The very wonderful science fiction, fantasy, and horror publisher Subterranean Press, publishers of K.J. Parker among many others, has just announced its own Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle on the Humble Bundle site, offering an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of its classics, including such gems as The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison, The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons, and many many more.
“Subterranean Press is celebrating two decades of excellence, and we’re humbly inviting you to join the fun!” the introduction reads. The payment amount is up to the customer, but $15 or more unlocks three more titles: Academic Exercises, The Hunter from the Woods, and Black Hat Jack. “This collection of books would normally cost you up to $96 if purchased separately, but Humble Bundle puts the decision in your hands on what the bundle is worth,” states Subterranean Press. And also, “these books are all available in PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats, meaning you can read them anywhere at anytime. Even more exciting, the majority of these titles are now available for the very first time outside of the US.”
The charity selected for this Humble Bundle is Worldbuilders, “a nonprofit organization founded by New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss to support his favorite charity, Heifer International,” which works for poverty eradication by empowerment and sustainable development. As usual with Humble Bundles, “You choose where your money goes — between the publisher and the charity Worldbuilders.” And as at the time of writing, total payments amount to $58,638.37, with 4,811 purchases at an average of $12.06.
I’m not in the least bit surprised to see such support for a bundle like this. Absolutely recommended.
This bundle is worthwhile for The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (Barry Hughart), alone. A Bridge of Birds is a classic.