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
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Another press release of interest to pass along. The key data bits here: The program is held on Saint Anselm College’s beautiful campus in Manchester, NH; This summer’s workshop runs from JUNE 9 to JULY 18, 2014. The early action application … Continue reading
Via local writer Sharon Stogner, a press release of interest to pass along. Note that the writers on the project are Raleigh authors Clay and Susan Griffith: —- Bluewater Productions is releasing a new tribute comic book biography on the … Continue reading
Nick Mamatas is no stranger to writing whatever he wants, damn the torpedoes. And as Mamatas writes here about his latest novel — the Trotskyist/Crowley/Long Island noir Love is the Law — for “The Hardest Part”, writing can be the … Continue reading
To add to the photos which Calvin Powers posted on Dec 7, here are some of my photos from the 2013 local author holiday book expo at Atomic Empire this past Saturday.
Whew. Even though I’ve been updating the 2013 book preview during the course of the year, there were still quite a few things I learned about only recently here in late 2013, and of course plenty I missed ahead of … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: Local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday alternatives; another Carolina Book Beat focus on local sf on Monday; and the latest on the regional author holiday book expo next Saturday!
Friday November 29, 2013: While I’m probably somewhere in between the sentiment offered by Shimmer and the most commercial of line-up offerings at the big box stores, I did want to send out a roundup of what’s going on this weekend, … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: MACE, Chapel Hill Comics hosts Ed Piskor, and 3 days remain to kickstart Purgatory Pub
Friday, November 15, 2013: All recovered from NC Comicon last weekend? While in the Triangle the sole event this weekend is the Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree) Chapel Hill Comics signing on Saturday, for folks further West, Steve Long … Continue reading
Monday miscellany: call for winter short stories for charity; the Odyssey workshop announces winter classes; and the Piedmont Laureate Program seeks candidates for its short fiction award
Monday, November 11, 2013: Here I’m just going to put out three unrelated things that I’ve been meaning to write about but just haven’t found the time or space to do so. 1. TRIANGLE RADIO READING SERVICE ISSUES CALL FOR … Continue reading
A very happy release day indeed to Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss! “This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature … Continue reading
Friday, August 30, 2013: Wow, what a week. Readings from Wilton Barnhardt, Marisha Pessl, Jason Mott, and (last night) Richard Kadrey, and now it seems the area is emptying of its creative critical mass as people head variously to DragonCon … Continue reading