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✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 3

This is a continuation of the topic ✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 2.

This topic was continued by ✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 4.

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Aug 2, 2017, 12:07pm Top

Don't forget to read the last few posts in the old thread, too.

Aug 2, 2017, 12:52pm Top

Picked The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher and Nightblade by Ryan Kirk on Amz.fr for 0.99€ as part of the monthly english language discounted books.

Aug 2, 2017, 1:14pm Top

>2 Jarandel: The Aeronaut's Windlass is also £1.99 at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VRT92CU/

My high school friend and classmate Mindy Mejia's Everything You Want Me to Be is $1.99 on Amazon again. I stayed up until 3am reading this one back in June. Easily my favorite book of the year! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8VHOY2/

Aug 2, 2017, 7:53pm Top

I guess this is more of a not-a-sale notice, but those of us who enjoy watching for the Tor e-book of the month can stop checking for a while. It looks like they’re done for 2017 but planning to start back up again in 2018. http://ebookclub.tor.com/

Aug 3, 2017, 3:10pm Top

>2 Jarandel: I got Aeuronaut's Windlass at a hardcover clearance sale recently for $4. I picked it up because it's Jim Butcher but I really don't know much about it except that it is the start of a series. Has anyone read it?

Aug 3, 2017, 3:26pm Top

Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Flexner is $2.99 right now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCSVW6W/

The Hamilton musical and our family vacation to Mount Vernon this summer got me rather interested in Washington, so I picked this up and will likely start in on it today.

Aug 4, 2017, 3:48pm Top

Several people on the 75 Challenge group have read Aeronaut's Windlass and enjoyed it. It is a YA novel and a real departure from the norm for Butcher. The reviews of the book were excellent. I would say that for $4.00 you got a deal.

Aug 4, 2017, 4:46pm Top

>8 benitastrnad: What makes it YA for you?
I agree that it was an excellent read and I'm looking forward to more in the series.

Aug 4, 2017, 9:39pm Top

That's the genre in which the publishers and the author placed it. It was marketed as Butcher's entry into YA literature. Is it YA? I don't know because I haven't read it, but I can tell you that there is lots of stuff being published that is classed as YA that isn't.

Several people over on the 75 Challenge group read this one and thought it was a good novel.

Aug 4, 2017, 10:41pm Top

>10 benitastrnad: I did not know that about the placement by the publisher. Thanks!

Aug 5, 2017, 5:46am Top

>10 benitastrnad:, >11 BookstoogeLT: In the UK it seems to be marketed to adult readers, and it's shelved there in bookshops. I read it and would say it could be enjoyed by both adult and YA. It's basically a steampunk adventure. I quite enjoyed it though less than some other people on here.

Edited: Aug 5, 2017, 8:00am Top

>12 Sakerfalcon: Yeah, that was the impression I got here in the US as well, which is why I asked >8 benitastrnad: and got the thing about the publisher. still trying to track down a site for ROC though, sigh...

edited to add:

Had to go up the publishing chain to Penguin Random House. Aye yi yi. Anyway, sorry for going off topic, but needed to scratch that "curiosity" itch. Thanks for bearing with me. The End.

Aug 5, 2017, 9:26pm Top

The American Library Association (ALA) uses the following ages or classing books. They are not the same ones that the publishers use.

Children's LIterature - newborn to age 14. (That is roughly newborn to Grade 8 or 9. Newborn to the end of Middle School.)
Young Adult - 12 to 18 (grades 7 - 12)

There is a new classification used by some publishers and that is "New Adult." This is for ages 18-25. It is not a classification used by ALA.

Aug 6, 2017, 12:58am Top

9 Georgette Heyer titles are 99p in today's Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk:


The titles are:

The Quiet Gentleman
The Talisman Ring
These Old Shades
Devil's Cub
Lady of Quality
Black Sheep
A Civil Contract

I know, not genre, but I've always enjoyed Heyer's books and unlike most historical romances they're well-researched and the characterisation fits the time period (i.e not modern people in fancy dress).

Aug 6, 2017, 11:48am Top

>16 jnwelch:

I got the lot. That brings me up to 14 titles out of the 35 paperbacks I've owned for many a year (and some are now falling apart).

Aug 7, 2017, 11:39am Top

Today Amazon is offering deals on some that I can recommend:

Dies The Fire by SM Stirling. It is the start of a post-apocalypse series. The first one suffers a bit from some clunky writing, but they get better as the series progresses. It is one of those that is not easy to spend full price on but is worth $1.99.

Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters - this is the only Brother Cadfael book I've read so far, but I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend.

Ride The Wind by Lucia St. Clair Robson is a grand adventure and my favorite of hers.

Aug 7, 2017, 2:57pm Top

Aug 7, 2017, 4:03pm Top

>18 Darth-Heather:

Sadly not available on Amazon.co.uk. Very few of Stirling's works are available as Kindle editions in the UK.

Aug 8, 2017, 12:49pm Top

There's a today-only $0.99 pricing for the novella River of Teeth. According to the publisher's blog, multiple retailers seem to match this pricing. But maybe only in the US?


Aug 8, 2017, 3:22pm Top

The Dragon's Blade: The Reborn King is FREE on Amazon US right now.

Aug 8, 2017, 3:57pm Top

>22 Narilka: I saw that earlier but hesitated. Does anyone here have an opinion on it? There are no LT reviews. (I pretty much automatically distrust Amazon/GR reviews.)

Aug 8, 2017, 4:07pm Top

>23 saltmanz: No idea. I've never heard of it before. I downloaded it since Free is such a good price :)

Aug 8, 2017, 7:25pm Top

>23 saltmanz: I don't follow this guy on wordpress (because I think he's an ass) but his reviews have always been top notch as far as I'm concerned:


Aug 9, 2017, 12:32am Top

>25 BookstoogeLT: Ah, cool, dude's a Malazan fan. That's enough to sell me.

Edited: Aug 10, 2017, 4:43pm Top

The audio version of Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them is available for $2.95 from Audible today. Apparently this is currently available as an ebook through LT's Early Reviewer program. (But since I'm no longer participating I'm going to snag it as an audio.)

Aug 10, 2017, 11:34am Top

>28 clamairy: since I'm no longer participating

did you run into any problems with the Early Reviewer thing?

Aug 10, 2017, 4:43pm Top

>29 Darth-Heather: Not really. After I participated for a few years I found myself struggling to keep up due to my husband's illness. As he got sicker and sicker I stopped trying. It's been two years since he passed and I toy with the idea of finishing off the books I never reviewed. But I have to admit there was a part of me that began to resent having books that I had to read. LOL

Aug 10, 2017, 5:05pm Top

I feel I should mention that The Golem and the Jinni is still only $1.99 on Amazon.com. I just started it today and I'm really enjoying it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QXVDJ0/

Aug 10, 2017, 9:11pm Top

>31 saltmanz: I'm quite happy to hear that! (That you're enjoying it, that is.)

Aug 14, 2017, 3:03pm Top

Dagnabbit. :o(
I was AFK and missed this. :o(

Aug 20, 2017, 1:12pm Top

The Kindle version of Hyperion by Dan Simmons is $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site. I'm not sure for how long; I only found out because of an eReaderIQ e-mail.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:16pm Top

The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Hero and the Crown are both on sale for $1.99.

I've already read the first and own a paper copy, but I'm very excited about that second one! :o)

Aug 25, 2017, 1:07pm Top

Edited: Sep 1, 2017, 12:18am Top

Early morning splurge on some of the Kindle monthly deals at Amz.fr

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
The Last Herald-Mage by Mercedes Lackey
Dark Intelligence by Neal Asher
World's Edge and The Wind and the Void by Ryan Kirk

There was Uprooted too though I ended up not picking it.

Edited: Sep 1, 2017, 2:05am Top

Of interest in the September Kindle Monthly Deals on Amazon.co.uk:

Ted Chiang: Stories of Your Life and Others, £1.19 (a repeat I think)

Naomi Novik: Uprooted, £1.19

John Scalzi: Old Man's War, £1.19 (another repeat I think)

Garth Nix: Goldenhand, £1.49

Garth Nix: Lirael (The Old Kingdom#2), 99p (possibly another repeat)

Garth Nix: Abhorsen (The Old Kingdom #3), 99p (possibly another repeat)

Garth Nix: Clariel (The Old Kingdom #4), 99p (poosibly another repeat)

(The Old Kingdom #1 - Sabriel isn't in the deal, but it's priced at £2.48 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabriel-internationally-bestselling-fantasy-Kingdom-ebook/dp/B00KCJAV0I/ref=la_B000AQ01XU_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504245086&sr=1-8)

Genevive Cogman: The Invisible Library, £1.19 (this is a repeat)

Tim Lebbon: Relics, 99p

Mercedes Lackey: The Last Herald Mage (A Valdemar Omnibus), 99p (probably a repeat)

George R R Martin & Gardner Dozois: Old Venus, £1.19 (possibly a repeat)

Edited: Sep 1, 2017, 2:12am Top

>41 Jarandel: Looks like there's a large overlap, though we didn't get offered the Garth Nix books.

Sep 1, 2017, 7:23am Top

Here’s the link for the U.S. Amazon Kindle monthly SF&F Kindle deals.

There are 202 books. I didn’t notice any on our list that Jarandel and Maddz found on the France and UK sites. I saw a few things that might be of interest, but their lists look more interesting. :)

Sep 1, 2017, 9:12am Top

>43 Maddz: The link didn't work ;)

There's one I would get if it was a sensible deal price and I had access to purchases from the US store ($7+ isn't what I would call much of a deal) - it's the Robin McKinley. I got the Katherine Kurtz on an earlier UK deal - it's what I would call a charming read. The Vonnegut might have been interesting - I got The Sirens of Titan on an earlier UK deal. The other one I would get is the Robert Graves - we're off to Crete in 12 days!

Sep 1, 2017, 11:36am Top

>44 saltmanz: Link worked for me. :)

A fair amount of good stuff, some that I already own. I did grab Erikson's Willful Child, and put The Unholy Consult, Karen Memory, Fortress of Eagles, and The Vagrant on my shopping list for later. (I try to space out my purchases if I can.)

Edited: Sep 1, 2017, 1:46pm Top

>45 Maddz:

I see - it went to the last page and there was a message saying your search did not return any results.

Couple more I spotted that I wouldn't mind getting - the Jane Yolen and the Lafcadio Hearn.

Sep 2, 2017, 2:00am Top

There's 12 Roald Dahl titles at 99p each in todays Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk:


Unfortunately, the See More link doesn't load any books, but you can use the scroll arrows on the Daily Deal page.

The Magic Finger
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
James and the Giant Peach
Danny the Champion of the World
The Witches
Fantastic Mr Fox

Sep 5, 2017, 2:19pm Top

>47 Maddz: ooo nice! Danny, The Champion of the World is one of my all-time favorites!

Sep 6, 2017, 6:37am Top

Leviathan Wakes, the first book in The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey, is $2.99 on the Daily Deal for the U.S. site.

Edited: Sep 7, 2017, 11:22am Top

Retribution Falls is $1.99 on Kindle for US and some international countries for the week.

Sep 11, 2017, 7:14pm Top

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor is $1.99 today. I haven't read this one but I have listened to some of their pant's widdling podcasts over the years.

Sep 11, 2017, 11:00pm Top

Peter Clines' excellent The Fold is $1.99 right now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDTS7NC/

Sep 12, 2017, 10:28am Top

Side Jobs by Jim Butcher is on sale today for $1.99. Amazon US, not sure where else.

Sep 12, 2017, 12:37pm Top

Side Jobs link is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0043RSIV4 :)

Also, the omnibus of Fritz Leiber's first 3 Lankhmar books is $2.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0741VJC4D
And William Shakespeare's Star Wars ("Verily, A New Hope") is $2.99 as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BE24WT8

Sep 13, 2017, 6:32am Top

Age of Myth by Michael Sullivan is $1.99 on the U.S. Kindle site today. I don't know much about this series, because it's on my "wait until it's finished" list, but I think this is the first book in the newer Riyria prequel series.

Sep 14, 2017, 2:47am Top

Got into the hotel wi-fi, so been checking things out:

In today's daily deal on Amazon.co.uk, Terry Goodkind's bDeath's Mistress/b (wasn't there a Tanith Lee with that title?) at 99p

The new Humble Book Bundle is Warhammer FRPG books and supplements:

Sep 14, 2017, 2:14pm Top

>58 ScoLgo: Oooohh...That one is worth it just for Vaster Than Empires and More Slow and Paradises Lost.

I would seriously consider buying this if I didn't already have all those stories in other collections.

Sep 14, 2017, 2:57pm Top

>58 ScoLgo: I got it. I haven't read a lot of LeGuin beyond the Earthsea books, but I did like them, and should really read more of her stuff. I hope it's available on the other Amazons too, because I know there are a lot of fans around here.

Edited: Sep 14, 2017, 3:46pm Top

>52 saltmanz: I picked up the Night Vale one; the podcasts were suggested to me by a friend but I haven't made time for them yet. Do you think I should go for the book first or the podcasts?

Sep 15, 2017, 7:54am Top

>61 saltmanz: The podcasts are hilarious and free. So go with whichever one fits easily into your reading/ listening schedule. Enjoy!

Sep 15, 2017, 8:05am Top

>61 saltmanz: I had heard that the podcasts pick up where the book stops. Might be wrong.
I bought the book from Science Fiction Book Club but not gotten to reading it yet. :)

Sep 15, 2017, 9:47am Top

The podcasts are much older than the book and I have no idea about the timeline, but from glancing at the reviews here on LT I'd suggest that listening to the podcasts should come first.

Sep 15, 2017, 12:43pm Top

>60 Darth-Heather:, >62 clamairy: Darn it, The found and the lost doesn't seem to be on kindle at all in the UK, let alone on sale :-(

Sep 25, 2017, 8:06am Top

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is on sale at Amazon Canada today. It is the first book in the trilogy (I just happen to be halfway through the third book right now), and I highly recommend it.


Sep 25, 2017, 9:03am Top

I think I've posted about Dean Street Press before, but I'll mention it again. They specialize in Golden Age mysteries, biographies, and mid-century British fiction. Every week (Monday to Friday) they offer several of their ebooks for free. These offers are all available for the UK and Canada, and some of them are available for the US. Other Amazon sites may vary. Even when their books are not on sale, they are very reasonably priced. This week they're offering six of Patricia Wentworth's books that are not in the Miss Silver series. To find which books are free, type "Dean Street Press" and sort by price. Or follow their very active Twitter account.

Sep 25, 2017, 5:48pm Top

The Kindle edition of The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin is on sale for $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.

Sep 27, 2017, 2:34pm Top

This week Amazon US has a kindle deal on A Mountain Walked, which is a collection of short stories by various authors which claims to be the "best of Lovecraftian fiction".


There is also a deal on Forging The Darksword by Margaret Weis; it is the first book in the Darksword trilogy.


Sep 30, 2017, 7:38am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has one of the Discworld books, Thief of Time, on sale for $1.99 as one of the Kindle Daily Deals. It was the last book in the Death subseries.

Oct 1, 2017, 1:44pm Top

The latest batch of SF&F monthly Kindle deals is available on the U.S. Amazon site. There are 108 books, but some were listed twice.

Also, I didn’t see it on the above sale, but eReaderIQ notified me that Ubik by Philip K. Dick has dropped to $2.99.

Oct 1, 2017, 7:09pm Top

I just received an eReaderIQ notification that Slade House by David Mitchell is $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.

I’ve been wanting to try this one for a while. I don’t think I see his stuff go on sale too often.

Edited: Oct 2, 2017, 2:53am Top

The October Monthly Deals are up at Amazon.co.uk:

Various Rachel Caine (urban fantasy seguing into paranormal romance) first in series at 99p:

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows 1)

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires 1)

Ink and Bone (The Great Library 1) - more alternate history than urban fantasy so I might give it a try

Jeff Wheeler, Legends of Muirwood, books 1-3 at 99p (probably repeats so check your library)
The Wretched of Muirwood https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wretched-Muirwood-Legends-Book-ebook/dp/B008EYUJDW/ref=sr_1_125?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506922125&sr=1-125
The Blight of Muirwood https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blight-Muirwood-Legends-Book-ebook/dp/B008EYULE4/ref=sr_1_124?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506922125&sr=1-124
The Scourge of Muirwood https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scourge-Muirwood-Legends-Book-ebook/dp/B008EYUP6I/ref=sr_1_132?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506922163&sr=1-132

The Bad Begining (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1), by Lemony Snicket is 99p

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman City, by Mary Beard is £3.19

Known repeat deals:

Anno Dracula, by Kim Newman is 99p

The City and The City, by China Mieville is 99p

Temeraire (Temeraire book 1), by Naomi Novik is £1.49 (original UK title His Majesty's Dragon)

Oct 2, 2017, 9:12am Top

That's a great deal for The City and the City. It's still my favorite Mieville.

Edited: Oct 6, 2017, 10:45am Top

War Factory by Neal Asher (Transformation #2) is currently 1.09€ on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.

>75 jnwelch: And this time barely any overlap, or much speculative fiction at all on the .fr side.

Edited: Oct 6, 2017, 10:46am Top

I think all the Mary Stewart books are now available for Kindle in the US, and on sale. At least, my American sources seem to be saying so...

Try this: https://www.amazon.com/Mary%20Stewart/e/B000AP6YNC/ref=la_B000AP6YNC_rf_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB000AP6YNC%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=283155&sort=author-pages-popularity-rank&ie=UTF8&qid=1493153323&rnid=618072011

They were already/are again on sale in Canada.

Edited: Oct 6, 2017, 11:34am Top

>78 clamairy: Sadly the only books of hers I want (The Merlin Trilogy) are not available for Kindle in the US yet. (Which is odd because I know they are available in other countries.)

Looks like J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey is on sale for $1.99. Loved this one. But the one I want and haven't read yet is still $9.99.

Oct 9, 2017, 3:53pm Top

The Dick is a repeat deal - I got it when it was first on sale.

Oct 9, 2017, 4:15pm Top

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland is $1.99 today. I snagged it as it's been on my wishlist for 5 years now.

Oct 11, 2017, 10:13pm Top

The Kindle edition of The Gunslinger, book 1 in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, is currently $2.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.

I debated about this one since it's on my list of books I want to read, but I'm not likely to get to it in the remotely near future so I decided against buying it now.

Oct 12, 2017, 11:36am Top

>84 saltmanz: Ehhhhhhh. If it was $1, I'd grab it without thinking. $2, probably. But I can't pull the trigger at $3.

Oct 12, 2017, 1:03pm Top

Ditto. Maybe they'll bring the price down at some point.

Oct 12, 2017, 1:28pm Top

Same. In fact I think it should be free with Prime Reading.

Oct 12, 2017, 3:21pm Top

Oct 13, 2017, 4:26am Top

Barry Hughart's Eight Skilled Gentlemen is on for $1.99 at Kobo and probably others.

Oct 13, 2017, 11:14am Top

>89 saltmanz: Yep, Amazon US has it, as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J4WMT0
It's book 3 of 3, so I'll probably grab the omnibus for $10 anyway (which has been on my wishlist for years.)

Also, Proven Guilty (book 8 of the Dresden Files) is $1.99 right now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PC0SBY

Edited: Oct 18, 2017, 8:58am Top

U.S. Amazon for Kindle:
The Dark Tower and other Stories by C.S. Lewis
Time to be Earnest by P.D. James - memoir

Each $1.99

Oct 18, 2017, 12:21pm Top

Tor.com is offering a free download of Winter Tide to anyone who signs up for their newsletter. It's available through Oct. 20.


Oct 18, 2017, 1:13pm Top

Robert Jackson Bennett's absolutely fantastic American Elsewhere is only $2.99 at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AS84PM/

Oct 19, 2017, 9:21am Top

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi is a daily deal for Kindle today for $0.99.

Oct 19, 2017, 2:53pm Top

>94 MrsLee: I found that rather interesting a while back. Listened to it on audio.

Oct 23, 2017, 6:28am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has several SF&F books (and others) on sale today for their “Kindle 10th Anniversary Deals”. Below are the ones I noticed, but most of them go on sale quite a bit anyway. The complete list of books is here.

The Martian by Andy Weir - $2.99
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - $1.99
Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodking - $1.99. (Books 2 & 3 of the series are also on sale for $2.49 each.)
Wool by Hugh Howey - $1.99.
Seed to Harvest omnibus by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99.
Lilith’s Brood omnibus by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99.

Oct 26, 2017, 11:33am Top

Kate Elliott's entire Jaran series omnibus is only $2.99: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GH2G8BA

Oct 28, 2017, 4:26pm Top

9 Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn titles are currently 99p on Amazon.co.uk:


Grave Mistake
Clutch of Constables
Singing in the Shrouds
Off With His Head
Artists in Crime
Swing, Brother, Swing
Died in the Wool
Death at the Dolphin
Last Ditch

Black Beech and Honeydew (her autobiography) is £1.49, A Man Lay Dead is £2.49, and then the titles go to £3.49 and up.

I spotted this when Grave Mistake appeared in my recommendations list - I have a complete collection of rather tatty paperbacks which I can now start replacing; hopefully the rest of the series will get reduced.

Edited: Nov 1, 2017, 6:41am Top

The latest monthly U.S. Kindle deals for SF&F are up on Amazon here.

There are 45 listed, less than previous months. One of them is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, for $2.99.

Nov 1, 2017, 7:24am Top

The .fr selection was slightly more exciting this month, got The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi and London Falling by Paul Cornell.

Nov 1, 2017, 11:47am Top

The UK monthly SF&F Kindle deals are here. Includes The Collapsing Empire.

Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 2:25am Top

Todays Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk has over 50 SF & Fantasy books:


It includes:

Philip K Dick: Electric Dreams
Brandon Sanderson: The Final Empire
Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad
Joe Abercrombie: The Blade Itself
Alistair Reynolds: Aurora Rising and Revelation Space
Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon
Ursula K LeGuin: A Wizard of Earthsea
Joe Haldeman: The Forever War
Richard Matheson: I Am Legend
Stephen Donaldson: Lord Foul's Bane and The Runes of the Earth
Robert Holdstock: Mythago Wood
Joanne M Harris: The Gospel of Loki and Runemarks
Bradley Beaulieu: Twelve Kings
M John Harrison: Light
Aliette de Bodard: The House of Shattered Wings
Christopher Priest: The Prestige
Pat Cadigan: Synners

Nov 3, 2017, 9:44am Top

>102 saltmanz: Holy crap.

Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 9:57am Top

>102 saltmanz: Thanks. Despite wording about them being UK only deals on the landing page, the discounted prices are also available on Amz.fr on individual book pages, for those I looked at anyway. Picked Twelve Kings and Blackwing.

Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 11:33am Top

This is a bit like London buses - the UK has had barely any SF/F in the deals this year and then 50 come along at once...

It's been suggested this is as a part of the 2017 Gollancz Festival which runs until Sunday, so the deals may be around a bit longer than 24 hours. I got 5 books, and I already had at least 3 from earlier deals. Himself got 6 books and is considering some more.

>104 Maddz: Himself got Twelve Kings in an earlier deal and I have to say I wasn't that impressed. It was an OK read for me and I thought the mash-up of what appeared to be pre-Islamic elements with Islamic elements in a fantasy setting didn't work very well. If himself gets the sequel, I'll read it, but it won't be a move to the top of the TBR list. I'm also worried that if it's going to be 1 book per king, then the series is going to drag on.

Edited: Nov 3, 2017, 4:08pm Top

Just in case anyone is confused: Alistair Reynolds Aurora Rising was previously published as The Prefect... The Gollancz listing, the cover and title page say The Prefect whereas the Amazon page calls it Aurora Rising (with a note at the bottom of the description 'Previously published as The Prefect').

It is a tie-in with the Gollancz Festival 2017 and the prices should hold good through the weekend: https://www.gollancz.co.uk/2017/11/gollancz-festival-ebook-sale/ (in case the Big Deal link disappears tomorrow).

Nov 4, 2017, 12:02pm Top

A couple of Countdown deals that may be of interest:

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem at £1.99. At 99p, I might have got it, but not at £1.99

Blood, the Phoenix and a Rose: An Alchymical Triptych, by Storm Constantine, also £1.99

Nov 4, 2017, 1:27pm Top

>106 Maddz: I HATE it when publishers do that. And it happens far too often.

Nov 5, 2017, 7:58am Top


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is the Audible.com daily deal - $3 for members. I'm downloading it now. He reads it, too, so that's a relief. Just hit the main page to find the link to the book.

Nov 5, 2017, 8:07am Top

>109 gilroy: That's a bargain I won't pass up. :)

Nov 5, 2017, 8:40am Top

Nov 5, 2017, 4:01pm Top

I got an Amazon giftcard for my birthday and had fun spending it almost immediately. Here's my loot:

The Disappearing Dowry by Libi Astaire - my pick for book club next year $6.99
In the Balance by Patricia Wentworth .99 - apa as Danger Point
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner 7.99
Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton 1.99
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson 9.99
Song of the Dodo by David Quanmen 1.99

I have plenty of fun reading ahead!

Nov 9, 2017, 1:05pm Top

Nov 13, 2017, 11:15pm Top

Jim Butcher's Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) is only $1.99 right now: http://amazon.com/dp/B0090UOJAI

Nov 14, 2017, 9:15pm Top

The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan can be picked free at the moment on at least some of the Amz stores.

Nov 17, 2017, 10:30am Top

>119 Jarandel: Those aren't replicated on the .fr side, though I've seen The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin at 1.99€ today, and the longer lasting discount on the Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone (around 2€30 each).

Nov 27, 2017, 6:31am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has about 400 Kindle books on sale today for "Cyber Monday", including 71 SF&F books. This is the main link, from which you can filter by genre, and this is the link directly to the SF&F books.

These are some of the books that stood out to me, but there are quite a few others:

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin - $1.99
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin - $2.99
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - $2.99
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan - $2.99
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman - $1.00
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - $2.99
Shift and Dust by Hugh Howey (these are the other two books in the series that starts with Wool) - $1.99 each
The Last Wish and Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski - $2.99 each
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks - $2.99
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks - $2.99
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey - $2.99
The Eon Series by Greg Bear - $2.99
Promise of Blood and Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan - $2.99 each
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut - $2.49
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke - $1.99
I am Legend by Richard Matheson - $2.49
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett - $1.99
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99

Nov 27, 2017, 9:50am Top

Well, it looks like (as usual) the UK has been short-changed. The only Cyber-Monday Kindle deals in SF&F on Amazon.co.uk all seem to be indie authors, no names at all. It also looks like the Tor cyber-Monday discounts aren't being passed onto the UK either (https://www.tor.com/2017/11/20/cyber-monday-torcom-publishing-alert/) although this may be due to geo-restrictions (grrr...)

Nov 27, 2017, 9:50am Top

Picked up 4 kindle titles so far. There are more I'm eyeing :)

Audible US is also having a $5 sale on 500+ books, 69 of which are SF&F. Some nice sales today for sure!

Edited: Nov 30, 2017, 1:03pm Top

Some great Amazon.com deals:

Aldiss' Helliconia Trilogy omnibus for $1.51 - http://amazon.com/dp/B01LZER9TS
Scalzi's Old Man's War for $2.99 - http://amazon.com/dp/B000SEIK2S
Tim Power's The Anubis Gates for $1.99 - http://amazon.com/dp/B006UMI0OK
Ocatvia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy omnibus for $1.99 - http://amazon.com/dp/B008HALOMI
Butcher's Dresden Files 1-6 bundle for $7.99 - http://amazon.com/dp/B004GB1I3C

Dec 1, 2017, 3:41am Top

The December Monthly Deals are up on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-monthly-deals-books/b/ref=amb_link_1?ie=UTF8&node=4363389031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=E0QQ1A1MMB3SK0SKJ5JR&pf_rd_r=E0QQ1A1MMB3SK0SKJ5JR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=89d092ec-9944-49e9-99ee-06b830e6dcad&pf_rd_p=89d092ec-9944-49e9-99ee-06b830e6dcad&pf_rd_i=341689031

Of interest are:

Sebastien de Castell: Shadowblack (Book 2 of Spellslingers) at £2.59

Ray Bradbury: Farenheit 451 at £1.99

3 titles by Kurt Vonnegut: Slapstick, Jailbird, and Hocus Pocus at 99p each

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency at £1.19

Megan Lindholm: The Reindeer People at £1.49

Maurice Druon: The Iron King (book 1 of the Accursed Kings - and one of the inspirations for A Game of Thrones) at 99p

Dec 1, 2017, 6:56am Top

Here’s the link to the monthly SF&F Kindle deals on the U.S. Amazon site.

There are 55 books. Some are the usual suspects and some I haven’t seen listed before. I didn’t see anything particularly exciting to me, but maybe somebody else will.

Edited: Dec 2, 2017, 6:34pm Top

There's currently a sale on a variety of .fr stores of some (ebooks) first in series in french (translated and by francophone authors) by the publisher Bragelonne (SF/F/Horror, some romance).

Edit : Today 2nd books in series/trilogies as well.

Edit : And now (sunday) 3rd in those series.

Edited: Dec 7, 2017, 1:58pm Top

Finally on Amazon.co.uk Countdown deals:

Andrew J Offutt & Richard Lyon: Web of the Spider, book 3 of War of the Wizards (Tiana the pirate queen)


Dec 7, 2017, 10:59am Top

it isn't science fiction or fantasy, but a lot of folks here like natural science as well. The Genius of Birds is on sale in US online markets like Amazon and Apple. $2


Dec 10, 2017, 11:40am Top

Embers and Flames, the first two books in the Guild of Cowry Catchers by Abigail Hilton, can be picked for free at the moment, at least on Amz.fr and maybe others.

Dec 13, 2017, 2:56am Top

For once, an Open Road Media deal has made it to the UK:

Dave Duncan: A Man of His Word boxed set: Magic Casement, Faery Lands Forlorn, Perilous Seas, and Emperor and Clown is currently £2.05


It's $2.99 on Amazon.com.

Dec 18, 2017, 9:28am Top

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett is on sale in lots of places. I bought mine for Kindle on Amazon, but the Bookbub announcement lists Google, Barnes and Noble and Apple iBooks and Kobo too.

Dec 23, 2017, 11:55am Top

I just received an eReaderIQ alert that Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky is on sale on the U.S. Amazon site for $0.99. I grabbed it myself; it's been on my list for a while.

Edited: Dec 23, 2017, 3:42pm Top

Storm Front (Dresden #1) by Jim Butcher was 1.99€ today on Amz.fr, still is for a few hours.

Alien Stars by David Hambling can also be picked up free for those with an interest in historical mystery with a heavy Lovecraftian influence.

Dec 24, 2017, 8:06pm Top

Another eReaderIQ alert… The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin is currently $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.

Dec 26, 2017, 6:00am Top

Smashwords have an end-of-year sale running until Jan 1st. I’m 40 pages into the fantasy section and haven’t spotted any must-haves. Sherwood Smith’s Lhind the Thief series, and Sacheria En Garde are 50% off, and there are some Charlotte E English, but I’ve not seen anything else of interest so far.

Dec 26, 2017, 6:36am Top

Audible.com has a 2 for 1 sale up.

Dec 26, 2017, 9:58am Top

Beren and Luthien is a Kindle US daily deal today for $2.99.

Dec 29, 2017, 9:10am Top

>140 clamairy: I also snagged this one, even though I own the hard cover. Much easier to read on the Kindle. :o)

Dec 30, 2017, 6:55am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has the 2017 Goodreads Award finalists on sale for their Kindle Daily Deal. Setting aside the bizarreness of the GR awards, for those of you familiar with them, there may be some books of interest.

Here are a few that stood out to me, although I decided not to get any:
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - $2.99
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi - $2.99
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey - $4.99
The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin - $4.99
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor - $2.99

Jan 1, 11:23am Top

The Lord of the Rings (one-volume edition) is only $3.99 on Amazon.com! http://amazon.com/dp/B007978OY6

(And I just bought the 3 individual books for $3 each a couple weeks ago!)

Jan 1, 12:31pm Top

I picked up Wintersmith for $1.99 today as one of the January monthly deals for Kindle US.

Jan 2, 12:58pm Top

Open Road Media has 3 Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell books bundled for $3.99 -


The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
The Brimstone Wedding
A Dark-adapted Eye

I own and have read all three and they are fab.

Jan 6, 7:04am Top

The U.S. Amazon site’s Kindle Daily Deal has several 1st books in series on sale today. Below are a few of the offerings that I was familiar with, but there might be other things of interest.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson - $2.99. (First book in the original Malazan series.)

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - $1.99.

The Magic of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt Jr. - $2.99.

Lock In by John Scalzi - $2.99.

New Spring by Robert Jordan - $2.99. This is a prequel novel for The Wheel of Time and, from my understanding, shouldn’t actually be read first because it spoils some things from the earlier books. This sale was convenient for me, though, since I’m currently reading the series in publication order and hadn’t gotten to this one yet. :)

Jan 6, 10:13am Top

>146 YouKneeK: Those are also available on the .fr site. The selection also includes some lower-priced and a few free public domain works.

Jan 12, 6:28am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on sale for $2.99 for today’s daily Kindle deal.

Jan 19, 12:48pm Top

Seabury Quinn's The Devil's Rosary (The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume 2) is only $1.99 on Amazon.com: http://amazon.com/dp/B01N5TVYPJ

Jan 23, 6:51pm Top

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett is $1.99 today. (This is Tiffany Aching book #3.)

Edited: Jan 27, 1:28am Top

Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin is 1€99 on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury, likewise.

Jan 27, 9:04am Top

>156 clamairy: Looks like it's $2.99 here. Thanks for the heads up!

Edited: Feb 1, 1:35pm Top

None of those books appear to be on sale here in the US, but there are a couple of other Vonnegut's for $1.99. (I think they are God Bless You Mr. Rosewater and Galápagos.)

Oddly when I just went to Amazon and checked it looked like it was charging $7.99 for both of the books I tagged. And yet when I follow the link they emailed me I see them both as $1.99. So here is the link to all of the monthly sale books:


Feb 1, 1:34pm Top

>159 Maddz: Well, us here in the UK don’t get your deals either as a rule - which is truly annoying when there’s One Road Media deals up for grabs. I hate georestrictions.

Edited: Feb 1, 1:36pm Top

>160 clamairy: It does make for a lot of rent garments and lamenting! :o)

Feb 4, 7:09am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has these books on today’s Kindle Daily Deal:

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson - $2.99
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - $3.99

Feb 13, 6:06pm Top

It looks like Tor has started their free eBook of the Month Club again. This month’s offering is The Eye of the World, the first book in The Wheel of Time. It’s only available through Thursday the 15th and only in the U.S. and Canada. You can get it here.

Alas, this particular offer is of absolutely no use to me, as anybody who has been reading my thread lately would know. :) But I definitely recommend it if there are any epic fantasy fans out there who haven’t read it yet.

Feb 13, 9:54pm Top

>163 clamairy: Thanks for this! :o) If I ever decide to take the plunge it will be nice to already have the first one loaded and ready to go.

Feb 14, 6:33am Top

>164 YouKneeK: I hope you enjoy it if you do take the plunge! :)

Feb 14, 6:35am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has a few books on their Kindle Daily Deal that may be of interest…

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin - $2.99 (clamairy has been shooting some bullets on this one lately in her thread.)
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey - $2.99. This is the first book in The Expanse.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie - $2.99
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - $2.99
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey - $2.99 (I think this is a prequel to The Girl With all the Gifts.)

Feb 15, 7:34am Top

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Feb 16, 6:11pm Top

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi is on sale at Audible today for .99. I enjoyed that story.

Feb 18, 12:20am Top

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Feb 18, 12:32am Top

I just found Behind the Throne by K. B. Wagers on sale at Kobo for $0.99. First in the Idranian Wars trilogy. I just finished reading a copy of this from the library, and was checking into getting the next two books when I saw this. The next two are unfortunately $12.99.

Feb 19, 9:34pm Top

Amazon has James Thomas Flexner's outstanding biography of George Washington on sale for $2.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B01NCSVW6W

Feb 25, 4:04am Top

Oh, I should check in here. Amazon US sent me an e-mail yesterday for the Earthsea series MMPs for around USD 7 something each. Not huge savings, but I know folks are reading these at the moment.

Feb 25, 4:35am Top

Today's Amazon.co.uk Big Deal are 6 John Steinbeck novels for 99p each:


Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
Cannery Row
East of Eden
Tortilla Flat
The Pearl​​​​

All Penguin Modern Classics editions so they're probably not available to US customers. I've read some Steinbeck in the past, but he's not to my taste in literature, so I'll be passing on this deal.

Edited: Feb 27, 10:48pm Top

The U.S. Amazon site currently has the Kindle edition of The Princess Bride on sale for $2.99. I'm not sure how long this sale is for, I only found out because I'd forgotten to cancel the eReaderIQ alert after I borrowed it from the library. I just got an e-mail a few minutes ago.

Feb 27, 11:01pm Top

Translucid (Dragonfire Station #1) by Zen DiPietro is currently free on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.

Feb 28, 9:27am Top

I fell for a copy of The Murder Stone by Charles Todd. $1.99 on Amazon US

Mar 1, 6:31am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, first book in his Lightbringer series, on their Daily Kindle Deal for $2.99. This goes on sale periodically. I think the last book in the series is still due out later this year.

The new Kindle monthly deals for March are also up. I can’t remember the last time I saw something I wanted to buy on these monthly lists, but hopefully somebody else will see something that interests them.

Edited: Mar 1, 11:56am Top

The Amazon.co.uk March deals are up: https://www.amazon.co.uk/kindle-monthly-deals-books/b/ref=amb_link_1?ie=UTF8&node=4363389031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=B1ZRH8F1V5W5DR6CHPY7&pf_rd_r=B1ZRH8F1V5W5DR6CHPY7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=53e36077-fe02-4557-b709-6fe137c74885&pf_rd_p=53e36077-fe02-4557-b709-6fe137c74885&pf_rd_i=341689031

Of interest are:

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, IHitch-Hiker's Guide 2/I, by Douglas Adams at £1.19

Deadhouse Gates, IMalazan Book of the Fallen 2/I, by Stephen Erikson at 99p ​REPEAT​

The Last Colony, IOld Man's War 3/I, by John Scalzi at 99p

Dragonsong, IHarperhall 1/I, by Anne McCaffrey at 99p

Sword in the Storm, IRigante 1/I, by David Gemmell at 99p

Dark Eden & Daughter of Eden, IEden Trilogy 1 & 3/I, by Chris Beckett are 99p each. Note that Dark Eden is a repeat, not sure about Daughter of Eden

Perdido Street Station, by IChina Mieville/I at £1.19 REPEAT

The Mongoliad, IBooks 1, 2 & 3/I, edited by Neal Stephenson are 99p each - all are REPEAT

Also was a Georgette Heyer: The Masqueraders at 99p https://www.amazon.co.uk/Masqueraders-Georgette-Heyer-ebook/dp/B004OEIDBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1519907493&sr=1-2&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin%3AGeorgette+Heyer

And a repeat deal on Venetia: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Venetia-Georgette-Heyer-ebook/dp/B004M8S440/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1519907493&sr=1-1&refinements=p_lbr_books_authors_browse-bin%3AGeorgette+Heyer

Also a couple of countdown deals (both repeats):

Demon in the Mirror, by Andrew J Offut & Richard Lyon at 99p

Psi Hunt, by Michael Kurland at 99p

Mar 1, 11:08am Top

>177 Maddz: I can't remember the last time I didn't want something (usually a bunch of somethings) from the monthly Kindle deals, but this month's got nothing I'm interested in. Thanks all the same for the link!

>178 saltmanz: Most of your links are busted. I still grabbed the Scalzi and the Offutt.

FYI, it's simple enough to create your own link as long as you have the ASIN: just do http://amazon.co.uk/dp/ASIN, for example: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WRNZYT5

Mar 1, 11:18am Top

Helene Wecker's excellent The Golem and the Jinni is only £1.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B009QU9Z60

Edited: Mar 1, 11:57am Top

>179 saltmanz:

That's weird, they're working fine elsewhere

EDIT Should be fixed now - for some reason I'd only got partial urls

Mar 2, 10:45pm Top

Their Finest Hour and a Half covers right before and during the Blitz in London. It is about a young woman who gets a job working at the Ministry of Information. The title refers to the making of a film about one of the many boat rescues of Dunkirk.

I thought it was well written. You learn about living in London during WWII. There is also a lot about the making of films, particularly propaganda films, not to mention being a woman in the workplace. The characters are well done and it is a good story, too.

1.99 USD at Kobo and Amazon Kindle.

Edited: Mar 3, 4:40am Top

7 The Witcher books are in today's Amazon.co.uk Kindle Big Deal at 99p each:


Season of Storms (prequel 2)
The Last Wish (book 1)
Blood of Elves (book 2)
Time of Contempt (book 3)
Baptism of Fire (book 4)
The Tower of the Swallow (is this the same as The Swallow's Tower?) (book 5)
Lady of the Lake (book 6)

Note that the Amazon series order seems off to me.

There's also a good chance that some (if not all) are repeat deals.

Mar 4, 5:28am Top

Smashwords Read an Ebook sale is on for the next week:

Mar 6, 9:52am Top

I bought Montaro Caine: a novel by Sidney Poitier, mostly because I wasn't aware that he was an author, but the book sounded interesting also. $1.99 today on Amazon USA

Mar 8, 1:01pm Top

This Is the Way the World Ends is on sale today. It's post-apocalyptic, so caught my interest but I don't recall anyone in here ever mentioning this one. The reviews here on LT are decent, but it's only got a 3.7 rating. Can anyone recommend this one?

Mar 8, 1:17pm Top

Mar 12, 2:11am Top

The Amazon UK Spring Sale is now on until April 23rd:

T H White: The Once and Future King is £1.49 ​REPEAT​

Naomi Novik: Throne of Jade (Temeraire book 2) is £1.99

Maria V Snyder: Dawn Study (Study Series book 6) is £1.99

Adrian Tchaikovsky: The Bear and the Serpent (Echoes of the Fall book 2) is £1.19

Brandon Sanderson: Steelheart (Reckoners book 1) is 99p

Mar 16, 6:37am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has a couple books on the Kindle Daily Deal that may be of interest. :

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - $2.99
Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan - $2.99

Mar 16, 5:49pm Top

Guy Haley's Champion of Mars, one of my favorite reads from the past couple years, is only 99¢/99p on Amazon right now:

US: http://amazon.com/dp/B007ZB9XEG
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B007ZB9XEG
UK: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B007ZB9XEG

Mar 20, 6:37am Top

Tor’s newest free eBook of the Month is up. Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer. It's only available through this Friday, March 23, and only in the U.S. and Canada. https://ebookclub.tor.com/

Mar 21, 12:43pm Top

the computer elements are a little dated now (okay, a lot dated) but the charming Tea with the Black Dragon is on sale today!

Apr 2, 4:03pm Top

Connie Willis's Crosstalk is $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble this week

Edited: Apr 5, 1:01pm Top

Helene Wecker's wonderful The Golem and the Jinni is on sale for $1.99. Grab it if you haven't already:

US: http://amazon.com/dp/B008QXVDJ0
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B008QXVDJ0

Apr 6, 10:16am Top

Tor.com is offering All Systems Red by Martha Wells for free download through April 9 (US and Canada residents). This is my favorite of Tor.com Publishing's novellas, and the sequel comes out next month.


Apr 6, 10:31am Top

Matthew Stover's Heroes Die is only $0.99 right now: http://amazon.com/dp/B001MYA38W

Apr 6, 10:49am Top

>199 saltmanz: I friggin' can't wait for that sequel, whooo.

Apr 6, 1:22pm Top

>199 saltmanz: & >201 clamairy: I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard of this before but I downloaded it as soon as I read their email. So happy to hear it's a good one!

Edited: Apr 6, 2:53pm Top

>201 clamairy: I need more Murderbot, pronto.

>202 Euryale: Hope you enjoy it!

Apr 6, 3:00pm Top

>199 saltmanz:
Psssst, they don't really check if you are in the US/Canada ;)

Apr 6, 3:43pm Top

>204 Euryale: Murderbot for everyone!

(Some sites ask for a zipcode. I thought Tor was one of them, but my memory was faulty.)

Apr 6, 3:52pm Top

>205 divinenanny: I think it did before when it wasn't the e-bookclub. I only found out because I REALLY wanted Too Like the Lightning last month (and loved it!).

Edited: Apr 6, 8:20pm Top

Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time is £1.99 on today's Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon.co.uk:


Apr 11, 9:31am Top

Tom Shippey's J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is on sale for $2.99. Really enjoyed this one.

Apr 11, 9:35am Top

>207 clamairy: Ouch! You got me!

Apr 11, 10:21am Top

*notches belt*

Apr 19, 4:03pm Top

Amazon US is giving away 9 international novels for World Book Day here.

A couple looked interesting, so I grabbed The Gray House and The Light of the Fireflies.

Apr 19, 4:16pm Top

>210 saltmanz: Thanks for the tip! I've just snagged several of these.

Apr 19, 4:23pm Top

>210 saltmanz: Sweet cheeses! Some of those look incredible. I hadn't read any of my book bargain emails yet today, so this was a surprise to me. Thank you.

Apr 19, 4:51pm Top

Harry Turtledove (writing as H N Turteltaub) historical boxed set at £2.99 until the 21st April:


Over the Wine Dark Sea
The Gryphon Skull
The Sacred Land
Owls to Athens

Given the individual volumes are £3.43 each, this is an excellent bargain (if not quite such a good bargain than the US - at Kobo US it's $2.99 - so it may come down a little).

I can recommend these; the series is sometimes known as the Hellenic Traders.

Apr 19, 5:23pm Top

>213 Maddz: Also $2.99 on Amazon.com: http://amazon.com/dp/B06WLHZT53
I actually saw this earlier today in an email deals listing, didn't realize they were a single series. Might have to pick this up now, thanks.

>211 Euryale:/>212 clamairy:
Looked to see what you guys grabbed, and yeah, lots of these look good, don't they? I'll probably have to pick a couple more out.

Apr 19, 7:05pm Top

>214 saltmanz: I might go back for more. I already had The Great Passage because it was Kindle First selection last Spring.

Apr 19, 8:40pm Top

>214 saltmanz: >215 clamairy: I figure, as long as they're free I'm getting as many as look interesting. If one doesn't live up to its blurb, I don't lose anything deleting it. :) Of course, this doesn't make my TBR pile any smaller ...

Apr 19, 11:57pm Top

>216 Euryale: Yeah, there is always that. :) I do try to somewhat fight that "Ooh, free ebook!" impulse, but cases like this it's pretty easy to just give in.

Apr 25, 11:11am Top

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett is currently 0.99 € on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.

Apr 25, 1:28pm Top

Slaughterhouse-Five is available for $1.99 today on Kindle.

Apr 25, 7:35pm Top

>219 jnwelch: The Audible add on file is also $1.99 today, if you want to listen to James Franco read it.

Apr 30, 6:35am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe on their Kindle Daily Deal for $2.99. I read the series last year and liked it quite a bit.

May 1, 9:09am Top

A Closed and Common Orbit is $2.99 this month on US Kindle. There's a bunch of other stuff too but that one caught my eye.

May 7, 9:05pm Top

I just received an eReaderIQ alert that Amazon U.S. has the Kindle edition of Alif the Unseen on sale for $1.99. I snagged this one myself; it’s been on my list and it’s the first time I’ve seen it on sale.

May 8, 6:06am Top

There appears to be an Open Road Media sale on (according to The Portalist):


It looks like US only (as per usual...) Clicking through, I see the sale prices but can't purchase them.

(Although I picked up a copy of The End of the Matter from Kobo at £1.91:


For some reason, Gollancz/Gateway doesn't have that one and it wasn't in my sale purchases at Christmas.)

May 9, 9:00am Top

>223 saltmanz: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is really good. Chris Hadfield is funny and not full of himself.

May 9, 10:39am Top

>227 jnwelch: Agreed! I would love to hear him speak, I bet he's amazing!

May 9, 4:52pm Top

HumbleBundle Super Nebula Author Showcase 2018:


Looks good, even with the books not available to UK subscribers or we already have, we're going for the top tier.

StoryBundle SFWA Science Fiction:


We're not going for this one - there's only one book we're interested in. Others may find the bundle interesting.

May 10, 7:49am Top

>229 Maddz: With a bit of digital relocation I got the complete bundle. Dhalgren has been on my list for a long time and I can't find it (second-hand) anywhere. I already got a few in earlier bundles, but still, 33 of 42 works are new to me. I'm a sucker for award-winners/nominees and this puts a nice wave of green owned checkmarks on my Nebula list.

May 10, 9:03am Top

>231 divinenanny: How did you manage that? I can't see anything in my profile to change location...

Edited: May 11, 8:06am Top

The Dragon Beshrewed by M.M. Stauffer which I enjoyed a lot, and its sequel The Dark in the Wood which I've yet to read can be picked free at Amz.fr and maybe other stores as well.

May 11, 8:41am Top

>233 Jarandel: Thanks. They're free here in the US, too.

May 15, 9:53am Top

The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi is Tor.com's eBook Club book of the month. Free to download until May 19 in exchange for your e-mail address. Only in US/Canada, but the region check is based on a dropdown only. See: https://ebookclub.tor.com/

May 16, 8:52am Top

Amazon have a first in series sale on: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_clnk_r?node=2454336031&search-alias=digital-text&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-7&pf_rd_r=D8RYN6MVW3S2E1Y6PCWK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=ddf9dac5-e0f9-40b2-aac2-671250cd893f&pf_rd_i=5400977031

Of interest are:

Sebastien de Castel: Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats) at 99p (this may be a repeat)

Robert Jackson Bennett: City of Stairs (The Divine Cities) at 99p (this may have been included in a bundle elsewhere)

David Eddings: Guardians of the West (The Mallorean) at 99p

Hugh Howey: Wool (Wool Trilogy) at 99p (Repeat)

Genevieve Cogman: The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library) at 99p (Repeat)

Maria V Snyder: Poison Study (Chronicles of Ixia) at £1.49

Katherine Arden: The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy) at £1.99

Ngiao Marsh: A Man Lay Dead (Inspector Allyne) at 99p

Christopher Fowler: Full Dark House (Bryant & May) at 99p

Colin Dexter: Last Bus to Woodstock (Inspector Morse) at £1.19

Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth at 99p

Robert Harris: Imperium (Cicero) at £1.99 (Repeat)

Andrea Camilleri: The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalban) at 99p (Repeat)

May 20, 7:48am Top

I guess it's the U.S. Amazon site's turn for a "first in series" sale, because that's their Daily Kindle Deal today. Here's the link to the Amazon sale.

Below are some books that may be of interest, but there are quite a few others listed at the above link, including other genres.
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett - $1.99
The Wee Free Men by terry Pratchett - $1.99
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler - $1.13
Sabriel by Garth Nix - $1.99
The Black Company by Glen Cook - $2.99
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett - $2.99

I picked up those last two myself. They’ve been on my list but I haven’t caught them on sale before.

May 20, 8:11am Top

>237 YouKneeK: Book 10 of the Black Company series is coming out in the autumn (after years) which is probably why there's a sale now. You may want to look for Shadows Linger and The White Rose as well; the 3 books effectively form a sub-series within the overall series. Fingers crossed we get the sale as well - although I picked up these 3 as ebooks via the omnibus Chronicles of the Black Company (I still have my old paperbacks).

Be warned though, Cook's style on these is not to everyone's taste - I'd classify these as military fantasy and they're pretty gritty (and to a lesser extent grimdark) as well. If you find this too gritty, you could try the Dread Empire series - it's more of a straightforward epic fantasy.

Edited: May 20, 10:15am Top

>237 YouKneeK: I'm tempted by City of Stairs. I've read or already own all of the rest, with the exception of the Glen Cook.

May 20, 1:36pm Top

>238 Maddz: Thanks for that info! I somehow missed that Black Company was still ongoing with more books planned.

May 20, 1:58pm Top

>240 YouKneeK: Given that Soldiers Live was published back in 2001, I don't think anyone thought that Cook was going to continue the series...

May 21, 11:52am Top

>241 Maddz: Cook's been working on the next couple books for a number of years now. Port of Shadows looks to be a standalone story, and (like many of the short stories written since the original series ended) takes place sometime during the original trilogy. I believe the same will be true of the forthcoming "A Pitiless Rain".

May 22, 11:25am Top

Seanan McGuire's excellent Down Among the Sticks and Bones is only $2.99 right now. It's technically the second book of the series, but the later ones stand alone, being backstories of the characters from the first.

US: http://amazon.com/dp/B01LM09RGE
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B01LM09RGE

May 22, 9:17pm Top

Audible.com is having a 2 for 1 sale. I picked up Murder on the Orient Express narrated by Kenneth Branagh along with another book :) Really looking forward to this narration!

May 22, 9:55pm Top

I got four on the same sale! Two novels, a memoir and a non-fiction.

Edited: May 23, 6:29pm Top

Jim Butcher's Proven Guilty is $1.99 right now:
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B000PC0SBY
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B000PC0SBY

And Lindsay Buroker's Fallen Empire Omnibus (books 1-3, prequel and a short story) is free at the moment. I'm enjoying the series, it's definitely worth grabbing for $0:
US: http://amazon.com/dp/B06XK7HT4T
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B06XK7HT4T

Edited: May 23, 2:34pm Top

>244 Narilka: WOOHOO!

>246 saltmanz: Thanks for this. I snagged the omnibus.

Edited: May 24, 12:34am Top

The Bank Holiday sale is up at Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:

Jeff VanderMeer:
Annihilation (Southern Reach book 1) at £1.49 REPEAT
City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris book 1) at £1.09

Douglas Adams: The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently book 2) at 99p

Neal Stephenson: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. at £1.99

John Scalzi: Zoe's Tale (Old Man's War book 4) at 99p

China Mieville: The Last Days of New Paris at 99p

Melissa F Olson: The Boundary Magic Trilogy at 99p each REPEATS
Boundary Crossed https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boundary-Crossed-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B00O4FK872/ref=sr_1_44?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527134526&sr=1-44
Boundary Lines https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boundary-Lines-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B00UXX5BAS/ref=sr_1_42?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527134526&sr=1-42
Boundary Born https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boundary-Born-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B01AAAKSX8/ref=sr_1_39?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527134526&sr=1-39

Alan Garner: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen at £1.49 REPEAT

Chris Beckett: America City at 99p REPEAT

Terry Goodkind: Nest at 99p

Seanan McGuire: Indexing (Indexing book 1) at 99p REPEAT

May 27, 10:54pm Top

I just received an eReaderIQ alert that Embassytown by China Miéville is on sale for $1.99. This on the U.S. Amazon site. I snagged it myself.

Edited: May 28, 1:59am Top

7 James Bond titles are 99p each in today’s Amazon.co.uk Big Deal:


Casino Royale
Live and Let Die
From Russia With Love
Dr No
Diamonds are Forever

>249 YouKneeK: Good luck reading it - I’m supposed to be reading Paul’s print copy to decide whether it stays or not and am making heavy weather of it. It doesn’t help that I’ve rather got out of the habit of reading print books (plus the weather has been good enough to work in the garden). If it comes up on a UK deal, then I might nab it.

Jun 1, 5:25am Top

The June sale is up on Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:

The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard at 99p:

Dragonquest, by Anne McCaffrey (Dragonriders of Pern 2) at 99p

The Human Division, by John Scalzi (Old Man's War 5) at 99p

Rivers of London, by Ben Aaromovitch (Rivers of London 1) at 99p ​REPEAT

Stormrider, by David Gemmel (The Rigante 4) at 99p

The Warlord Chronicles, by Bernard Cornwell at £1.99 each:
The Winter King: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-King-Arthur-Warlord-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B002ZJSU6A/ref=sr_1_50?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527843407&sr=1-50
Enemy of God: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Enemy-God-Arthur-Warlord-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B002RI9ESM/ref=sr_1_67?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527843429&sr=1-67
Excalibur: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Excalibur-Novel-Arthur-Warlord-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B002RI9XEM/ref=sr_1_77?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1527843429&sr=1-77

Duncton Quest, by William Horwood (Duncton Chronicles 2) at 99p

The Salmon of Doubt, by Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently 3) at 99p:

Jun 1, 6:49am Top

The U.S. daily Kindle deal has several Black Company books by Glen Cook for $2.99, and Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 is $3.99.

The new June monthly deal books are also up on the U.S. site. There wasn’t too much of interest to me, so I'm just going to link to it and let people see for themselves. It had a lot of the usual stuff, and a couple things that I had already grabbed when they went on sale a few days ago, but I did grab The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter for $1.99.

Edited: Jun 1, 7:44am Top

>252 YouKneeK: Lucky you - the UK store only has Chronicles of the Black Company (The Black Company, Shadows Linger and The White Rose), and The Tower of Fear available as ebooks. We don't see any of the later works at all except in paper.

Jun 2, 6:13am Top

Jun 6, 12:30pm Top

Steven Brust's Book of Jhereg omnibus is $1.99 right now:

US: http://amazon.com/dp/B018WXBHRG
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B018WXBHRG

Jun 8, 11:43am Top

Frank Herbert's Chapterhouse: Dune is $1.99 right now:

US: http://amazon.com/dp/B001O1O6IQ
CA: http://amazon.ca/dp/B001O1O6IQ

Jun 11, 12:08pm Top

Edited: Jun 11, 1:50pm Top

>260 saltmanz: Not discounted here, however The Book of Phoenix by her is 0.99€ on Amz.fr at the moment, as well of Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan.

Jun 12, 9:15am Top

Looks like The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester is on sale at Audible US today.

Edited: Jun 12, 9:31am Top

>262 divinenanny: Note that this series has previously been included in various Amazon deals so check whether you've already got it.

Jun 12, 9:38am Top

>264 Maddz: I personally have a hard copy, but always like an extra eBook for reading comfort

Jun 12, 12:35pm Top

>265 divinenanny: I was talking about the ebooks - we have the entire series via various Amazon Kindle deals (so far, I've only read the first). I think she was originally self-published?

Edited: Jun 12, 12:37pm Top

>263 MrsLee: As I'm sure you recall we had a group read on that one several years ago.

Spoiler-free thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/167598
Spoiler-laden thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/168681

Edited: Jun 12, 1:31pm Top

The initial trilogy of The Last Mayor (ex-Zombie Ocean) by Michael John Grist can be picked free. His Saint's Rise as well, and the second book in that series is 0.99€ on Amz.co.uk/.fr at the moment.

Read the first two of the box set, they were quite enjoyable.

Jun 12, 3:44pm Top

>266 Maddz:, Ah yes. I don't do Amazon deals (I like my ebooks DRM free and ePub flavoured...)

Jun 12, 3:58pm Top

>269 divinenanny: That's why I use Calibre with the appropriate plug-in to manage my ebooks...

Jun 12, 6:03pm Top

Edited: Jun 13, 9:03am Top

>270 Maddz: I have been leaning towards doing that, because of the deals available on Amazon, but... I dunno... I feel MTBR will be bigger than Olympus Mons if I go down that route...

Edited: Jun 13, 8:32am Top

>272 divinenanny: My MTBR is huge - but isn't actually. It's about 75% replacements for paper books that were read many years ago. As backlist titles become available at a reasonable price, they get purchased and the paper book goes in the for sale box to go to our next bring and buy. At the moment I don't have much time to sit and read - the garden is calling.

Jun 13, 9:03am Top

>273 Maddz:, Ah, for me MTBR contains 2573 works. These are works I physically or digitally own, and I actually want to still read. If that one Twilight Zone episode ever happens I am set for life. I buy physical mostly, unless the digital is too cheap (or free) to pass up (mostly Humble Bundles) or the physical is too expensive (I'm looking at you, Tor.com novellas) in comparison to the digital edition.

Edited: Jun 13, 10:33am Top

>274 divinenanny: You make me feel a little better about my 1400+ TBR pile! (Roughly 300 of those are on my Kindle.) I have grown a lot pickier about buying any kind of book these days. Especially with my impending move into a smaller place. I have books in 5 different rooms here, but I'm going to attempt to keep the bulk of them in one room after I move. With satellite book cases sprinkled about. LOL

Jun 13, 10:50am Top

>275 clamairy: The only rooms in my house without books are: the utility room, the downstairs loo, the main bathroom and the third bedroom (aka the dressing room). Every other room has at least one bookcase. That’s one reason for going digital whenever possible these days.

Jun 13, 12:06pm Top

>276 Maddz: Agreed! Plus, they're usually cheaper, and you never have to dust them. 😊

Jun 13, 1:14pm Top

>277 clamairy: And they’re far easier to move when you move house.

Jun 13, 4:43pm Top

>276 Maddz:, >277 clamairy: I have books in every room except the utility room, the loo and the bathroom. My main concentration is our (who am I kidding, my) library in the attic room. We moved here 18 months ago, and my husband has sworn to never ever move the books himself again, but we will always hire movers from now on. ;).

Jun 14, 11:47am Top

Another oldie but goodie, The Lies of Locke Lamora, is $1.99 right now:
US only: http://amazon.com/dp/B000JMKNJ2

Jun 16, 10:15am Top

Amazon US offering A Plague of Giants for 1.99

Jun 16, 11:58am Top

I too am feeling better about my measly couple of hundred TBRs. On the other hand, I hate having things hanging over my head, so there’s a waiting list to get on the TBR! :)

Jun 21, 11:38am Top

Victor LaValle's The Changeling is $1.99 on Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B01I85RN4O

Edited: Jul 1, 2:10pm Top

Pretty sure this is for today only, but the recently deceased Harlan Ellison's teleplay of the Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever is on sale for Kindle for only $1.13!


Jul 5, 6:45am Top

I know some people in this group have been reading the Robin Hobb books lately, so this might be of interest.

Fool’s Quest (the second book in the final trilogy, Fitz and the Fool) is $1.99 on the Kindle Daily Deal for Amazon U.S. I snagged this myself since it’s one of the few in the series that I don’t already own, and I plan to start (or re-start) the whole thing late this year.

Jul 5, 7:11am Top

Oh, thank you. I'm missing that one!

Jul 8, 5:17am Top

The U.S. Amazon site has some SF&F books on today’s Kindle Daily Deal. A couple of them are:
 Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – $2.99
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm - $2.99

There are a few others, including a couple Gene Wolfe books. I grabbed the Wilhelm book; it was on my list and I haven’t seen it go on sale before.

Jul 10, 6:16am Top

Tor’s free e-book of the Month is up. It’s A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham, the first book in The Long Price Quartet. I read the series years ago and really liked it, so I hope this will get more people to try it! It’s only available through July 13th.

If you don't recognize the author's name, he also wrote a more recent fantasy series, The Dagger and the Coin, which begins with The Dragon’s Path. And he’s half of the writing team of the Expanse series.

Jul 10, 1:40pm Top

>291 YouKneeK: I snagged this one this morning. It sounds great, but ARGH! Why does it seem like is everything part of a series?

Jul 10, 1:47pm Top

>292 clamairy: I notice the Tor giveaways are almost always the first book in a series. They are taking the drug dealer approach! (hasn't stopped me from downloading almost all of them so far... ;)

Jul 10, 1:56pm Top

>293 ScoLgo: As a now addict of Ada Palmer's Terra Ignota series, I can confirm it works :D. And I am definitely getting the rest of Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries too when the final part comes out in October.

Jul 10, 5:32pm Top

>292 clamairy: I hope you like it if/when you try it!

>293 ScoLgo:, >294 divinenanny: The drug dealer approach works pretty well on me also, as long as it’s a finished series they’re trying to hook me on. :)

Tor offered A Shadow in Summer for free about a decade ago also, which is how I ended up reading it. They gave me that one free book, and I’ve bought another 8 books by the same author as a direct result.

Jul 10, 6:25pm Top

>294 divinenanny: I really liked the first Murderbot book! Looking forward to reading the rest soon - but I am borrowing them from the library, (like I do for most of my e-reading these days).

>295 YouKneeK: Agreed. I rarely begin a series that is not yet fully published. I refer to it as 'The GRRM Effect'.

Jul 10, 10:15pm Top

Didn't Tor give us that first Murderbot for free in April? I have to bump that up the TBR stack.

Jul 10, 11:36pm Top

>291 YouKneeK: You nearly got me there. But when I went over to Tor, I found I’m ineligible because I live outside North America. Must be prohibitive postage or something. :0(

Jul 11, 1:20am Top

>298 humouress: Pssssst, they don't check it if you fib your country of origin.... Don't tell anyone!

Edited: Jul 11, 6:09am Top

Jen Williams' The Ninth Rain is 0.99€ on Amz.fr at the moment, maybe discounted at other places as well.

Jul 11, 6:31am Top

>299 divinenanny: Shh! I did it. Thanks.

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