Wednesday, December 05

Cool

Cheapjacked

Just discovered that the entire Repairman Jack series and Adversary Cycle (by F Paul Wilson) can be bought on Kindle for sixty bucks.  Update: Unless you live in America, in which case you're outta luck.  That's for twenty novels, seven or eight thousand pages.  And it's good stuff.

If you've never read any of his books, I suggest you start with The Tomb, a standalone novel* and the first Repairman Jack story.  Just $2.99, assuming you have a Kindle or something with the Kindle app on it.  If you like it, you'll very probably like all the rest.

It looks like the ebooks have been self-published by Wilson, which is is just how things should be, and a slap in the face for companies like Hachette, who need to be slapped in the face as often as possible.  The one downside is that publishers still provide some useful services to authors, such as, oh, cover design...

Update: Also, a new Repairman Jack novel, Cold City, first in a new trilogy, is out.  $2.99 for me!  Since the series is complete** these are prequel stories, and apparently not supernatural/horror, since Jack's first brush with that sort of thing happened in The Tomb.

* Standalone in the sense that it tells a complete story and assumes no prior knowledge of the characters or their world.  It wasn't planned as the first volume in a series; that just sort of happened.

** The final Repairman Jack novel, The Dark Before the End, immediately precedes the final Adversary Cycle novel, Nightworld, and Wilson has always made clear that there would be no continuation of the story beyond that point.  Which makes sense, since it's the story of the end of the world...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:07 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Interesting. When I click on the link I get the $2.99 page with a notice "This title is not available for customers from: United States."

However a quick search finds an equivalent Kindle edition for $7.99. The page includes a notice "This price was set by the publisher."

Posted by: Jonathan Tappan at Thursday, December 06 2012 11:17 AM (poC8e)

2 Ah, that's unfortunate.  Usually it's the other way 'round - the cheap version is US only and I end up paying more than the hardcover price for the ebook.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2012 11:31 AM (PiXy!)

3 I never got into his horror stuff, but read most (all?) of his early SF--partly because Baen reprinted a bunch of it some years back (from before Webscriptions)

Posted by: Kayle at Tuesday, January 22 2013 09:36 AM (M7tH0)

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