Armand - Rondo Hatton Awards - Voting Begins Jan. 20
"The voting for the annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards begins this coming Sunday, January 20. They are still taking nominations.
So if you feel a movie, book, DVD or individual deserves to be nominated (there's a number of categories), now's the time to do so.
Go to: http://www.rondoaward.com"
G-FEST XV - July 4-6, 2008
G-FEST XV will be held from July 4th through July 6th, 2008, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (same site as last year). A Kaiju Filmfest double, double-bill will be featured at the Pickwick Theatre on Thursday, July 3rd to accommodate early arrivers (as this is July 4th weekend). Expect a full line-up of classic kaiju eiga for the day with a break for dinner.
More details will be posted as they become available in the weeks to come. "Godzilla Final Wars" actor Don Frye is our first confirmed new guest.
Robert Scott "M-11" Field from "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah" will also be returning. For more info, go to www.g-fan.com.
Matthew Peterson - Paraworld Zero is a BarnesAndNoble.com top-50 bestseller
Paraworld Zero hit the BarnesAndNoble.com top-50 bestseller list today! I'm very excited for this. I can only hope that it keeps up.
Reviewers are comparing Paraworld Zero to Harry Potter, Star Wars and Artemis Fowl. Learn more at www.ParaWorlds.com
"Paraworld Zero by Matthew Peterson came out this week, and the author is giving away free audiobook DVDs. The offer ends January 19th, so go to http://paraworlds.com/myspace for more info."
NexGenPulp Magazine - Big Book of Pulp
"There was an interview yesterday morning on NPS's morning edition with The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulp, a new compilation of some of the best detective stories from the old pulp magazines. Listen to the interview! Click here"
Writer's Digest - What is a Blog?
"Q: While I've read several sites referred to as "blogs," I'm not really sure what a blog is. What is a blog? —Christopher B."
Writer's Digest Online Managing Editor Brian A. Klems answers this and many more writing-related questions on his blog: http://www.writersdigest.com/qq
D.L. Snell - Zombies VS Superheroes
"My zombie / superhero novella "Mortal Gods" found a home! You can pre-order through Permuted Press: www.permutedpress.com"
Lincoln Crisler - Great Book Review Website
Check out: http://www.goodreads.com/
News worth reposting:
The Edge of Propinquity - Volume 25: January, 2008
"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."
- Kendrick - Shades of Grey by Jennifer Brozek
- Luminations - Entry by Rick Silva
- Santa Maria - Surprises by James M. Sullivan
- Vorare - Missives by Ivan Ewert
- Sojourns - Love Lost, Part One by Ryan Macklin
- Guest Author - Cats and Dogs and Maybe a Pig by Kevin Shame
Rosemary Jones - Press Release: New Forgotten Realms Novel Out from Northwest author
"Rosemary Jones' first novel, Crypt of the Moaning Diamond, is a swords-and-sorcery romp set in the Forgotten Realms. When an eccentric band of mercenaries find themselves trapped in ruins treacherous with magic, monsters, and ever-rising water, it's a race to escape before the day is done. Too bad the camel ate their breakfast! "Crypt of the Moaning Diamond", ISBN 978-07869447140, Price $6.99, Publishers: Wizards of the Coast
More information and links, including a downloadable first chapter, can be found at the author's website: www.rosemaryjones.com.
Rosemary Jones is a Seattle resident, a frequent writer on the arts for the Pacific Publishing newspaper chain, and the blog lady for Book Publishers Northwest. She's been bouncing around the NW book business for the entire 21st century but her day job is working for a certain large opera company (as a writer, as she really can't sing!)."
Are We Alone? - May the Forces Be With You - New Episode
Think you have it together? Then, you'll want to thank the four fundamental forces of nature. They hold the universe together, govern everything that happens, and generally make it what it is today. Discover their universal properties and how they're in action all around us. From the gravitational pull that with may cause an errant asteroid to wallop Mars, to the electromagnetic phenomena that make asteroid showers an impressive sight. Also, physicist Freeman Dyson makes the case for spacecraft propelled by nuclear bombs.
Plus - the four forces are governed by fundamental laws, but are these laws made to be broken? Find out whether you could zip through space at faster than light speed. Guests for this episode:
- Freeman Dyson - Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
- Andrew Fraknoi - Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, Trustee at the SETI Institute, and author of Wonderful World of Space
- Peter Jenniskens - Meteor expert/astronomer at the SETI Institute
- David Morrison - Senior Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center
- Mario Livio - Physicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute
- Laurance Doyle - Astronomer at the SETI Institute
Kevin Lucia - Two New Stories, Free on the 'Net at 21 Magazine
"Hey folks, had two more stories appear on an ezine today. No money for these, but they're online, which is cool because they're available for people to go read, instead of being printed in an anthology or a magazine. So please, read on and have fun!"
TRIAD Publishing Group - New From Triad
"Okay Boys and Girls the long wait is over! "Tangled Minds" is out- not only that it is making its Debut on Amazon Kindle Check it out get your copy
You will love it!"
Jennings Grove - Chapter 8: Lights, Part III
Part III of Chapter 8 is now live! Read more at: http://jenningsgrove.gravesidetales.com
Word Weavers - Features: D. H. Schleicher, Bobby Nash, J.P. Farris
The Weekly Features are up at Word Weavers! Come on over and check out these three great authors!!
- Featured Author ~ D. H. Schleicher
- Writing Excerpt ~ Bobby Nash
- Spotlight Trading Card ~ J. P. Farris
Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/
Louise Rose Aveni - CONTEST!
You can find complete details here.
Minnette - Interview: "Starsight"
Minnette has a new interview by Peter Joseph Swanson regarding "Starsight" posted in her blog.
Big God Network - ANNOUNCING PUBLICATION OF THE BIG GOD NETWORK
The Big God Network by J.C. McGowan. Published October 2007. $22.99, 304 pages, 6x9 Trade Paperback, Science Fiction/Political Satire/Cultural Satire. ISBN-10: 1425769373, ISBN-13: 978-1425769376. Interview Requests and Review Copies: Clay Lord.
CVL Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org
13Human Souls - Jan.13th Edition of 13Human Souls
You can find it here: http://www.geocities.com/thirteenhumansouls/
Michelle Marquis - Midnight Becomes You out Feb 1, 2008
Stop by Whiskey Creek Torrid Feb 1 for the release of my new erotic paranormal, Midnight Becomes You! ~ Michelle Marquis / www.michelle-oneill.com
Ann B. Keller - Briggen - Sci-Fi/Fantasy being released Spring, 2008
"Stay tuned for Ann B. Keller’s next novel, BRIGGEN, a science fiction/fantasy being published by TRIAD Publishing Group in Spring, 2008.
Briggen is a riveting page turner that will have you perched on the edge of your seat as this brawny warrior prince rushes across the galaxy, battling aliens and assassins, dealing with an ornery wizard and a proud dragon, and finally succumbing to the charms of a beautiful sorceress as he claims his throne and saves the exotic planet of Mantasi. Curl up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and immerse yourself in this exciting blend of magic, science fiction and fantasy.
More details to follow! See TRIAD Publishing Group, http://www.triadpublishinggroup.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com or your local bookstore to order."
Karina L. Fabian - SF Anthology Seeks Submissions
"Infinite Space, Infinite God, thought-provoking science fiction with a Catholic twist, is seeking submissions for its second book. Submission period from
Jan 1 to March 31, no reprints, and pay is $50 per story. Stories must be science fiction, show positive interaction of science with the Roman Catholic faith, and be well written. For more detailed guidelines, go to www.isigsf.com ~ Karina L. Fabian"