Posts filed: bull spec #1

Bull Spec Poetry Reviewed!

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:20 by Dan Campbell

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 with poetry over the last year and more, ending with: "Bull Spec seems to be developing quite well as a poetry publication. I know that poetry is not ever going to be its first priority, but its choices are showing signs of steady improvement, and I

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BULL SPEC #1 Launch Party: Tuesday 23 March at 7 PM at The Regulator Bookshop

Posted on 2010-03-11 at 18:15 by montsamu

You are (well, everybody is!) cordially/enthusiastically invited to the BULL SPEC #1 launch party on Tuesday the 23rd of March at 7 PM! The host will be Durham's The Regulator Bookshop on 9th Street. (720 Ninth Street to be exact.) So come in, come downstairs, meet and greet some of the authors and other folks involved with not just the first issue but the rest of Bull Spec -- translators, narrators, editors, helpers, etc.

No cost to attend (of course! that would be weird...) though, also of course, there

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The presses are rolling!

Posted on 2010-03-08 at 17:13 by montsamu

Well, it has been quite a learning process. But, finally, the proof corrections are in, re-proofed, agonized over, and, gulp, paid for. But the presses are finally rolling on BULL SPEC #1!

Final content for issue #1 (72 pages, 16 in full color):


  • C. S. Fuqua: "Rise Up" (with cover illustration by Mike Gallagher)
  • Peter Wood: "Almost a Good Day to Go Outside"
  • Natania Barron: "Doctor Adderson's Lens" (with photo by Tennille Heinonen)
  • Michael Jasper: "A Gathering of Doorways"

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BULL SPEC #1 has gone to the printers!

Posted on 2010-02-26 at 17:14 by montsamu

Well, I just uploaded the file bullspec-01-201002261115.pdf to my printers. I don't really know what to expect next as this is the first issue, but, well, it's out there! 72 pages and about a month later than I'd hoped, but I'm incredibly excited to receive that first shipment of a big box of magazines and start delivering them to local bookstores The Regulator Bookshop, Quail Ridge Books & Music, and Internationalist Books & Community Center and mailing out (or for local folks, delivering courier-style

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Sneak Peek: BULL SPEC #1's cover (draft)

Posted on 2010-02-05 at 22:36 by montsamu

Still some tinkering to do in all likelihood, but for the most part I'm going to leave it alone. Interior design and layout is going actually quite nicely this week, though still some important things to decide on and some last bits of art to select and place.

Anyway; here's something fairly close to what should any week now be on a shelf near you, if you're in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, or in your mailbox if you're elsewhere, with cover art by CLOSED SYSTEM's Mike Gallagher to accompany the

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Sneak peek: "Closed System" by Mike Gallagher.

Posted on 2010-01-13 at 19:21 by montsamu

"Closed System" is a graphic short story (comic book) which will be serialized in the 2010 quarterly run of BULL SPEC. When artist and writer Mike Gallagher pitched the idea of a "guide to time travel by giant disembodied ape head" I must say I was pretty interested. When he sent me the first sketches I knew I had the artist I wanted, and now that I have the first installment of the story for BULL SPEC #1 I can't wait to show it off. So, the cover for CLOSED SYSTEM:

Interested? There's more: a sneak peek

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We're pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will include a feature on: game designer and author Lee Hammock.

Posted on 2009-12-07 at 2:40 by montsamu

Rounding out our interviews for BULL SPEC #1 will be game designer and author Lee Hammock, currently Lead Game Designer on the RPG/FPS hybrid MMOG Fallen Earth for Cary, North Carolina-based Icarus Studios. We're very much looking forward to sitting down with him and talking about his writing, gaming both digital and tabletop, Fallen Earth, and what's next.

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We're pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will include a feature on D. Harlan Wilson.

Posted on 2009-12-06 at 2:42 by montsamu

While for the most part we're about to enter "stealth mode" as we get ready for the late January first issue, there are a few more things we're just too excited about to keep under wraps. For today, we're very pleased indeed to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will include an expanded feature on award-winning novelist, short story writer, cultural theorist, and screenwriter D. Harlan Wilson, including an interview and reviews of his latest novel (Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance) and his latest nonfiction book

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We're pleased to announce that BULL SPEC #1 will be including some articles, reviews and interviews, including an interview of: Jennifer Bedell & Zachary Boyd of Durham's Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games.

Posted on 2009-12-03 at 19:25 by montsamu

While some other things are still too much in the pending stage, we're pleased to announce that due to such great response so far, we're going to move to a full e-zine format a little ahead of schedule. To that end, we've started tracking down some articles, reviews, and interviews to include in BULL SPEC #1 in January, and we're even more pleased to announce that our first interview will be of Jennifer Bedell & Zachary Boyd of Durham's Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games.

Having recently celebrated the 3rd

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