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Posts Tagged ‘Cherie Priest’

Humble eBook Bundle Returns with Cory Doctorow & Cherie Priest

The Humble eBook Bundle has returned, letting readers pay what they want for a science fiction collection worth over $70. The video embedded above explains how the bundle will help support both authors and charity.

Readers have two weeks to buy the bundle that includes Little Brother by Cory DoctorowBoneshaker by Cherie PriestSpin by Robert Charles Wilson and Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. Last year, the first Humble eBook Bundle counted more than $1 million in sales. Check it out:

If a buyer decides to pay more than the average at the time of purchase, they will also receive: The Last Unicorn: Deluxe Edition by Peter Beagle, the fantasy classic, now stuffed with a ton of extras. Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton, an honest and heartfelt memoir by the well-known Star Trek actor . We’ve been working hard to make sure all of the books are available DRM-free in PDF, ePub (open ebook standard), and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats, suitable for a wide range of eBook readers, mobile devices, and desktop computers.

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What Is Steampunk?

The next time somebody asks you “What is steampunk?” just show them the trailer for the upcoming documentary, Vintage Tomorrows. (embedded above).

The documentary already includes authors Cherie Priest and Cory Doctorow, so we look forward to the parts about steampunk books. This GalleyCat editor has found himself stumbling to explain the word “steampunk” in the past, a unique blend of science fiction, historical fiction and crazy creativity.

Here’s more about the movie: “Trailer for the coming future casting documentary ‘Vintage Tomorrows’ about what Steampunk can teach us about the future.”

Hugo Award Nominees Announced

hugoaward.pngOver the weekend, the nominees for the Hugo Awards were announced.

Here’s more about the prize: “The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.”

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The Cityby China Mieville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

More nominees after the jump…

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