As promised, you’ve got more than 48 hours this time! But there’s a lot to look over, as among the 299 Whispersync for Voice-enabled Monthly Deals in Kindle Books there’s a good-sized pile that catch my eye this month. And! Through December 2, there’s additionally a very nice “Treat Yourself” sale on a big pile of audiobooks as well, and I have a glance through those titles below, followed by a really, really quick mention of Downpour.com‘s Black Friday sale through December 3.
First, though, the usual monthly #WhispersyncDeal roundup, which expire at midnight on November 30:
A Calculated Life by Big business is booming and state institutions are thriving thanks to advances in genetic engineering, which have produced a compliant population free from addictions. Violent crime is now a rarity. Mayhew McCline, a major corporation that analyzes global trends, has hired a genius: Jayna. A brilliant mathematical modeler, she has the ability to produce accurate predictions that are both good for the world and good for the bottom line. Her latest coup: finding a link between northeasterly winds and violent crime. When a string of events contradicts her forecasts – including a multiple homicide on the wrong day – Jayna suspects she needs more data and better intuition. She needs to understand what it means to be “normal,” so she disrupts her strict daily routine and, unknowingly, sets herself on a path that leads to new encounters, new experiences, and – perhaps most dangerous – new emotions.
Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 Book 1), Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 Book 2), and An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 Book 3) by Scott Meyer, read by Luke Daniels for $1.99+$1.99 each — If you like humor in your sf/f you’ve come to the right place: “Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard. What could possibly go wrong?”
Teen: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest, read by Mary Robinette Kowal for $2.99+$3.99 — “Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X? When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon — her best friend, Libby, who lives.” Continue reading