The (Very Cheap) Humble Book Bundle Is Full Of Sci-Fi Novels By Real Scientists

The (Very Cheap) Humble Book Bundle Is Full Of Sci-Fi Novels By Real Scientists

Humble is best known for its game bundles, but it also packages applications and other media at discount prices from time to time. For example, right now it’s running a book bundle containing digital sci-fi novels penned by actual scientists, starting with six titles for $US1.

I can’t say if the featured authors / scientists are any good on the narrative front, but at the very least they’ll be accurate. Fortunately, if you’re interested, you can start by spending a single dollar (well, $1.30 or thereabouts) and sampling the following books in the bundle’s entry tier:

The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel
Nick Kanas
 
A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel
Giancarlo Genta
 
On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea
Michael Carroll
 
The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel
Wallace Kaufman, David Deamer
 
The Hunter: A Scientific Novel
Giancarlo Genta
 
Beyond Human: Engineering Our Future Evolution
Erik Seedhouse

If you find those enjoyable, you can spend another $US7 to get six more:

The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel
Jayant V. Narlikar
 
The Caloris Network: A Scientific Novel
Nick Kanas
 
The New Martians: A Scientific Novel
Nick Kanas
 
Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories
Brad Aiken
 
Murder on the Einstein Express and Other Stories
Harun Šiljak
 
Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel
Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Finally, spending a total of $US15 gets you everything, include these four books:

Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer’s Guide to Human Biology
H. G. Stratmann
 
Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse
Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass
 
If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody?
Stephen Webb
 
Exploring Science Through Science Fiction
Barry B Luokkala

As with most bundles from Humble, you can contribute varying amounts to charity, Humble or the publisher, Springer Nature. And there’s no rush — at the time of writing, it’ll be around for another 10 days.

[Humble Bundle, via CNET]