More inexpensive ebook goodies!

C.J. Cherryh has recently been named the 32nd SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. For those of you who'd like to give the author a shot, there are a number of omnibus editions comprised of complete series available in digital format and hard copies.

You can download The Faded Sun trilogy omnibus for only 8.99$ (Canada, USA).

Here's the blurb:

They were the mri-tall, secretive, bound by honor and the rigid dictates of their society. For aeons this golden-skinned, golden-eyed race had provided the universe mercenary soldiers of almost unimaginable ability.But now the mri have faced an enemy unlike any other-an enemy whose only way of war is widespread destruction. These "humans" are mass fighters, creatures of the herb, and the mri have been slaughtered like animals.Now, in the aftermath of war, the mri face extinction. It will be up to three individuals to save whatever remains of this devastated race: a warrior--one of the last survivors of his kind; a priestess of this honorable people; and a lone human--a man sworn to aid the enemy of his own kind. Can they retrace the galaxy-wide path of this nomadic race back through millennia to reclaim the ancient world that first gave them life?

You can also download The Complete Morgaine Cycle for only 9.99$ (Canada, USA).

Here's the blurb:

Together for the first time in one volume—all four novels in the dark science fiction epic, the Morgaine Cycle.

The gates were relics of a lost era, a linked network of portals that the ruthless Qual empire used to span Time and Space. The Science Buereau has come to believe that sometime, somewhere in the unreachable past, someone has done the unthinkable and warped the very fabric of the universe using these gates. Now, it is up to Morgaine, a mysterious woman aided by a single warrior honor-bound to serve her, to travel from world to world sealing the ancient gates whose very existence threatens the integrity of all worlds...

Finally, you can also get your hands on The Chanur Saga for only 8.99$ in mass market paperback format (Canada, USA).

Here's the blurb:

No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt toothed and blunt-fingered, Tully was the sole surviving member of his company -- a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown -- and he was a prisoner of his discoverer/ captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto the hani ship The Pride of Chanur.

Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of The Pride and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeopardy and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station.

1 commentaires:

Xenophon said...

I grew up reading C.J.and enjoyed her books immensely. What always amazed me about fantasy/sci-fi writers of the 70's is how they were able to tell a story in around 300 pages that would most likely take today's authors 600+.

This was a convention of the time: Books had to fit on a revolving wire rack and larger works were more expensive to print, but despite, or perhaps, because of these restrictions, they were able to create succinct tales that covered all the bases and were very enjoyable to read.

Are you listening Steven Erickson?