By 16 February 2018 | Categories: news



The guys and gals over at Humble Bundle are going all out on books right now. And it’s a pretty big audience they are catering for with their bundles right now, with programmers, sci-fi fans and comic book lovers all covered (there’s an overlap in audience there for sure).

First things first, The Humble Book Bundle: SF & Fantasy by Angry Robot Books basically does as it says on the label, providing science-fiction and fantasy fans with enough reading material to last almost until the next season of Game of Thrones. There’s different tiers available, so if you pay $1 you can look forward to Keith Yatsuhashi’s Kojiki, a tale of spirits and beasts set in Japan.

Talking of which, Peter Tieryas’ United States of Japan sees the Axis powers winning WWII. The States is now ruled by Japan (Philip K. Dick’s The Man the High Castle did the same) but a subversive video game distributed by a rebel group is bringing about change. You need to pay $8 or more to unlock this tier of books.

Put down $15 and you get access to the final six books which includes Wesley Chu’s The Lives of Tao, a strange tale of a group of aliens crash landing on Earth and taking over people’s thoughts, which might explain the strange timeline we’re living in right now.

The Humble Book Bundle: Geek Gals presents a range of comic books featuring strong female protagonists. These include two of our favourites, Red Sonja and The Lumberjanes, both up for grabs for a mere $1, and the awesome Deadly Class Vol. 1 and Bitch Planet Vol. 1 coming in at $8. Got $15 locked up for a rainy day? This will serve up the complete bundle, worth $311, and adds Plutona Vol. 1, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen and Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 to your collection.

Finally, The Humble Book Bundle: Functional Programming by O'Reilly gives you access to the books with the pretty animals on them, covering everything from Scala, Clojure, Haskell and Rust. If any of that makes sense to you, jump in and buy $515 worth of books for the bargain basement price of $15.

As always, different charities are supported by your purchase, while the offers don’t last forever, so jump in ASAP. 


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