THE SINGULARITY STORYBUNDLE, curated by Lavie Tidhar, features Kameron Hurley, Nick Mamatas, Bruce Sterling, Kimberly Unger, Peter Watts, and others
THE SINGULARITY BUNDLE from the fine folks at STORYBUNDLE offers 10 extraordinary journeys into some of the fundamental questions about our place in the universe: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, The Outside by Ada Hoffmann, MEET ME IN THE FUTURE by Kameron Hurley, The Planetbreaker’s Son by Nick Mamatas, The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker, ROBOT ARTISTS & BLACK SWANS by Bruce Sterling, Cloud Permutations by Lavie Tidhar, NUCLEATION by Kimberly Unger, BEYOND THE RIFT by Peter Watts, and Spring Festival by Jia Xia.
Nick Mamatas suggested a bundle looking at that nebulous concept, the “singularity”, and I thought it would be fun to take a wide-ranging approach to it, encompassing the post-human, A.I., space opera and much more. We have two Cyberpunk legends: Bruce(!) Sterling(!) and Rudy(!) Rucker(!) here, whose work needs no introduction. I mean, if that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. I love the variety of novels and authors in this bundle.Lavie Tidhar
And what is the Singularity anyway? A silly hypothetical concept beloved by the neo-libertarian tech rich? A utopian vision? A dystopian one? Or is it a convenient shorthand for the possible convergence of human and machine that we already have?
The fun is in the asking. And I think each of the authors here grapple with some fundamental questions about human and others and our place in the universe. And, you know – they’re also terrific fun!
So without further ado, welcome to the Singularity Bundle!
A Note About The CharityLavie Tidhar
I thought this being a hard SF-ish bundle, it would be appropriate to nominate as my charity of choice the Locus Foundation. Locus Magazine was established in 1968, and became the single most important news source for the SF/F field, offering unparalleled cover, in-depth reviews and author interviews, and so much more. They have won the Hugo Award more times than I can mention. As a non-profit organization they rely on a mixture of traditional revenue and on donations. Times are hard for everyone right now, and this seems a good cause to support!