The Electronic Frontier Foundation is out there fighting for civil liberties and privacy on the Internet and the digital world generally. And now, you can help support them—by reading a brand new science fiction book!
The great science fiction magazine Strange Horizons is having its annual fundraising drive, and to help raise money, Kelly Link has written them a brand new story. One which will only be released if Strange Horizons raises at least $17,000. And we’ve got an exclusive excerpt!
Humble Bundle-style collections of books or comics come along pretty regularly these days... but the latest Story Bundle offering is pretty amazing. There are 11 books that either won the Philip K. Dick Award or were finalists, and you can get them all for just $15.
Get a ton of Neil Gaiman rarities and support an amazing cause. The latest Humble Bundle raises money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and includes just tons of incredible Neil Gaiman material. Including his rare book about Duran Duran!
Fireside Magazine, a science fiction magazine run by Brian White, is currently holding a subscription drive to keep them going for another year. The magazine is known for its fantastic stories—and its excellent pay rates.
Want to learn more about comics? Of course you do. But there are an awful lot of them out there, and it’s hard to find the best stuff. Some of us are lucky to have a local comics store that recommends titles to us. But now, everybody can have expert picks. Because there’s the Graphic Novel Club!
Since it was established in 2000, the non-profit organization The Hero Initiative has been raising money to help comic creators in times of need — and their latest charity drive could net you some spectacular Hellboy art, as well as highlight a needy cause.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are doing a 50th anniversary cookbook... and as this image from the interior illustrations shows, there are much worse cookbooks you could have out there in the world. Plus all the proceeds go to fund the SFWA Legal fund!
Penguicon is a convention dedicated to science fiction and open-source software, happening the weekend after next. And this year, the convention is supporting a really worthy cause: Enabling the Future, a charity that aims to 3-D print arms for people who need one.
Some fictional characters have all the luck, and others... well, they just can't catch a break. For years, authors of various Baen Books titles have worked in an in-joke, involving a minor character named Joe Buckley who always dies in the most horrible fashion. And now, he's finally getting the spotlight.
Science fiction and fantasy conventions are amazing places, where people settle debates in real time, play games, dress up and geek out about books, TV and movies. The one thing that makes cons even more awesome is when there's diversity among the attendees. And you can help with that!
Author Jay Lake, the winner the Campbell Award and numerous other honors, is undergoing his fourth round of chemotherapy right now — and you can help him fight his cancer. Some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors have donated "acts of whimsy," to raise money to sequence Jay Lake's genome and possibly…
This is a really neat idea. The book Behind the Sofa collects celebrities' memories of the Doctor Who moments that scared them most. And it's raising money for Alzheimers Research UK. The 100 celebrities who've contributed include:
Sometimes the best gift isn't something you give to your loved ones — it's what you give to a good cause, in your loved one's name. Here are a few ideas for places you can donate money this year to help make the world a better place for science, science fiction, and rational thought.
They say the Holidays are all about friends and family, but that's a hard thing to remember if you're a kid with nothing to open on Christmas morning. Toys matter, which is why donating to Toys for Tots to help families in need give their kids presents is such a great thing to do (especially now, after Hurrican…
Here's your worthy cause for the day. A junior high school teacher has put up a request for some funding to get her classroom new copies of Scott Westerfeld's classic young-adult dystopian novel Uglies — and all you have to do is go over to OO.com and vote for this project to be funded by the charities that support…
John Scalzi is the master of making us offers we can't refuse. And this time, he's letting you take money from his pocket and put it into the hands of Planned Parenthood. Recently, the Susan G. Komen Foundation bowed to pro-life bullying and withdrew support for Planned Parenthood's breast-cancer screenings. So for…
Yes, you read that right. Someone is putting out an anthology of tentacle porn (in written form, not comics), and all proceeds will go to benefit Oceana, a charity that works to protect the world's oceans. All of a sudden, hentai seems oddly... noble. The book is called Coming Together, Arm in Arm in Arm.
Terri Windling has given a lot of happiness to fantasy readers, with novels like The Wood Wife and collections like the Bordertown series. Now here's your chance to come to her rescue — Windling is facing health and legal issues that have caused her a lot of financial distress — and some of our greatest authors and…
H.P. Lovecraft died at age 46, partly due to poverty and malnutrition. So Ross E. Lockhart, editor of The Book of Cthulhu, is encouraging you to donate to local food banks and food charities this Thanksgiving holiday. If you tweet that you've fed Cthulhu, including the amount you donated and the name of the food…