May 7 (Saturday) 4 pm — The Barnes & Noble Streets at South Point (8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham) hosts Jay Posey for a signing of his new military science fiction novel Outriders. "Captain Lincoln Suh died on a Wednesday. And things only got harder from there. Snatched out of special operations and thrown headfirst into a secretive new unit, Lincoln finds himself as the team leader for the 519thApplied Intelligence Group, better known as the Outriders."
May 21 (Saturday) 7 pm — Event Horizon Games (1496 Garner Station Blvd, Raleigh) hosts Gabriel Dunston for the book launch party of his graphic novel Purgator Pub Book 2. "Opens with multi-instrumentalist James Olin Odin. Then presentation by yours truly. Then FREE CAKE!"
July 24 (Sunday) 6 pm — 11th annual "Can't Stop the Serenity" charity screening of the Firefly film Serenity.
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Category Archives: reviews-of-bull-spec
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
In his LiveJournal The Elephant Forgets, Rich Horton summarizes the first year of Bull Spec and gives a statistical roundup along a pair of axes (author gender and story genre). In particular he notes Lavie Tidhar‘s “The Story of Listener and Yu-En” (issue … Continue reading
Mark Watson recently reviewed Bull Spec #3 in Best SF and had some nice things to say, along with introducing me to some British zine terminology like “sides” rather than the pedestrian “pages”, and says, “There’s a lot in the … Continue reading
The Independent Weekly’s Brian Howe has a very nice article in this week’s issue, which is free to pick up all over the Triangle. Somehow he turned 90 minutes of rambling, disorganized nonsense into a no-nonsense article which hits on … Continue reading
So. In early-ish April my cats and I filmed a brief overview of BULL SPEC #1, and there was (other than intermittent interruption by cat) a pretty big problem: I’d held my finger over the camera’s microphone for a pretty … Continue reading
First, I took a few minutes the other day to fill out the questionnaire form for Duotrope’s Editor Interview for BULL SPEC. Some of the questions were fun, some were harder, some were impossible: “Describe what you publish in 25 characters or … Continue reading
I’d enjoyed Frank Dutkiewicz’s very detailed reviews of Writers of the Future XXIV and XXV, and asked him if he’d take a look at Bull Spec #1 and give me the same honest, critical feedback. Wow. He more than delivered, … Continue reading
While he found some things I need to do better (such as give the reader something to go on before plunging them into an interview), Bookgasm’s Rodd Lott also had some very kind things to say in his review of … Continue reading