THE RADICAL SF BUNDLE, curated by Nick Mamatas, features Elly Bangs, Carol Emshwiller, Nalo Hopkinson, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Moorcock, Bruce Sterling, and others in support of Médecins Sans Frontières
The Radical SF Bundle from the fine folks at StoryBundle features 12 extraordinary explorations into the status quo collapsing and new paradigms emerging. Includes UNITY by Elly Bangs, Big Girl by Meg Elison, I LIVE WITH YOU by Carol Emshwiller, RUIN by Cara Hoffman, FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS by Nalo Hopkinson, BURN and The First Law of Thermodynamics by James Patrick Kelly, You Might Sleep by Nick Mamatas (StoryBundle Exclusive), THE BEST OF MICHAEL MOORCOCK, Talk Like a Man by Nisi Shawl, PIRATE UTOPIA by Bruce Sterling, and Utopias of the Third Kind by Vandana Singh.
Science fiction is the genre of change. There can be any number of SF plots, and a dizzying array of SF themes, and plenty of themes, but the genre is almost definitionally about the status quo collapsing and something new taking its place. History will never end, and the future lasts forever.
Change is most dramatic when it’s radical—when it starts at the very root of society, or what we know about science. The Radical SF Bundle collects stories that explore these roots, and pull them out of the thematic ground. The only constant is flux, the only guarantee is that nothing will ever be the same again.
Amazingly, these radical visions have also proven to be predictive. Cara Hoffman’s Ruin presages the world events filling our screens and thoughts right now. Meg Elison’s almost supernatural weight-loss pill is available for prescription from your local physician. James Patrick Kelly’s Burn is about a planet aflame, and for sale. And these tales are just the beginning. There are multiple utopias of the future…and the past, shocking short fiction, outspoken interviews, and much more.
Ready to change the world? Buy the bundle, and support the border-hopping health charity Médecins Sans Frontières while you’re at it!