This Week’s Bargain SF & Fantasy Books at Amazon.com
It’s good to be the editor. For example, I pretend I do a weekly bargain books update, and no one corrects me — even though the last one was in April. Thank you for indulging me in my shared fantasy.
Let’s get down to business: Bargain Books. I’m the expert, and I’m here to share my knowledge with you. It’s what I do.
This week (ha!) the list contains books by Delia Sherman, Stephen Baxter, Sara Douglass, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen R. Donaldson, L.E. Modesitt, Jr, William Gibson, R.A. Salvatore, E.E. Knight, and many more.
The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen, Delia Sherman [$7.20, was $17.99]
Land of the Dead, by Thomas Harlan [$10.40, was $25.99]
The Last Page, Anthony Huso [$4.73, was $25.99]
Hidden Empire, Orson Scott Card [$1.63, was $24.99]
Flood, Stephen Baxter [$9.98, was $24.95]
The Devil’s Diadem, Sara Douglass [$10.80, was $26.99]
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien ($1.92, was $26)
Against All Things Ending: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson [$6.40, was $16]
Scholar, L. E. Modesitt Jr. [$11.20, was $27.99]
Stephen King’s The Stand Vol. 1: Captain Trips, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins [$10, was $24.99]
Zero History, William Gibson [$6.40, was $16]
The Pirate King, R.A. Salvatore [$11.18, was $27.95]
Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire, E. E. Knight [$6.40, was $16]
Songs of Love and Death, edited by Gardner Dozois & George R. R. Martin [$10.40, was $26]
All discounted between 60% and 80%. As always, quantities on these bargain books are very limited. All are eligible for free domestic shipping on orders over $25. Most of last week’s (ha!) discount titles are still available; you can see them here.
Unfortunately, of the ones I would want, I already have Flood, and I have the first two volumes of The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant in hardcover, so would probably want the same for the third volume.
Speaking of Stephen R. Donaldson, his two books of his shorter fiction, “Daughter of Regals and Other Tales” and “Reave the Just and Other Tales”, are both excellent–among the best collections of short fiction that I’ve ever read. The first is a mixture of fantasy and science fiction, and he does both well, while the second is pure fantasy. Either would probably be to the taste of most Black Gate readers.
I have to admit I stopped reading Stephen R. Donaldson about 500 pages into THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS. It’s the only book I’ve literally thrown across the room. Haven’t returned since.
Glad to hear his short stories are worth reading, though. I might be able to approach them with a bit less wariness.
I’ve had the Mordant’s Need series in my library for some time, but haven’t gotten around to reading them. I suspect I’ll like them, but what didn’t you like about The Mirror…?
Also haven’t tried his science fiction series yet, The Gap Into Conflict, which I’ve also had in my library for some time. Given how big a fan I am of the Covenant series, and his collections of short fiction, it’s actually kind of surprising that I haven’t read the others yet, until I remember that I have literally 1000s of unread books and fiction magazines sitting in my library. I suspect some things will have to wait for retirement.
[…] Most books are discounted from 60% to 80%. As always, quantities on these bargain books are very limited. All are eligible for free domestic shipping on orders over $25. Most of last week’s discount titles are still available; you can see them here. […]