The Big Time Bundle, curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch:
Initially, when I planned this bundle, I was hoping for time travel. Maybe that was wishful thinking. Wouldn't it be nice to go back in time and somehow prevent this virus from getting loose? Wouldn't it be nice to go forward in time and skip the next round of Virus Life altogether? Wouldn't it be possible to have control of time instead of being at the mercy of time?
Of course, those of us who read and love time travel know that things can go awry when we start messing with time. For all we know, we're in an alternate timeline right now. In some alternate universe somewhere, our non-Covid selves are hugging friends as they arrive for some holiday gathering, maybe with some pie or pumpkin spice latte. We're kissing babies and going maskless through the grocery store.
This StoryBundle has some very good fiction by some of the best writers I know. They're taking us to the most interesting places, such as the Idaho wilderness in the early part of the 20th century. Or the year without summer in Europe—that would be 1816 to the rest of us. Or to the very far future—thousands and thousands of years from now. Read more about the TEN books in the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
The Renegat by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"Rusch's handling of the mystery and adventure is stellar, and the whole tale proves quite entertaining."– Booklist Online on Diving into the Wreck
Fiction River Presents: Time Travelers by Gwyneth Gibby
"[Fiction River] is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today. Check out an issue and see why I say that."– Keith West, Adventures Fantastic
Twisted Timelines by Stefon Mears
"It takes balls to try and spin Vonnegut, and this does it well."– author and editor John Helfers
Stories 3: Time 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
Her Frozen Wild by Kim Antieau
"'Her Frozen Wild' is a strange and beautiful tale."– The Bookish Dame
The House Without a Summer by DeAnna Knippling
"The language and mood of this book were perfectly set to pull the reader in and take them on a tense ride. It genuinely felt like I was reading a vintage story, but at a faster pace than typical. The characters were flawed and interesting, the setting and world events shaping it were intriguing, and the creepy factor and sense of "other" were up there. A dip into the uncanny, thanks to skilled writing."– Shannon Lawrence, author of Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations
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: Fiction River Presents: Time Travelers by Gwyneth Gibby (StoryBundle Exclusive!), Warm Springs by Dean Wesley Smith, Twisted Timelines by Stefon Mears (StoryBundle Exclusive!), Stories 3: Time by Robert J. Sawyer, Hydrogen Sleets by Michael Warren Lucas, Beauty: Captured and Framed by Lisa Silverthorne (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.