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Get Our Massive Halloween Countdown Deals on Amazon!

This Halloween we’re running a massive countdown deal on so many titles.

Here’s the seasonal one you simply can’t miss, Boo!

And also on Amazon.co.uk. But there are so many more you can grab right now at a lower price! Check them all out:

The countdown deals start at the 30th of October from$0.99/0.99£ but you should check out the product pages for the current price.

The deals are valid on Amazon US and UK.

Check them all out, and if you’re seeing this too early Join the Mythographers to get a reminder on your email.

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This Is Your Last Chance, Kindle Unlimited Readers

To keep it short, dear readers, this is your last chance to show us if Kindle Unlimited is worth it for us. We’ve enrolled all of our novels in KU, and you can go and binge right now:

Read KU titles on Amazon US

Read KU titles on Amazon UK

That was the short version. Now for the longer one:

In case you don’t know, Kindle Unlimited is an amazing program where writers enroll their titles and can be discovered and binged by readers in it. It’s great, it really is. But, it requires exclusivity. And that’s a shame because no matter how big Amazon is, it doesn’t reach everywhere in the world. Even worse, not all people want to shop on Amazon.

It’s part of our philosophy to offer our titles to everyone worldwide. So, exclusivity has been a big no-no for us. But, we’re data-driven people. And we haven’t really tested KU for our titles yet, not in the scale we’re at now with thousands of Mythographers worldwide.

So, for this enrollment period, which is 3 months until November, you will be able to read our titles in KU. If you are a reader of this program, now is the time to binge through everything we have and tell your friends. We need to see some real action, otherwise we’re going back to being widely available. And we’re talking real action, not just a tiny bump in readers.

Convince us.

That’s all. Go. Binge. Tell your friends. And we’ll see where the stats take us.

Yeah, it doesn’t look good. Apart from a single title, the rest are lackluster. Just 2 weeks into this experiment and it’s obvious it’s not working for us. We’ll see as we get more data.
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Get the Massive Smashwords Monthly Sale ?

 

July Summer/Winter Sale Specials for July 1–31

It’s time again for the semi-annual Smashwords sale. This month only, they offer thousands of ebook titles at massive discounts of 25%, 50% and even 75%.

You can locate our titles on the following links:

I Wanna Get the Massive Summer/Winter Ebook Sale
I Wanna Find the Mythography Stories on the Sale

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Future Fiction, A Collection of the Finest Sci-Fi From Around the World

If you like thought-provoking science fiction hand-picked from all around the world, then this collection of short stories is for you.

Future Fiction is an Italian house that picks out authors and translates their stories in English. We’ve posted about them before and we will do so again, because it seems they’re here to stay and we really like what they’re bringing to the international scene.

Tor called these: 

(…)thirteen incredible tales from all around the globe that will not only introduce you to worlds you may not be familiar with but also expand your horizons and the horizons of the science fiction field itself.

Strange Horizons has a thorough review if you want to read an analysis of the stories. Here are some snippets:

Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Fiction. Edited by Rosarium’s Bill Campbell and Future Fiction‘s Francesco Verso, this collection brings together speculative fiction that was originally published by Verso’s Italian press. Represented here are India, Greece, Zimbabwe, China, Italy, the US, Canada, the UK, Russia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Cuba. Of these twelve stories, four are translations: “Creative Surgery” by Clelia Farris (translated from the Italian by Jennifer Delare), “The Quantum Mommy” by Michalis Manolios (translated from the Greek by Manolis Vamvounis), “Tongtong’s Summer” by Xia Jia (translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu), and “Grey Noise” by Pepe Rojo (translated from the Spanish by Andrea Bell).

There’s speculative fiction, and then there’s speculative fiction that’s been kicked up several levels. You’ll find the latter when you read stories like James Patrick Kelly’s “Bernardo’s House,” Farris’s “Creative Surgery,” Tendai Huchu’s “Hostbods,” and Efe Tokunbo’s absolutely brilliant “Proposition 23.”

Some of the stories, including Kelly’s “Bernardo’s House,” Carlos Hernandez’s “The International Studbook of the Giant Panda,” Manolios’s “The Quantum Mommy,” Huchu’s “Hostbods,” Rojo’s “Grey Noise,” and Tokunbo’s “Proposition 23,” focus on the complex and often troubling intersection of humans and machines.

Here’s a shot of a very happy Michalis Manolios only moments after he got the book in his hands for the first time.

The book is available in both paperback and ebook version. Shelf it on Goodreads.

Get Future Fiction on Amazon US Get Future Fiction on Amazon UK Get it on Amazon IT Get it on Kobo Get it on Barnes and Noble Get it on Google Play Books
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Get the Smashwords End of the Year Sale

Smashwords has a wide range of books on sale for Dec 15 to Jan 1.

You can browse the sale here.

Or you can find our own titles on sale here.

Possible coupon codes are:

EY100
(100% off 2017-12-25 thru 2018-01-01)

SEY75
(75% off 2017-12-25 thru 2018-01-01)

SEY50
(50% off 2017-12-25 thru 2018-01-01)

SEY25
(25% off 2017-12-25 thru 2018-01-01)

 

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100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime

Amazon has a list of the year’s best books. What we care about is the Sci-fi list, so here it is:

Click to see the list on Amazon

I’ve already bought Oathbringer and Artemis.

Of the rest, Persepolis Rising is definitely on my list. David Wong’s “What the Hell Did I Just Read” is also on there, I loved the last book.

Ann Leckie has no chance of ever getting my time, ever again.

The Book of Dust is getting passed around all the time in my social media echo chamber, so I’ll give it a shot.

What else should I add to my TBR pile?

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Ada’s Blog: The Luggage

It’s from Discworld. The Luggage is from Discworld. I didn’t realise it at first, but somehow, subconsciously, I always wanted a storage bin to follow me around and eat people. Okay, maybe the last part needs a bit of tweaking, but still.

Not pictured: Me.

Pratchett’s stories have always been an escape for me. I absolutely adore Tiffany Aching, a little witch-in-training with whom I can totally relate. But the Luggage was a bit of Discworld that I always enjoyed, that unstoppable force, that magical trunk that overcame mountains and deserts to get back to his owner.
I love my Luggage. It rolls behind me, carrying my stuff like a faithful servant. No more aching shoulders, no more tingly fingers from all the heavy groceries. I love its blue LEDs, the whirring of its servos.
I LOVE IT.
It doesn’t love me back. The AI is not quite there yet, but I’ve done a few mods. We’ll see. It’s learning already.

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100 Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books As Voted By Goodreads

I’ve just stumbled on my bookmark for this:

So many books, so little time...
So many books, so little time…

It’s not recent, this was months ago but I believe everybody will appreciate the list.

My own read so far are:

  1. 1984
  2. Altered Carbon
  3. Ancillary Justice
  4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  5. Dune
  6. Ender’s game
  7. Good Omens
  8. Hyperion
  9. I, Robot
  10. Neuromancer
  11. Old Man’s War
  12. Ready Player One
  13. Snowcrash
  14. The Color Of Magic
  15. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
  16. The Hobbit
  17. The Lord Of The Rings
  18. The Martian
  19. The Time Machine
  20. Uglies
  21. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
  22. Wool

Check out the list on Amazon! How many have you read?