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  • David Nickle: Arrival at the Thorn farm: a VOLK preview
    Below: An excerpt from an early chapter of VOLK: A Novel of Radiant Abomination (due on bookshelves and from sellers in August 2017, from ChiZine Publications). This is a sequel to my 2011 novel, EUTOPIA: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. A lot of VOLK takes place in 1931, in a land far away from the northern Idaho mill town of Eliada and ten years after the events described in EUTOPIA. This bit, however, takes place ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • Patrick E. McLean: Why Heist Novels?
    Patrick asks, “So Patrick, why Heist Novels?” A fine question Patrick, and I am glad that you have asked myself this question on the internet where it is not at all awkward to refer to one’s self using the Third Person (Imperfect). The first part of the answer is I obviously like writing non-heroic or […] ... read more
    Published on Saturday, February 25th, 2017
  • Cavan Scott: Announcing Ali-A Adventures – Game On!
    Really excited that this has just been announced. I’m working with top YouTube star Ali-A on a brand new graphic novel – ALI-A ADVENTURES: GAME ON! Here’s the blurb: “It’s launch time for the hotly anticipated video game Alien Liberator 2, and who better to invite along than top gamer Ali-A? Ali is promised the biggest game launch ever—but what he doesn’t count on is just how real the action is about to get! When ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Michael R. Underwood: Birthday Reflections
    It feels weird to have a birthday and focus on joy with the current political climate, but the concert I went to last night was 100% what I needed. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pulse events present orchestral music in a fresh, accessible way, and last night they played alongside Lake Street Dive. I listened to classical pieces (new and old) that I’d never heard and got to lose myself in the richly textured performances. Next was Lake ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Gail Carriger: Gail Is Away On Retreat
    I’m delighted to let you know, Gentle Reader, that Prudence (the first Custard Protocol Book) is on sale for $4.99 (ebook USA). I have no control over the pricing of these books but I will say that this is a good deal. I would jump on it, if I wanted the digital version. And now… Writing Retreat! I’m gone for a whole week, Gentle Reader, starting Sunday. I’m even, mostly, off grid. This is very ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Paul Elard Cooley: Derelict: Marines – Episode 10
    Download NowDerelict: Marines is available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon. Purchase a copy, leave a review, and help support the free podcast. The Derelict: Marines enhanced edition audiobook is now available from my store. Support me on PatreonRead more › ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Maurice Broaddus: My Favorite Bit: Maurice Broaddus talks about THE VOICES OF MARTYRS
    My collection, The Voices of Martyrs, represents nearly a ten year span of my writing career. I wanted to wait until I had enough stories published before I began to choose stories for a collection. I noticed that my stories could be very easily grouped into tales from the Past, tales from the Present, and tales from the Future. It opens with a story set in ancient Africa and closes with one set on a ... read more
    Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017
  • Cat Rambo: Reading Doc Savage: The Spook Legion
    We return to a gentler, more innocent world again with Doc Savage number 16: The Spook Legion. In the intervening time since Quest of Qui, they’ve undergone adventures The Fantastic Island, Land of Always-Night, and Murder Melody. For people interested in undertaking their own reads, here’s an excellent post about which Doc Savage books to start with. On the red-toned cover, Doc confronts a machine with what seems to be a cabalistic gesture of some ... read more
    Published on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
  • Seanan McGuire: In which Seanan is nominated for a Nebula Award, and is overcome with gratitude.
    Last Thursday, while in a car on the way to Half-Price Books, my phone rang. It was an unfamiliar number, and so I answered warily, all too aware of the various scams people are currently conducting. "Hello," said a woman. "I'm looking for Seanan McGuire?""May I ask who's calling?"She identified herself as from SFWA (the Science Fiction Writers of America). I identified myself as Seanan. Lots of identification happened, all while I was going "no, ... read more
    Published on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
  • Michael Sullivan: 15 Fantasy Book Giveaways at Goodreads
    Right now there are more than 300 giveaways on Goodreads in the Fantasy category. That's a lot of giveaways!! Since I have one of them running right now, I thought it would be a good idea to narrow the field a bit and pick 15 that I think my readers my interested in. So here they are: To make it easy to sign up for them I'm including links to each giveaway along with a ... read more
    Published on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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