I’ve been doing a lot of teasing of something big and mysterious coming up. From a tweet expressing undisclosed sources of excitement to the vague promise of more big announcements, I have been uncharacteristically aloof with my fans. Well, I can finally let the cat out of the bag. I am part of the inaugural bundle for a new site called StoryBundle. Gamers will probably be familiar with the fabulously successful Humble Bundle that serves as the inspiration for StoryBundle, but for the uninitiated, here’s how it works. A handful of indie products are gathered, in this case novels, and for a limited time you can name your own price to purchase the set, splitting the payment between the site, the artists, and charity. This has been done with video games and music, so why not books?
StoryBundle is being run by Jason Chen, a blogger of some renown, and I was fortunate enough to have been selected as one of five authors for The Big Bang Bundle. Now, I know most of you who are looking at this post are fans because of my fantasy series, but StoryBundle is a rare opportunity for my science fiction stories to step forward. And that’s right, I said stories. Bypass Gemini is a part of the standard bundle, but if you pay above the bonus threshold, you’ll also get its sequel, Unstable Prototypes.
Much as I’m thrilled to be a part of this bundle, it wouldn’t be much of a bundle if I was the only one in it. I have got the humbling honor of being hoisted to the level of four other highly talented indie authors. Joseph Nassise is contributing The Heretic, Lou Hood is offering Journey to Hart’s Halo, Geoffrey Morrison has got Undersea, and Michael Kayatta has included John Gone (and as a bonus, Missing Signals). Every book is available DRM free, and you can download them to load onto your own device, or if you prefer, you can have them delivered straight to your kindle.
There is a load of stuff I could say about each author, each book, and the site itself, but the bundle will be going for a few weeks, so I’m sure I’ll be doing an awful lot of talking about it in the days to come. Until then, if you’ve been thinking of reading my science fiction books but haven’t gotten around to it, now would be a great time to pick them up. You can get one or both of them, along with a stack of other great books, for just about any price you like! The bundle will run for 20 days starting August 8th and you can find it right here.