GREETINGS FROM THE SUB-ARCTIC
Sometimes the hardest fight is not in combat
We are in the middle of an extended breakup – that’s the Alaskan term for cracking the ice layer over the rivers. It also applies to the hardpack on our roads. It is getting into the 40s during the day and back below freezing at night. Slush to frozen wheel ruts. It’s quite magnificent, unless you have to drive in it.
The main roads are clear, so we only have to plow through a quarter mile whenever we have to go someplace. You’ll see a little of that in the picture below. The school bus stops to say ‘hi’ to Stanley if we’re out there when they pass. His fan base is growing:)
Cosmic Thrill Ride StoryBundle
Featuring Cygnus Space Opera Books 1-3 plus titles by Timothy Zahn, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Jeschonek and more! For one price all of these books can be had in a single bundle to read however and wherever you want.
What is it about space opera that makes us love it so much? The action, the exotic settings, the colorful characters, the alien species? The promise of countless adventures in the face of the great unknown?
Or is it mostly just the incredible cool factor of all the ships…the technology…the planets…the ray guns and laser swords? In many ways, it’s the ultimate escapist genre, transporting us to places and situations that dwarf our everyday troubles. And yet, at its heart, space opera is all about us, what it means to be human, and how we can triumph over our human limitations.
Whatever your reason for loving the genre, this bundle has what you’re looking for in abundance. The eleven books I’ve selected are packed with space opera goodness that will propel you to the furthest reaches of the known and unknown universe while provoking plenty of deep thoughts along the way.
In this set of adventures, you will meet heroes and villains, all larger than life, all roaming myriad worlds and stations and outposts on quests for survival or freedom or love or redemption. You will find yourself with enough thrilling adventures to banish every doldrum, and every one of them comes from the mind of a master writer. When you read this bundle, you will invite the cream of the crop of space opera authors into your imagination. You know you are in for a finely crafted thrill ride when you leap into the starship cockpit alongside David Gerrold, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Craig Martelle, or Timothy Zahn. You know you can trust Jeannette Bedard, Ron Collins, Robert J. Szmidt, Dave Walsh, and Lawrence Schoen to take you very far in every way possible.
If you love space opera, science fiction, action-adventure, or great writing regardless of genre, this bundle will light up your universe in all the best ways. Grab your copy during the limited three-week sales window, load your e-reading device or app, and launch yourself into orbit for some breathtaking, soul-stirring, and thought-provoking reading.
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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.
• Easy to Be a God by Robert J. Smidt
• Slice of Entropy by Lawrence M. Schoen
• Killer Advice by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
• Cydonia Rising by Dave Walsh
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus SEVEN more books, for a total of 11, with a StoryBundle exclusive!
• Stealing the Sun: Books 1-3 by Ron Collins
• Cosmic Conflicts by Robert Jeschonek (StoryBundle Exclusive)
• The Settler Chronicles: Books 1-4 by Jeannette Bedard
• Jumping Off the Planet by David Gerrold
• Cygnus Space Opera: Books 1-3 by Craig Martelle
• Colliding Worlds Vol. 6 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith
• Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. 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.
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• 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 Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.
A spectacularly eclectic giveaway! (US ONLY because of shipping). A Massive mishmash, a total mash of mishness, the coolest of neat things to entice world travelers and domestic doms alike. If you’re already signed up to my newsletter (and you are since you’re getting this email), that’s fine. You deserve a chance to win this set, too!
St. Andrews Old Course pennant and bag tag
Indiana Jones 54mm Pegaso model painted to museum quality
A Lord of the Rings Moleskine notebook
DVD Movies – (Jurassic Park III, Star Trek, Terminator 3, Divergent, and the best of all – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
I’ll probably throw in a few of my paperbacks, too to fill the space in a medium flat-rate Priority box.
One giveaway to rule them all. You can’t be the lucky winner if you don’t sign up (which means you also agree to join my newsletter list from which you can unsubscribe anytime, but who would want to do that because I’m cleaning out my garage, I mean, I give away cool stuff). US only because of shipping.
Judge, Jury, & Executioner 15 – Say My Name is finished and will publish on April 27. If you’ve pre-ordered it, it’ll be dropped smartly onto your Kindle or into your Kindle reading app at midnight on April 26.
End Days 6 – Bold Action The final book in the End Days series is done and will hit the street on April 30.
And then what’s next? How about Battleship Leviathan 5 – Leviathan Rises! I am writing it now and am already nearing a quarter finished. If you want to see it as it takes shape or any of my books that I’m working on before the general public sees them (usually a month or three before release), then join my Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/craigmartelle
Stop by my website for more – immerse yourself in the fantastic worlds of Craig Martelle https://craigmartelle.com/series/