Bundoran Press Publishing House regrets to announce that it will cease operations by October 30th of this year. All of our contracted books have been published and no new contracts will be signed although we will continue to sell books on our website (www.bundoranpress.ca) and various e-book and audio platforms until that date.
All rights will revert to authors and editors at the end of October. However, authors have been given the option of requesting rights reversion at an earlier date. All requests will be implemented as rapidly as possible. Final royalty payments, if any, will be made at that time.
It’s been a great run. Since January 2013, when the current partnership took over the Press, we have published 4 anthologies and twenty novels and put tens of thousands of dollars in the hands of writers, artists, designers and other industry professionals. Over the years, Bundoran Press has garnered eleven Aurora nominations with two wins and had two Sunburst Award finalists as well.
Speaking on behalf of the publishers, Hayden Trenholm said: “Bundoran Press has always been a labour of love for all those involved in running it, both for my current partners, Mike Rimar and Elizabeth Westbrook-Trenholm, but also for the founders, Virginia O’Dine and Dominic Maguire. While we still love the press and our artists, we no longer have the emotional or financial resources to continue the struggle. Selling books as a small press has always been challenging but the last year has seen those challenges grow. The current pandemic was only the final blow.
“Science fiction is our conversation with the future but Bundoran Press can no longer be part of that dialogue. The field is strong in Canada and I know that others will step up to see it continue to grow and prosper.”
Curated by Hayden Trenholm
Science fiction is our conservation with the future. That’s the philosophy of Bundoran Press Publishing House. But how can you have a conservation without friends? Even though in the days of COVID-19, most of those conversations take place on-line or by phone, there’s never been a better time to think and talk about the future.
That’s why I’m curating this twelve-book science fiction bundle for https://storybundle.com/scifi, made up of ten novels and two short story collections from established greats and rising stars. Half of the books were published by the Press and the other six come from some fabulous authors who have been our friends and supporters for years. As always, at Story Bundle, you decide what the books are worth and a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
The Bundoran Buddies Book Bundle includes Lazarus Risen, an international collection of stories focused on longevity and immortality, including Hugo nominated author, Sean McMullen.
Award winners and nominees abound in this bundle. Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer offers up Space: Stories, a collection of his short stories, all of them set off-world, including a Hugo finalist and two Aurora Award winners. Aurora Award winning Edward Willett gives us a Lost in Translation that explores the necessity of understanding the other in a taut tale of interstellar negotiations.
If your taste runs to near-future, BAFTA nominee, Fiona Moore, brings us Driving Ambition, where the murder of an intelligent car launches the protagonist, a mediator between humans and artificial intelligences, on a dangerous trajectory. Or you might prefer, Madelaine Ashby’s iD, the second volume of her Machine World series which “explores the uncomfortable possibilities and limitations of love within slavery and free will under constraint (Globe and Mail).”
At the other end of the temporal spectrum, we have The Better Part of Valor, the second of the Confederation of Valor series from multi-award-winning author Tanya Huff – still producing best sellers after over two decades in the field. Duatero from Brad C. Anderson, with his first novel from from Bundoran Press, is set on a lost outpost of humanity where moral dilemmas compete with fast paced action on a plague planet. Jennifer Rahn’s Dark Corridor gives us a fun romp in a hard science thriller that includes cyborgs, drug lords and space Vikings.
But wait, there’s more. Ryan McFadden’s hilarious and exciting The Venusian Job pits thief, Emily Van Lars, a.k.a. The Engineer, and her motley crew of mercenaries against aliens, crime lords and a deadly AI. Gerald Brandt’s The Courier, the first volume of a trilogy, is an action-packed thriller in a dystopian future, Los Angeles. Charmingly written Brendan’s Way by Matthew Bin is set entirely aboard a colony ship heading off world in a novel dubbed “Heinlein meets Marx.” Last but certainly not least, Nina Munteanu’s Outer Diverse, the first volume of the Splintered Universe series, introduces Galactic Guardian Rhea Hawk, who investigates the massacre of an entire spiritual sect, catapulting her into a treacherous storm of politics, conspiracy and self-discovery.
The Bundoran Buddies Book bundle only runs for three weeks. It’s a great deal and a chance to pick up books by some of your favorite SF writers and discover some new favorites at the same time.
For $5USD (or more if you are feeling generous) you get four of the twelve ebooks – MOBI or ePub – and for $15 or more you unlock the remaining eight.
The initial titles in the bundle (yours for a minimum of $5) include:
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get the remaining eight books, including:
The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via https://storybundle.com/scifi. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books, but after the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!
It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
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