If - E - Zine™ - Damon Knight discusses early science fiction
If - E - Zine™ recently posted a bulletin that included the video of the late Damon Knight discussing early science. Unfortunately I was unable to post it in the blog. Instead I just posted the URL here ~ Jim Cox / NWSFS on MySpace: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2ouYZVFBGUc
Yasmine Galenorn - Hannah Howell Guest Blogging At The Witchy Chicks
"NYT Bestselling author Hannah Howell, who writes about Scottish vampires, among many other things, is guest blogging at The Witchy Chicks today. Come on over and say hello! ~ Yasmine"
Fantasy Author - Hubert L. Mullins - My local interview now available on Youtube!
"This was an interview I did with local news anchor Leigh Ann Long for WVVA. It was for her weekly In-Focus program. We talked about all three books, the characters, my world, and how growing up in the Mountain State impacted my writing. Here are the individual links to each of the three segments:
Graveside Tales - Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths receives Stoker Recommendation
"Over the weekend GST received an email informing us that our first anthology Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths has been recommended for a Stoker Award in the anthology category. Read more here! Thank you for your continued support ~ Graveside Tales"
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FIRST WORLD - FIRST WORLD Web Site Launched!
"I am pleased to announce the launch of First World's Web site: www.firstworldmovie.com
As you will see, the Web site provides a timeline of world events and Presidential directives that build up to the year 2018 on the eve of the new space race between China and the United States. In addition, the Web site includes the trailer, contact information, media coverage, screenings and artwork. The Web site also includes major historical events like President Kennedy's 1961 address to the United States Congress on Urgent National Needs. My thanks to First World director Adam Starr for building this site.
As I work toward the goal of producing the long version of First World, the support the film has received from the science fiction convention and media community has been excellent. My continued thanks to them and those of you that have supported this project. Have a great Holiday Season. Thanks ~ Mark"
Tor Books - Final novel in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® series will be completed by Brandon Sanderson
Click on the link above to read the details regarding Robert Jordan's final novel.
12/10 Releases from Tor Books
- Borne in Blood by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
- Inferno edited by Ellen Datlow
- Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe
- The Sorcerers' Plague by David B. Coe
- Click here for all Tor/Forge releases.
FYI, new podcast posted today: "A conversation with John Scalzi, Scott Westerfeld, and Justine Larbalestier, Part 1" http://www.tor-forge.com/Podcasts/
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Are We Alone? - New episode available: "Sputnik: 50 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks Later"
"It looked like no more than an oversized grapefruit with whiskers. So you wonder what all the fuss was about. But the small silver ball kicked into orbit by the Soviets in 1957 set off a decades-long space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. That race resulted in major accomplishments during the fifty years since Sputnik's spunky spin, including landing humans on the moon.
Meet the new space race(s). Private companies are gearing up to go where only governments have gone before, and the launch of a Chinese lunar probe signals a new turf war over Earth's natural satellite. We'll hear these stories, plus meet a "Sputnut" who owns two copies of the pioneering orb and is looking forward to a Sputnik-eye-view of Earth as a passenger on board the International Space Station next fall. Also, why the space elevator biz is looking up. "
- Richard Garriott - Executive Producer at online game company NC Soft and a space enthusiast who is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in October, 2008
- Peter Swan - Partner, Teaching Science and Technology, Inc.
- Simon "Pete" Worden - Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center
- Peter Diamandis - Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation
Kevin Lucia - Guest Blogging This Sunday For Word Weavers
Hey folks - just thought I'd let you know, (as I'll probably be letting you know several times for the rest of the week), I'll be guest blogging this Sunday, the 16th, at the Word Weavers MySpace site. The title of my my blog: "Open Letter to Writers". Add them, come on over, and drop a note saying hello! ~ Kevin Lucia
Word Weavers - New Word Weavers Review!
Come check out Author Dave Rex's review of "The Lion Den: Dream Child (Book One - Story Two)" by Derek Levine. The Review Section is near the bottom of the page, under the weekly excerpt, there are a few other reviews there as well. Still need Christmas gifts?! Buy books, force your love of literature on your family!
Guest Blog: Liz DeJesus
"Come check out the very first Guest Blog on Word Weavers. This blog features some AWESOME writing advice from fellow Author and Word Weaver Liz DeJesus!!"
Features: Kim W. Justesen, W.R. Benton, Marva Dasef
"Hey all! Time for the new Week Long Features here at Word Weavers! Click the link below to check out these three great authors!"
- Four Day Featured Author ~ Kim W. Jestesen
- Writing Excerpt ~ W.R. Benton
- Spotlight Trading Card ~ Marva Dasef
"Thanks to those who voted for the Mystery Anthology Title, and the winner is "Studies in Scarlet" submitted by Flo and John Stanton. Congrats to our Mystery Anthology Cover Contest Winner R.M. Hamilton."
Head on over to the Word Weavers MySpace Page to see these features and more!
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Old-Wizard.com - Brand New Forums at Old-Wizard.com
Check em out: www.old-wizard.com
News worth reposting:
Harry Shannon - "DAEMON" coming from Delirium Books in March, 2008
"A reminder that Delirium Books, publisher of several limited edition horror novels--including Brian Keene's The Rising and my own Night of the Daemon--is making selected titles available to a greater readership through a new, inexpensive trade paperback line. Horror fans should join now to receive Delirium's monthly picks at discounted prices, with free shipping in the US, and a free paperback book for signing up.
Go to www.myspace.com/deliriumbooks for more info on Delirium's Horror Book Club, and check out Delirium's new promotional video.
More info at: http://www.deliriumbooks.com
Oh, and by the way...Great news! Delirium will be publishing my spooky novel "DAEMON" in an affordable trade paperback version come March 2008! It will be available for pre-order in February, whether you're a club member or not. I'm really proud of this one. Don't miss it! ~ Harry"
Writer C.D. Allen - Cthulhu Creatures
"Lo and behold, just when I was beginning to think that E'ch Pi El was old news, Rainfall Books decided to reprint my story, Crawling Terrors From Sho-Beth Mein in their "best of" collection, Cthulhu Creatures. You don't just have my story. You also get such notable authors such as Simon Clark, Kevin O'Brien, Robert M. Price, Ran Cartwright, and Richard L. Tierney. Well worth it, if you ask me. Click on here to order a copy!"
Willie Meikle - New Occult PI novel available now
"My next novel, The Midnight Eye Files: The Sirens, is now available on preorder from Black Death Books.... they've gone to a mass market paperback format, and lowered their prices from $15.99 to $11.99 , and free shipping, so it's a bargain: http://khpindustries.com/wordpress2/?page_id=50 "
Willie ~ http://www.williammeikle.com
The Smoking Poet - Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet
"Coming soon: our one-year anniversary issue, Winter 2007-08, live in mid-December! Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet!"
Plague - Calling All the Faithful
The last part of chapter 10 for Plague is posted at: http://www.plague.gravesidetales.com
"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 ~ Bret"
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.'" http://gaycomicslist.free.fr/
Now available at LuLu.com: http://www.lulu.com/content/1190915 and for more information go to: www.donnabarr.com
Darkened Horizons - EXTENDED SUBMISSIONS
"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"
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. (www.isigsf.com)
Jordan M. Bobe - The Retreat:
The Retreat Coming 12/17/07 to all Major bookstores and amazon.com or available now directly from the publisher:
For more information, go to the "The Retreat" FAQ.
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