Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Nov. 20, 2007

Payseur & Schmidt - P&S Holiday Book Sale!
From Now to Monday, December 10th, we're reducing prices on almost everything that we still have in stock. Now's your chance to get yourself or a loved one a copy of Nicola Griffith's amazing memoir, John Clute's horror lexicon, or any one of our other literary and wearable gems.

Check out the sale at www.payseurandschmidt.com

Are We Alone? - Pole to Pole - new episode
The north and south poles are hot news right now, but for disturbing reasons. As the Earth's atmosphere warms, ice at high latitudes is melting at alarming rates. You're undoubtedly aware of this massive melt and even feeling anxiety about it. But, due to global-warming-news-fatigue, in which the relentless onslaught of climate statistics has frozen your brain like a Popsicle, you can't explain why it matters.

We can help. Tune in and find out why it's bad news if our frozen frontiers turn to mush and slush, as we talk with scientists who are breaking the ice as part of the International Polar Year, a collaboration to expand research and raise awareness of the Arctic and Antarctic, and the global climate system. Check out the Polar Palooza and International Polar Year websites. Guests for this episode are:

  • Ralph Harvey - Geologist, Case Western Reserve University and Principal Investigator for the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)
  • Michael Castellini - Biologist, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Kathy Licht - Geologist, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • Darlene Lim - Limnologist at NASA Ames and the SETI Institute
  • Charles Bentley - Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Listen to this show at: http://radio.seti.org

Chronicles Of The Myles Standish - Looking for a new cover artist
If there are any artists that would like to throw there hat into the cover art ring drop me a note at my MySpace profile, or Scott@PushingThePen.com

Plague - Into the Streets
The second part of chapter 10, entitled 'Into the Streets' is posted at: http://www.plague.gravesidetales.com

The next drawing, for the 11x17 print "A Little Job in Arkham", is coming up at the end of this chapter and , so if you have a friend who would like a chance to win the print make sure and let them know that they have to join the Plague group to be eligable for the drawing.

You can see the print at: http://www.myspace.com/plague_novel Thanks again for reading! ~ Bret

Dark Horse Comics - David Lloyd is signing in Ireland!
Visit David Lloyd's official Web site at www.lforlloyd.com/ for more details.

Shannon Wheeler signing at Powell's on Hawthorne 11/29
"Shannon Wheeler signs his new book Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going to Mars. Go to Powell's on Hawthorne and say hello on Thursday, November 29th @ 7:30 PM. For longer than a decade, Shannon Wheeler's flagship character Too Much Coffee Man has cast his tender, cynical gaze on lots of stuff that deserves to be made fun of, from the insipidity of coffee consumer culture to the horrendous reality of dating. Wheeler's latest collection of short cartoons, Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going to Mars (Dark Horse), steps back from the cartoonist's usual scrutiny of mundane pettiness and takes a look at life's bigger issues. The result is "frequently sweet, entertaining, smart" (The Onion)."

FIRST WORLD - FIRST WORLD screening at LOSCON on Friday
First World will be screened at The Los Angeles Regional Science Fiction Convention (LOSCON) on Friday, November 23, 2007 at 7:30 in the room Houston. For additional information please check out this link: http://www.loscon.org/34/movies.html

Mike Corriero - ART PRINTS
Check Mike's profile for details about the two prints Morning Sun Nap and Keeper of the Fields.

Brandon Layng - Horror and Death in November
"Go to http://www.geocities.com/thirteenhumansouls/ and enjoy a few good reads that just might leave you with shivers and a need to constantly check over your shoulder. Take care everyone ~ Brandon Layng, Editor"

Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer - Are you a book reviewer? (Or do you know any)?
"Are there any other reviewers interested in reviewing Vacation? Or do you know any who might be interested? Feel free to contact me ~ Jeremy"
To contact Jeremy you can visit his MySpace profile or online home at hauntedhousedressing.com

Want to buy a personally inscribed copy of my novel? Click here for details!

Samantha - FW: Short Story Challenge 2008 -Check this out
Writers compete to see who can produce the best short story (2,500 words max.) on an assigned genre and subject in one week. Winners advance to compete for over $4,000 in cash and prizes by writing a short story in just 24 hours. The Early Entry Deadline is December 6, 2007. Space is limited, so register today! To register or learn more, visit www.nycmidnight.com and use the discount code STORYTIME for $5 off the entry fee.

Yasmine Galenorn - Sisters of the Moon Discussion Group
The Sisters of the Moon Discussion Group on Yahoo is focused on Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld Series (aka Sisters of the Moon Series) and other books. Guidelines for members are listed on the groups homepage.

MARTIN TREANOR : Horror Author - He's back!
After a month without internet, Martin is back. Check out his blog here

News worth reposting:
Steven Brust - A scattershot thank you
The fan community is rallying behind author Steven Brust as he deals an ongoing medical issue. If you have a moment, please take a look at his MySpace blog or his journal on LiveJournal. I originally came across the news regarding Steven Brust from this Norwescon LiveJournal entry: Public Service Announcement Many thanks to the author of that posting. ~ Jim Cox / NWSFS on MySpace

Book Trailers from COS Productions - Will new technology narrow book choices?
"Technology is a great and powerful thing. But, are we all jumping on to the newest trends without a look toward the future? Will behavioral marketing and tracking user preferences create the Big Brother we've always feared? Or will it help sell more books? Will those books include YOURS? Are choices going to be made for readers? Find out more in our newest blog!"

Tom Tancin - 2008 Book Release Schedule
"Now in my blog, my 2008 Book Release Schedule. I have 2 books hitting the market next year. In June, my wonderfully reviewed novel "Perfection" will be re-released. In November, Detective Lindsey Scott will return in "Watched". Head over to my blog to read the summaries and see the covers! I love the covers and the previews! And as always, let me know what you think! Do you like the summaries and covers? Which one are you more exicted about? Let's discuss.
The Man in the Moon should be available on Amazon very soon after Thanksgiving. I'll send a bulletin when it is. ~ Tom"

Chaos and Reunion - Last book posted in entirety: Sideyot Speaks!
"After you read it, send me your review and permission to quote you and I'll send you a free copy of the PDF version! Send your review to
rsoborn at toad dot net. (Obviously, you will have to use the @ and the .) Use the subject "Chaos and Reunion." I'd really like to hear from you ~ Roberta"

Kevin Lucia - 2008 Coach's Midnight Diner Opens for Submissions
"Coach's Midnight Diner: Second Edition, (not the official title), is opening for submissions November 15th, and will be released around October 2008. See blog for more details."

The Edge of Propinquity - Volume 23: November, 2007
The Edge of Propinquity is a series of short stories from four different authors in four different universes exploring the world that lurks just beneath the surface of everyday life. It is the world of the unexplained, supernatural, magic, horror, duty, responsibility, black humor, conspiracy, unknown heritage and power. This webzine is updated on the 15th of every month.
You can look over the Edge at: http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/default.asp

Graveside Tales - Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS edited by Colleen Morris & Joel A. Sutherland $14.95. Click here for FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING.

Brought to you by: http://www.gravesidetales.com

Nick Lyons - New Book Press Release
"Press release for FIREBREATHING FANTASY TRIVIA ~ Flame On!"

"Newington, CT. – Fantasy fans will soon have a new way to test their knowledge with the new release from Ladder Press, Firebreathing Fantasy Trivia.
Inside these pages, readers will find hundreds of trivia, clue, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple choice questions. In addition, there are drawing and acting games for two or more players. From Potter, Pirates, and Princesses to Muppets, Magic, and Monty Python, this trivia book contains questions from timeless Fantasy film and television classics to new favorites."

FIRBREATHING FANTASY TRIVIA is available at Amazon.com. Nick's first book ATTACK OF THE SCI-FI TRIVIA is also available at Amazon.

Matt Browne - Press release of new sci-fi novel - The Future Happens Twice
New science fiction writer Matt Browne explores the ramifications of identical twins born years apart in THE FUTURE HAPPENS TWICE (Book 1 in the trilogy: THE PERENNIAL PROJECT, ISBN: 978-1844018307, Published by Athena Press, London)

"For decades scientists have dreamed of sending deep-frozen humans on interstellar missions. But until this dream comes true, they must settle for a much simpler technique available: the freezing of human embryos. However, long distance space travel of this nature poses other challenges, none more so than the management of artificial pregnancies and how to raise the children produced."

Find out more at: http://www.meet-matt-browne.com and http://www.amazon.com/dp/184401830X

Writer's Market UK - Short Story Competition:
WritersReign are running a new short story competition with the theme of ‘Make Mine Music!’. Writers are asked to submit stories of between 1,000 and 1,500 words in which music in one form or another plays a significant role in the plot. Complete details are at: www.writersreign.co.uk/comp.html

View the latest news and writing competitions at www.writersmarket.co.uk

Djibril - The Future Fire/Black Swan writing competition ~ $500 prize:
"In association with Black Swan we are offering an exciting creative writing competition. Write a short story based on the evocative and bizarre surroundings of Black Swan, and the best entry submitted by the closing date will win the first prize of (USD) $500, and be published in The Future Fire and in Second Life by Black Swan." (Enter Second Life and visit the following SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Black%20Swan/245/120/39/ )
Submissions must be made no later than midnight (GMT) on December 10th, 2007. See http://futurefire.net/competition/ for more details

The Smoking Poet - The Smoking Poet: Call for Submissions - Winter 2007-08:
For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/

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