I helped curate the latest Humble Bundle, which includes THE END IS NIGH, as well as a mini-bundle of Lightspeed issues that contain apocalyptic stories.
You can pay-what-you-want to get the bundle, which includes a great assortment of titles. Here’s more about the Bundle and how Humble Bundle works, from the press release:
Today Humble Bundle has launched its latest curated bundle featuring a mix of books, comics, magazines, an audiobook, plus a game, each with a post-apocalyptic bent to them. For this sci-fi themed bundle, Humble is partnering with some of the leading publishers from around the country such as Broad Reach Publishing, Open Road, Dark Horse, Tachyon, Drawn & Quarterly, iBooks, Trion Worlds, Penguin Random House UK, Diversion Books, Oni Press, Prime Books, and Lightspeed Magazine, many of which Humble has successfully partnered with before.
This Humble Book Bundle boasts works by some of the top writers, artists, and editors in literature and comics including Octavia Butler, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, David Lapham, Hugh Howey, Brian Wood,Brian Ralph, Kim Stanley Robinson, Roger Zelazny, MK Wren, Antony Johnston, Cory Doctorow, John Joseph Adams, Walter Mosley, Fritz Leiber, George R. R. Martin, Lauren Beukes, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nancy Kress, and many more.
Customers can name their price for Lightspeed Magazine, July 2010;Lightspeed Magazine; March 2013; A Gift Upon the Shore; Wasteland Vol. 1: Cities In Dust; After the End: Recent Apocalypses; Gather, Darkness!; Wool – Omnibus Edition (Audiobook); and Defiance (Game).
Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Futureland;After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall; The Massive Vol. 1: Black Pacific; Daybreak; The Wild Shore; and Damnation Alley.
Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus The End is Nigh; Parable of the Sower; and The Strain Vol. 1.
Additional titles will be unveiled mid-promotion on March 25.
“We are so excited about the launch of this mixed multi media bundle, our first ever to include books, graphic novels, magazines, an audiobook, and a game!” said Humble Bundle Director of Books Kelley Allen. “John Joseph Adams is very well read in this particular sub-genre and together we worked for months curating the list, searching for the best “post apoc” titles from beloved and popular authors. We also have titles from some very promising up-and-comers as well. A complete collection to tide you over after the End Days!”
As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Post Apocalyptic Book Bundle supports both Worldbuilders, whose mission is to unite the geek community in hopes of bringing about long lasting change in the world, and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical and Legal Fund, established to assist eligible member writers who have unexpected medical expenses and to create loans for eligible member writers who have writing-related court costs and other related legal expenses.
The Humble Post-Apocalyptic Book Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
And here’s a bit about Humble Bundle: Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $54 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit humblebundle.com.