Apr 24 2012 11:30am

Get These Space Operas for $2.99!

If you feel a void in your reading it’s probably because you haven’t read a space opera story lately! (Get it because space and... void. Nevermind, it’s early.) Tor Books is pleased to announce a special ebook promotion for three select space opera titles. All the books are also the first in their respective series and $2.99 in the US for the next four weeks.

Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder (First in the Virga series)

The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. Enter Hayden Griffin, a man bent on avenging the murder of his parents...

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The January Dancer by Michael Flynn

Full of rich echoes of the space opera classics from Doc Smith to Cordwainer Smith, it tells the fateful story of an ancient pre-human artifact of great power, and the people who found it.

Amazon / B&N / Apple

The Price of Stars by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald (First in the Mageworlds series)

The war with the Mageworlds is over.  Now it’s time for the real struggle to begin. Freebooter at heart, spacer by trade, Beka pilots spacecraft—as far from her famous family as possible, thanks very much.

Amazon / B&N / Apple

Algot Runeman
1. Algot Runeman
Your fiendish plot has succeeded!
Curses, Nooked again, and again and again.
Kate Nepveu
2. katenepveu
I have not read the other two, but the Mageworlds books are really excellent, chewy characterization and lots of fun and excitement. Also, the first book is fairly standalone (the next two are more like a duology). I used to buy sets of them in used bookstores to give to people, and am delighted that they're now available as ebooks.
Algot Runeman
3. Ehtiar
Now I've got them in dead-tree format, but I was tempted to pick up the ebook of A Price of Stars to stash on the kindle.. but dang, Amazon just do "pricing information not yet available" so curses, foiled there.

Still, the Mageworlds alone is well worth a read if you're a fan of fine space opera.
Algot Runeman
4. seth e.
I've only read Sun of Suns, which is fun fun fun. Definitely worth a download.
Algot Runeman
5. Karl Wilcox
Will these be available from Amazon.co.uk? Regional restrictions seem a bit redundant for e-books...?
Algot Runeman
6. Patrick M.
Love to get them but in Europe "Not currently available"
Jonathan Chen
7. jonc
Another big FAIL from Tor for non-US customers.
Algot Runeman
8. AlBrown
I can't recommend The January Dancer highly enough. Wonderfully entertaining book, complete in itself, that also starts off a great series. Previously known for harder SF, you can tell Michael Flynn is having fun with this space opera setting, and you will have a lot of fun along with him. Thrilling adventure, exotic settings, compelling characters; this one has it all!
Algot Runeman
10. Upcoming4.me
Great to see that Karl Schroeder is getting some love
Kate Nepveu
11. katenepveu
Speaking as someone who's read publishing contracts (my husband has published two pop science books): Authors' contracts are often limited by geographical region, so in many cases publishers are not legally able to offer ebooks worldwide. This is, I believe from hearing authors and publishers discuss the issue, especially likely to be true when the contracts are older--_The Price of the Stars_ is from 1992.
Greg Ferro
12. EtherealMind
Not available in the UK. So annoying. I won't remember to buy them in two weeks time so you missed the sale I guess.
Holly Finnen-Stewart
13. Branwhin
ROFL - drat you, TOR. Stayed up WAY too late rereading my paperback copy of "The Price of the Stars." Excellent, and highly recommended, as Kate says. Cheers!
Christopher Davis
14. ckd
If only this sale were after the DRM-free shift....

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