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Today’s best deals: A Hugo-winning novel, $1 movie rentals, and more

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$1 Movie Rentals. Promo Code MOVIE99.

If you need a way to fill your holiday downtime, Amazon will rent you any movie in their digital catalog for a buck today with promo code MOVIE99. That applies to holiday films, new releases (I’m renting Sully), classics; if you can rent it on Amazon, you can rent it for $1.

Remember that after you place your order, you’ll have 30 days to start watching, and then 24 hours to finish it.


Razor Hovertrax 2.0, $350


Great news: You can buy hoverboards without burning down your house now, and Razor’s Hovertrax 2.0 is on sale for an all-time low $350 today.

The Hovertrax can scoot along at a spritely 8 mph for up to an hour on a charge, and utilizes safe LG battery cells that won’t start smoldering under your feet. In fact, Razor was “the first U.S. brand to receive the UL 2272 listing for safety, ensuring that the Hovertrax 2.0 meets or exceeds the highest fire and electrical safety standards.”


Blue Yeti Blackout + Watch Dogs 2, $89


We’ve seen a handful of $89 deals on the reader-favorite Blue Yeti USB microphone over the last several weeks, but today, that same price will also get you a PC download of Watch Dogs 2. This bundle was on sale for $99 earlier in the month, but maybe the extra $10 in savings will be enough to push you over the edge.

Way Station [Kindle], $2


Way Station, the story of a rural Wisconsin man who operates a pit stop for aliens passing through the galaxy, won the 1964 Hugo award for best novel, and it can be yours on Kindle for just $2 today.

Enoch Wallace is not like other humans. Living a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, he carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age—a fact that has recently caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is, Enoch is the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War and, for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race . . . though the cure could ultimately prove more terrible than the disease.

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, Way Station is a magnificent example of the fine art of science fiction as practiced by a revered Grand Master. A cautionary tale that is at once ingenious, evocative, and compassionately human, it brilliantly supports the contention of the late, great Robert A. Heinlein that “to read science-fiction is to read Simak.”


MIU Packing Cube Set, $11 with code MCCUBE31


We’ve posted our fair share of packing cube deals this year, but $11 for a pack of four might just be the best we’ve seen yet. This deal is too late to help you with holiday travel, but they’ll make packing your suitcase a little less terrible for years to come.

For the rest of Friday’s best deals, be sure to head over to Kinja Deals.


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