KDD: SF&F series starters for $1.99 each

KDD: SF&F series starters for $1.99 each

One of today’s

Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is 56 (!) series starter books for science fiction and fantasy for $1.99 each.

They have some really well-known books in this offering, books with decades of fandom!

This is definitely a good deal, especially for some of you looking to duplicate books you have in paper as e-books.

Oh, I should mention: by “series starter”, I just mean that it’s the first book in a series…they aren’t specifically created in some way to be a first book. I guess I was concerned there that you might think it was like a movie trailer, and not a whole book. 🙂

Here are some of the stand-outs to me:

  • Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber: this is the first of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series…swords and sorcery, but Leiber brings a humor and lightness to books that is welcome
  • Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman: certainly, a scandalous series when it first was released…and perhaps, even more so now. Its sexual politics involve a world where things are…different, and not to everyone’s benefit
  • Dawn (Xenogenesis) by Octavia Butler: the author has a very solid reputation, although the books are difficult for some people. They are a lot more about human character than many SF&F books, and that character isn’t always attractive
  • Tales of Nevèrÿon by Samuel R. Delany
  • The Sunset Warrior by Eric Van Lustbader
  • The Forge of God by Greg Bear
  • Spellsinger by Alan Dean Foster
  • Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
  • Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • The Silent Tower by Barbara Hambly
  • At Winter’s End by Robert Silverberg
  • Cluster by Piers Anthony
  • Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand
  • Sinai Tapestry (The Jerusalem Quarter) by Edward Whittemore (they chose this as the image of the sale…I probably would have gone with something better known. I wouldn’t have guessed that many of these books were in this offering, based on that choice)
  • Watchstar by Pamela Sargent

Again, that’s just some of them. I could have picked several more. 🙂

I think these may all be from Open Road, but I’m not sure…if so, that’s a good thing. Open Road books tend to be well-produced and to have good features.


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.


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