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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments This group combines a few threads that were previously on the Amazon Forums. This thread differs from the Discounted Books thread in that it is limited in Genre, and discussion of books without price drops is not discouraged.


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CBRetriever | 422 comments and I'll be the first to copy and paste my post from the other thread here:

There is an excellent sale going on over at Humble Bundles for Open Road Media Science Fiction(ends in 11 days). The chosen charity is "Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America". There are 24 books available for a minimum payment of $18 USD. I paid a bit more as per usual.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/ad...

There's also the option to send them to your Kindle via email except for the Buzz Aldrin "return to Tiber" book which is too big to send that way.

And there's a Japanese Science Fiction collection of 16 ebooks for the next 4 days for a minimum payment of $20. They are in English.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/ha...


Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments I'm going to help kick things off by posting some book links in the LitRPG genre. They are not necessarily price drops, but are usually fairly inexpensive. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman, #1) by Vasily Mahanenko
Survival Quest
$3.99

Edge of Reality (Phantom Server, #1) by Andrei Livadny
Edge of Reality
$3.99

These are the first books in trilogies or series.


Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments The Pride of Chanur (Chanur #1) by C.J. Cherryh The Pride of Chanur
The Pride of Chanur
$2.99

The first volume of the Chanur saga, set in the Alliance-Union universe, featuring the alien crew of spaceship The Pride of Chanur and the human Tully.

No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt toothed and blunt-fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company of humans―a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown―and he was a prisoner of his discoverers and captors―the sadistic, treacherous kif―until his escape onto the hani ship, The Pride of Chanur.


Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Eight Skilled Gentlemen (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #3) by Barry Hughart
Eight Skilled Gentlemen
by Barry Hughart
$1.99 was $12.99

The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox series

When a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and Number Ten Ox--accompanied by a scarred puppeteer and his shamanka daughter--on a wild chase across China. With murder, mayhem, and magic aplenty, and Chinese folklore and literary references thrown into the mix, Eight Skilled Gentlemen is a hilarious romp through Ancient China.


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Time Travelers Never Die
Time Travelers Never Die
by Jack McDevitt
$4.99 was $6.99

Many thanks Mean Mr. Mustard for setting up this list and the main discounted book list.


Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Other Worlds Than These by John Joseph Adams
Other Worlds Than These
by John Joseph Adams
$1.99 was $9.99

What if you could not only travel any location in the world, but to any possible world?

We can all imagine such “other worlds”--be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder--but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume--until now.


Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Infinity's Prism (Star Trek Myriad Universes, #1) by William Leisner
Infinity's Prism
$0.99

Echoes and Refractions (Star Trek Myriad Universes, #2) by Geoff Trowbridge
Echoes and Refractions
$0.99

Shattered Light (Star Trek Myriad Universes, #3) by Scott Pearson
Shattered Light
$0.99

I believe these were all around $5.99 before.

It's been said that for any event, there are an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow, and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate realities. In these divergent realms, known history is bent, like white light through a prism -- broken into a boundless spectrum of what-might-have-beens. But in those myriad universes, what might have been...is what actually happened.


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Keith (fishdoc) | 3 comments Jim Butcher's Dresden Files Book 8, Proven Guilty (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PC...) is currently $1.99, down from $9.99.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Stay on the Wing (The Dark Herbalist, #2) by Michael Atamanov (The Dark Herbalist Book #2) LitRPG
Stay on the Wing
$1.20, was $5.99

When Timothy finally found work as a tester for a popular online MMORPG, his lifelong dream was fulfilled. And now, he earns money (and pretty good money, at that) just for doing what he loves – playing a beautiful and realistic computer game. But he isn't some typical run-of-the-mill player, like the millions of others. Timothy is truly capable and talented, and stands out from the crowd. In fact, the faceless masses consider him far too lucky and successful. Many players dislike him for his achievements and hunt him down ruthlessly just because they feel envious or because he looks different. So, what is he to do now when the whole world is against him, and his only allies are his beloved sister and a few trusted friends? Make peace? Sink down to their level? Or just fly ever higher on the wings of success? It's all up to Timothy!


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments The Curse of Rion Castle (The Neuro #2) by Andrei Livadny The Curse of Rion Castle(The Neuro Book #2) LitRPG Series
$2, was $3.99
Rion Castle! Alex and Enea are facing a serious test of courage if they want to keep this unique citadel built by the lost civilization of the Founder Gods. Abounding with mystery and powerful artifacts, its dungeons are a complex maze of tunnels swarming with creatures of Inferno. What's even worse, Alex's "impulse buy" risks to trigger the first clan war in the Crystal Sphere. And they don't yet know that the donjon's dark bowels harbor a nightmare about to become the new curse of Rion Castle.
In the meantime, Infosystems Corporation begins an aggressive marketing campaign pushing its state-of-the-art neuroimplants onto unsuspecting gamers. A new era of reckless destruction is looming over the real world...


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Godbody by Theodore Sturgeon
Godbody
by Theodore Sturgeon
$1.99 was $7.99

Not since the publication of "Jonathon Livingston Seagull" and "Watership Down" has there been a book that will so move, captivate, and fill one with a sense of genuine love.

From "one of the greatest writers of science fiction and fantasy who ever lived" (Stephen King) here is a masterpiece of fiction - a haunting, meaningful and at times erotic novel that describes a wonderous transformation that takes place in an American town when a charismatic, Christ-like figure mysteriously appears in its midst.

Godbody - sweetly innocent, as naked of guile as he is of worldly trappings - has returned to remind mankind of what it has lost. He will touch only a few lives before his preordained end, but they will be forever transformed. As one by one the members of a small rural town fall under Godbody's spell, the burdens that had weighed down on them disappear, and a new vision of life as it can - and should - be suddenly reveals itself to them.


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Mona Lisa Overdrive
Mona Lisa Overdrive
by William Gibson
$1.99 was $7.99

Gibson burst upon the scene in 1984 with Neuromancer, a revolutionary, innovative novel that not only gathered up just about every award in the SF field, but also virtually invented a new sub-genre, which has come to be called "cyberpunk." He followed it with Count Zero , set in the same neon-lit, over-urbanized, polluted, high-tech future; an even better novel, it was necessarily not as breathtakingly unfamiliar and inventive as the first. This new novel completes the series, following the lives of some of the characters from the previous books (Bobby Newmark, Count Zero himself, is here) as well as many new ones, particularly Angie Mitchell, star of simstims and idol of millions, who is intuitively sensitive to cyberspace and the vodun deities that are its manifestations. Told in a gorgeous, highly compressed almost poetic style that requires the reader's attention and intelligence, this very satisfying novel can stand on its own.


Nimisha's Ship
Nimisha's Ship
by Anne McCaffrey
$1.99 was $7.99

When it comes to sheer imagination and storytelling prowess, Anne McCaffrey is in a class by herself. Few writers have created characters more deeply loved or futures more intensely lived. For more than thirty years, she has reigned as one of the premier talents in science fiction and fantasy, flying above the crowd on the glittering wings of such masterworks as The Dragonriders of Pern and Crystal Singer. Now, McCaffrey soars to dizzying unscaled heights in an exciting new world bursting with adventure and romance


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction) by Tim Powers The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
The Anubis Gates
by Tim Powers
$6.99 was $10.99

Take a dazzling journey through time with Tim Power’s classic, Philip K. Dick Award-winning tale...

“There have been other novels in the genre about time travel, but none with The Anubis Gates’ unique slant on the material, nor its bottomless well of inventiveness. It’s literally in a class by itself, a model for others to follow, and it's easy to see how it put Powers on the map.”—SF Reviews

Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.

Caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by Egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by Coleridge, Doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious Ashbless than he could ever have imagined possible...


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Precipice (Awaken Online, #2) by Travis Bagwell
Precipice
$.99, was $6.99

This LitRPG novel is one of the daily deals today.

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to re-enter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept.

After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed as the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city – with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city’s marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city’s survival or create new enemies.

Meanwhile, Alex re-enters the game listless and angry after his loss against Jason. With his reputation in the gutter and no prospects, he will face a choice regarding how he intends to blaze his path through the game.


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CBRetriever | 422 comments Ran across this one on boingboing.net

Mona Lisa Overdrive

by William Gibson (Spectra)
down to $1.99 from $7.99 save 75%


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments SCIENCE FICTION FUTURES; MARINE CORPS SECURITY ENVIRONMENT FORECAST: FUTURES 2030-2045

This is science fiction commissioned by the Marine Corps to attempt to identify possible future scenarios that they should prepare for. You can download the PDF file for free.

http://www.mcwl.marines.mil/Portals/3...


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Tailchaser's Song
Tailchaser's Song (Daw Book Collectors)
by Tad Williams
$4.99 was $7.99

This book is currently at its lowest price since eReaderIQ started tracking it on December 14, 2010.


Lincoln's Dreams
Lincoln's Dreams
by Connie Willis
$4.99 was $6.99


The Caves of Steel
The Caves of Steel (The Robot Series Book 1)
by Isaac Asimov
$2.99 was $7.99


On a sad note for fans of the audiobooks of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), Roy Dotrice, the narrator of the first five books, passed away recently at 94.


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CBRetriever | 422 comments The Bear and the Nightingale
by Katherine Arden (Del Rey)
down to $1.99 from $11.99 save 83%


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Queen
By Tamora Pierce $1.99 each
(These are excellent books, and are not often on sale.)

NOTE: There are several editions of the Trickster's books, others not on sale. I am a newbie to posting links, so be sure to check the price!


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Orion Shall Rise by Poul Anderson
Orion Shall Rise
Orion Shall Rise
by Poul Anderson
$1.99 was $6.99


Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
Dragons at Crumbling Castle
Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales
by Terry Pratchett
$1.99 was $7.99


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Eric Westfall (eawestfall) | 101 comments Thank you all for these announcements. I've been a scifi/fantasy addict for 69 years (started when I was 5) and I've found some good bargains thanks to everyone here. It's greatly appreciated.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Nethereal (Soul Cycle #1) by Brian Niemeier
Nethereal
by Brian Niemeier
$.99, was $4.99

The Sublime Brotherhood of Steersmen holds the Middle Stratum in its iron grip. Jaren Peregrine, last of the Gen, raids across fringe space with Nakvin—her captain’s best pilot and only friend, apprentice steersman Deim, and mercenary Teg Cross.

Hunted by the ruthless Master Malachi, Jaren and his crew join a conspiracy to break the Guild’s monopoly with an experimental ship. But when its maiden voyage goes awry, the Exodus flies farther off course than its crew could have imagined.


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Secrets of The Tally Secrets of The Tally by Halie Fewkes
By Halie Fewkes (free)

I haven't read this one and am not familiar with the author. Reviews seem to indicate it's one of a series.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak, #1) by Ken Scholes
Lamentation
by Ken Scholes
$2.99 was $7.99

This remarkable first novel from award-winning short fiction writer Ken Scholes will take readers away to a new world—an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.


In Lamentation, the first entry in the Psalm of Isaak series, an ancient weapon has completely destroyed the city of Windwir. From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising. He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.

Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city—he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.

Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.


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ClaireReader | 39 comments The Gifts of Asti
By Andre Norton $0.99

NOTE: This is a short story (28 pgs, according to the description) and there are other editions, so check your library if you're collecting Norton's books.


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Hounded
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne
Hounded (with two bonus short stories): The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book One
by Kevin Hearne
$2.99 was $7.99


Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.


I listened to the audiobook of Hounded and it was quite enjoyable.


Hexed
Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne
Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Two
by Kevin Hearne
$4.99 was $7.99


Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.



Evolution by Stephen Baxter
Evolution
Evolution
by Stephen Baxter
$4.99 was $7.99


Stretching from the distant past into the remote future, from primordial Earth to the stars, Evolution is a soaring symphony of struggle, extinction, and survival, a dazzling epic that combines a dozen scientific disciplines and a cast of unforgettable characters to convey the grand drama of evolution in all its awesome majesty and rigorous beauty.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments A Death in the House And Other Stories (The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak Book 7) by Clifford D. Simak
A Death in the House: And Other Stories (The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak Book 7)
by Clifford D. Simak
$1.99 was $6.15

Ten thrilling and intriguing tales of space travel, war, and alien encounters from multiple Hugo Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction Clifford D. Simak.

From Frank Herbert’s Dune to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series to Philip K. Dick’s stories of bizarre visions of a dystopian future, the latter half of the twentieth century produced some of the finest examples of speculative fiction ever published. Yet no science fiction author was more highly regarded than Grand Master Clifford D. Simak, winner of numerous honors, including the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

This magnificent compendium of stories, written during science fiction’s golden age, highlights Simak at his very best, combining ingenious concepts with his trademark humanism and exploring strange visitations, remarkable technologies, and humankind’s destiny in the possible worlds of tomorrow. Whether it’s an irascible old man’s discovery of a very unusual skunk that puts him at odds with the US Air Force, a county agent’s strange bond with the sentient alien flora he discovers growing in his garden, the problems a small town faces when its children mature too rapidly thanks to babysitters from another galaxy, or the gift a lonely farmer receives in exchange for aiding a dying visitor from another world, the events detailed in Simak’s poignant and beautiful tales will thrill, shock, amuse, and astonish in equal measure.

One of the genre’s premier literary artists, Simak explores time travel and time engines; examines the rituals and superstitions of galactic travelers who have long forgotten their ultimate purpose; and even takes fascinating detours through World War II and the wild American West in a wondrous anthology that no science fiction fan should be without


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments To Reign in Hell The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek) by Greg Cox
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
by Greg Cox
$0.99 was $1.99

At last -- the untold chapter in the history of Star Trek's most notorious villain, KHAN. Searing and powerful, To Reign in Hell masterfully bridges the time period between Khan Noonien Singh's twenty-third-century revival in the Original Series classic episode "Space Seed" and his unforgettable return in the acclaimed feature film Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan.

What truly transpired during Khan's long years of exile on the forbidding world of Ceti Alpha V, before the tyrant escaped to embark on a murderous campaign of vengeance against Admiral James T. Kirk? What horrific trials spawned Khan's insane lust for revenge?

Haunted by the memory of Khan's bitter accusations, Kirk now revisits Ceti Alpha V to discover for himself what ultimately drove Khan to madness. There, buried beneath the desolate surface of a dying planet, Kirk and his allies find the untold story of their greatest foe -- and of the woman who loved him: Lieutenant Marla McIvers of Starfleet.

Along with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth century, Khan and Marla are left on Ceti Alpha V with the hopes of building a new life together. Although the planet is savage and untamed, full of deadly predators and unexpected hazards, Khan dreams of carving out an empire even greater than the one he once ruled on Earth.

But when catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world, Khan and the others find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for survival. Now Khan must use every ounce of his superhuman strength and intellect to wage a fearsome battle against the planet, his people...and the growing darkness in his own soul.


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Susan | 1 comments LoneWolfette wrote: "Hounded
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne
Hounded (with two bonus short stories): The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book One
by Kevin Hearne
$2.99 was $7.99


Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Drui..."


I'm a big fan of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chromicles but a word of caution - if you're expecting great character development this likely isn't the series for you. They're great casual, (mostly) feel good reads and I can't say enough about Luke Daniels as the Audible narrator. Fun, well researched series.


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Orchid by Jayne Castle Orchid
By Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz)
$1.99 (down from $7.99)

Eye of the Beholder by Jayne Ann Krentz Eye of the Beholder
By Jayne Ann Krentz
$6.90 (slight drop down from $8.90)


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Phases of Gravity by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity

Phases of Gravity
by Dan Simmons
$1.99 was $8.99


Susan, I agree with you completely. Sometimes you want a complex, philosophical read. That definitely isn't the Iron Druid series. Sometimes you want a lighter, fun read and the Iron Druid series fits the bill nicely. I enjoy the narrator of the audiobooks, too. I particularly enjoy the conversations between Atticus and his dog, Oberon.

Occasionally you can find an author like Terry Pratchett that is both philosophical and fun, but those authors tend to be rare.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments After Doomsday by Poul Anderson
After Doomsday
by Poul Anderson
$1.99 was $6.15

The only survivors of an annihilated human race must find one another somewhere in the cosmos and unite to destroy the alien aggressors who obliterated the Earth in this classic science fiction adventure

After a three-year mission, the American starship Benjamin Franklin and its all-male crew have returned to Earth, only to discover the planet is dead, a blackened shell devoid of life. It is clear that one of a trio of alien species engineered the holocaust, but which? When the captain of the Franklin falters, engineer Carl Donnan is forced to take command of the ship. The future of what remains of the human race is in his hands. Donnan’s first priority is to escape with his crewmates; the second is to find out if there are other human survivors somewhere among the stars—unbeknownst to Donnan and the three hundred men now under his charge, the female crew of the Europa also survived the genocide—and the third is to seek vengeance, for the alien annihilators will not rest until their task is completed. If the last men and women in the galaxy do not identify and destroy their enemy, there will be no place in the universe to hide.

The winner of three Nebulas, seven Hugos, and numerous other awards over the course of his illustrious career, science fiction Grand Master Poul Anderson has written a magnificent adventure of courage and survival in the wake of the unthinkable, demonstrating once again why he is considered one of the brightest literary lights to shine during the Golden Age of Asimov, Heinlein, and Bradbury.


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Marilla (marillaeldriana) | 25 comments A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings
George RR Martin
$3.99 was $9.99.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments The Gap Into Madness Chaos and Order (Gap, #4) by Stephen R. Donaldson Chaos and Order: The Gap Into Madness (The Gap Cycle Book 4)
The Gap Into Madness: Chaos and Order
by Stephen R. Donaldson
$1.99 was $7.99

As the planetoid Thanatos Minor explodes into atoms, a specially-fitted cruiser escapes the mass destruction and hurtles into space only a step ahead of hostile pursuit. On board Trumpet are a handful of bedraggled fugitives from an outlaw world - old enemies suddenly and violently thrown together in a desperate bid for survival. Among this unlikely crew of allies are Morn Hyland, once a UMC cop, now a prisoner to the electrodes implanted in her brain; her son, Davies, "force-grown" to adulthood by the alien Amnion and struggling to understand his true identity; the amoral space buccaneer Nick Succorso, whose most daring act of piracy could be his last; and Angus Thermopyle, unstoppable cyborg struggling to wrest control of his own mind from his UMC programmers.


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CBRetriever | 422 comments Dune Messiah down to $1.99 from $8.99 save 78% on amazon.com


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Marilla (marillaeldriana) | 25 comments Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3) by Ilona Andrews
Wildfire
by Ilona Andrews
$1.99, was $6.99.


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CBRetriever | 422 comments There also seem to be a lot of Gateway published Sci-Fi books on sale on Amazon now (John Brunner is one of the authors)

Timescoop
The Shift Key

about 40% off for the ones on sale. I recommend using advanced search and Gateway as the publisher then sorting by price to find them all


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Soulless $2.99
Fool's Gold (A Lord Ambrose Mystery) by Jane Jakeman Fool's Gold $0.99 (book #3)
A Comfortable Wife by Stephanie Laurens A Comfortable Wife $1.99
(double check the price on the Laurens book; there were about 20 editions and I'm not entirely sure I chose the right one.)


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Garan the Eternal Garan the Eternal by Andre Norton $0.99
(Many editions, so check your library)


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CBRetriever | 422 comments Encounter with Tiber down to $1.99 from $9.99 save 80%. This one is very SciFi, with lots of scientific explanations like a Tom Clancy book


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CBRetriever | 422 comments The Bear and the Serpent
by Adrian Tchaikovsky is down to $6.12 from $8.74 save 30%.

This is the second book in a series (book 1 often goes on sale) with a third one coming soon. It's really different than his Shadows of the Apt series as it doesn't deal with insect kinden but with shapeshifters. I'm looking forward to reading the two i have.


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Daniel Frank (cptspaulding) | 146 comments The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul DiFillipo

Was $6.15. Now $1.99


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CBRetriever | 422 comments Battlemage
is Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal today at $2.99 down from $9.99.

I enjoyed this Fantasy book and am eagerly awaiting the a drop in price for the remaining two books in the trilogy


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ClaireReader | 39 comments Con & Conjure (Raine Benares #5) by Lisa Shearin Con & Conjure by Lisa Shearin $1.99

Also on sale, but I'm not sure if this is a "permanent" sale price: Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Raine Benares #1) by Lisa Shearin Magic Lost, Trouble Found $2.99

A very good series!


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LoneWolfette | 139 comments Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson
Antarctica
Antarctica: A Novel
by Kim Stanley Robinson
$1.99 was $8.99

It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers.
 
Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments Manhattan in Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton
Manhattan in Reverse
by Peter F. Hamilton
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A major collection of short fiction from Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora’s Star, The Dreaming Void, and many other epic science fiction novels—including a brand-new novella starring detective Paula Myo

Fans of the Commonwealth Saga will enjoy the return of Paula Myo, the genetically engineered police investigator whose single-minded pursuit of justice runs up against a postwar citizenry eager to forget old crimes. In the all-new novella “Manhattan in Reverse,” Paula is dispatched to the backwoods planet of Menard after a docile, supposedly nonintelligent alien species attacks peaceful human settlers. Menard may have to be evacuated—something the planet’s corporate owners and human populace are prepared to resist . . . perhaps with targeted aggression.

Violence hits closer to home in “The Demon Trap” in which Paula’s investigation of a gruesome act of terrorism leads into unexpected political, technological, and philosophical waters, threatening the course of human evolution.

Time travel has never been so tricky—or so deadly—as it is in “If at First . . .,” in which Metropolitan Police detective David Lanson finds himself matching wits with a sociopath who might very well be from the future . . . or, at least, a future.

“Blessed by an Angel” is set in the Commonwealth Universe of the Void trilogy and features an alien visitor who offers the local human population a chance at paradise. But one species’ paradise may be another’s hell.

Three other thrilling pieces round out the collection—and showcase Peter F. Hamilton’s ability to weave scientific speculation into very human storytelling.


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Mean Mr. Mustard (scotticus) | 343 comments To Marry Medusa by Theodore Sturgeon
To Marry Medusa
by Theodore Sturgeon
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A Nebula Award–winning author reinvents the alien invasion novel with this story of a malevolent, galaxy-consuming hive mind—and its surprising human hosts.

Drunk, angry, abusive, and pathetic, Dan Gurlick exists at the very lowest level of human civilization, sleeping in junkyard cars and scrounging through garbage cans for his dinner. But his last rotting meal contains something unexpected: a spore that originated from a galaxy many light-years away. First, Dan eats the spore, then, the spore eats Dan; and the homeless alcoholic becomes a host for the Medusa. An insatiable alien hive mind, the Medusa has already consumed the life forms of a billion planets. Now, it hungers for the dominant species of Earth. But to do so, it must somehow unite the planet’s intelligent creatures into a single shared consciousness: an assignment the miserable wretch Dan may prove surprisingly capable of carrying out.

To Marry Medusa is suspenseful, inventive, and surprisingly compassionate; a vibrant and unforgettable exploration of what it means to be more—or less—than human.


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Marie | 14 comments This is a pretty good batch of Science Fiction books from Humble Bundle. A portion of the sale also goes to charity.

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