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Posts Tagged ‘Lois McMaster Bujold’

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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Anne McCaffrey Tribute Book Coming in August

Smart Pop Books will publish Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern this August, a collection edited by the late science fiction author’s son, Todd McCaffrey.

McCaffrey died in 2011, earning tributes from around the publishing world. The new collection will feature both an essay and cover art (pictured) by Michael Whelan. Here’s more about the book, from the release:

Michael Whelan shares stories and 18 concept sketches—in a special color insert—from his longtime work on Pern cover art. Lois McMaster Bujold describes using McCaffrey as a model of the writer’s life. Mercedes Lackey discusses the Brainship universe, and what she learned about McCaffrey’s storytelling from working within it. Elizabeth Moon relates the lessons she learned from Pern’s Lessa (and from Lessa’s creator). David Brin pinpoints the primary characteristic of McCaffrey’s work: her steadfast belief that what is to come is better than what has past.