Humble Bundle And The ACLU Team Up With Publishers To Get The Vote Out

by Hannah Means Shannon

With the US midterm elections just around the corner, Humble Bundle has just launched a “fun and informative selection of curated titles” in support of “a more perfect union”. The Humble Charity Book Bundle: Get the Vote Out 100% Supporting the ACLU focuses on “civics, volunteerism, and positive resistance”.

Participating publishers coming together for this project include DC Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Lonely Planet, Microcosm Publishing, No Starch Press, Oni Press, Quirk, Skyhorse, and Tachyon.

Working in conjunction with the ACLU and writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Book of Eli), this promotion will be the first to offer the new science fiction anthology, RESIST: Tales From a Future Worth Fighting Against, featuring SF writers. 100% of all proceeds from this promotion will be donated to the ACLU.

The Humble Charity Book Bundle: Get the Vote Out 100% supporting the ACLU will run from October 22 through November 5 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Customers can pay just $1 or more for:

  • Make A Difference: The Ultimate Volunteer Handbook

  • The Lessons of Ubuntu: How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America

  • American Presidents

  • The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

  • The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World

  • The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

  • Full Bleed Vol 2 (Exclusive Excerpt)

  • Prez

 

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get:

  • Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

  • Sh*t Politicians Say

  • Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance

  • Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved

  • The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

  • Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas

  • Girls Resist!

  • Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

  • Bitch Planet

 

Those who pay $15 or more will receive:

  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

  • We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce

  • Letter 44

  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

  • The Little Book of Restorative Justice

  • Stable Strategies and Others

  • Pirate Utopia

  • What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t

  • Paddle Against the Flow

  • Stuff Every American Should Know

  • Volunteer: A Traveler’s Guide To Making A Difference Around the World

 

Those who pay $18 or more will receive the Humble exclusive debut of RESIST!: Tales From a Future Worth Fighting Against, edited by Gary Whitta, Christie Yant, and Hugh Howey.

The anthology will featured short works from:

Charles Yu

Charlie Jane Anders

Hugh Howey

John Scalzi

Sarah Kuhn

Laura Hudson

Leigh Alexander

Daniel H. Wilson

Saladin Ahmed

C. Robert Cargill

Chet Williamson

Beth Revis

David Wellington

Kieron Gillen

Desirina Boskovich

Jason Arnopp

Kevin Hearne

Jake Kerr

Madeleine Roux

Fran Wilde

Delilah S. Dawson

Elizabeth Bear

The total MSRP for this entire collection, including RESIST! and all 30 books is $365.

Gary Whitta explains:

I created RESIST! as an opportunity for today’s best science-fiction authors to speak to the current socio-political moment through a sci-fi lens. Though the 27 stories in the anthology are set in the future, or on other worlds entirely, the themes explored are rooted entirely in the here and now. My intention for this project was always that it would benefit a worthwhile and relevant cause, and so I couldn’t be more thrilled to launch RESIST! in partnership with the ACLU, with that organization benefiting from the proceeds of every sale.

Danielle Silber, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the ACLU adds:

We are heartened by the outpouring of support from writers and illustrators who are championing civil rights and the work of the ACLU. Through their art they are advancing democracy and helping us to make dystopia a fiction. We appreciate their and Humble Bundle’s efforts to bolster voter education to ensure everyone votes like their rights depend on it.

Check out this very special Humble Bundle right here.

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