Normally around these parts we talk solely about the video games, but the people that do the frequent Humble Bundle fundraisers have put up something different this time: instead of paying what you want for several indie video games, this fundraiser is all about eBooks.
Here is the list of DRM free eBooks that you can read on anything but paper:
- Magic for Beginners – Kelly Link
- Magic for Beginners is a follow-up collection to Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen and features nine works of fantasy and light horror. Title story “Magic for Beginners” has won both the 2006 Nebula Award and 2006 Locus Award for best novella. Another story, “The Faery Handbag” has won several awards, including the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
- Stranger Things Happen – Kelly Link
- Stranger Things Happen is a collection of eleven magical stories by fantastic Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Kelly Link.
- Invasion – Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, and Cody Martin
- Presented in its unabridged form, this modern military superhero saga chronicles the battle between Earth’s superheroes and a transdimensional Third Reich. Invasion is book one of the Secret World Chronicle, and comes packed with bonus content, including several short stories also taking place in the Secret World universe.
- Zoo City – Lauren Beukes
- Taking place in an alternative version of South African town Johannesburg, Zinzi December, a former journalist, has a sloth on her back and a knack for finding things. Using her abilities and also dealing with a dirty online 419 scam habit, Zinzi discovers one of her clients has turned up dead, and must use her skills to seek out and find the hardest thing of all: the truth.
Zoo City is the winner of the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award and 2010 Kitschies Red Tentacle for best novel.
- Pump Six – Paolo Bacigalupi
- Pump Six and Other Stories features eleven stories following Nebula Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi’s work, including Hugo-nominated “Yellow Card Man” and Sturgeon Award-winning story “The Calorie Man.”
- Pirate Cinema – Cory Doctorow
- In this dystopian near-future in Britain, downloading movies is more illegal than ever. The resulting fallout causes sixteen-year-old Trent McCauley, a youth with a passion for creating new movies from downloaded ones, to run away from home. In his journey, Trent meets many who are intent on fighting a bill that would further criminalize internet creativity. In Pirate Cinema, learn what a sixteen-year-old and a powerful film can accomplish against a corrupt Parliament.
And if you pay above average:
- Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
- Humanity has expanded to the stars and discovered that other habitable planets are not only scarce, but contested by alien races. The Colonial Defense Force only accepts people of retirement age, who are given a new body and a guarantee of an easy life after two years of service. John Perry, reaching 75, decides to enlist, not cognizant of the struggles ahead, and unaware of what he’ll become. Old Man’s War is a Hugo award-nominated sci-fi epic, and the first book in the Old Man’s War universe.
- Signal to Noise – Neil Gaiman + Dave McKean
- Signal to Noise examines the relationship of one man’s internal apocalypse to that of a film he will no longer have time to make. Written by four-time Hugo Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and beautifully illustrated by World Fantasy Award-winner Dave McKean, this profound graphic novel has never before been available in digital format. Additional extras include three short stories by McKean, one of which also written by Gaiman.
Right now the average price is ~$12, if you are curious. Get in on the action before the deal is gone in two weeks!