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>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/
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/
>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?
Michael Kurland's Psi Hunt is currently free on Amazon worldwide (the link below is for UK):
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.
>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.
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.
>10 benitastrnad: I did not know that about the placement by the publisher. Thanks!
>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.
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.
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
Lady of Quality
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).
^Me, too. Lots of good Heyers being offered there.
In the U.S., Murder on the Orient Express is available for $1.99: https://smile.amazon.com/Murder-Orient-Express-Hercule-Mystery-ebook/dp/B000FC12Z0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502030948&sr=1-1&keywords=murder+on+the+orient+express
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).
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.
Sadly not available on Amazon.co.uk. Very few of Stirling's works are available as Kindle editions in the UK.
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?
>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.)
>23 saltmanz: No idea. I've never heard of it before. I downloaded it since Free is such a good price :)
>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:
>25 BookstoogeLT: Ah, cool, dude's a Malazan fan. That's enough to sell me.
Today's Daily Deal on Amazon.co.uk includes:
Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology at £1.29
(I can recommend this - I got it full price as a birthday present for my partner and enjoyed reading it myself.)
William Goldman: The Princess Bride at 99p
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.)
>28 clamairy: since I'm no longer participating
did you run into any problems with the Early Reviewer thing?
>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
>31 saltmanz: I'm quite happy to hear that! (That you're enjoying it, that is.)
Today's Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk:
Peter F Hamilton
The Commonwealth Saga: Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained
Night's Dawn trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist & The Naked God
The Void trilogy: The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void & The Evolutionary Void
All books are 99p each.
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.
On Barnes and Noble (and, I expect, elsewhere) today: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore for $3.99
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)
>41 Jarandel: Looks like there's a large overlap, though we didn't get offered the Garth Nix books.
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. :)
>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!
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.
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
Fantastic Mr Fox
Today's Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk: 34 Ellis Peters - the complete Brother Cadfael series and what looks to be the complete Dominic Felse series.
>47 Maddz: ooo nice! Danny, The Champion of the World is one of my all-time favorites!
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.
Retribution Falls is $1.99 on Kindle for US and some international countries for the week.
Side Jobs by Jim Butcher is on sale today for $1.99. Amazon US, not sure where else.
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.
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:
A collection of Ursula K. LeGuin’s novellas is one of Amazon Canada's deals today:
>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.
>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.
>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?
>61 saltmanz: The podcasts are hilarious and free. So go with whichever one fits easily into your reading/ listening schedule. Enjoy!
>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. :)
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.
Today's Daily Deal on Amazon UK:
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman at 99p each for the 3 books:
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.
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.
The Kindle edition of The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin is on sale for $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.
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.
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.
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)
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.
>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.
Todays Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal includes:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley at 99p
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams at £1.09
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland is $1.99 today. I snagged it as it's been on my wishlist for 5 years now.
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.
>84 saltmanz: Ehhhhhhh. If it was $1, I'd grab it without thinking. $2, probably. But I can't pull the trigger at $3.
Tor.com is offering a free download of Winter Tide to anyone who signs up for their newsletter. It's available through Oct. 20.
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi is a daily deal for Kindle today for $0.99.
>94 MrsLee: I found that rather interesting a while back. Listened to it on audio.
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.
9 Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn titles are currently 99p on Amazon.co.uk:
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
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.
Todays Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk has over 50 SF & Fantasy books:
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
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.
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).
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
>106 Maddz: I HATE it when publishers do that. And it happens far too often.
HEY YOU GUYS!!!
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.
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!
Strength in What Remains, a terrific book by Tracy Kidder, is available in the USA on Kindle for $1.99.
A link: https://smile.amazon.com/Strength-What-Remains-Tracy-Kidder-ebook/dp/B002LLRDTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509999679&sr=1-1&keywords=strength+in+what+remains+tracy+kidder
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley, an excellent detective noir, is available on the USA Amazon for $1.99: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Good-Kiss-James-Crumley-ebook/dp/B01CWZH7JC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1510245529&sr=1-1&keywords=last+good+kiss
So is Adam Gopnik's From Paris to the Moon, which I really liked.
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan can be picked free at the moment on at least some of the Amz stores.
The Black Friday sale on Amazon.co.uk includes:
Empire Games, by Charles Stross at 99p
Borne, by Jeff VanderMeer at £1.99
Chaos (Scarpetta #24), by Patricia Cornwell at £1.49
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
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...)
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
Amazon.co.uk 1-day Christmas deals at 99p each:
A bunch of Star Wars tie-ins. There's one novelisation: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Official-Anniversary-Collectors-ebook/dp/B06XWH6F7J/ref=lp_2454336031_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1513420433&sr=1-8
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.
The excellent Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber is available on USA Amazon today for $1.99: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Strange-New-Things-Novel-ebook/dp/B00K4C3QWS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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.
Another eReaderIQ alert… The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin is currently $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.
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.
>140 clamairy: I also snagged this one, even though I own the hard cover. Much easier to read on the Kindle. :o)
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
I picked up Wintersmith for $1.99 today as one of the January monthly deals for Kindle US.
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.
There are over 200 books in the SF Gateway sale (£1.49 or less) on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_st_price-desc-rank?tag=mr061-21&rh=n%3A266239%2Cn%3A!405736%2Cn%3A!401422011%2Cn%3A56%2Cp_30%3Agateway%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A368165031%2Cp_36%3A-149&unfiltered=1&qid=1515229165&bbn=56&sort=price-desc-rank
The full list can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/116fZCuDLqQCegcTY7Myvupkr8TDMjf9YRc9MuCNSLi4/edit#gid=0
Note that these prices pertain to 6-8th January in the UK only.
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. :)
>146 YouKneeK: Those are also available on the .fr site. The selection also includes some lower-priced and a few free public domain works.
The U.S. Amazon site has Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on sale for $2.99 for today’s daily Kindle deal.
A is for Alibi by the recently deceased Sue Grafton is also available in the U.S. for Kindle for $2.99.
In the Daily Deal on Amazon.co.uk:
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan at 99p:
I love that Robert Jordan series, even with the bloat in the middle books.
Clifford Simak's excellent Way Station is available in the U.S. for $1.99: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Station-Clifford-D-Simak-ebook/dp/B00YO78RRS/ref=sr_1_3_twi_kin_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515870198&sr=1-3&keywords=way+station+by+clifford+d.+simak
The February monthly deals are up on Amazon.co.uk:
Pawn of Prophecy, by David Eddings at 99p
Gardens of the Fallen, by Stephen Erikson at 99p (note that this is a repeat deal)
The Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi at £1.19 (again a repeat deal)
The Long War, by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett at £1.99 (I think I've seen this before)
Oddjobs, by Heide Goody and Iain Grant - this may be free (another repeat)
Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut at 99p (probably another repeat)
White Hot, by Ilona Andrews at 99p:
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:
>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.
>160 clamairy: It does make for a lot of rent garments and lamenting! :o)
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.
>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.
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.)
The Dispatcher by John Scalzi is on sale at Audible today for .99. I enjoyed that story.
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.
Amazon has James Thomas Flexner's outstanding biography of George Washington on sale for $2.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B01NCSVW6W
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.
Today's Amazon.co.uk Big Deal are 6 John Steinbeck novels for 99p each:
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden
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.
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.
Translucid (Dragonfire Station #1) by Zen DiPietro is currently free on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.
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.
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
>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
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.
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.
Smashwords Read an Ebook sale is on for the next week:
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle is 99p in todays UK Daily Deal:
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
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?
The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco is 99p in todays Daily Deal:
Note that this is a repeat.
Today’s Big Deal is C S Lewis; the 7 Narnia books are 99p each:
Note that The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The Magician’s Nephew are repeats.
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
the computer elements are a little dated now (okay, a lot dated) but the charming Tea with the Black Dragon is on sale today!
The April Monthly Deal is posted on Amazon.co.uk; of interest are:
Spellslinger, by Sebastien de Castell at 99p:
The Fifth Elephant, by Terry Pratchett at 99p:
The Long Mars, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter at 99p (Book 3 of Long Earth):
Memories of Ice, by Stephen Erikson at 99p (Book 3 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen):
Snowcrash, by Neal Stephenson at £1.99:
NB this is a repeat deal
America City, by Chris Beckett at £4.99 (currently only available in hardback so it may be worth waiting for the paperback release)
Connie Willis's Crosstalk is $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble this week
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.
Psssst, they don't really check if you are in the US/Canada ;)
>204 Euryale: Murderbot for everyone!
(Some sites ask for a zipcode. I thought Tor was one of them, but my memory was faulty.)
Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time is £1.99 on today's Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon.co.uk:
>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.
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.
>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.
>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.
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett is currently 0.99 € on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.
>219 jnwelch: The Audible add on file is also $1.99 today, if you want to listen to James Franco read it.
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.
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.
To add on to Narilka's post:
Amazon's US monthly deals, all for $2.99:
Alastair Reynolds' Elysium Fire (sequel to The Prefect) - http://amazon.com/dp/B073P43TMS
Becky Chambers' The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet - http://amazon.com/dp/B00ZP64F28
and A Closed and Common Orbit - http://amazon.com/dp/B01CNLOZ3G
Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief - http://amazon.com/dp/B004ULPVN6
GRRM's Wild Cards: Busted Flush - http://amazon.com/dp/B00ERPXNJO
Amazon UK deals (most for 99p):
Terry Pratchett's The Light Fantastic (£1.99) - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B003NX6XTS
Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (£1.19) - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EF23RMM
Robert Jackson Bennett's City of Stairs - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00L7SLSXM
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B007ZXK08C
Steven Erikson's Memories of Ice - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031RS696
and House of Chains - http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031RS6PK
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.
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.)
A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess is 99p in today's Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
>227 jnwelch: Agreed! I would love to hear him speak, I bet he's amazing!
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.
The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu and Ken Liu is 99p in todays Daily Deal:
Note that this is a repeat deal.
>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.
>231 divinenanny: How did you manage that? I can't see anything in my profile to change location...
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.
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)
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.
>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.
>238 Maddz: Thanks for that info! I somehow missed that Black Company was still ongoing with more books planned.
>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".
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!
Jim Butcher's Proven Guilty is $1.99 right now:
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:
The Bank Holiday sale is up at Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:
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
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.
7 James Bond titles are 99p each in today’s Amazon.co.uk Big Deal:
Live and Let Die
From Russia With Love
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.
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
Duncton Quest, by William Horwood (Duncton Chronicles 2) at 99p
The Salmon of Doubt, by Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently 3) at 99p:
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.
>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.
Jeff Noon's A Man of Shadows £0,99 at https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/a-man-of-shadows/ (also at other retailers via Bookbub).
Also on Nook (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-traitor-baru-cormorant-seth-dickinson/1120919349?ean=9781466875128), together with:
All the Birds in the Sky: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-the-birds-in-the-sky-charlie-jane-anders/1121725342?ean=9781466871120#/
My Real Children: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-real-children-jo-walton/1116931447?ean=9781466800793
The Martian, by Andy Weir is 99p in todays Daily Deal:
A Darker Shade of Magic is free this month (until June 16, 2018) in the Tor.com eBook Club https://www.tor.com/2018/06/12/download-a-free-ebook-of-a-darker-shade-of-magic-by-v-e-schwab-before-june-16-2018/
Looks like The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester is on sale at Audible US today.
>262 divinenanny: Note that this series has previously been included in various Amazon deals so check whether you've already got it.
>264 Maddz: I personally have a hard copy, but always like an extra eBook for reading comfort
>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?
>266 Maddz:, Ah yes. I don't do Amazon deals (I like my ebooks DRM free and ePub flavoured...)
>269 divinenanny: That's why I use Calibre with the appropriate plug-in to manage my ebooks...
>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...
>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.
>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.
>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
>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.
>276 Maddz: Agreed! Plus, they're usually cheaper, and you never have to dust them. 😊
>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. ;).
Amazon UK Daily Deal:
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett is 99p
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! :)
Ian M Banks Consider Phlebas is 99p in today's Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
Philip Pullman Northern Lights is 99p in today's Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal
Note that this is a repeat deal.
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.
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
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.
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.
>291 YouKneeK: I snagged this one this morning. It sounds great, but ARGH! Why does it seem like is everything part of a series?
>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... ;)
>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.
>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'.
Didn't Tor give us that first Murderbot for free in April? I have to bump that up the TBR stack.
>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(
>298 humouress: Pssssst, they don't check it if you fib your country of origin.... Don't tell anyone!
Jen Williams' The Ninth Rain is 0.99€ on Amz.fr at the moment, maybe discounted at other places as well.
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