✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 4
This is a continuation of the topic ✬ Get yer red hot bargains here! ✬ Part 3.
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A ton of Science Fiction and Fantasy on sale here, until midnight tonight only:
I have to come back later in the day for a closer look.
I just received an eReaderIQ alert that Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood has dropped to $2.99 on the U.S. Amazon site.
I grabbed this one myself as it’s been on my list and I haven’t caught it on sale before.
>6 YouKneeK: Thanks for the heads up. I snagged it as well. I had taken this one out of the library several years ago and it languished on my night stand. Looks like I have book two in a hard copy from a library used book sale.
John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos is 99p in today's Amazon.co.uk Kindle Daily Deal: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chrysalids-Penguin-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B002RI9VGM/...
>1 clamairy: :( They don't even sell those here... I'm glad Open Road is often included in Humble Bundles
Some Amazon UK deals:
John Scalzi's The End of All Things (Old Man's War #6) for £0.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0106BQLM8
Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies (Discworld #14) for £1.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00354YA2C
David Gemmell's The Swords of Night and Day (Drenai #11) for £1.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B003NX6Y7Y
Steven Erikson's Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8) for £1.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031RS6MI
Usually members only get to pick one, but in honor of Prime Day today Amazon is giving away all six of this month's First Reads books to all Prime Members here:
>11 clamairy: Of course it's in a month where I haven't picked any yet, as none of them are really grabbing me...
I thought one or two looked okay.* It's easy enough to delete them! :o)
*The ratings here on LT, though they are few in number, are quite good for a couple of them. I took a pass on the kids book, but I might snag that anyway. Will probably have lots of younger house guests once I move.
Tor.com has a new collection of their best non-fiction articles of the last 10 years. Free to download (for now, previous collections are free for a limited time and pretty cheap afterwards): https://www.tor.com/2018/07/17/download-rocket-fuel/ (Downloadable from all major eBook outlets I believe, I got it from Google despite Google not being mentioned in the article).
The U.S. Amazon site has Perdido Street Station by China Miéville for $1.99 on the Kindle Daily Deal today.
>14 divinenanny: Thanks for the heads-up about the tor.com collection. I always enjoy their articles.
I just received an eReaderIQ alert that the U.S. Amazon site has Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson on sale for $1.99. This has been on my list to try for a while and I’ve never seen it go on sale before.
>21 Maddz: I am a Mathematics geek, so I that's why I snagged it. (In both print & ink.)
Mort, book 4 of Discworld is discounted to 99p in today’s Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
Today's Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk is 8 titles by Brandon Sanderson:
The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1)
Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2)
Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3)
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3)
The Bands of Mourning (A Mistborn novel)
Shadows of Self (A Mistborn novel)
All are priced at 99p.
>24 Maddz: Wow, very nice!
I don’t see anything nearly so exciting on the U.S. site today, but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North is $1.99 on the U.S. Daily Kindle Deal. I recently read my first book by the author, Touch, and was very impressed, so I snagged this. I probably won’t read it until next year, though. I like to let some time pass between reading unrelated books by the same author.
Audible is having a Sci Fi and Fantasy sale. Lots of good stuff on sale.
>24 Maddz: Thanks. Most of them are discounted on the .fr site as well.
Gollancz appear to be cutting prices on their ebook collections (mostly mysteries); if you search Amazon.co.uk for Gollancz collection, you'll come up with a lot:
The Dune collection was in the Christmas sale last year, so check you haven't already got it.
There's another Charlaine Harris collection - the Harper Connelly series: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harper-Con...lbr_books_authors_browse-bin:Charlaine+Har...
Some of her crime series are also in the sale, and are of interest because they all seem to intersect in the Midnight Texas series.
The Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance for £3.99
10 titles in the Xeelee Sequence by Stephen Baxter for £3.99:
(Note that the Destiny's Children series are a separate entry as well as included here.)
Time's Tapestry by Stephen Baxter at £3.99:
10 titles in the Psy-changling series by Nalini Singh for £3.99
The Confluence Trilogy by Paul McAuley for £3.99
The best way to look is to search Amazon for 'Gollancz collection' - about half the results are stand-alones, but the rest appear to include some rather good bargains.
And also Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards Sequence for £3.99:
Juliet McKenna The Green Man's Heir is 99p on Amazon.co.uk today:
Some crazy omnibus editions on Amazon UK for only £3.99!
Frank Herbert's original 6 Dune books, collected: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A7C9EVM
Joe Abercrombie's first 6 First Law World books, collected: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F0LUUTA
Scott Lynch's first 3 Gentleman Bastard books, collected: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B019CSNPQQ
Chris Wooding's complete 4-book Tales of the Ketty Jay: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HRQYOC4
James Barclay's 7 Raven books, collected: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B005SZ1OMK
>35 saltmanz: Those also seem to be part of the same promotion of omnibuses :
Elantris / Warbreaker / The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
The Braided Path by Chris Wooding
Lyonesse by Jack Vance
A memory of flames by Stephen Deas
Conan by Robert E. Howard
And single books lowered in price :
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
>38 saltmanz: No idea - there wasn't anything on the Gollancz website about any promotion, but it's not confined to SF&F; crime fiction omnibuses are included as well. We're wondering whether it's a new price point for back list titles.
Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal: The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch is 99p for today only:
(but check >30 Maddz: & >35 saltmanz: as the omnibus of the 3 novels in The Gentleman Bastard Sequence is priced at £3.99)
>34 saltmanz: Looks like that deal is still going strong as I picked it up today :) Thanks!
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery is on sale at US Audible today for $3.95. I purchased it based on a few recommendations here. Who knows when I will have a chance to listen to it though.
I don't know if it's still on, and I'm at work where Amazon is blocked, but last night I picked up Less, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Andrew Sean Greer for $3.99 for the Kindle version last night.
It's pretty funny so far.
>44 ScoLgo: It is tempting, but I checked and I've got the majority (not all) of those stories in other ebook anthologies...
>45 saltmanz: I ended up getting it. Even though I have the book in print, the kindle version has a small handful of extra essays that were worth two bucks to me to have at hand.
Do you have Paradises Lost elsewhere? That one and the title story are the standouts in my opinion. Even more so than the very good Hainish tales.
>46 ScoLgo: Upon further inspection, I have half of them. Those I do not have are: Unchosen Love, Mountain Ways, Solitude, and The Birthday of the World.
I'm still tempted. I'll probably pull the trigger if it's still $2 at the end of the week.
Ooh, I've been wanting Beren and Luthien...and it's also a deal on Barnes and Noble, for us non-Kindle users.
>52 saltmanz: I hope you enjoy it. It is one of those books I really don't want to reread because I live in fear of the suck fairy.
In the UK Kindle Daily Deal:
Patrick Rothfuss: The Slow Regard of Silent Things: A Kingkiller Novella is 99p today.
Also also, there's a Kickstarter going on right now for a new Apex Magazine anthology titled
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance
You can get the ebook for $5:
The September Amazon.co.uk Kindle Monthly deal has been posted:
Rotherweird, by Andrew Caldecott (book 1 of Rotherweird) is 99p
The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey (book 3 of Dragonriders of Pern - n.b. not the publication order) is 99p
Broken Homes, by Ben Aaronovitch (book 4 of Rivers of London) is 99p REPEAT DEAL
The Atrocity Archives, by Charles Stross (book 1 of The Laundry Files) is 99p possibly a REPEAT DEAL
Legend (Drenai book 1) and Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell are 99p each
Two Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix are both 99p: Lirael and Clariel REPEAT DEAL
The Masked City, by Genevieve Cogman (book 2 of The Invisible Library) is 99p REPEAT DEAL
The Magus, by John Fowles is £1.99
The Girl in the Tower, by Katherine Arden (book 2 of Winternights) is £1.99
The Reality Dysfunction, by Peter F Hamilton (book 1 of Nights Dawn) is 99p
Interesting Times, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld 17) is £1.99
Just had an eReaderIQ alert for Amazon.co.uk:
The Diamond Throne, by David Eddings (book 1 of The Elenium) is now 99p:
There are a few books on U.S. Amazon’s Daily Kindle Deal that may be of interest to somebody:
Red Rising by Pierce Brown - $1.99
The Fireman by Joe Hill - $2.99
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood - $1.99
I’ve read Red Rising and wasn’t a huge fan. It’s not bad, just a bit derivative/formulaic. A lot of people love it though, and the series does improve some as it goes on. I was tempted by the Atwood book, but decided against it. It’s the third book in a trilogy and I have the first book on my Kindle, but I haven’t read it yet, so I don’t know if I’ll enjoy it enough to make it to the third book.
In today's Amazon.co.uk Kindle Daily Deal:
His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman, the complete trilogy is £2.99
Todays Big Deal on Amazon.co.uk is 6 books by Joe Abercrombie:
The Blade Itself (The First Law book 1)
Before They Are Hanged (The First Law book 2)
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law book 3)
Best Served Cold (World of the First Law book 1)
The Heroes (World of the First Law book 2)
Red Country (World of the First Law book 3)
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter is 99p on Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal today:
Iain M Banks The Player of Games (The Culture book 2) is 99p today on Amazon.co.uk
>72 Maddz: Woe! No digital copy, on sale or otherwise, available in the US! ...I would have snapped that up.
>77 MyriadBooks: . I have the same reaction for Glen Cook in the UK. Apart from the collection of the first 3, the rest of the Black Company books aren't available in the UK - but they're available elsewhere in the EU. Grrr.
The Cleanup by John Skipp and Craig Spector is on Amazon today for 99cents!
"After witnessing the monstrous murder of a young woman, Billy makes an otherworldly bargain — one that he doesn’t fully understand."
I don't often see Skipp & Spector books offered anywhere; they aren't easy to find. I've read this one and a few others - they are a bit gory but entertaining.
Cixin Liu Death’s End (The Three Body Problem is 99p on Amazon.co.uk today:
Note that this is a repeat deal.
(And today’s Big Deal are 12 Inspector Rebus titles by Ian Rankin, also 99p each:
>83 Darth-Heather: You almost got me... LOL I'm trying so hard not to buy anything right now. I'm barely reading, and my kindle is groaning with TBRs.
he October monthly deals have been posted on Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:
Foxglove Summer, by Ben Aaronovitch at 99p (Rivers of London book 5
Probably a repeat deal
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury at £1.49
The Burning Page, by Genevieve Cogman (The Invisible Library book 3 at 99p
Probably a repeat
Silver Silence, by Nalini Singh (The Psy-Changeling Trinity Series book 1 at 99p
2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C Clarke at 99p
Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega book 1) at 99p
Magic Study, by Maria V Snyder (Chronicles of Ixia book 2 at £1.49
The Rogues of the Republic books 1-3, by Patrick Weekes are 99p each
Book 1 is probably a repeat, book 2 may be as well
The Amazon Autumn Sale includes the following (oddly the link on the Daily Deal page has been replaced by a link for the Super Thursday sale...)
Sea of Rust, by C Robert Cargill is 99p
The Horse Lord, by Peter Morwood (The Book of Years 1) is 99p
The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black is 99p
Complete, by Vera Nazarian (The Atlantis Grail book 2) is 99p
Authority, by Jeff Vandermeer (The Southern Reach book 2) is £1.99
The Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris are 99p each:
The House with a Clock in It's Walls, by John Bellairs is 99p
Iron and Magic, by Ilona Andrews (book 1 of The Iron Covenant) is 99p today on Amazon.co.uk
Jim Butcher The Dresden Files books 1-5 are 99p each in today's Amazon.co.uk Big Deal:
Note that the first 2 are repeat deals.
The U.S. Amazon site has Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson for $1.99 on today’s Kindle Daily Deal.
For Amazon Prime members, at least in the U.S.A., Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, for free.
>91 MrsLee: Yes, thank you. That's one I haven't read yet and can use.
Several retailers incl. Angry Robot have Quietus by Tristan Palmgren for GBP 0,99/USD 0,99 or local equivalent.
ETA: Infinity's End, the seventh and last 'Infinity' anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan is USD 0,99 at several retailers, at least on Google. Incl. Google NL, so other countries too probably.
The U.S. Amazon site has N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms for $2.99 on the Kindle Daily Deal. I grabbed this one myself.
Silent Hall by N. S. Dolkart (an Angry Robot book) is free today at various outlets: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2018/10/breach-the-peace-silent-hall-by-n-s-dolk...
>107 clamairy:, You're welcome. You know what, I've got another one ;)
The Ark by Patrick S. Tomlinson (Also from Angry Robot) is free today at various outlets: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2018/10/epic-deep-space-freebie-the-ark-today/
The second part in the series, Trident's Forge is £ 3,50 (https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/tridents-forge-patrick-s-tomlinson/)
As is the third part, Children of the Divide (also £ 3,50) (https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/children-of-the-divide/)
Further more, the second part in the N. S. Dolkart Godserfs series, Among the Fallen is £ 3,50 (https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/fantasy/among-the-fallen)
It's also Matthew de Abaitua's birthday, so some works by him are on sale for £ 1,99:
The Red Men - https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/the-red-men/ (US/Canada only for £ 2,60)
If Then - https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/if-then/
The Destructives - https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/shop/sf/the-destructives/
>117 saltmanz: I almost snagged it, but it's the second in a series! :o(
>118 clamairy: Kinda, but not really. The "first" book is just a prequel novella. The "second" book can be read totally on its own (as I did.)
The U.S. Amazon site has Kraken by China Miéville for $1.99 on today’s Kindle Daily Deal.
>119 saltmanz: Okay. I am sorely tempted. Plus I have digital credits I need to use. (So it would be free!)
I just noticed that each book in the Stormlight Archives is $2.99 for Kindle US! That is going to make those sooo much easier to read when I'm ready for them :)
>122 Narilka: Thanks! I have the first book in paperback (HUGE!) but this was too good to pass up--the trilogy for $8.97.
>122 Narilka: Thank you! I'd already bought the first two, so I am happy to get the 3rd for such a great price. :o)
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin is 0.99€ on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well today.
>125 Jarandel: All 3 books of The Passage Trilogy are in the Amazon.co.uk November monthly deal at 99p each.
Good Heavens, Lee! That's as old as the road to Rome! Kindle makes sense; paper copies are rapidly heading to the status of rare antiques.
The U.S. Amazon site has The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham for $2.99 on today’s daily deal. For what it’s worth, I really enjoyed that entire epic fantasy series.
>132 divinenanny: I hope this sale presages the release of the next Waterborne book--I really enjoyed the first two.
Today's Amazon.co.uk Kindle Daily Deal includes Summerland, by Hannu Rajaniemi at 99p:
>134 Marissa_Doyle: That is usually Angry Robots MO, so here's to hoping :D
All four of E R Eddison's fantasies - the Zimiamvian Trllogy, and The Worm Ouroboros, are now freely available at the FadedPage:
Eddison died in 1945, so he's out of copyright in life+70 countries (which include the UK).
Not a bargain per se, but I'm clearing out my grandma's bookshelves and she was an avid reader of Juliet Marillier, Barbara Erskine, Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett. If you have a keen desire for some first edition hardbacks and either live in London or are prepared to pay postage, they are looking for a new home for further rereading :)
The Gollancz edition of Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees is currently 0.99€ on Amz.fr and maybe other places as well.
The Bear and the Nightingale is $1.99 today. I was about to buy it when I decided to check my Libby app first, and I saw that not only did my library have it but it was available for immediate download.
Sorry, Amazon! Today I'll let my tax dollars do their thing. :o)
An extremely good value for money bundle: 22 books including Tim Powers, Dave Duncan, 2 John Brunner, Harlan Ellison, Pamela Sargent, Cecelia Holland, Liz Williams and others.
Note that one book isn't available to download in the UK, so you'll need to use something like TunnelBear to get it.
Glad to finally see another SF bundle up on Humble Bundle :D
Yeah, it's refreshing, especially when there's something good: there's at least 2 print books going (although I may put the Tim Powers into store as it's the 1st edition ppbk), and 7 authors I'd actually read. Makes a change from StoryBundle - which usually features authors I've never heard of.
Storybundle used to have some known authors (I got the Haikasoru, Story Collections and VanderMeer bundles back in 2015/2016). Right now it's just indie authors. Some famous ones (Kevin J. Anderson comes to mind) but most unknown. And my reading time is precious, and I just.... don't take a chance on unknown writers. I need reviews, awards, recommendations.
Humble Bundle on the other hand is my number one acquisition source :D
>148 Maddz: >149 divinenanny:
Yeah, I've grabbed like two StoryBundles ever. (The Apex World SF and Haikasoru ones.) The indie author thing just does not appeal to me anymore. Plus StoryBundle is $5 for 4 books, whereas Humble Bundle you can usually get 6-10 books for $1. (Or double that for $8 as opposed to SB's $15.)
>148 Maddz: Where does it indicate print books? I must be missing something as I am only seeing e-books in that bundle...?
Thanks for linking this BTW... I already have print copies of just about everything Tim Powers has written but have always wanted to pick up a copy of Brunner's The Sheep Look Up so am rather tempted by this...
>150 saltmanz: I've had 7 StoryBundles when there's been sufficient I want that makes getting the rest of the bundle a trivial add-on - which generally means at least 3 or 4 books. If there's only 1 or 2 books that catch my eye, I don't bother - it's usually cheaper to pay full-price at Amazon. I've had 11 book bundles from HumbleBundle (12 if you include the White Wolf RPG bundle).
Of course, that is by far out-weighed by the 38 Bundles of Holding I've acquired over the years (plus 4 resurrections)...
I'm at 3 Storybundles and 15 Humble Bundles. I hadn't heard of Bundle of Holding, but that's only RPG? Or do they ever have like a fantasy/SF bundle (regular fiction)?
I think what Maddz means is that the eBooks in the bundle replace a couple of her print books, freeing up room for more. Humble Bundle is (nearly?) always only ebooks (DRM free, usually in ePub, Mobi and PDF formats).
>153 divinenanny: Yes, the ebooks in the bundle usually (but not invariably) replace the print edition. Over the past few years, I’ve replaced over 500 print books...
The U.S. Amazon site has 156 Kindle books on today’s daily deal. Here’s the link if people want to look for themselves and see if anything interests them.
These are a few I noticed that might be of interest:
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin - $2.99
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson - $2.99
All three Grisha books, starting with Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - $2.99 each.
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer - $3.99.
The U.S. Amazon site has 493 Kindle e-books on sale for the Kindle Daily Deal, from various genres. So this is definitely a case where you should just go browse the list yourself if you’re interested. :)
I only had time to skim the first 5 pages and I have to leave for work now, but here are a few that stood out to me as possibly being of interest on the pages I had time to look at:
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu - $2.99
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - $2.99
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood - $2.99
Artemis by Andy Weir - $2.99
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - $2.99
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders - $2.99
1984 by George Orwell - $2.99
Head On by John Scalzi - $2.99
The U.S. Amazon site has The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner for $1.99.
This is one of the bleakest things I’ve ever read. Save it for spring or summer when you can read it outside and breathe fresh air and see green, growing things…
Edited to add: This is on the daily deal, so it's probably only available at this price today.
The December Monthly Deals are up at Amazon.co.uk. Of interest are:
Making Money, by Terry Pratchett (Discworld 36) at £1.99
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern (Vintage Magic 5) at £1.99
(Note that this is a repeat deal)
Win, by Vera Nazerian (The Atlantis Grail 3) at 99p
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (The Founders 1) at 99p
Revenger, by Alistair Reynolds at 99p
Wildfire, by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy 1) at 99p
(Note that this is a repeat deal)
Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels 1) at 99p
Magic Bleeds, by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels 4) at 99p
Magic Slays, by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels 5 ) at 99p
Dragonsinger, by Anne McCaffrey (Pern: Harper Hall 2) at £1.99
Acceptance, by Jeff VanderMeer (Southern Reach 3) at £1.99
(I think this is a repeat deal)
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norman Juster at 99p
Weaveworld, by Clive Barker at 99p
(Note that this is a repeat deal)
Shift, by Hugh Howey (Wool 2) at £1.99
(I think this is a repeat deal)
Dark Eden, by Chris Beckett at £2.59
(I think this is a repeat deal)
American City, by Chris Beckett at £2.59
(I think this is a repeat deal)
Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zhen Cho at £1.19
Jade City, by Fonda Lee at 99p
Amazon.fr and most likely other online stores as well have a number or #1 and #2 in some fantasy series or trilogies in French from Bragelonne and its imprints (french authors and translations of english-speaking ones) at 0.99€.
Picked Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan, Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling and Half the world by Joe Abercrombie among others.
The U.S. Amazon site has a lot of Tolkien books on today’s daily Kindle deal. It looks like they’re all $2.99 each to purchase. This includes the well-known works like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but there’s a lot of other stuff too.
They’re selling the “One Volume” omnibus version of The Lord of the Rings for $2.99 and the individual books in the trilogy for $2.99 each, so it would probably make more sense to buy the omnibus for $3 than the individual books for $9. I know that’s obvious, but I wanted to mention it in case somebody didn’t even notice the omnibus was on the list.
>161 YouKneeK: Thanks for this. I don't always check the deals. I've already bought a bunch of Tolkien for my kindle, but I'm sure there a few I've missed.
I snagged the kindle version of The Fall of Gondolin which I bought in hardcover just a few months ago. Might have to read that one on my tablet because it's illustrated.
Orbit has a sale on for the books by their ten new authors of 2018. All books are GBP 1,99 or EUR 1,99 (probably $1,99 too) on Kindle, Google Play, eBooks.com, iBooks & Kobo.
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz - winner of the LAMBDA, nominated for Locus, Nebula, Tiptree and more
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Everything About You by Heather Child
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
One Of Us by Craig Dilouie
Rosewater by Tade Thompson - winner of the NOMMO
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides
Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
See also (with book trailers):
US Amazon has When Books Went to War for 2.99 on Kindle today. That was a bullet for me by someone either here or in TBSL group.
In today's last minute deals on Amazon.co.uk are:
The Dispossessed, by Ursula K LeGuin at 99p
The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K LeGuin at 99p
Rendevous with Rama, by Arthur C Clarke at 99p
Roadside Picnic, by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky at 99p
The U.S. Amazon site has 56 SF&F e-books on sale today. There are lots of familiar titles, so it’s probably easiest if I just give the link because I'm sure I won't list all the ones that might interest everybody.
These are a few that stood out to me:
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky for $2.99.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie for $2.99.
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang for $1.99.
Rosewater by Tade Thompson for $2.99.
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi for $2.99.
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson for $1.99.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill for $2.99.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis for $2.99.
Anathem by Neal Stephenson for $3.99.
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley for $2.99.
Starfish by Peter Watts for $2.99.
John Le Carré A Small Town in Germany is 99p in today's Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
I have no idea if it works retro-actively, but in the Tor.com publishing newsletter that I received yesterday I got The Armoured Saint by Myke Cole for free. I don't know if you will also get it if you subscribe today.
Also, Tor.com announced a new short fiction newsletter that promises short fiction in various formats (I hope ePub) bi-monthly via e-mail.
I saw it on BookBub too on Google and Kobo (still US only though :()
The Chronicles of the Black Company, by Glen Cook is 99p in today’s Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
This is the first omnibus and collects The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose. Hopefully the other collected volumes will turn up in UK Kindle (annoyingly they’re available in Europe not here).
The U.S. Amazon site has some best sellers on their daily Kindle deal today. It isn’t a huge sale, and I doubt I’m listing everything that might be of interest, so here’s the link if you want to check for yourself.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - $2.99
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - $2.99
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown - $3.99
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - $1.99 (I think I've seen people in our group talking about this? Can't remember if they liked it or not.)
There are also some children’s books, including a few Roald Dahl books I grew up with like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
>176 YouKneeK: A Discovery... seems to be fairly widely read, it was meh for me but should be OK for those who enjoy the paranormal romance genre more than I usually do.
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan (book 1 of The Wheel of Time) is 99p in today’s Amazon.co.uk Daily Deal:
Note that this is a repeat deal.
The U.S. Amazon site has the January monthly Kindle deals up. I saw a few that might be of interest:
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb - $1.99 (in case anybody else out there is reading the Elderlings series and hasn’t gotten to this one yet.)
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North - $2.99
Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett - $1.99
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler - $1.99
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany - $1.99
The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks - $2.99
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin - $2.49
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells - $2.85
Reamde by Neal Stephenson - $1.99
The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski - $2.99 (in the Witcher series)
There are also a few others that people on Goodreads posted about being on sale that I didn’t see on the daily or monthly deals, so I’m not sure where they found them or how long the sales will last, but I did confirm they were on sale as of this moment:
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - $1.99
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - $1.99
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson - $1.99
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson - $1.99
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin - $1.99
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett - $1.99
The January Amazon.co.uk Kindle Monthly Deals are up; of interest are:
Two from Terry Pratchett, both at £1.99:
Small Gods (Discworld 13)
Wintersmith (Wee Free Men 3)
Revelation Space, by Alistair Reynolds at 99p:
This is probably a repeat deal.
Dragondrums, by Anne McCaffrey (Pern: Harper Hall 3) at 99p
The Sudden Appearance of Hope, by Claire North at 99p
Cyberstealth, by S N Lewitt is $2.99 in the Phoenix Pick weekly deal today:
Note that the link takes you directly to the cart; the deal isn't listed on the website. (Neither is S N Lewitt - her books run at around £6.99 on Amazon.)
There's a couple of anthologies in the deal as well:
Robots the recent a.i. $2.99
Trope-ing the Light Fantastic $3.99
A couple of Lavie Tidhar alternate history novels on sale at Amazon.co.uk:
The Violent Century at 99p
A Man Lies Dreaming at £.199
It looks like Hodder & Stoughton may have a sale on:
I saw the Mary Stewart Crystal Cave series at various fairly inexpensive prices (99p - £2.99)...
I think I mentioned this before but Tor.com promoted it again today:
Basically if you sign up to the newsletter, you get (a selection of?) their short fiction in a readable format (probably mobi, pdf and epub, drm free) every two months.
I don't know why, but I don't read short fiction online, but these are like mini-anthologies so I think I will be much better in reading those.
The UK VAT rules on small press ebooks have changed and it is now generally cheaper to buy indie titles direct from the publisher rather than through the usual outlets (the Big River etc).
Here's a bargain for the Tales of Einarinn by Juliet E McKenna: the omnibus of all 5 novels + the short story collection is £7.99 until the end of January. The 5 individual novels are £2.35 (also discounted). They can be found here: https://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/
The Only Harmless Great Thing is Tor.com's free eBook of the month: https://ebookclub.tor.com/
I read it last year, and while I gave it four stars (which is about average for me), it is one of those works that has stayed with me and that I give five stars in retrospect for the ideas in the story. Do get it, it is short but packs a punch.
The U.S. Amazon site has The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin on the Kindle Daily Deal for $2.99.
The U.S. Amazon site has The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis on the Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99.
I grabbed this one myself as I've been wanting to get to this series in the near future.
Mark Smylie’s The Barrow is currently $1.19/£1.49 on the appropriate Amazon:
Be warned though - there’s a fair amount of what my partner referred to as gratuitous sex (but it is The Known Worlds after all).
A bundle of new short stories from Tor.com is available for free here (ePUB, MOBI, PDF): https://www.tor.com/2019/01/30/download-the-january-february-2019-tor-com-short-...
The Jan-Feb 2019 Tor.com Short Fiction bundle includes NEW stories from:
Mary Robinette Kowal
Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company (trilogy omnibus) for $2.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B009WUG56M (CA)
Neal Stephenson's Reamde for $1.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B004XVN0WW (CA)
Kindle Monthly Deals for February:
GRRM's Wild Cards I for $1.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B003P8OZ0U (CA)
GRRM's Wild Cards II: Aces High for $1.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B005FWORYS (CA)
GRRM's Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild for $1.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B00AEC9IUM (CA)
Seabury Quinn's The Devil's Rosary (Complete Jules de Grandin, Volume 2) for $1.99: http://amazon.com/dp/B01N5TVYPJ
And at Amazon UK:
Steven Erikson's Reaper's Gale for £1.99: http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0031RS6PA
Recently stumbled upon a site that has free books available (can't get more of a bargain than that, right?) that might not be as commonly known say as Gutenberg so thought I'd share here.
There's a selection of eBooks featuring such authors as Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and many more.
There's also audio books for your delectation.
Some entries will available online but there's many that you can download in varying formats.
This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.