Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Nov. 30, 2007

Michael G. Munz - A Shadow in the Flames now available
"A Shadow in the Flames, the debut sci-fi thriller from Michael G. Munz, is now available. See the author's website,, for more information about the book and how to order."

Kealan Patrick Burke - "Peekers" Screening Tonight/Dread Central Article
Here's some great news about the film adaptation of "Peekers" based on my short story and directed by Mark Steensland. From the article at Dread Central:
"This Thursday the 29th of November, the Eerie Horror Film Festival will proudly unveil Peekers by presenting Mark Steensland’s Eerie Erie Short Films. The event will take place at the Penn State Erie campus Research and Economic Development Center, and will begin at 7:30 with screenings of Mark’s previous horror shorts Sucker, Lovecraft’s Pillow (review), and Dead @ 17. The featured premiere of the short film Peekers will be at 8:15, and will be followed by a Q&A." Read the full article here. ~ Kealan

Steve Anderson Design - New Star Wars Site
"Check out the new Star Wars site at"

Word Weavers - Come Read the new "Word Weavers" Poem
"It's in the "About Me" section. It was written by Matthew Alan Pierce. We'd be honored if you'd come check it out!"

Head on over to Word Weavers MySpace Page to see these features and more!
Word Weavers Anthologies | |

Dusk Before the Dawn - Free DVD and Free Shipping at the Bleep Store
"The Bleep Store, home of the What the Bleep Do We Know movies and books, and fine sellers of my book, Dusk Before the Dawn, is offering free shipping and a free DVD offer:

  • FREE SHIPPING on all orders totalling $50 or more, US Domestic Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Non-Drop Ship items only.
  • FREE "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" DVD with purchases of $100 or more (enter coupon code FREEBLEEP).
They are selling my book for 25% off the cover price. Enjoy ~ Larry"

Tor Books - New Podcast: Blogging in SF, Part 2
FYI, new podcast posted today: "Blogging in SF, Part 2"

And if you haven't done so already, check out the first part of the podcast: Blogging in SF, Part 1:

Releasing this week from Tor Books:

Tor is releasing a lot of books this week. There are too many to list here so check out the complete listing at this blog entry: 11/27 Releases from Tor Books
And while you're at it, take a look at this blog entry from Tor Teen: Releasing 11/27 from Tor Teen

I Am Legend is in theaters Dec 14: More information can be found at and

Interested in an interview with Richard Matheson?: "Then sign up for our newsletter. Yep, inside the one going out on Monday, December 3, you will find said interview. Plus some bits about works by Orson Scott Card, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Philip K. Dick."
Go on over and sign up at: | | | Facebook Group |

News worth reposting:
Plague - Calling All the Faithful
The last part of chapter 10 for Plague is posted at:

"This will finish up the first part of Plague, and is also a good time for me to pause the story for a few weeks while I take care of the holidays and try to get a little ahead again on the story. I will have the drawing this evening for The Little Job in Arkham print and announce it as soon as I get a name."
You can see the print at:

"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: Thanks again for reading! ~ Bret"

The Pyromantics - New story!
"Please come on over and check out our latest submission 'A Taste Of Your Own Medicine' by Charlotte Emma Gledson!
Please be sure to leave feedback ~ Cat"

Darren Reid - Best Selling Fantasy Author - The Half Broken Crown - Out Tomorrow
"Just a quick message to let you know that the ebook version of The Half Broken Crown will be released tomorrow! You will be able to buy the book as a standalone ebook or as part of a collector's package that includes a signed piece of coverart (if you want me to write a personalized message either for yourself or whoever you are buying for, just let me know what the message is). The Book should be on sale by tomorrow lunchtime - I'll post a bulletin once it goes on sale. Take care ~ Darren"

"Submissions for Darkened Horizons Issue 3 will be extended until 12/14/07 or until the anthology is filled.
Feel free to send any dark fantasy or science fiction that you have. I have received quite a few emails asking me if I accept materials other than horror and I want to take this moment to say Yes, I do. The stories needn't be over the top, either. I have very eclectic tastes, (see Issue 1 and 2). Horror is not for everyone, Darkened Horizons IS. Thank you ~ JMB"

Fantasy Author - Hubert L. Mullins - Holiday Savings on books!
"Hey guys, in the spirit of the Holiday Season, I thought I'd pass along this great website. It is: It is an excellent way to enter in an author, book title, or ISBN and get back a plethora of book prices sorted by the lowest. I highly recommend it. Check that site if you want to see the difference in shipping costs, shipping times, etc ~ Hubert"

Cynthia Leitich Smith - Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure 2007: Auction 2
"Robert's Snow is an online auction that benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over 200 children's book illustrators have created art on individual snowflake-shaped wooden templates. The snowflakes will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to cancer research.

Auction 2 will begin accepting bids on Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. with a starting bid of $100 for each snowflake. All bids must be before the close of Auction 2 on Nov. 30 at 5 pm. 100 percent of the proceeds from this online auction will benefit sarcoma research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and that all but $25 of the winning bid is tax deductible. See my blog for more information!"

Donna Barr - AFTERDEAD 1.2: The Desert Peach Crosses Over
"The Desert Peach, back in a "real" world thousands of years after his first death, is asked to accompany the half-horse officer Stinz, who has been chosen for the high honor of breeding for the Reich -- and is terrified. The Peach finally learns why 'Nobody cares if you're gay.'"

Now available at and for more information go to:

Graveside Tales - GST Holiday Giveaway
Graveside Tales will be hosting it's first annual 12 days before Christmas Giveaway for our forum members. We are currently seeking book donations. This is a perfect way to pick up new readers. If you are an author who would like to donate a book or 2 please send me a myspace message. Thank you for your continued support ~ 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:

Karina L. Fabian - FabChat changes and submissions for Infinite Space, Infinite God II
FabChat is now canceled except for special appearances. Information regarding future FabChats will be posted here once it is made available.

Also Karina and Robert Fabian, in association with Twilight Times Books, are accepting submissions for Infinite Space, Infinite God II--thought provoking sci-fi with a Catholic Twist. They want well-done sci fi (no fantasy) written from a Catholic perspective with characters and issues pertaining to Catholics. Writers interested in submitting should check the full guidelines. (

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

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"

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 and use the discount code STORYTIME for $5 off the entry fee."

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"

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: )
Submissions must be made no later than midnight (GMT) on December 10th, 2007. See or this blog entry from Djibril for more details.

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:
(Editor's Note: There isn't a new show for this week, so I am reposting the information from the previous weeks show. It's a great show, so if you have time, give it a listen ~ Jim)

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