“Tell me, Grandad, what did you do in the Last Days?”
The old man settled himself a little more comfortably in his hovva-chair (his robo-prosthetic was giving him gyp, despite the balmy 58 celsius showing on the outdoor-temperature-o-meter).
“The Last Days? You mean the Last Days of the Great Angry Robot January eBook Sale of 2012?”
“Oh, Grandad, you know that’s what I mean.”
The old man tousled his granddaughter’s sandy hair (the kid had been playing in the reclamation pits again).
“Well, Granddaughter, I’m afraid I was a fool. Rather than grabbing as many bargains as I could when I had the chance, I just sat and played Angry Birds on my iPad – remember those funny old non-holo models? – and missed my opportunity.”
“Oh, Grandad! But there’s a happy ending, isn’t there?”
The old man smiled, and there was a twinkle in his remaining eye (as the cataract-away auto-lenses clicked and whirred).
“Well, luckily for me, your Grandma was a good and clever woman. She downloaded one of everything those Angry Robot folks put in their sale, at less than the price of a pint each, and we were able to enjoy hours and hours of top-quality SF/F/WTF? fiction for years and years to come. Yes, she was a good, clever, wise woman, your Grandma. Definitely wasn’t stupid. Knew a bargain when she saw one, yes sirree.”
They both looked over at the floating brain-in-a-jar on the mantelpiece and smiled fondly.
“Now, you young whipper-snapper, go give your Grandma a polish and then dust off my old Kindle Mk16 for me. I got me some re-reading to do.”
“Oh, Grandad, you’re so crazy and old-fashioned! Can’t you just sideload them straight to your cerebral cortex like everyone else?”
The old man winked and smiled his crinkliest smile.
“Sod off and play in the hover-traffic, you cheeky little git.”
That’s right, folks! Over half our titles are still available at half their usual price, but the Angry Robot January eBook Sale ends at midnight, January 31st (or as near as dammit, depending on how quickly we can get into the ecommerce software and change all the prices back… but lunchtime on Feb 1st? Forget it, pal! Those low, low prices are gone!).
Visit The Angry Robot Webstore for all your bargain ePub needs, or visit your local e-branch of global online megamarts like Amazon or Barnes & Noble to grab a Kindle / Nook version.
(Don’t be like Grandad! Think brain-in-a-jar!)