Amazon’s “The Big Deal” Sale: Genre Books

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On July - 22 - 2011

One of the advantages to owning a Kindle which I hadn’t anticipated is the fact that Amazon’s Kindle Store seems to go on sale with delicious regularity, and genre books tend to be well represented. Currently, Amazon is holding a sale it’s calling “A Big Deal“, and this ends on July 27. As with the previous “Sunshine Deals” sale, I trawled through the 900+ books on sale and picked out titles that seem to fall within the speculative fiction genre, or which would be of interest to the spec fic fan. (Quite a few of the Smart Pop YA series’ are on sale.) Pyr Books is once again participating, and there are a lot of the Classics+Supernatural mash-up books on sale as well. I’ll start with the books I’ve heard good things about, but first let me mention a book that isn’t part of the Big Deal but is on sale nevertheless–Yukikaze, from Haikasoru.

Now, on with the spending show!

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack, The (Burton & Swinburne) by Mark Hodder

Hard Spell: An Occult Crimes Unit Investigation (Angry Robot) by Justin Gustainis

Hunter’s Run by Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin and Daniel Abraham

Blood of Ambrose by James Enge

Archimedes to Hawking : Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them by Clifford Pickover

The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki by Dani Cavallaro

Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge by Lou Anders, Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter and Elizabeth Bear

The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games by Michael J. Tresca

Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven 1) by James Barclay

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Warriors #1: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy by Leah Wilson, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino and Sarah Rees Brennan

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan and Leah Wilson

Nyx in the House of Night by Jordan Dane, Kristin Cast, Karen Mahoney and P. C. Cast

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 by Alexander Gordon Smith

Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice (For Beginners (Llewellyn’s)) by Thea Sabin

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells

Longitude by Dava Sobel

Kushiel’s Scion (Kushiel’s Legacy) by Jacqueline Carey

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After (Quirk Classics) by Steve Hockensmith

Bewitching by Jill Barnett

Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight) by Bryan Davis

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics) by Steve Hockensmith and Patrick Arrasmith

The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite by Rachel Vincent, Rachel Caine, Kristin Cast and Claudia Gray

Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison

Dead Men Kill (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard

Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The) by Alister E. McGrath and Wojciech Voytek Nowakowski

Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison

Eternity’s Edge (Echoes from the Edge) by Bryan Davis

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

The Electric Church by Jeff Somers

Ascension (Guardians of Ascension) by Caris Roane

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

Encyclopedia of Angels by Richard Webster

On the Run (Elijah Project, The) by Bill Myers and James Riordan

Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars Chronicles) by Herbie Brennan

The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics) by Franz Kafka and Cook Coleridge

Herbert’s Wormhole by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao

Star Wars Vs. Star Trek by Matt Forbeck

The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned by Michelle Belanger

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Elfsorrow (Legends of the Raven 1) by James Barclay

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: How to Turn a Penny into a Radio, Make a Flood Alarm with an Aspirin, Change Milk into Plastic, Extract Water and Electricity … a TV with Your Ring, and Other Amazing Feats by Cy Tymony

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

The Sword of Darrow by Hal Malchow and Alex Malchow

That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale by Matt Mogk and Aja Wells

The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters, Eugene Smith and Constance Garnett

Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity, Book 1) by Justina Robson

Booksurfers: Treasure Island by David Gatward

TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow

Exploring Space 1999: An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television Series by John Kenneth Muir

Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger

Another Faust by Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri

Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe: Historical Origins, Style and Philosophy by Nick Jamilla

The Battle Sylph (Sylph Series) by L. J. McDonald

In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Essays on Film, Fandom, Technology and the Culture of Riffing by Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba

Booksurfers: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by David Gatward

Dragon, Dragon: and Other Tales by John Gardner

Timeless Reality: Symetry, Simplicity, and Multiple Universes (Great Books in Philosophy) by Victor J. Stenger

Backteria and Other Improbable Tales by Richard Matheson

Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays by Robert G. Weine

Official Underground 2012 Doomsday Survival Handbook, The by W.H. Mumfrey

The Book of Pirates by Jamaica Rose and Captain Michael MacLeod

The Beasts that Hide from Man: Seeking the World’s Last Undiscovered Animals by Karl P. N. Shuker

Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s by Bill Schelly

Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts by Kevin K. Durand

Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire by Tommy Donbavand and Cartoon Saloon Ltd.

The Twilight Mystique: Critical Essays on the Novels and Films (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Amy M. Clarke, Marijane Osborn, Donald E. Palumbo and C. W. Sullivan III

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse

Existential Joss Whedon: Evil And Human Freedom in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly And Serenity by J. Michael Richardson and J. Douglas Rabb

I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews With 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-Fi Films and Television by Tom Weaver

Undead TV: Essays on <I>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</I> by Elana Levine, Lisa Ann Parks, Mary Celeste Kearney and Susan Murray

How To Slay a Dragon by Bill Allen

Brigitta of the White Forest by Danika Dinsmore

Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly

Blue by Lou Aronica

Rogue (Cat Star Chronicles) by Cheryl Brooks

Tempest Rising (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler

Eternal Flame (Night Watch) by Cynthia Eden

By Magic Alone by Tracy Madison

Fuzz by Ed McBain

Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings by Susan Redington Bobby and Kate Bernheimer

Modem Times 2.0 (Outspoken Authors) by Michael Moorcock

Mammoths of the Great Plains (Outspoken Authors) by Eleanor Arnason







6 Responses to “Amazon’s “The Big Deal” Sale: Genre Books”

  1. Honey says:

    I don’t know whether to thank you or curse you for picking things out for me. Damn. Zoo City and Day of the Triffids. My heart thank you but my purse doesn’t.:)

  2. Honey says:

    Eep. “Thanks,” not “thank.”

  3. EK says:

    Yukikaze! Huhu. I also want my hands on the other Haikasoru books.

    How much is a Kindle locally? And is getting an older model advisable? Or is my brother right, I should just save for an iPad then get a Kindle app?

    • Paolo Chikiamco says:

      Don’t have the exact figures, but significantly more expensive here. No real sense getting an older model since the newer model is cheaper. If all you’re going to do is read prose, then I say go Kindle, but if you want an all-in-one, or want to read comics/manga as well, then go for the iPad.

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