Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Dec. 13, 2007

BBC News - Author Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's disease
While this is very unfortunate news, in the article Mr. Pratchett appears optimistic, and we hope his optimism holds true. Here is the URL to the BBC News article:

Donna Barr - Desert Peach Downloads

"With the help of Smashout Comics, ALL the out-of-print Desert Peach, Stinz and the Dreamery will up available as FREE PDF downloads. How do they do it? Money from ads. Every time you download a free PDF from your favorite authors, the author gets paid by the advertisers. It adds up. The first five Desert Peach downloads are available to enjoy at:
Happy Holidays! ~ Donna Barr"

Kevin Lucia - Free Newsletter
"Just one more thing to clog your emails: I do have a semi-monthly newsletter detailing what's been going on with my writing, which authors I've interviewed, my recent blogs, and the occasional writing advice - like I have a lot to give, or should be listened too that much!

Just PM me your email, or send an email to: I's free, so it has to be good.....right? ~ Kevin Lucia"

The Smoking Poet - THE SMOKING POET: Winter 2007-08 Issue Online Now!
"How quickly one year rolls by! This issue of TSP is our one-year anniversary issue, with feature author, Russell Rowland; feature poet, William Doreski; travel essay on Greece by Jeannie Sanders; and pages of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book and cigar reviews, links and resources, and more. Visit TSP today to see why we have grown so quickly: A fine cigar and good literature, two of life's finest pleasures. To submit your work for the spring issue, see our submission guidelines at THE SMOKING POET."

***** - 5.0
"Our Homepage and What's New Page have been updated with our brand new look. Send us a message and tell us what you think."

Kelly James - New story published
"My latest short story, DEAD GLOW is currently up at: While you're there, check out my reviews of Brian Keene's DEAD SEA and Edward Lee's HOUSE INFERNAL. Thanks ~ Kelly James"

News worth reposting:
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:

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:
~ Hubert /"

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"

Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
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"I am pleased to announce the launch of First World's Web site:

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

New Podcast: Scalzi / Westerfeld / Larbalestier, Part 1
FYI, new podcast posted today: "A conversation with John Scalzi, Scott Westerfeld, and Justine Larbalestier, Part 1" | | | Facebook Group |

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. "

Featured guests:
Listen to this show at:

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 for more info on Delirium's Horror Book Club, and check out Delirium's new promotional video.
More info at:

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: "

Willie ~

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 ~ Bret"

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