Lavie Tidhar has curated an excellent Story Bundle, featuring some of the best of British science fiction! The bundle is available until April 3rd, as a pay-what-you-want/can, and goes to support not only the authors but also Locus Magazine. Here’s a short description from Lavie…
It feels surreal to be writing this as the world is in the grip of a pandemic, and Britain itself, like much of the rest of the world, is on lockdown, in scenes that could only have been dismissed as science fiction a few weeks ago. Or years. How long has it been? I have lost the sense of time by now. As we’re all holding on, many, including the writers here and elsewhere, have been affected. Bookshops and newsstands are closed, publishers are laying off staff and delaying books, and all of us are feeling the pinch. Buying this bundle will help the small publishers included here, from Apex and NewCon to Solaris and Tachyon – the very independent publishers who continue to champion exciting new voices and works.
Finally, this bundle will help, in however small a way, my favourite magazine. Locus was established in 1968, and has become the single most important news source for the SF/F field, offering unparalleled cover, in-depth reviews and author interviews, and so much more. They have won the Hugo Award more times than I can mention. The effect of the shutdown has hit Locus hard. As a non-profit, they rely on a mixture of traditional revenue and on donations. Your purchase of this bundle will raise some much needed cash to help Locus weather the current apocalypse – and we all need Locus.
The bundle includes the following titles:
- PARIS ADRIFT by E.J. Swift
- EMPIRE DREAMS by Ian McDonald
- SILVER SCREEN by Justina Robson
- WAKE UP AND DREAM by Ian R. MacLeod
If you pay at least $15, you will also get the following six books:
- THE BEST OF MICHAEL MOORCOCK
- COIL by Ren Warom
- A MAN LIES DREAMING by Lavie Tidhar
- THE IRON TACTICIAN by Alastair Reynolds
- BEST OF BRITISH FANTASY 2018 edited by Jared Shurin
- BEST OF BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION 2018 edited by Donna Scott