Monthly Archives: March 2011

While this isn’t the contest news some are waiting for: a new mini-contest!

I’m not the only one who has been amused by John Scalzi’s blurb for Sam Sykes just released book BLACK HALO. The blurb reads: “I do not wish Sam Sykes Dead.” High praise, indeed! Still, it leaves me wanting more. … Continue reading

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From the issue 4 cutting room floor: NC Speculative Fiction Night article by Alex Granados

(Sam’s note: Issue 4 grew from 64 to 68 pages, and still I couldn’t get everything in. Some things moved onto the upcoming issue 5, but some things were of a more time-sensitive nature and were left, more or less, … Continue reading

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The StellarCon typewriter pages.

To draw attention to the Durham Literacy Center, Bull Spec maintained a typewriter (an old, cantankerous, weighty old Underwood) in the hallway at StellarCon and invited people to type on it, to feel the power of writing and think about … Continue reading

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Third Bear Carnival contest winners.

I found this sitting in “draft” when trying to tie up some loose ends, and apologize to the winners for the lateness of the post — though they did get their books long ago. For this contest, I asked readers … Continue reading

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