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Old 09-14-2016, 02:09 PM   #76
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle Science Fiction by Real Scientists presented by textbook publisher Springer, containing speculative fiction works with scientific explanation afterwords, written by leading scientists such as Giancarlo Genta (Wikipedia) and others. From the looks of it, these are more like the sort of sfnal narrative non-fiction-ish what if? pieces that occasionally show up in Nature (Wikipedia), than conventional science fiction stories. Short stories and novels are both represented, plus some non-fiction genre overviews at the top tier, such as Hollywood Science and Exploring Science through Science Fiction, and an SF Writer's guide to using medicine in science fiction.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15, no new books added next week.

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Stand back, we're going to try science! Like a little extra science in your science fiction? Humble Bundle and Springer Nature have just the thing: this bundle full of fascinating new speculative worlds for you to explore! Springer is one of the largest publishers of scientific works in the world, and all the stories here are authored by practicing scientists and include afterwords on the science underlying each tale.

Pay $1 or more for The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel, A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel, On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea, The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel, The Hunter: A Scientific Novel, and Beyond Human: Engineering Our Future Evolution.

Pay $8 or more and you'll also get The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel, The Caloris Network: A Scientific Novel, The New Martians: A Scientific Novel, Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories, Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories, and Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer's Guide to Human Biology, Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse, If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life, and Exploring Science Through Science Fiction.
Also, last week's Humble Book Bundle National Park Service 100th Anniversary presented by travel publisher Lonely Planet is still available, with the charity portion of the proceeds going to fund said National Park Service, who have a number of nice freebies of (including a Mac-compatible screensaver) their own offered on their website; details in this post in the Non-Fiction megathread here.

Bundle of Holding's current RPG gamebook offers are for: Indie Treasure Trove +4, containing independent RPGs from around the world, and Dragon Warriors, a fantasy RPG campaign in the popular nostalgic classic British Lands of Legend setting.

Groupees has added a number of standalone full single issue titles to the $0 freebie tier of their Pure Dynamite comics bundle, if you're interested, including issues based on the popular Twilight Zone, Tarzan, and Army of Darkness franchises. They also seem to have bumped up the offerings in the higher tiers with some new stuff.

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StoryBundle has a new offering for:

Extreme Sci-Fi Bundle curated by J. Daniel Sawyer (ISFDB), which contains a mix of indie titles, and newer and backlist works by established authors.

There's a 1994 Warner Aspect novel from Kevin J. Anderson (ISFDB, Wikipedia), a collection of sfnal sports-themed short stories by multiple Hugo & Nebula Award winner Mike Resnick (ISFDB, Wikipedia), a Retrieval Artist series novel by former Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch (ISFDB, Wikipedia), and a bunch of other stuff.

$5 minimum gets you 5 titles: 4 novels (including the Anderson backlist) + 1 story collection.

$15 top tier gets you an additional 5 titles: 3 novels + 1 story collection + 1 anthology.

Their Truly Epic Fantasy 2016 Bundle curated by Kevin J. Anderson, containing more backlist sfnal works, and their Political Thriller Bundle curated by Nick Harlow, containing 2 vintage backlist novels by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Allen Drury (Wikipedia), including the novel for which he won said Pulitzer Prize in 1960 (Wikipedia), are still available.
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week containing mostly comics, but also a few prose books in there.

Selections include portions of Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples' Hugo-nominated Saga from Image, a whole bunch of books from Fantagraphics, non-fiction about the founder of MAD Magazine and a Disney copyright dispute, and there's a nifty-looking graphic novel autobiographical tale by Samuel R. Delany (ISFDB, Wikipedia), though more focusing on his personal life than his classic science fiction work.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week). Even though a couple of titles in this are repeats from previous comics bundles, this is an auto-buy for me at the top-tier.

ETA: the Disney lawsuit, MAD Magazine founder, and underground comics books from Fantagraphics are PDF-only, due to the mix of text and pictures. Everything else is available as both PDF and CBZ, and sometimes ePub.

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A forbidden city of books. Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week! We're giving this bundle of banned, challenged, or controversial books a place of honor on our virtual shelves.

Pay $1 or more for CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2008-2012, Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York, The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney’s War Against the Underground, Boy's Club, Barefoot Gen Vol 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima, Steal This Computer Book: What They Won't Tell You About the Internet, and SHE: The Big Bitch Anthology.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get Saga Vol. 1, CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2015, Megahex, Angry Youth Comix, Gag On This: The Scrofulous Cartoons of Charles Rodrigues, and Sunstone Vol 1.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus The Big Book of Bode Tattoos, The Eternaut, Zap #16, Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, and The Love Bunglers.
Last week's Humble Book Bundle Science Fiction by Real Scientists out from academic publisher Springer. I started reading the one non-fiction book in the lowest tier, and so far it's been an informative look at how the real science that particular Hollywood movies have used for dramatic plot points like genetic engineering actually work. If you think you might be interested, IMHO it's certainly worth giving a try for $1, with at least 2 more books like it in the top tier.

Bundle of Holding has rotated their RPG gamebook offerings, and the new one is for Iron Kingdoms, a steampunk sorcery game set in a fantasy world undergoing the local equivalent of the Industrial Revolution. Last week's Indie Treasure Trove +4 is still available for a few more days.

Just a reminder that StoryBundle' Truly Epic Fantasy Bundle 2016 expires in a few more days, if you haven't already decided whether or not you want it. Their Extreme Sci-Fi Bundle and Political Thriller Bundle are available for a while longer, the latter until the end of the US election season, it looks like.

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As a special treat for today, Wildside Press is running two freebies, one probably for a limited time:

Wildside Press Presents: Discover A New Author: Joseph Green contains a science fiction short story, originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1982, by the eponymous author (ISFDB, Wikipedia, SFE), who also did educational work for NASA for many decades, explaining scientific concepts to laypersons.

This series of free ebooks is designed to promote authors you may not have tried before. In this case, Joseph Green. Joseph Green pursued a dual career before retiring from NASA, 37 years in the American military and civilian space programs, while writing at nights and on weekends. His stories, many written -- as was this one -- with wife Patrice Milton, have appeared in the major science fiction magazines and numerous original anthologies. His five science fiction novels and an earlier collection of stories are available on Amazon and other e-book outlets. This story, "EasyEd" -- from his recent Wildside Press collection, Running Wild: Unfettered Stories of Imagination -- is typical of Joseph Green's work. If you enjoy this one you will like the others.

And there's a repeat of The Melba Marlett Minipack, containing 2 short vintage mystery stories by the late author (biographical obituary at Alliance High School), if you happened to miss it earlier.

Speaking of science made fiction, a reminder that the Humble Book Bundle Science Fiction By Real Scientists, chock-full of titles by academics and scholars who are also science fiction writers, presented by textbook publisher Springer, expires tomorrow on Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time. In addition to all the speculative fiction, there are also 5 non-fiction titles in the lot about the relation of science fiction to real science, in case you wanted some backgrounders on how the stuff depicted in fiction would work out (or not) in real life. One of them is available at the $1 minimum tier (and was shaping up to be a nifty read when I started skimming it), and if it turns out you like it, IIRC HB gives you up to 2 weeks after the end of the bundle to bump up your pledge to a higher tier and get all the books, if you wish.

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Wildside Press has a new freebie, and it's for:

Wildside Press Presents: Discover A New Author: Richard Deming containing 2 short mystery stories by the late pulp fiction writer (author profile @ Prologue Books, a rather nice pulp fan blog overview of one of his series).

This series of free ebooks is designed to promote authors you may not have tried before. In this case, Richard Deming. Here are two complete short stories and samples of 3 novels.

The stories are:

"Friendly Witness" (originally published in The Saint Magazine, July 1984)
"False Alarm" (originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Feb 1965).

Enjoy!


Last week's Humble Bundle, which doesn't look like it got posted, is for:

Humble Book Bundle Fan Faves + Digital Debuts presented by Make:, full of the popular DIY tech magazine's titles for hobbyist crafters. A few of these are repeats from previous bundles, but all the titles marked as New are new not only to HB, but also to being digital versions, so they're completely brand-new, and even among the other stuff, there's some things I don't think I've seen before.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (new books were added this week), and a diversity of subject matter from 3-D printing to robotics to edible makeables to recreating technological invention history in your own home.

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Make: your dreams come true. Get started on that crafty creation or imaginative invention you've been hiding in your brain. We've bundled the books you need to get started on papercraft, 3D printing, robotics, interactive electronics, edible inventions… the list goes on! Some of these books are Make-ing their digital debuts in our bundle, so you can easily bring them to your desk, your crafting table, or your workbench.

Pay $1 or more for Make: Paper Inventions, Best of Make: Volume 2: 65 Projects and Skill Builders from the Pages of Make:, Make: Design for 3D Printing, Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 42: 3D Printer Buyer's Guide, Make: 3D Printing: The Essential Guide to 3D Printers, Make: Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything, Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 44: Fun with Drones!, Make: Making Simple Robots, and Make: DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space: Talking and Listening to Your Satellite.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory; The Makerspace Workbench: Tools, Technologies, and Techniques for Making; Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 41: Best Toys for Makers; Make: Getting Started with Processing, 2nd Edition; Make: Getting Started with Arduino, 3rd Edition; Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 47: The Space Issue; Make: Forrest Mims' Science Experiments; Make: ReMaking History, Volume 1; and $10 off of a print subscription and $5 off of a digital subscription for Make: Magazine.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Make: Tinkering, 2nd edition; Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi; Make: Edible Inventions; Make: Getting Started with CNC; Make: Make It Glow; Make: Family Projects for Smart Objects; and Make: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, 3rd Edition
Bundle of Holding's RPG gamebook offers are for: Penumbra +2 a fantasy setting out from Atlas Games, and Cubicle 7's Victoriana and Steam-Powered Bundle containing supplements for the occult steampunk game.

Just a reminder that StoryBundle's Extreme Sci-Fi Bundle ends in just a few more hours, in case you think you might want to pick it up.
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle Cosplay full of DIY instruction books for the advanced costume maker (armour, props, etc. and how to use the tools you need), just in time for Hallowe'en , as well as a coffee table artbook showcasing cosplayer's works, and some books on making wearable electronics that aren't necessarily for cosplay purposes, with publishers including Make: Magazine, Kamui Cosplay, Punished Props, and other specialist imprints.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week), and there's a $32 bonus tier for wearable physical pins (worldwide shipping included). All titles are available in PDF, and some are also ePub/Mobi.

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Go ahead – build your fantasy. Humble is sew proud to present the Cosplay Book Bundle! We've partnered with Make: and some very, very skilled cosplayers to build a library of cosplay resources and inspiration for you. Things you won't need to start reading these books: glue gun, heat gun, thermoplastic, pincushion, rhinestones, wig brush, airbrush, respirator, or gloves. Things you will need to get started: your imagination!

Pay $1 or more for Make: Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA; Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, Prototype, and Wear Your Own Interactive Garments; Make: Design for 3D Printing; Kitchen Floor Vacuum Former; and the Adam Savage Moldmaking Primer.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get The Book of Cosplay Painting, The Book of Cosplay Prop Making, A Beginner’s Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props, and Painting and Weathering for Props and Replicas.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus The Book of Cosplay Armor Making, Make: Props and Costume Armor, Cosplay in America Vol. 1, Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes, and Make: Special Halloween Issue 2016.
Bundle of Holding have a new RPG gamebook offering for their annual Hallowe'en collection: Bundle of Nerves +4 and a repeat of Bundle of Nerves +2 from 2014, both containing assorted horror and occult-themed RPGs. The previous Penumbra +2 for a fantasy RPG is still available for a few more days.
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StoryBundle has a new offering through the next 3 weeks, for:

Pulse Pounders Thrillers Bundle curated by Star Wars tie-in author Kevin J. Anderson, consisting mostly of newly-written titles from his WordFire Press imprint.

This contains a mix of sfnal urban fantasy-ish/technothrillers and more conventional mundane mystery/suspense ones, with contributions by Star Trek tie-in writer Jeffrey J. Mariotte (ISFDB, Wikipedia), Dragonlance tie-in writer Jean Rabe (ISFDB, Wikipedia), Star Trek tie-in writer Dean Wesley Smith (ISFDB, Wikipedia), an anthology edited by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (ISFDB, Wikipedia), and more.

$5 minimum gets you 5 novels: 1 urban fantasy, 1 technothriller, 2 with sfnal elements, 1 straightforward ex-cop vs serial killer thriller.

$15 top-tier gets you an additional 6 titles: 2 anthologies + 4 novels (2 cozy-ish contemporary mysteries, 1 supernatural artifact chase, 1 sci-fi action thriller).

Also, their older Political Thriller Bundle is still available through the US election season.

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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle Hacking Capitalism full of non-fiction books on the intersection of politics and economics and social issues etc., plus a few leadership/learning experience things, from publisher Berrett-Koehler (Wikipedia).

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week). ETA: the top tier includes an updated version of a former New York Times bestseller with its own Wikipedia entry.

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Red, white, and blue hat hacking. These are crazy times! We here at Humble Bundle have teamed up with our friends at Berrett-Koehler to bring you a new bundle of books to help you tackle it all, economically, politically, and socially. Onward and upward!

Pay $1 or more for Agenda for a New Economy; This Changes Everything; The Gift of Anger: Use Passion to Build, Not Destroy; and Corporations are Not People.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get When Corporations Rule The World; The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide; Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us; Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better; From Crisis to Calling; and Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman; How the Poor Can Save Capitalism; Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right and Center; The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public; and Change The Story, Change the Future.
Last week's Humble Book Bundle Cosplay is still available.

Bundle of Holding have added two new seasonal RPG gamebook offerings which should be self-explanatory: Bundle of Zombies containing what look like an assortment of games from independent publishers, and All Flesh Must Be Eaten, containing the eponymous game from Eden Studios. Last week's Bundle of Nerves +4 occult/horror assortment is also still available for a limited time.

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StoryBundle has a new offering for:

Devastator Funny Book Bundle 3: The Book Ultimatum for a selection of humorous fiction and non-fiction titles.

$4 minimum gets you 4 titles including a Dr. Seuss parody and two catalogues of bad product ideas and designs.

$15 top tier gets an additional 6 titles including a Doctor Who teen idol magazine parody.

Humble Bundle's new offering is for:

Humble Mobile Bundle RiffTrax for more of their popular Mystery Science Theater 3000-like commentary tracks from MST3K alumni, both audio and video. According to the info, these are DRM-free once redeemed via keys for the RiffTrax site and can be downloaded or played via the mobile app.

There's a freebie short track available in exchange for your email address in the newsletter signup box.

Tiers are $1, beat-the-average, and $10 top-tier. Titles include Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings (audio-only, meant to sync up with your own DVD/Blu-Ray/other version), and video for Night of the Living Dead and more.

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The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are BACK with a brand new app and a brand new bundle!

Ever put on Star Wars and thought: “Man, this really doesn’t have enough jokes”? Well, help is at hand! We’ve partnered with RiffTrax to bring you some of their funniest takes on some classic, and not-so-classic, movies. Grab our bundle and the free RiffTrax app to pair your favorite movie with your new favorite jokes!

Pay $1 or more for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Batman: Tunnel of Terror (Episode 2), Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Pay more than the average price and you’ll also get Twilight, Halloween, RiffTrax Live: Night Of The Living Dead, Cloverfield, Shake Hands with Danger, and Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 1.

Pay $10 or more for all of that plus Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic Park, and The Wizard.

As a bonus, just enter your email address and we'll give you Mr. B Natural for free. You'll also get the RiffTrax app, which makes it a cinch to sync your RiffTrax audio tracks!
As a reminder, the Humble Book Bundle Cosplay full of DIY instructional titles for the dedicated self-costumer expires this week, on Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time.

Bundle of Holding has another seasonally-themed offering, this time for: Trail of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu +2 for your Lovecraftian RPG gamebook needs. The previous Bundle of Zombies is still available, and it looks like the annual Bundle of Nerves +4 will be on offer until the end of Hallowe'en.

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StoryBundle has a new offering, and it's for:

The 2016 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle curated by Star Wars tie-in author Kevin J. Anderson, containing non-fiction advice guides for the aspiring and professional author alike, plus some coupons for discounts off selected writing software. The books cover both practical storytelling and creative tips as well as business advice on what to expect from agents and contracts and the like, with both general and genre-specific guides.

Contributors include former Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch, multiple Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author Mike Resnick, notable graphic novelist James A. Owen, Baen author Jody Lynn Nye, and more.

$5 minimum gets you 5 titles (3 creative, 2 professional including a collection of Hugo-nominated columns geared towards science fiction authors)

$15 top tier adds 5 more titles (including one for sfnal authors on how to handle convention appearances) + 2 software discount coupons (50% off Jutoh, 80% off Writer's Cafe)
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble RPG Book Bundle Fiction Faves containing tabletop gaming titles based on popular science fiction and fantasy series including George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Charles Stross' The Laundry Files, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, and the Atomic Robo comic book.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15, no new titles added next week. These are PDF format due to replicating the complex layouts of the printed books.

I got the Laundry RPG gamebooks from a Bundle of Holding offer previously, and they're actually a pretty funny read in their own right for the comments about the worldbuilding of the series and suggestions for how to play with it. Mind you, that was more for the sourcebook supplement (apparently not included in this bundle) than the basic player guides or the case scenarios handbook which OTOH do provide a useful consultable reference to various stuff in the books, equivalent to a good fan wiki.

Anyway, if you don't already have and were wanting to try, this is pretty good value for money since normally these things cost quite a lot and the price of the entire bundle wouldn't even cover the regular price of one of the supplements alone for most of the series.

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Pay $1 or more for A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Core Rulebook, The Atomic Robo RPG, and Laundry RPG Rulebook.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get the Mistborn Adventure Game, The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story, A Song of Ice and Fire Chronicle Starter, and Laundry Files: Black Bag Jobs.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Alloy of Law: Mistborn Campaign Setting & Game Setting, Terris: Wrought of Copper Player’s Guide & Mistborn World Resource, A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide, The Dresden Files RPG: Our World, and Laundry Files: Agent's Handbook.
Speaking of sfnal tie-in bundles, last week's Humble Comics Bundle Doctor Who presented by Titan Publishing is still available for a limited time.

StoryBundle also has a new offering, good for the next three weeks:

Military Horror Bundle curated by small publisher Cohesion Press contains sfnal hybrid action adventures about soldiers fighting monsters, including contributions by authors such as multiple Stoker Award-winning author and editor Jonathan Maberry (ISFDB, Wikipedia). Many of these appear to be in a shared universe series of short story collections, if you happen to like that sort of thing (unless the name is just a marketing branding banner), with themes ranging from ancient mythology to futuristic monsters, and contributors such as multiple Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author Mike Resnick.

$5 minimum gets you 2 novels + 2 anthologies + 1 single-author collection containing previously-published short stories and essays by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Weston Ochse (ISFDB, Wikipedia).

$15 top tier adds another 2 novels + 3 anthologies.

As a reminder, their Pulse Pounders Thrillers curated by Star Wars tie-in author Kevin J. Anderson ends in another day or so, and their Political Thriller Bundle, containing two backlist novels by a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist (including said novel which won him the Pulitzer Prize), ends in another week once the US election season is over.

And of course, for more sfnal franchise RPG gamebooks, Bundle of Holding has a pseudopodful of seasonal Lovecraftian offerings, for Bundle of Tentacles +4 containing supplements to Chaosium's popular Call of Cthulhu series, and Trail of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu +2 for Pelgrane Press' own Mythos variant.

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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle LEGO presented by No Starch Press chock-full of titles about everyone's favourite Danish building blocks.

There's a mix of DIY building and artbooks, including a nifty mini-history illustrated with recreated LEGO® scenes, which I've read from the library and recommend, especially since it's in the minimum tier.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week). Several titles in it are repeats from previous HB, but there's plenty of new stuff, including an illustrated guide to the history of architecture using LEGO®, which looks pretty nifty.

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Books for everyone on the block. We've assembled a virtual stack of No Starch Press books for you and for the LEGO fans in your life (of any age)! But you might not want to LEGO of these books once you have them. We're just sayin'.

Pay $1 or more for The LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1; Medieval LEGO; The LEGO Build-It Book, Volume 1; and Beautiful LEGO.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol.2: More Amazing Vehicles; The Cult of LEGO; LEGO Space; The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Fantastic Contraptions; Incredible Technic; and Forbidden LEGO.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus The LEGO Architect; The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book; The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book; The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Vol.1: Machines and Mechanisms; The LEGO Neighborhood Book; and Steampunk LEGO.
Last week's Humble RPG Book Bundle Fiction Faves containing the officially licensed tabletop gaming sourcebooks for various popular sfnal book franchises is still available.

Speaking of RPGs based on popular sfnal book franchises, Bundle of Holding's new offers include: The One Ring containing as you might have guessed, the tie-in gamebooks for J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth, out from Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games. There's also the Old School Revival +4 containing a mix of assorted vintage RPGs, and the Lovecraftian Bundle of Tentacles +4 is still on offer for a limited time.

Book View Café has rotated their monthly specials, and there's a bunch of stuff at the 99 cent level across various genres.

Probably of most interest for NaNoWriMo will be the two 99 cent writing advice books:And finally, if you happen to like mythology-based fantasy, recent Asimov Reader's Choice Award winner Gregory Frost's (ISFDB, Wikipedia) novel Táin, 1st in his duology based on the Irish literary classic Táin Bó Cúailnge (Wikipedia) aka the story of the Cattle Raid between Ulster and Connacht and the legendary hero Cú Chulainn, is also just 99 cents from the BVC and reputed to be a very good rendition.
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle UNIX presented by O'Reilly featuring all sorts of DIY reference/learning to get you better acquainted with the popular computer OS' built-in tools and spin-offs such as Linux (current 2016 3rd edition) and Mac OS X (sadly outdated, alas: this 2nd edition boasts that it has been updated to cover 10.2 Jaguar; we're now up to 10.12 Sierra). ETA: apparently the Mac OS X book now covers up to 10.11 in the actual 2016-updated edition that you get in the HB; it's just that the used cover image, product blurb, and the linked O'Reilly catalogue page are all for the original 2nd edition from the mid-2000s.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week). This is very good value for money, and an auto-buy for me.

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Unix, I nix. We called up our friends at O'Reilly to put together this bundle of Unix resources for all! Find your nutshell reference, your pocket guide, and your power tools here. We've got you covered!

Pay $1 or more for Unix in a Nutshell, 4th Edition; sed & awk, 2nd Edition; lex and yacc, 2nd Edition; Learning the bash Shell, 3rd Edition; and Linux Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get bash Cookbook; Classic Shell Scripting; Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition; Unix Power Tools; Learning the vi and Vim Editors, 7th Edition; Bash Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition; and Learning Unix for OS X, 2nd Edition.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition; TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition; DNS and BIND, 5th Edition; and Network Troubleshooting Tools.
Last week's Humble RPG Book Bundle Pathfinder presented by Frog God Games is also available, and chock-full of fantasy RPG tabletop campaigns and supplements compatible with Paizo's Pathfinder system and setting, which was a previous HB.

StoryBundle has two new offerings:

Leading Ladies Fantasy, containing indie titles with leading women characters. $5 minimum for 5 titles, $15 top-tier for an additional 5 titles. There's also a freebie in it for newsletter subscribers.

Pico Game Bundle containing fiction and non-fiction video gaming-related titles, including a quasi-academic history of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as several makings-of popular game titles, a few DIY your own, and a novel with an audiobook version. $5 minimum gets you 4 titles, $15 top-tier adds an additional 5 e-books, plus the audiobook, and the Windows/Mac/Linux-compatible game-creating/playing software that goes with the magazines in the minimum tier (the software is regularly priced at $14.99 anyway), which appears to have a decent-sized open source community which has already created a number of games for it.

Ending in the next few days are their sfnal Military Horror and 2016 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundles.

Speaking of fantasy RPG, Bundle of Holding is offering: Buffy & Angel containing the officially licensed game for the popular TV show, and there are still a few hours left to get The One Ring, containing the officially licensed games for J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth setting. Their new offering is for Indie Cornucopia +4 containing titles across various genres by independent RPG authors.

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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle UNIX presented by O'Reilly featuring all sorts of DIY reference/learning to get you better acquainted with the popular computer OS' built-in tools and spin-offs such as Linux (current 2016 3rd edition) and Mac OS X (sadly outdated, alas: this 2nd edition boasts that it has been updated to cover 10.2 Jaguar; we're now up to 10.12 Sierra).

Fixed tiers of $1, $8, and $15 (no new titles added next week). This is very good value for money, and an auto-buy for me.
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New Humble Bundle is up, and it's for:

Humble Book Bundle Science + Discovery presented by Make:, containing more of the popular DIY tech magazine's offerings, with a special focus on space-related and science exploration projects this time around.

Several of the books are repeats from previous HB, but there are plenty of new titles and magazine issues, including instructions for how to DIY your own satellite, and some more basic getting started making stuff volumes.

Fixed tiers of $1, $8 (extra titles added next week), and $15.

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Take a voyage of discovery with us. No need to cross the seven seas – we're putting scientific discovery at your fingertips with this bundle of ebooks from our friends at Make:. Get your discoverin' pants on, because it's time to try science!

Pay $1 or more for DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space; DIY Instruments for Amateur Space; DIY Drone and Quadcopter Projects; DIY Satellite Platforms; Surviving Orbit the DIY Way; Make: magazine, Volume 20; Make: magazine, Volume 31; and Make: magazine, Volume 47.

Pay $8 or more and you’ll also get Zero to Maker; Inventing a Better Mousetrap; Best of Make: Volume 2; The Best of Make:; 21st Century Robot; Maker Pro; The Best of Instructables, Volume I; Vintage Tomorrows; Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders; Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments; Environmental Monitoring with Arduino; and Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino. You'll also get a coupon for $10 (print) and $5 (digital) off subscriptions to Make: magazine!

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Make: Rockets, Make: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory, Make: Fire, and Forrest Mims' Science Experiments.
Last week's Humble Book Bundle UNIX presented by O'Reilly, chock-full of introduction and reference books from the popular computer programming publisher, is still available.

StoryBundle has a new offering:

Immerse or Die 3 Bundle full of sfnal indie titles curated by a guy who's apparently devoted his website to weeding out the chaff.

$3 minimum for 4 titles; $12 top tier for another 4 titles.

Still available for a limited time: their Leading Ladies Fantasy, Pico Game and 2016 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools bundles.

Bundle of Holding's new RPG gamebook offerings are for: Worldbuilder's Toolkit +2 & Worldbuilder's Toolkit +4, containing guides and tools to help you become a better dungeon master. The Indie Cornucopia +4 bundle full of games from small independent developers is also still available.
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