The Humble Bundle is best known for its game bundles, but it also packages applications and other media at discount prices from time to time. Right now it’s running a book bundle containing digital sci-fi novels penned by actual scientists, starting with six titles for $US1.
I can’t say if the featured authors / scientists are any good on the narrative front, but at the very least they’ll be accurate. Fortunately, if you’re interested, you can start by spending a single dollar (well, $1.30 or thereabouts) and sampling the following books in the bundle’s entry tier:
The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel
A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel
On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea
The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel
Wallace Kaufman, David Deamer
The Hunter: A Scientific Novel
Beyond Human: Engineering Our Future Evolution
If you find those enjoyable, you can spend another $US7 to get six more:
The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel
Jayant V. Narlikar
The Caloris Network: A Scientific Novel
The New Martians: A Scientific Novel
Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories
Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories
Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel
Finally, spending a total of $US15 gets you everything, include these four books:
Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer’s Guide to Human Biology
H. G. Stratmann
Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse
Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody?
Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
Barry B Luokkala
As with most bundles on the site, you can contribute varying amounts to the nominated charity, Humble or the publisher, Springer Nature. And there’s no rush — at the time of writing, it’ll be around for another week.
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