Bundle has great deals and reads

by Kevin Smead

If you’re reading this thinking, “Wait, didn’t I just see something about this a few weeks ago?” you are absolutely correct. The Humble Bundle team is back with a whole new set of awesome things you can pay as much as you want for to help our charity. However, this time, the team isn’t bundling games—it’s bundling books.

To be completely correct, it’s a bundle of e-books for Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, computers or various forms of Apple products. Like the games, these books are all Digital Rights Management-free and available on a number of different platforms. Before you stop reading, thinking to yourself, “Man, video games are so much cooler than stupid books,” hold on. These are some pretty stellar books by some incredible authors.

If you’re new to the Humble Bundle deal, here’s the way it works: You pay as much as you want for a set of six e-books. However, if you pay more than the average contribution (as of writing this, it’s approximately $13.11) you also gain access to an extra set of e-books by other, bigger name authors, which in this case are Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean and John Scalzi. Also added were comic collections by Internet favorites Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, who are better known as Tycho and Gabe from the hit web comic “Penny Arcade,” as well as “Volume 0” of xkcd.

All of the books in this bundle are a form of genre fiction, and proceeds can benefit the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The other proceeds can go to the Child’s Play Charity and the Humble Bundle organizers themselves. So far, for this bundle alone, the donation total is currently more than $738,000. No matter how you decide to split up your contribution, your funds will go to a great cause. For a full list of books and how to purchase them, check out the list below. For more on the Humble Bundle and to sign up for information on future bundles, check out humblebundle.com.

For a base donation, you receive:

“Pirate Cinema” by Cory Doctorow “Pump Six” by Paolo Bacigalupi

“Zoo City” by Lauren Beukes “Invasion” by Mercedes Lackey “Stranger Things Happen” and “Magic for Beginners” by Kelly Link

For donating more than the average, you also receive:

“Signal to Noise” by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

“Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi “xkcd: volume 0” by Randall Munroe “Save Yourself, Mammal!” and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Zach Weiner “AttackoftheBaconRobots”and“Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings” by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik