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If it seems like we spend so much time here talking about impending robot takeovers, it's precisely because of things like this: a robotic book scanner that could consume the contents of an entire brick-and-mortar library in just one day.
 
Finding great science fiction reads, especially in a sea of millions of available books, can be a daunting task. And if you want to support independent self-published authors, it can be next to impossible finding that perfect book to read. Fortunately, StoryBundle has decided to make this process much easier. The concept behind StoryBundle is a simple one: select a group of quality self-published books and offer them to the public for whatever price people are willing to pay. Similar in concept to many indie video game bundles (think HumbleBundle), StoryBundle is the brainchild of Jason Chen. Chen and his team read all of the titles themselves and then decide which ones to offer in the bundle. And the reader decides what price to pay. It's basically a win-win for everyone involved. In an interview with Chen, we discussed the benefits of StoryBundle to science fiction authors and readers.
 
London is overflowing with things to do in the next few weeks as the Olympics take over the town. If you're the type who is looking for something different in between sporting venues, consider getting lost in a book — or more accurately, a book maze measuring just over 5,000 square feet.

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