Monthly Archives: November 2012

December newsletter: Cherie Priest on Nov. 30; Holiday Party, “Winter Tales”, “Geek Mom” in December; new 2013 events; and more

Vol 2. No 9. November 29, 2012: I’m sending this juuust a bit early this month, mainly to remind people of two things: Cherie Priest visits Flyleaf Books on Friday (tomorrow!), November 30 at 7 pm for her next Clockwork … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: C.S. Fuqua on Rise Up

When Bull Spec opened for submissions in November 2009, I had no idea what to expect. Certainly not the avalanche of good stories which buried me for the better part of two years. But there’s a fine line between a … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: J.L. Hilton on Stellarnet Prince

Raleigh author J.L. Hilton’s debut novel Stellarnet Rebel was published by Harlequin imprint Carina Press in January, with a release party at Tir Na Nog. A fitting place, as the space station at the center of the novel contains an … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship: Review of A.J. Hartley’s Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck

[Editor’s note: The Exploding Spaceship is a new regular column by Gerald and Angela Blackwell, covering books, authors, events, and who knows what else.] THE EXPLODING SPACESHIP: Review of Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck by A.J. Hartley — Volume … Continue reading

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Updated mid-November Flyer

Here’s the latest handout flyer, updated for mid-November distribution at NC Comicon at the Durham Convention Center. Day 1 was a huge success, and Day 2 is just getting underway: But! Don’t print that, instead pick either the bw or … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Events and New Books

It’s a very packed weekend in terms of events, so let’s get to those first: 16 (Friday) 6:30 pm: (Non-genre event) McIntyre’s Books hosts bestselling Norwegian thriller novelist Jo Nesbo. More info: 16 (Friday) 7 pm: Celebrate the third … Continue reading

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Release Day: The Collected Kessel

When Baen associate editor Laura Haywood-Cory sent me the following, my first response was an expletive. Not only has Baen re-released John Kessel’s novels in DRM-free ebook formats, which would be noteworthy enough, they’ve also just published a huge collection … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Michael Jasper on A Lasting Cure for Magic

Wake Forest author Michael Jasper has been writing and publishing stories and novels for quite a while now. A graduate of the 1996 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop and 1997 graduate of the North Carolina State Masters Program … Continue reading

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Tortilla Tuesday: Harry Tortilla “reviews” Reamde by Neal Stephenson (also a contest)

[Editor’s note: Tortilla Tuesday will be a very irregular and quite irregular guest column from one Harry Tortilla, whose single-minded concern about the dangers of Omnicorp tends to, er, overly color his thoughts on fiction… Also: There is a simple-to-enter … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Nov 9th

First, this is something I’ve been meaning to talk more at length about all week: Raleigh journalist Zack Smith’s first published comic “The Stars Below” just hit digital shelves, with art by Portland artist Rich Ellis: Zack first showed this … Continue reading

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