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.


  1. Just finished reading Bypass Gemini and wanted to let you know that I read it in a day. This was not because I am a speed reader but because I couldn’t put it down. I purchased it as part of a Story Bundle and couldn’t be happier. Can’t wait to start Unstable Prototypes. Your character development was impressive and had me hooked from the start. You are very talented in terms of science fiction and can’t wait to read the rest of your books!

    1. Wow! Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m really proud to be part of the first StoryBundle and I’m thrilled that, as a result, you discovered and enjoyed my story. I hope you enjoy Unstable Prototypes, along with all of the other books in the bundle. Thanks for reading!

  2. Yes!! Nathan, you’ll enjoy Unstable Prototypes just as much, if not more than the first. Who was your fav character? I’ve never been into sci-fi, but wanted to give these a try because I enjoyed Mr. Lallo’s trilogy so much. Loved them, and can’t say enough good things about them. Super thrilled they’re getting some attention. 🙂

  3. Like Nathan I picked up Bypass Gemini via Story Bundle. In fact, it was the sample from Bypass Gemini that made me decide to purchase the bundle. I am very glad I purchased the bundle just for this book. And I look forward to reading Unstable Prototypes. The characters were quite enjoyable as was the story. I’ve now picked up The Book of Deacon. While I’m not a huge fantasy fan, given how much I enjoyed Bypass Gemini, I have to give it a read. Thanks very much, nice to find a new author to enjoy.

    1. Hi! Many thanks. I’m glad my book convinced you to pick up the bundle, and that it lived up to your expectations. The Book of Deacon stuff is a lot different, but all of the people who I’ve heard from who liked it also liked the sci-fi, so let’s hope that’s the case vice versa. Thanks again!

  4. Hi Joseph,

    I have so far read all of the Deacon series including Jade. I absolutely loved the characters and the story. I did find some errors and excessive use of the word fairly but I was hooked on the books and sad when they ended. I am currently a computer animation student and as side project I was thinking of modeling some of the characters for fun. =) If I ever get around to it I’ll send you some render images.
    Anyhow, I’m moving onto Bypass Gemini and I hope it’s just as good!

    Keep on writing!

    1. Hi Ursula,

      I’m glad to hear you finished the series (including the often overlooked Jade). My apologies for the errors, and my tendency to latch onto certain words a bit more than I ought to from time to time. Absolutely send me a render if you decide to model any of the characters. If you check out this post, you’ll see I’ve tinkered with modeling in the past. It, like most things, isn’t an area of expertize, but I’m fascinated by those who can do it well.

      I hope you enjoy Bypass Gemini. It is much different from the Fantasy stuff, but the fans who have given them a try all seem to have enjoyed them.

      Thanks for the comment, and thanks for reading!

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