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Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mainstream, Mystery, Science Fiction
Fictionwise.com focuses on selling award-winning and high-quality fiction eBooks by top authors in all popular eBook formats. Most Fictionwise.com eBooks cost between 39 cents and two dollars. Fictionwise.com has titles from leading contemporary fiction authors, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Damon Knight, Mike Resnick, Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Pamela Sargent, Tom Purdom, and Kate Wilhelm, amongst others. In most cases, Fictionwise.com has the largest short fiction eBook collections available for its authors. The company currently has rights to nearly 400 short fiction eBooks, with an estimated 500 by the end of this year.
Twenty-nine new eBooks went online this week at Fictionwise,
including our second novel from Robert A. Heinlein, a Greg Bear Hugo nominee,
our first work from award-winning author Allen Steele, great selections in
romance and mystery, a new FREE issue of Strange Horizons magazine, and to top
it off we now carry F&SF Magazine! To see all the new titles (which are 15%
off until 12/17 at 10am ET USA), http://www.fictionwise.com/recentadditions.htm?r=12B1
To see the html version of this newsletter, http://www.fictionwise.com/newsletters/12B1.htm
> ROBERT A. HEINLEIN NOVEL
At this year’s WorldCon science fiction convention in
Philadelphia, Guest of Honor Greg Bear stated in his platform speech that
Heinlein’s “Red Planet” had been a major influence on him. Now we have it
“Red Planet” by Robert A. Heinlein [Science Fiction, 60575
words] Young Mars colonist Jim Harlowe leaves his home in South Colony to attend
a school at the Martian equator, and brings along his round, furry Martian
friend Willis. When the friendly creature is captured and held hostage by the
militaristic headmaster, Jim and his buddy Frank mount a rescue operation to
save Willis -- and stumble upon a terrible secret that threatens the survival of
the Red Planet colonies. http://www.fictionwise.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=1245&r=12B1
> GREG BEAR HUGO NOMINEE
Speaking of Greg Bear, here is the seventh Bear eBook to
appear at Fictionwise!
“Moving Mars” by Greg Bear [Science Fiction, 155156 words]
Sacrifice, revolution, the promise of freedom. These flood into the life of
Casseia Majumdar, daughter of the Binding Multiples. Rebelling against her
conservative family, the colonists who occupy Mars, Casseia takes part in the
brewing revolution sparked by student protests in the year 2171. Meanwhile, her
love life is in a very precarious situation, with her beloved Charles Franklin
seeking to merge his mind with the most advanced artificial mind. MOVING MARS is
a science fiction look at love and war, family and conviction, heart and mind…
Hugo Award Nominee (Not available in Rocket format.) http://www.fictionwise.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=1231&r=12B1
> ALLEN STEELE NOW AT FICTIONWISE!
“Agape Among The Robots” by Allen Steele [Science Fiction, 10027 words] The race is on to create the first commercially viable household robot, and two cybernetics experts are unexpectedly reunited twelve years after a bitter ending to their volatile relationship. The stormy affair resumes as the pair competes for the elusive approval of their company’s CEO ... and the engineering crew begins to realize why his ‘male’ robot is displaying uncourtly behavior toward her ‘female’ counterpart. Hugo Award Nominee http://www.fictionwise.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=1230&r=12B1
> F&SF MAGAZINE NOW AT FICTIONWISE
We have launched another top genre magazine at Fictionwise: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Gordon Van Gelder. This award-winning magazine is packed with great stories. The January 2002 issue includes works by Harlan Ellison, Gene Wolfe, and Paul Park! Plus editorial content. Available as a single issue or a year-long subscription. Subscribers get the issues delivered to their Bookshelf automatically each month, with email notification. http://www.fictionwise.com/servlet/mw?t=book&bi=1247&r=12B1
> FREE NOV. 2001 STRANGE HORIZONS
“Strange Horizons, November 2001” [Science Fiction/Fantasy, 40698 words] Strange Horizons magazine is a high quality literary magazine specializing in science fiction and fantasy. Each issue contains original fiction, reviews, and nonfiction articles related to the speculative fiction genres.
> BARRY N. MALZBERG COLLECTION
“Shiva and Other Stories” by Barry N. Malzberg [Science Fiction, 58000 words] Twenty-two tales by a mythologist for the new millennium, Shiva and Other Stories brings together some of Malzberg’s finest work from the 80s and the 90s, including many stories featured in major Year’s Best anthologies. (Not available in Rocket format.)
> HOT, NEW SHORT FICTION!--
“On Top” by Bruce Holland Rogers [Science Fiction, 8020 words] The wealthy and influential Maura Voss suffers the consequences of mutiny when she orders the crew of her spaceship on a suicidal detour through a battle zone.
-- “Amendment” by Stephen Dedman [Alternate History, 4000 words] You meet the weirdest people at science fiction conventions...
-- “The Dead of Winter” by James A. Hartley [Horror, 3600 words] Something worse than the bitter cold stalks the winter streets of Moscow.
> EBOOK OF THE WEEK (15% OFF) -- LARRY NIVEN HUGO WINNER!
“The Borderland of Sol” by Larry Niven is our eBook of the
week. This Beowulf Shaeffer story won a Hugo! Add this work to your cart, then
paste the following coupon code at the bottom of your cart page, and press the
“Apply Code” button to receive the 15% discount: BORDER17 (good until 10am
ET USA on 12/17/2001). This coupon can be used once per member. http://www.fictionwise.com/eBookweek.htm?r=12B1
> CLARK’S FIERY HIGH SOCIETY GYPSY ROMANCE ;-)
“Dulcie Bligh” by Gail Clark [Romance, 90320 words] Lady Bligh is the epitome of high society with her sparkling charm, fiery hair, and entourage of gypsies, earls, and murderers. Of course she has Jael the Gypsy by her side, who is famed for her tarot card readings, but even she can’t predict what is about to befall the family. (Not available in Rocket format.)
> THE PERFECT LAST-SECOND GIFT
Just in time for the holidays -- give the gift of eBooks! We’ve completely revamped our Gift Certificate system to make it easy for you to give the gift of eBooks for the holidays! Plus, we’ve launched Gift Packs! You can now give either a cash gift or you can choose from seventeen different “gift packs” we’ve created that will deposit eBooks into the recipient’s bookshelf automatically! Give a subscription to one of our fine fiction magazines or one of our most popular trilogies. A great gift idea for any PDA enthusiast. You can send the certificate via email or print it up for inclusion in a card or a unique stocking stuffer!
> HIGHEST RATED EBOOKS
Here are our top 5 highest rated eBooks over the last 60 days.
Number one on the list received 19 straight “Great” Ratings!
#1: “Barrayar” by Lois McMaster Bujold [Science Fiction, 104037 words] Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Winner, Nebula Award® Nominee
#2: “Shards of Honor” by Lois McMaster Bujold [Science Fiction, 78689 words] Locus Poll Award Nominee
#3: “Carnivores of Light and Darkness [Journeys of the Catechist, Book 1]” by Alan Dean Foster [Fantasy/Fantasy, 100000 words]
#4: “The Branch” by Mike Resnick [Science Fiction, 64802 words]
#5: “The City of Wondrous Umbrellas” by Laura Blackwell [Fantasy, 5045 words]
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