OmniJoy by Cerulean Submergence, a multipurpose Raspberry Pi powered robot controller and gamepad, funding on Kickstarter through Fri, February 2 2018 10:45 AM EST.
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books hosts Lyndsay Ely for her new young adult novel Gunslinger Girl, "a thrilling dystopian Western starring a teenage sharpshooter to rival Annie Oakley."
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Chapel Hill's Flyleaf Books hosts John Darnielle for the paperback release of his latest novel Universal Harvester. "Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut."
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm -- Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books hosts John Kessel for his new novel Pride and Prometheus. "Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein in this NCSU English professor’s literary mash-up of the classics as Mary Bennet falls for Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous creature."
- February Newsletter: Colson Whitehead, John Darnielle, John Kessel, the Playthrough Gaming Convention, and more
- The year in NC science fiction and fantasy, part 3 of 3: Beyond the Triangle
- The year in NC science fiction and fantasy, part 2 of 3: The Rest of What’s Best from the Triangle
- November newsletter: NC Comicon Bull City, Leigh Statham, Michele Tracy Berger and Nicole Givens Kurtz, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Opera, and more
- September newsletter: Scott Reintgen, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Mur Lafferty, James Maxey, Natania Barron, Annalee Newitz, and more
Category Archives: newsletter
April Newsletter: NC Literary Festival tonight (w/ Lev Grossman) through this weekend; Ann VanderMeer brings time travel to Flyleaf Books on April 21; so many new books; and (in May) Christopher Moore and Mary Robinette Kowal
Vol 4. No 4. April 3, 2014: April is here, and, finally, so is Spring — hopefully to stay this time. March was quite a month, with a large helping of new books and several fantastic events, and April is … Continue reading →
March Newsletter: Margaret Killjoy, Mur Lafferty, Kim Harrison, The Manly Wade Wellman Award opens for nominations, and (in April) the NC Literary Festival
Vol 4. No 3. March 4, 2014: Welcome, a bit belatedly, to March! The most recent Friday “Quick” Update has so much info that I don’t want to swamp this newsletter in repeating all of it, but in short it covers some … Continue reading →
Feburary newsletter: Wendy Webb, Sheila Turnage, Deborah Johnson, Alice Hoffman, Megan Shepherd, MystiCon, TV deals, new and forthcoming books, literary lineups, and more
Vol 4. No 2. January 31, 2014: Well, January was what one might call a good month. RDU-based convention illogiCon welcomed Mary Robinette Kowal, Lawrence M. Schoen, Laura Anne Gilman, Gail Z. Martin, Misty Massey and Ed Schubert, and many … Continue reading →
Vol 4. No 1. January 2, 2014: Happy New Year! Plenty, plenty to talk about since December’s newsletter, so let’s get to it. First, though, I can’t turn the page on 2013 without another mention of the fourth annual guide … Continue reading →
December newsletter: The fourth annual Bull Spec guide to Carolinas science fiction and fantasy, ahead of the first annual regional author holiday book expo this Saturday!
Vol 3. No 12. December 5, 2013: Finally! It’s here! Bull Spec announces the release of the fourth annual guide to regional science fiction and fantasy, covering 2013 in Carolinas (and some friendly neighbors) novels, anthologies, collections, young adult, middle … Continue reading →
November newsletter: Bull Spec turns 4; NC Comicon this weekend; event updates for 2014; Kickstarters; and more
Vol 3. No 11. November 7, 2013: Well, I had hoped to get the regional holiday book buying guide ready before this newsletter, but I haven’t, and I need to get the November newsletter sent out before its Ides come … Continue reading →
October Newsletter: Maile Meloy, Steven Brust, The Escapist Expo, Nathan Kotecki, Lemony Snicket, and the Wake County Libraries local sf author series
Vol 3. No 10. September 30, 2013: Well, September brought readings from David Drake, Susan Cooper, Emily Croy Barker, Clay and Susan Griffith and Natania Barron, Jasper Fforde, and Robin Sloan, and October shows no signs of slowing with Maile … Continue reading →
September Newsletter: Jason Mott and Richard Kadrey in late August, then David Drake, Susan Cooper, Emily Croy Barker, Jasper Fforde, Robin Sloan, and (in October) Lemony Snicket
Vol 3. No 9. August 26, 2013: First off, thank you all for making the August 3 Summer Speculative Fiction Reading such a success! To the authors, our hosts Quail Ridge Books and The Raleigh Review, and of course all … Continue reading →
August Newsletter: Karen Lord, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and more at the August 3rd Summer Speculative Fiction Reading; Richard Kadrey; and (in early September) Susan Cooper
Vol 3. No 8. August 1, 2013: August is here, which means after months of planning and preparation the Bull Spec Summer Speculative Fiction Reading is just TWO days away! Award-winning authors and editors, from near (Durham and Asheville) and … Continue reading →
July Newsletter: ConTemporal, Writers of the Future, Alex Bledsoe, Ehmm Theory, Jenna Black, and Can’t Stop the Serenity
Vol 3. No 7. June 27, 2013: I’m sneaking this into the end of June because tomorrow (Friday, June 28) has two noteworthy events to mention before we turn the page into the events of July: ConTemporal, the Triangle-area-based Steampunk-centered … Continue reading →