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.
Read more about the 10 books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
Robot Artists & Black Swans by Bruce Sterling
"Sterling's latest collection is rich and wide, a cross between Primo Levi and Jorge Luis Borges—with a touch of Phil Dick and Bill Gibson. I love it."– Greg Bear, author of The Unfinished Land
Nucleation by Kimberly Unger
"A superb, smart debut! Love this woman who has to fight her way back to the top using her intelligence and expertise. The confident, sharp details made me feel I was there, in Helen's head, at each step of her remarkable journey. I can't wait to read more from Unger, a welcome new voice in science fiction."– Lissa Price, internationally bestselling author of the Starters series
Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley
"With snapshots of futures that haunt, obsess, or tantalize, this collection from Hugo-winner Hurley (The Light Brigade) offers 16 hard-edged pieces that gleam like gems in a mosaic…. Readers will eagerly follow Hurley into these possible worlds and many more."– Publishers Weekly, starred review
Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts
"A new book from crazy genius Watts is always cause for celebration—and this collection of short stories brings together some of his greatest work, including his mind-altering retelling of The Thing called "The Things." Known for his pitch-black views on human nature, and a breathtaking ability to explore the weird side of evolution and animal behavior, Watts is one of those writers who gets into your brain and remains lodged there like an angry, sentient tumor."– io9 (Fall 2013 Must-Read Pick)
The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker
"Software (1982), Wetware (1988), Freeware (1997), and Realware (2000)—form an extraordinary cyberweird future history with the heft of an epic fantasy novel and the speed of a quantum processor. Still exuberantly fresh despite their age. Rucker is both witty and serious as he combines hard science and sociology with unrelentingly sharp observations of all self-replicating beings."– Publisher's Weekly.
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
"Beautiful, brutal and full of the kind of off-hand inventiveness that the best SF trades in, Ninefox Gambit is an effortlessly accomplished SF novel. Yoon Ha Lee has arrived in spectacular fashion."– Alastair Reynolds
The Planetbreaker's Son by Nick Mamatas
"One of the most inventive, fascinating, and distinctive voices in the field."– Locus Magazine
Cloud Permutations by Lavie Tidhar
"An entertaining picaresque adventure... full of mystic elements drawn from island mythology."– Gardner Dozois in Locus
Spring Festival by Jia Xia
"Xia Jia's language is very beautiful and she does well in creating fantastic scenes and dreamy atmospheres."– Amazing Stories
The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
"Hoffmann confidently layers morality and disability rights into a breezily told adventure that bursts with sheer fun... This beautifully smart, uncynical space opera will charm fans of Charles Stross and Lois McMaster Bujold."– Publishers Weekly
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 six more books: 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 and Spring Festival by Jia Xia!
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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