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Reminders: Storybundle and Goodreads

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Just a couple of reminders…

LAST DAY:
Only 9 hours left before the SFWA Storybundle is gone! Includes my novel TECH-HEAVEN along with work by Nancy Jane Moore, Paul Levinson, Robert J. Sawyer, and more.

Goodreads Giveaway:
This one is still ongoing. If you haven’t already, enter to win a signed copy of my forthcoming novel The Last Good Man!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata

The Last Good Man

by Linda Nagata

Giveaway ends June 04, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

More soon!

Going, going….

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

* * REMINDER * *

Just thirty hours left to get the
Artificial Intelligence Storybundle!

This bundle of ebooks includes two of my novels, along with novels by Walter Jon Williams, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Laura Mixon, Lisa Mason, and Ryan Schneider. It also includes two short story anthologies with work by both classic and up-and-coming writers.

Find details, excerpts, and other persuasive material at
THE STORYBUNDLE WEBSITE.

OMG Another Storybundle!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Books, books, books!

Due to a strange — shall we say unique? — concatenation of circumstances I am involved in a second STORYBUNDLE that overlaps with the first.

A quick review: Storybundles are themed collections of ebooks, sold together at discount, and available only for a very short period of time.

Time is almost up for the Artificial Intelligence Storybundle. Get it by APRIL 20th, because after that it will be gone. The AI Storybundle includes two of my novels, along with novels by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Lisa Mason, Walter Jon Williams, and Ryan Schneider. Plus! Two short fiction anthologies.

Follow this link for details on the Artificial Intelligence Storybundle, and to read excerpts from each work.

So what’s the new Storybundle?

More science fiction, of course! Here are the book covers:

SFWA Science Fiction Bundle

Cat Rambo is the president of SFWA — the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America — and in that capacity she has assembled the SFWA Science Fiction Bundle to showcase members’ work. This bundle is all science fiction and includes my novel Tech-Heaven.

So what’s it cost?

StoryBundle lets you name your own price, with a $5 minimum. For the SFWA Science Fiction Bundle, a minimum purchase of $5 gets you the basic set of six books:
Saiensu Fikushon 2016 by TOBI Hirotaka, Toh Enjoe and Taiyo Fujii
Borrowed Tides by Paul Levinson
The Weave by Nancy Jane Moore
Truck Stop Earth by Michael A. Armstrong
Children of Arkadia by M. Darusha Wehm
Beyond the Gates by Catherine Wells

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all six of the regular titles, plus SIX more!
Unidentified Funny Objects by Alex Shvartsman
Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
Strangers Among Us by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law
Tech-Heaven by Linda Nagatathat’s my contribution!
The Burning Eye by John F. Carr
The Leaves of October by Don Sakers

Like all bundles, this one is available only for a limited time, so get it while you can!

Follow this link for details on the SFWA Science Fiction Bundle, and to read excerpts from each work.

Storybundle: AI in Science Fiction

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW!

Storybundles are themed collections of ebooks, sold together at discount, and available only for a very short period of time. Lisa Mason — author of the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Summer of Love — has put together the latest science fiction Storybundle, launching today. It’s assembled around the theme of artificial intelligence and includes two of my novels: The Bohr Maker and Limit of Vision.

I know that many of you who are regular visitors to this blog have already read The Bohr Maker, but I suspect that fewer have read Limit of Vision. So now’s your chance! And of course, the bundle also includes several other ebooks, many by well-known writers, and at a really great price. In fact, StoryBundle lets you name your own price, with a $5 minimum.

So…a purchase of $5 gets you the basic set of five books:

Aristoi by Walter Jon Williams
The Bohr Maker by Linda Nagata
Arachne by Lisa Mason
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly, with stories by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Jonathan Lethem, and twelve others
Queen City Jazz by Kathleen Ann Goonan

To complete your bundle, beat the bonus price of $15 and you’ll receive another five amazing books:
Eye Candy by Ryan Schneider
Glass Houses by Laura J. Mixon
Cyberweb by Lisa Mason
Limit of Vision by Linda Nagata
The A.I. Chronicles Anthology edited by Samuel Peralta including stories by David Simpson, Julie Czerneda, and eleven others

This Storybundle is available only through April 20. Visit the Storybundle website for more detailed information — and if you’re so inclined, please help spread the word!

Links & Last Calls

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Women in Science Fiction StorybundleI’m just back from the mainland and much is going on. Here are two time sensitive happenings. (Act now! Deadlines are imminent!)

Tor.com is hosting a sweepstakes. They’re giving away five copies of The Red. Comment on the post to enter. Sweepstakes ends 12:00 PM ET on August 26th. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec).

The Women in Science Fiction Storybundle ends on August 27. This is a chance to buy a lot of ebooks for not much money, including my novel Memory. Follow the link for details.

The Red - Saga EditionAnd here are some links to posts of mine around the web:

At the Women In Science Fiction blog, run by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, I talk about my novel Memory. This is in relation to the Storybundle.

At John Scalzi’s blog Whatever I have a Big Idea post in which I talk about both The Red and its sequel The Trials.

At Tor.com, I have a post titled Wired Soldiers: The Technology Behind The Red.

At Charles Stross’s blog, Judith Tarr, Nicola Griffith, and I have each posted on women in science fiction, looking at things from different perspective. Here are links to all three posts.
Where Have All the Women Gone? by Judith Tarr
Data, books, and bias by Nicola Griffith
Chilling Effects by Linda Nagata

And finally, one more review of The Red, this one at LitStack Review.

SF Signal Interview & Storybundle

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Another link round up, but these are more personal:

Over at SF Signal, I chat with Paul Weimer about the Red Trilogy, artificial intelligence, and my weird writing career:

LN: The problem with the term “artificial intelligence” is that it means different things in different contexts, and to different people. In science fiction the standard trope is a complex computer program that becomes self-aware and begins to act like a human, and thereby becomes a pain in the ass—which isn’t a very useful transformation, from a practical perspective.

If you missed it, I’ve also got another recent interview up at SFRevu. Ernest Lilley asks some insightful questions.

Linda: I tend not to use the term “soft science fiction” because the meaning seems to change depending on circumstance. In my own mind, I see science fiction as a continuum between hard science fiction and space fantasy. At the harder end of the spectrum, technology in a story is more or less plausible and attempts are made not to violate basic laws of nature. Some say hard SF is focused on the technology, but for me, that’s not the defining characteristic. My stories aren’t about the technology. They’re about the characters and how their lives are affected by that technology.

And Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a blog post just up explaining what inspired her to put together a Storybundle themed around women in science fiction.

Suffice it to say that it became apparent to me that from the young writer/reader point of view, women didn’t write science fiction, because by the year 2000, most of the sf by women had gone out of print and was almost impossible to find.

Storybundle:
Women In Science Fiction

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Women in Science Fiction Storybundle

Storybundles are themed collections of ebooks, sold together at discount, and available only for a very short period of time. They’ve been popular with readers, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to participate in one. The newest bundle — Women in Science Fiction — was put together by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Why do a bundle of women science fiction writers? Here’s what Kris had to say:

I received a huge shock late last year when some younger writers told me that women didn’t write science fiction. “Present company excepted,” they said to me.

“But…but…what about…” and I listed wonderful writer after wonderful writer, whom these young writers had never heard of. I did some research and realized that even though women have written sf since the beginning of sf (in fact, you could argue that a woman started the genre. Hats off to you and your Frankenstein monster, Mary Shelley!), women and their fiction never received the press that their male counterparts did. That’s why those young writers had no idea women have always written science fiction.

So I decided to do a bunch of projects to rectify the publicity problem, including this StoryBundle.

So here we are!

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