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humble bundleJeg har kjøpt dette årets Humble Bundle, og for deg som ikke vet hva det er; The Humble Bundle har flere «auksjoner» hvert år. Denne som jeg var med på var for eBøker, men det kan også være dataspill osv. Du får tilbud om, i dette tilfellet 12 bøker, pluss et par som blir tilgjengelige hvis du betaler over en viss sum (i dette tilfellet $ 14). For det er du som bestemmer hva du vil betale. Pengene blir delt mellom charities, Science fiction and Fantasy writers of America og the Humble Bundle. Og det er du som bestemmer hvem som skal få hvor mye. Jeg valgte å gi til Child’s play og Electronic Frontier Fondation.

Bøkene jeg fikk for dette er som følger;

Magic for beginners av Kelly Link

Magic for beginnersMagic for Beginners is a collection of nine works of fantasy and light horror short fiction by Kelly Link. The book won the 2006 Locus Award for best short story collection. Diferent novellas also won; the 2006 Nebula Award and 2006 Locus Award, the 2006 British SF Award, the 2005 Hugo Award, the 2006 Nebula Award, and the 2005 Locus Award.

Stranger things happen av Kelley Link

Stranger things happenThe eleven stories in Kelly Link’s debut collection are funny, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. They were all especially written for you. A Best of the Year pick from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. Includes Nebula, World Fantasy, and Tiptree award-winning stories.

Invasion av Mercedes Lackey (The secret world chronicles, book 1)

Emerging mysteriously during World War II, metahumans became icons of the best – and worst – humanity had to offer. Yet sixty years later, the world still suffers from war, greed and madness. Worse, man’s nadir of systematic cruelty returns with bizarre new weapons. The metahumans of Earth must find a way to defeat this powerful foe and discover what lurks behind the scenes – a secret world hidden from our own.

Zoo city av Lauren Beukes

Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit and a talent for finding lost things. But when a little old lady turns up dead and the cops confiscate her last paycheck, she’s forced to take on her least favourite kind of job – missing persons.

 

Pump six and other stories av Paolo Bacigalupi

Pump sixPaolo Bacigalupi’s debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo’s work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.


Pirate cinema av Cory Doctorow

Pirate cinemaTrent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.

Og de ekstra bøkene jeg fikk for å betale over $ 14 er;

Old man’s war (book 1) av John Scalzi

Old man's warJohn Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.  The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce–and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Signal to noise av Neil Gaiman

Signal to noiseDette er en once in a lifetime utgivelse av tegneserien for bruk på e-bøker.

Somewhere in London, a film director is dying of cancer. His life’s crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a European village as the last hour of 999 A.D. approached – the midnight that the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon. Now that story will never be told. But he’s still working it out in his head, making a film that no one will ever see. No one but us.

xkcd, volume 0 av Randall Munroe

xkcdRandall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it’s practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic’s subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.

Save yourself mammal! av Zack Weiner

Save yourself mammalSaturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is at heart a geek comic, but it nevertheless addresses a broad range of topics, such as love, relationships, economics, politics, religion, science, and philosophy. It is one of the fastest growing comics online, having sextupled in readership since 2008. SMBC appeals to many different groups, as evidenced by the fact it has been featured on a variety of important websites and blogs.

The most dangerous game av Zack Weiner

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is at heart a geek comic, but it nevertheless addresses a broad range of topics, such as love, relationships, economics, politics, religion, science, and philosophy. It is one of the fastest growing comics online, having sextupled in readership since 2008. SMBC appeals to many different groups, as evidenced by the fact it has been featured on a variety of important websites and blogs.

Attack of the Bacon Robots (Penny arcade 1) av Jerry Holkins

Get your geek on Penny Arcade, the comic strip for gamers, by gamers is now available in comic shops and bookstores everywhere. Not familiar with Penny Arcade? What? It’s only the most popular comic strip on the web. It’s the funniest, most twisted comic that ever lampooned gamer culture, and takes shots at everything from Star Wars to Steve Jobs. Experience the joy of being a hardcore gamer as expressed in vignettes of random vulgarity and mindless violence.

Epic legends of the Magic Sword Kings (Penny arcade 2) av Jerry Holkins

Epic legends of the Magic Sword KingsVerily, the heroes of Penny Arcade return in the second volume of valiant chivalric deeds of brave heroism, heroic gallantry and gallant bravery Forsooth Sir Gabe and Sir Tycho return in Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings Collecting all the Penny Arcade strips posted online from 2001 and 2002, Volume 2 includes creator commentary, a sketchbook section and an introduction from somebody sort of famous.

Som du ser skal jeg ha noe å lese på i lange tider fremover! Mye tegneserier, som ikke passer Kidlen min, men dem ser jeg på pc’n. Jeg har fått en sky-link og sitter nå på jobb og ser på noen av dem. Kjempefint! (Men jeg kan selvfølgelig laste dem ned om jeg vil).
Jeg skal prøve å få skrevet om disse forskjellige bøkene ettervert som jeg leser dem ferdig.

(Jeg har ikke lest disse bøkene enda, så det som står om dem er hentet fra Goodreads, utenom i ett tilfelle hvor det kommer fra Wikipedia).