Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lev Grossman: The Other Introduction.

Yesterday afternoon, Flyleaf Books let me know that I’d have the honor of introducing Lev Grossman at his reading. I put together some thoughts (ok, a lot of thoughts) and cut things down to an appropriate slice of time, and … Continue reading

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Kickstart Bull Spec!

Do you want more amazing speculative fiction at pro rates? Of course you do. Bull Spec is holding a Kickstarter campaign, and there’s still plenty of time to contribute. For the whole list of gifts, check out our posts here. … Continue reading

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Bull Spec local events e-mailing list: September 2011

Vol. 1, No. 4, September 1, 2011: Welcome to the September events and announcements newsletter from Bull Spec, a few days early again for updates and new events right at the turn of the calendar. One of the big updates … Continue reading

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Bull Spec Poetry Reviewed!

New speculative poetry review site Versification reviews the poetry in Bull Spec issues 1-6! I’m particularly happy that Versification‘s Erik Amundsen is the reviewer, as I’ve enjoyed his other reviews there. Overall, he provides a solid critique for our work … Continue reading

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Blurbing the blurbs.

Well, it’s not terribly often I run into books with local authors as the source of short reviewer quotes, a.k.a. “blurbs”. But recently I’ve seen not one but two such books. The first is Southern Gods by debut novelist John Hornor Jacobs, … Continue reading

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WorldCon fun! Just not for Sam.

Well, I see a long contrail (ha ha) of “See you guys, I’m off to World Con!” so it must be that time again: time to live vicariously through others, and try to get the word out about Bull Spec. … Continue reading

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Yeah, more DNS fun.

DNS servers all went berserk today, so I may have lost more e-mail, and all the folks who were so good to check out the Kickstarter (and thanks big time to all of you who shared the link!) were probably a … Continue reading

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A lot of random stuff.

In the spirit of “not enough time to even tell you what I’m going to tell you” some random stuff: Issue 6 is in pretty much all the bookstores it goes to, but … sorry to the last couple of … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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NC Comicon signing series: new event added!

I didn’t know about this one in time to make the August e-newsletter, but there’s going to be an absolutely great lineup of local comics creators (artists and writers galore!) toward the end of the month at Ultimate Comics: Local … Continue reading

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