The God Engines Now Added to Humble Bundle 3
Posted on March 25, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 20 Comments
Here’s the cool thing: The God Engines, my Hugo and Nebula nominated novella, is now part of the Humble eBook Bundle 3, a collection of DRM-free electronic works. The God Engines joins Jumper by Stephen Gould, Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Tithe by Holly Black, and several other books by some of the best science fiction and fantasy writers today.
And how much do you pay? Well, that’s the thing: You pay as much or as little as you like for the Humble Bundle. But the more you pay, the more titles you unlock — and if you kick in $15, you’ll get the audiobook version of Cory Doctorow’s novel Homeland, narrated by Wil Wheaton (who has a book of his own in the bundle). $15 for eleven titles in total is not a bad deal at all.
And, when you buy the Humble Bundle, not only does your payment go to the authors, it also goes to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund (supporting science fiction and fantasy writers when they get into medical scrapes) and to Worldreader, dedicated to increase literacy worldwide. Two good causes, supported by this one bundle.
If you want this bundle — and why would you not? — move quickly: It’s only available for one more week.
Again, here’s the link. Happy reading!
A quick word that the audiobook is pretty brilliant. Wil does a dubstep whoop, is the voice of Anonymous, and reads the digits of Pi for 3 minutes. (He does take a few deep breaths.) And gets to portray himself early on. “So, yeah, I was in some movies and TV shows as a kid…” Really well done. And while the FLAC is available too, the mp3 format is 320 kbps which is plenty hifi.
This is my all-time favorite cover.
I am not sure that a cover has ever captured a title and story so perfectly.
One other note about Humble Bundles: you can customize the split in your donation. If you want all the money to go to Mr Scalzi, you can do that. Or you can take ALL of the donation and give it to the SFWA. Or you can split it among the authors and charity and Humble Bundle themselves however the heck you want.
Now I know what to spend my tax refund on.
Boop! Purchased! I love the Humble E-Book Bundles, they’re a great sampler of authors. The previous bundle was how I first read “Old Man’s War” and I am still quite happy with the other books I received.
I already have this book and I’m totally ecstatic that it’s included. I bought the bundle a few days ago :D
I never can figure out how to get downloaded audio books onto my Itunes so I can play them on my Ipod, but I’ll do $15 just because it’s for a good cause and all that.
I look forward to picking up my bundle. Congratulations!
My awesome son bought me the bundle for my birthday last weekend, knowing I love to read SF and would be happy to see the money go to a good cause. I was thrilled to see your book added to it today. Thanks!
“God Engines”= my favorite Scalzi. Short, weird, and to the point. Me likee.
So excited to get this news! I downloaded the other books in the Humble Bundle last night and didn’t know what the surprise add on book was yet. I did a happy dance when I read today’s post. Thank you!
Apologize if I missed the obvious, but are all these audiobooks?
The only ones of these I’ve read are Jumper and The God Engines but they are both excellent. And I know enough of the other writers to feel quite certain that this is an excellent collection. I really do love the Humble Bundle model, though I’ll admit that so far, I’ve only gone for the gaming ones.
Is there a way to buy these and then download them to my Kindle? I have never bought any ebooks from anything other than Amazon
This is probably how you would do it:
I bought the hardback version of this when it first came out (from John and Mary’s Book Center in Ohio, ‘natch). Great story. Deeply weird and creepy in a sort of Lovecraftian way that I like in my “weird fiction”.
I listened to the audiobook from the library and really enjoyed it (I don’t remember the reader’s name, but he was great) so adding this to the collection is what tipped me over the edge into purchasing. Thanks!
I LOVE The God Engines. Love Love Love. Just sayin’
@g2-b6cf52792c3ddd31913490458fd3a7f6 (that’s the name you went with?): The other books are all regular e-books, I downloaded mine as PDFs but EPUB and MOBI options are also available.
Humble ebooks and https://storybundle.com/ the same week?
Why oh why are these great book bundles causing me to reach in to my virtual wallet at the same time!