Posts Tagged: humble bundle

First Lines: Just a Geek

Once upon a time, Wil Wheaton was best known for having been an actor. You know, the one who played that kid in Stand By Me or that kid Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In his autobiography Just a Geek: Unflinchingly honest tales of the search for life, love, and fulfillment beyond… Read more »

First Lines: Old Man’s War

On his 75th birthday John Perry did two things. First, he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. And not just any army, but the Colonial Defense Forces. It’s a bit like Starship Troopers: you get to distant planets, meet interesting alien races, and make them fucking extinct. John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War… Read more »

First Lines: Invasion

Written by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin and Dennis Lee, Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle is the novelization of a series of podcasts. And “being included in the Humble eBook Bundle” is about the only justification I can give for reading it. For starters, I’m apparently not much for superheroes. In… Read more »

First Lines: Pirate Cinema

Cory Doctorow’s Pirate Cinema—part of the Humble eBook Bundle—is part novel, part manifesto. While it’s a story about a boy running away from home, growing up and creating an identity and place for yourself in the world, it’s also a manifest about creativity, freedom and copyright reform. The story just worked for me. On both… Read more »

First Lines: Zoo City

In Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City, part of the Humble eBook Bundle, we follow Zinzi December, a girl with a knack for finding lost things, who has a sloth on her back—just like a proverbial monkey. You see, in her version of the world, when you mess up good, you get a spirit animal to remind… Read more »