Humble Bundle and StoryBundle’s latest book bundles are fantastically steamy

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Winter is coming – in the Southern hemisphere at least – and that means its time to stock up on some reading material for those cold nights where all you want to do is snuggle up in bed with a good book. Fortunately both Humble Bundle and StoryBundle have foreseen this need and have recently each released a new book bundle for your reading pleasure.

In addition to the latest Valiant Comics bundle that Darryn told us about, Humble Bundle have also released a new book bundle – Fantastic Fiction presented by Subterranean Press. There’s nothing underground about some of the authors in this collection of novellas and short story anthologies as it includes works from John Scalzi, Clive Barker, Cherie Priest and Alastair Reynolds to name a few.

As is normal for Humble Bundle this bundle consists of three tiers. A single George Washington, or $1, will get you:

  • Fender Lizards – Joe R. Lansdale
  • Down and Out in Purgatory – Tim Powers
  • Jacaranda: A Novella of the Clockwork Century – Cherie Priest
  • Glimpses – Lewis Shiner
  • The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories – Connie Willis

Chip in another seven, making $8, and you’ll also receive:

  • One Hundred Ablutions – Jacqueline Carey
  • Deep Navigation – Alastair Reynolds
  • The Purloined Poodle – Kevin Hearne
  • A Long December – Richard Chizmar
  • Can and Can’tankerous – Harlan Ellison®
  • The Bread We Eat in Dreams – Catherynne M. Valente

Pony up $15 and in addition to all the above you’ll also unlock:

  • Miniatures – John Scalzi
  • Lost Souls – Kelley Armstrong
  • Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium – Clive Barker
  • Working for Bigfoot – Jim Butcher
  • The Border – Robert McCammon
  • Final Girls – Mira Grant

That’s a very solid collection of shorter works from some well known authors, covering a broad range of science fiction and fantasy topics and tastes.

Over on the StoryBundle side they’re offering the The Steampunk Bundle that’s curated by Cat Rambo – former co-editor of Fantasy Magazine and current president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and a steampunk author herself. She’s pulled together a diverse collection of indie novels and anthologies all fitting together into the Steampunk genre like clockwork.

The bundle consists of two tiers and for the minimum purchase of $5 you’ll receive:

  • The Alchemy of Stone – Ekaterina Sedia
  • City of the Saints – D.J. Butler
  • Altered America: Steampunk Stories – Cat Rambo
  • All the Paths of Shadow – Frank Tuttle
  • The Bookman – Lavie Tidhar

Paying $15 will also earn you the following in addition to the above:

  • Mechanique – Genevieve Valentine
  • Best of Penny Dread Tales – edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Quincy J. Allen
  • The Emperor’s Edge Series: Books 1-3 – Lindsay Buroker
  • Blood Ties – Quincy J. Allen
  • Ghost in the Cogs – edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski
  • The SEA Is Ours – Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia – Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng

It may not be as extensive a list as the Humble Bundle, but it looks a good deal for Steampunk fans.

And there you have it – two great bundles of reading material that’ll keep you warm at night. Interested in picking either, or both, of those up?

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