Thank You for a Wonderful Time, Balticon 53. Shout outs to Rosemary Claire Smith, Steve Stiles, Greg Benford, Mike Walsh, Yoko Matsuoka; welcome aboard new subscribers!
June is Pride Month. Shoutout to LGBTHQ.info and their staff who appeared at Balticon
Shebat Legion, who is currently fighting breast cancer, has launched an “Illuminated Anthology” of fantasy stories; please visit the post that contains more detail and submission information.
Magazine News – Amazing Stories, Volume 76, Issue 4, Whole Number 617, has now been released and is wending its way to print subscribers (contributors have been paid, their contributor copies also wending). (I get a strange sense of pride and accomplishment whenever I send out those checks…); subscriptions and copies are available through our store and other outlets. Some glancing rumors and speculation aside, we’re funded for our next year.
We are offering to swap ads with convention program/souvenier books under a new advertising program. Get in touch if interested. We are also still running our IndieGoGo campaign
This week’s news round-up includes items intended for last week that were prevented from publishing owing to technical difficulties
Arthur episode banned in Alabama – big surprise
Ted Cruz, space pirates and Space Command (this is not the space command he is looking for)
“SSSmokin!” Jim Carey on Mueller
Amazing Stories Issue 3 Reviewed on SFRevu “The new Amazing Stories consistently has good stories.” You betcha!
Probably inevitable, but more than appropriate to cover at the beginning of pride month – Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are engaged
Puppies don’t need to take a blue or a red pill. They’re puppies. Keeanu Reeves plays with puppies
Black America, an alternate universe series, being developed by Amazon
Denise and Jack Clemons (our science writer) make an appearance on the Mythwits Panel at Balticon 53
Is this really science? Well, yeah, I guess…ISS Commander addresses farts in space
Talk about zombies and Kaijus – the atomic waste storage facility on Enewetak island is developing cracks
And I thought I was getting old – scientists uncover billion year old fungus
WE ALSO HEARD FROM
I would love to introduce you to a brilliant new literary book that we have just acquired at Quercus – This Is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone & Amal El-Mohtar. We’ve just had a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Entertainment Weekly this week.
‘Exquisitely crafted. . . Full of fanciful ideas and poignant moments…with raw emotion and a genuine sense of wonder’
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
‘El-Mohtar and Gladstone write alternating sections of this time-travel romance… Already optioned for TV, Time War intimately operates within an immersive space opera’
We publish on 18th July in paperback original have proofs available so let me know if you’d like to see one. I would love for you to consider this for a review in July. Both authors are available to write pieces and for interview.
Two time-travelling agents from warring futures working their way through the past and future, begin to exchange letters – and fall in love in this short, lyrical and romantic book spanning time and space. Co-written by two award-winning writers who wrote the book whilst in each other’s company over the course of a writing retreat, working in the same room and swapping laptops as they finished each section, this is an epic love story that takes the reader through the realms of time, legend and history, tapping into our obsession with time travel.
‘An intimate and lyrical tour of time, myth and history’ John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War
‘Lyrical and vivid and bittersweet’ Ann Leckie, Hugo Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice
‘Rich and strange, a romantic tour through all of time and the multiverse’ Martha Wells, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Murderbot Diaries
‘Exquisitely crafted . . . Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit . . . Full of fanciful ideas and poignant moments…with raw emotion and a genuine sense of wonder’ Publishers Weekly Starred Review
‘Spectacular . . . this is prose that wants to be more than read’ Kelly Sue DeConnick, creator of Captain Marvel
‘All the pleasure of a long series, and all the details of a much larger world, presented in miniature here’ Kelly Link, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Get in Trouble
‘Two days from now, you’ve already devoured it’ Ryan North, New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning author of How to Invent Everything