa Scott
"Space travel and faster-than-light drives blend with world mythology…//…a fun story with convincing worldbuilding and a delightful triad romance at its heart."– Publishers Weekly
Collaborators by Deborah J. Ross
"A compelling tale of political intrigue, and well-meaning intentions creating disastrous tragedies. … and a romantic and intellectually sexy gender discussion wrapped up in a compelling novel."– J. M. Frey, Lambda Literary Award reviews
White Wing by Shariann Lewitt and Susan Shwartz
"A powerful story by a strong new talent."– Gordon R. Dickson
The Janus Legacy by Lisa von Biela
"Lisa von Biela spins a tale that writers of medical thrillers, such as Robin Cook, strive for but very rarely achieve.
She has a keen sense of what is going on in the world and the ability to flip the news over to expose the dark underbelly that the popular media is too scared to expose."– Josef Hernandez, Examiner
Edge of Heaven by RB Kelly
"...punchy and riveting as required, but also mindful that science fiction's first duty is to weave alternative realities in which readers can blissfully lose themselves."– The Irish Times
Jumpship Hope by Adria Laycraft
"Combining old-fashioned SF with 21st century concerns and a cast of flawed but very human characters, Jumpship Hope is adventure with heart."– Tanya Huff, author of The Confederation of Valour and the Peacekeeper series
One’s Aspect to the Sun by Sherry D. Ramsey
"A quest for the secrets of medical immortality across an interplanetary stage—an excellent debut novel by Canadian author Sherry D. Ramsey."– Steve Stanton, author of The Bloodlight Chronicles
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 seven more books: Fault Lines by Kelly Jennings, The Wan by Bo Balder, River of Dust by Alexander Jablokov, Finders by Melissa Scott, Collaborators by Deborah J. Ross, White Wing by Shariann Lewitt and Susan Shwartz and Edge of Heaven by RB Kelly!
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.
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