Like science fiction? Fantasy? Horror? Like them for cheap? Well get them here, award winners all. https://storybundle.com/aurora
When you were young and you loved
Almost every book
You used to say live and let read
(you loved horror)
(you loved fantasy)
(you loved science fiction)
But now you want something different
For your ereader…
So why don’t you give this a try…
Bundoran Press is thrilled to have not one but two of our anthologies in the latest Aurora Award Story Bundle. In my last note, I described Strange Bedfellows, which was an award finalist, but, now, let’s focus on our award-WINNING anthology, Second Contacts, or as some people call it: All Aliens, All the Time.
The premise of the anthology, co-edited by Bundoran Press publishers, Mike Rimar and Hayden Trenholm, is: what happens 50 years after first contact between alien species. In most cases, one of the species is humans, but in one case, the species are two forms of intelligent (and space faring) plants. That story by Nicole Lavigne went on to be translated and published in China. Meanwhile, Get the Message by Peter Wendt was included in the short list of the juried Sunburst Award. The jury said: “Peter Wendt’s “Get the Message” features a ticking clock, the impending destruction of the human race and an appeal for help that falls on deaf ears – or equivalent to ears – in species across the galaxy. With a brilliant balance of humour and tension, “Get the Message” shows how being on your own ain’t necessarily a bad thing.”
Of course, as is often the case in science fiction, these tales of alien interaction were used to explore many issues that face humanity when one culture interacts with another, including such fundamental questions as what it means to be human and how colonialism and post-colonialism impact human societies. As we like to say at Bundoran Press, Science Fiction is our conversation with the future and these 17 stories include a great diversity of conversations.
You can get it and none other books here: https://storybundle.com/aurora
Hey kids, get them all together;
The spotlights on fiction;
You can read in any weather;
But they won’t be around long;
So get’em now;
You’re gonna get the best ebooks;
Canadian authors, have you read them yet;
Well, here’s your chance cause;
Bu-bu-bu-Bundles are back!
There is a new Aurora Award Story Bundle and Bundoran Press is proud to be part of it. There are a lot of great Canadian books included in this offer with plenty for every taste. I’ll be commenting on several of these over the next three weeks the bundle is a available but, today, let me start with Strange Bedfellows edited by Bundoran managing editor, Hayden Trenholm.
This anthology was the second from Bundoran Press and the first to be published after the press changed hands in 2013. The product of a very successful crowd funding campaign, we were able to attract great writers and stories, not just from Canada, but from around the world. In fact, writers from eight countries contributed to this collection of political science fiction ensuring a wide range of political and world views. Only two of the stories were actually written by Canadians.
Leading off the anthology is a great tale about criminal justice by Nebula Award winner, the late Eugie Foster. Katherine Sparrow, another Nebula nominee, also has a story as does multiple Aurealis Award winner, Australian Richard Harland.
More than 250 stories were submitted and the process of winnowing it down to a mere 18 was a daunting and fascinating process. There were several stories, I desperately wanted to include, but in the end, I made the tough decisions (though I was pleased to discover that my last 3 cuts eventually found a home elsewhere).
Hayden had a great time putting this anthology together and you will have a great time reading it. All these stories plus nine other books for as little as $15? What a bargain!
Get it here: