Storybundle did a Haikasoru book bundle a while back that I bought (Haikasoru is Viz’s imprint for Japanese sci-fi novels), and this time it’s Humble Bundle with a differnt selection. I have a horrible track record when it comes to reading books (I spend too much time reading comics and magazines), but I’m still going to pick this up, and add it to my book pile of shame.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love reading books about video games — which is the reason I love the series of StoryBundle collections Simon Carless puts together, the most recent one released last month. If you’re looking for some good suggestions on what to read, there’s tons of great books (over 100) listed here (it even links to a few others lists, like this one from the New Yorker).
I first came across the Haikasoru imprint through a StoryBundle I bought earlier this year. It specializes in translations of Japanese sci-fi, and has already published quite a few famous titles, like All You Need Is Kill (that was turned into the film Edge of Tomorrow), as well as Battle Royale and Ico novels. Pictured are three anthologies they’ve released, that were all part of that bundle I got, and which I still need to get around to reading (I’m terribly behind on everything I have to read in my iBooks app).
I’m a huge fun of the game-themed book bundles that Simon Carless curates for StoryBundle — I’ve happily bought every single one of them, even though I still have plenty to read. A new one came out this past week, and I’d say it’s even extra special as it’s themed around my friend Joseph White‘s Pico-8 fantasy console. On top of including the full Pico-8 development software and the 4 issues released so far of the excellent Pico-8 Zine, it’s also a fine selection of great game-related reads — I’m currently reading the Super Mario Bros. 3 book from Boss Fight Books (one of my favorite imprints), while I’m actually playing the game again on my NES Classic Edition. Make sure to grab the bundle before it expires.