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Storybundle Bargain!

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Fifteen Books for Twenty Books? TELL ME MORE!

THE 200 SCI-FI WORLDS BUNDLE The 200 Sci-Fi Worlds Bundle - Curated by J. Scott Coatsworth Other Worlds Ink is excited to be curating its first StoryBundle – Explore 200 Sci-Fi Worlds. We've included fifteen sci-fi anthologies and collections showcasing 139 authors and more than 200 individual stories, but it's available for a limited time only – from May 4th to May 26th. This StoryBundle offers a large selection of ebooks from independent and small press fantasy writers. You can grab it now here: This StoryBundle features a wide variety of themes – fighting climate change, exploring the far reaches of the galaxy, future crime, hopepunk, sci-fi zombies, space marines, exosapiens, LGBTQ+ heroes, and so much more. With 139 authors, chances are that you'll find some new writers to love. SFWA StoryBundles are curated collections of ebooks offered at a steeply discounted price. Readers who purchase Explore 200 Sci-Fi Worlds will gain a rich collection of sci-fi short story fiction, and can opt to donate part of their purchase price to support SFWA's new Heritage Author Republication Program (HARP), aimed to help elder and disabled authors get their books back into print. Readers may choose what price they want to pay for the initial four books, starting at $5. Spending $20 unlocks eleven more books that they can receive with their purchase. Once May 26th passes, this particular collection will be gone forever, so grab it now! – J. Scott Coatsworth * * * For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE. • Shout Kill Revel Repeat by Scott R. Jones • The Way of the Laser by Eric M. Bosarge & Joe M. McDermott • Tangents & Tachyons by J. Scott Coatsworth • Escape Vector by Bryan Young If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus ELEVEN more books for a total of 15! • Beamed Up by Ariele Sieling, V. S. Holmes and more! • Mirror Shards edited by Thomas K. Carpenter • In Harm's Way by Mike McPhail • Soulmates by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn • The Future Will Be Written By Robots edited by Laura Morrison • A Metal Box Floating Between Stars by Jamie Lackey • Fix the World by Bryan Cebulski, J. Scott Coatsworth and more! • Lost Signals edited by Charles E. Gannon • Transcendent 4 edited by Bogi Takács • Once Upon a Star by Anthea Sharp, Alethea Kontis, and more! • Into the Black - Tales from the Cassidyverse 1 by Adam Gaffen This bundle is available only for a limited time via It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books! It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle. Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides. • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package. • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles. • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM. • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to the SFWA's Heritage Author Republication Program! • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you'll get the bonus books! StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for and For more information, visit our website at, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook. For press inquiries, please email Get yours here: Beamed Up, V.S. Holmes, Editor: If there was no darkness, there would be no light. Am I right? V.S. brings us four lovely dark sci-fi tales, including a chilling re-imaging of Jack and the Beanstalk and a woman named Max who wants out of the black market in upgraded body parts – but only after one last job. The Escape Vector, by Brian Young: I love the cover on this one… it grabbed me when Bryan first suggested the book for the StoryBundle. And I loved the idea of rogues and scoundrels in space, being a Han Solo Fan since I was nine years old and watched the first Star Wars film in theaters seven times! Fix the World, J. Scott Coatsworth, Editor: We all need a little hope. With so many things going wrong in the world – war, flood, famine and disease – I asked a bunch of writers to come up with ways to fix what’s wrong. The twelve stories in this anthology tackle climate change, police brutality, food production, war, environmental destruction, and much more, and envision worlds where things have been made better. I’m very proud of this collection and these authors and will be releasing the sequel – Save the World – in June. The Future Will Be Written By Robots, Laura Morrison, Editor: Ever since Asimov’s Robot series and the original Battlestar Galactica (and the amazing reboot), I’ve been fascinated by the line between human and machine, and this anthology doesn’t just cross it but all but obliterates it. Spaceboy Press publishes “the weird, the wondrous, the optimistic, the adventurous,” and all profits from this one go to the International Rescue Committee to help refugees. What’s not to like? In Harm’s Way, Mike McPhail, Editor: Send in the (space) marines! If lasers and space battles are your thing, this one’s perfect four you. Twelve tales of military heroism and courage, a little pick-me-up for your evening commute after work (or to wake you up with your morning coffee!). Into the Black, by Adam Gaffen: I met Adam through our website. He’s a one-man machine, writing, publishing and selling his own books, especially his Cassidyverse series. This one serves up eleven tales of “ bravery, love, creativity, and…staplers?” that provide a great entry point into the series. Lost Signals of the Terran Republic, Charles E. Gannon, Editor: Charles envisioned a universe where the Consolidated Terran Republic holds sway, against a backdrop of exosapient species, warfare, and exploration, and then invited twenty new writers to come play in it. If you love “shared universe” tales, this one is for you. A Metal Box Floating Between Stars and Other Stories, by Jamie Lackey: I first met Jamie through SFWA, where she volunteers and runs the organization’s Net Galley program. I first read her work in the lyrical and enchanting novella The Forest God, a fairy-tale about strong women and handsome princes. I was thrilled to see her submit a collection for this bundle – you’ll love her beautiful prose and writing style. Mirror Shards V1: The metaverse is coming! I chose this one because it’s a little too close to where we are now, as the digital and meatspace worlds start to overlap. Thirteen authors explore augmented reality in this anthology, a glimpse at where we might be the day after tomorrow. Once Upon a Star, Anthea Sharp, Editor: Sharp charmed me with her beautiful, whimsical music at the north pole tale that I bought for the Fix the Worldanthology. Here she helms her own collection of short stories by fourteen gifted authors, each retelling a fairy tale in a science fiction setting. Three Little Pigs… in space? Sign me up. Just hoping that Miss Piggy is one of them… Shout Kill Revel Repeat, by Scott R. Jones: Scott Jones really captured my attention with this rich, dark cover, and the collection of surprising stories behind it. From mystics and mutants to lovers and test pilots, Jones takes us on unexpected journeys into the sci-fi beyond. Soulmates, by Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn: This one has a special place in my heart. Mike was the first SFF magazine editor to buy a short story from me (at Galaxy’s Edge), and after he passed away a couple years ago, Lezli took his place. They struck up an unlikely friendship at a con, and started collaborating, and Soulmates contains some of the fruits of that partnership. Lots of amazing work here, but Benchwarmer was my fave and an instant classic. Tangents & Tachyons, by J. Scott Coatsworth: This is my second collection, one of which I’m very proud of. Released in December 2021, it contains eight stories, including three that first appeared in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine. My fave here is probably Prolepsis, a time-spanning trip back to the 80’s, when Compuserve was the internet, and everything was neon hues and parachute pants. Transcendent 4, Bogi Takács, Editor: I met Bogi at WorldCon in San Jose in the Before Days, on a panel about queer families in sci-fi, a topic near and dear to my heart. As the owner of, diversity in speculative fiction has always been hugely important to me, and I am thrilled to be able to showcase some fantastic up-and-coming authors here who just happen to be trans. The Way of the Laser, Jo M. McDermott & Eric M. Bosarge, Editors: I wanted to bring a little sizzle to the collection, and what better way to do so than with a little future crime? McDermott and Bosarge have collected eighteen stories of a future “where people will continue to be just as clever and crafty and rough and tumble as ever.” I totally stole that part from the introduction. Enjoy!

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