The Best of British SFF Bundle, curated by Lavie Tidar, supports LOCUS and independent publishers with works by Michael Moorcock, Alastair Reynolds, and others
STORYBUNDLE with the help of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidar, delivers this collection 10 extraordinary books deemed among the best of British SFF. The bundle includes THE BEST OF MICHAEL MOORCOCK, Alastair Reynolds’ The Iron Tactician, and Tidhar’s A Man Lies Dreaming.
Curator Tidar had this to say:
Britain has a long and illustrious history of science fiction and fantasy. The fog-filled streets of Victorian London have given us Jekyll & Hyde and Dracula, while H.G. Wells took his unnamed Time Traveller from nearby Richmond to the ruins of future London (and had England invaded by Martians a few years later).
It feels surreal to be writing this as the world is in the grip of a pandemic, and Britain itself, like much of the rest of the world, is on lockdown, in scenes that could only have been dismissed as science fiction a few weeks ago. Or years. How long has it been? I have lost the sense of time by now. As we’re all holding on, many, including the writers here and elsewhere, have been affected. Bookshops and newsstands are closed, publishers are laying off staff and delaying books, and all of us are feeling the pinch. Buying this bundle will help the small publishers included here, from Apex and NewCon to Solaris and Tachyon – the very independent publishers who continue to champion exciting new voices and works.
Finally, this bundle will help, in however small a way, my favourite magazine. Locus was established in 1968, and has become 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. The effect of the shutdown has hit Locus hard. As a non-profit, they rely on a mixture of traditional revenue and on donations. Your purchase of this bundle will raise some much needed cash to help Locus weather the current apocalypse – and we all need Locus.