AMAZING News August 25, 2013


OMFG! Ben Affleck Is Batman
Ben Affleck Is Batman, OMFG! 


BVC Signs With Audible
AAeB Announces A Matter of Logistics by William R. Burkett, Jr.
Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series – Catherynne M. Valente
SUVUDU Newsletter
Special Deal From Night Shade for Ellen Datlow’s Horror Anthology


Sexism is Destroying Comics Industry
Book Canceled Because of Author’s Orientation
Stross Charts Future of Surveillance
There Is No Sexism in Gaming
Infographic:  How Much Have Things Really Changed Since the March On Washington?


Help Meeeeee, Help Meeeee…Kowalski!….New BluRays Classics
Pro Se Podcast
Attack Ships & C Beams Never Looked Like This
New Tales To Terrify
Star Trek: An HONEST Take On the New Films
Destination Planet Negro Writer/Director On Talk Radio
Toy Story/The Shining Mashup
When Voices in Your Head Get Serious, You Know They Are Going To Mention PKD
X Minus One on TangentOnline:  The Parade


Bradbury’s Futuria Fantasia Now Available
Saving SF One Title At A Time
Gatekeep the Gatekeepers:  Attend the WSFS Business Meeting at Worldcon This Year
SF History in Pikchurs:  Ummm, Seems to be Something Missing
Bradbury Better Than Karnak
Apps For Fans:  LSC3 Releases 2
De Profundis Ad Astra!


SF Poetry Association Announces Dwarf Star Winners
Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award Winners Announced – via Cheryl Morgan (Nominee List)


Neon Galaxy 2014
Fan Funds Delegate Reception (LSC3)
Authonomy Contest


E-Book:  Yes.  Tablet: No.
The View From 2043: What Publishing Looks Like
Millions in E-Book Settlement Refunds
Suvudu Universe – NO
Is Self Publishing Here To Stay?
Writer Beware:  Publisher Alert – Iconic, Jonquil, Red Lizard Press.  Also Bruturian Magazine De-listed From SFWA Qualifying (Some info restricted to Members)


Cosmonauts Take A Long Stroll
New Nova (in the sky.  The old Nova is in the driveway.)
Is That a Bolt in Your Pocket or are You Just Programmed to be Happy to See Me?  Robot Comedy
Cometary Death Dive
Inside Space.  Suits That Is
FTL Travel Might Be Possible
…and Only the Cockroaches Will Be Left
NIH Can’t Handle Pandemic Due To Sequestration Cuts
Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe:  Catch An Asteroid With A Giant Freakin Robotic Bag
Orion Splashes Down
He Said “Panspermia”


Book View Café

Contact: Sue Lange

Book View Café Signs Deal with Audible

Audible acquires audio rights to more than 100 works by award-winning and nominated authors in multiple genres

August 21, 2013 — Book View Café (BVC), the author-run publishing company, today announced an agreement with Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content. The worldwide English-language audio rights deal, which includes a substantial part of BVC’s rapidly growing catalog, will make more than 100 works of romance, science-fiction, fantasy, young adult, mystery, as well as nonfiction titles available as audiobooks to a global readership. Book View Café’s impressive line-up of author-members includes Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award winners and New York Times bestsellers.

“Having our titles available at Audible is further evidence of the momentum Book View Café has gained in the past year,” says Pati Nagle, BVC president. “In that period we’ve launched our new online bookstore, signed distribution agreements that are getting our ebooks into libraries and online booksellers worldwide, published 113 works, taken on six new members, and seen our first New York Times ebook bestseller for a BVC original.” She adds, “It’s a huge win for BVC, enabling us to outsource our audiobook services and give our authors immediate access to a vibrant and growing market segment.”

BVC’s business development manager Chris Dolley agrees. “This is the first of more such deals,” he says. “We look forward to making other titles we acquire available at Audible going forward. We want all of our authors to benefit from more exposure to Audible’s engaged and increasingly significant audience of book lovers. ”

“We are delighted to add titles from this strong group of Book View Café authors to the Audible catalog,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Our members, who download an average of 18 books a year, will especially welcome this increased selection among many of their favorite genres.”

About Audible

Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content comprises more than 150,000 audio programs from content providers that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.

About Book View Café

Book View Café is an author-owned cooperative of over forty professional writers, publishing in a variety of genres including fantasy, romance, mystery, and science fiction. In 2008, BVC launched a website,, initially offering free fiction and gradually moving to selling ebooks of members’ backlist titles, then original titles. The cooperative has gained a reputation for producing high-quality ebooks, and is now moving into print editions. Book View Café may be found online at

For more information about BVC, please contact Sue Lange at 


Reclusive Sci-Fi Author Writes Book to Rival

His Classic Sleeping Planet …

A Matter of Logistics Inspired by Science Fiction Genius John W. Campbell, Jr.

After a half century, William R. Burkett, Jr. has written a science fiction book that might just equal his long-ago classic Sleeping Planet. Titled A Matter of Logistics, this new book is first of a two-part story. His fans are loving it.

Here in Burkett’s new book, humankind is trying to survive a different kind of invader – itself. After being banished into deep space and forgotten, these outcasts made contact with alien species and raised a great army for their return. But an ensuing stalemate between the forces required new tactics. So the enemy infiltrated the isolated planet as stealthily as a virus and like a virus was mutating the native beings for the enemy’s use. And they recruited a penetration agent of peculiarly powerful mental abilities, built him a perfect clone body, and sent him to find out if the infection was so advanced they might have to kill the host by destroying the planet that its inhabitants called Earth . . . It was simply a matter of logistics!

Absolutely Amazing eBooks is honored to publish this new volume from Bill Burkett, a writer who was listed in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction while still in his teens. A Matter of Logistics was fostered by Burkett’s correspondence with his mentor, John W. Campbell, Jr., the legendary editor of Analog Magazine.

A Matter of Logistics is available as a $3.99 ebook or in a $14.95 paperback edition. You can find it on our website ( or at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

If you’d like to read more about Bill Burkett’s relationship with Campbell, you’ll want to download the new science fiction anthology John C. Campbell, Jr.: Science Fiction Genius, edited and annotated by Burkett. Priced at $2.99, it costs less than a typical sci-fi magazine.

Also, if you want to compare Bill Burkett’s classic Sleeping Planet to his newest tome, we offer that as an ebook at $3.99 or a paperback at $14.95. This science fiction book is truly a great read, deserving of its exalted status in the annals of science fiction.

And while you’re visiting the Absolutely Amazing eBooks online bookstore, be sure to check out the selection of original science fiction books and pulp classics.


FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel


 Catherynne M. Valente is the bestselling author of more than twenty works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales duology, Deathless, and middle grade series The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, and Hugo awards. Her newest adult novel Radiancewill be released in the summer of 2014, and the latest installment in the Fairyland series, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two will be published on October 1st. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small menagerie.


Christopher Barzak is the author of the Crawford Fantasy Award winning novel, One for Sorrowwhich is being made into the feature film “Jamie Marks is Dead”. His second book, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula and Tiptree Awards. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Realms of FantasyStrange HorizonsLady Churchill’s Rosebud WristletThe Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. His most recent books are Birds and Birthdays, a collection of surrealist fantasy stories, and Before and Afterlives, a collection of supernatural fantasies. H teaches fiction writing in the Northeast Ohio MFA program at Youngstown State University.

 Wednesday September 18th,  7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

New York, NY

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Children of FireFrom the Desk of Drew KarpyshynDear Readers,I’ve always felt that there is a fundamental flaw with the Gregorian calendar that has become the standard we use to track the relentless passage of time. Despite January 1st being the official start of each New Year, the most important milestones of my life have been marked not by the retreating winter solstice, but rather by the transition from the August dog days of summer into the first few weeks of September.As a child, Labor Day heralded the start of the school year: new classes, new teachers and sometimes even a new school. As I grew older, it signaled the start of a new semester at university. My wife and I began dating in the final weeks of one glorious August, and many years later we were married in September. My first published novel was released in September of 2000.And now, continuing the pattern, Children of Fire—the first book in The Chaos Born, my original fantasy trilogy—is coming out on August 27th of this year.Click here for the rest of Drew’s letter!
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Blood of Tyrants
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Children of Fire
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The Exodus

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William Todd Rose reinvents the zombie story with a thrilling novella of a post-apocalyptic America where saviors are heroes… and heroes are killers.Blackwater Lights
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The eldritch horror of H. P. Lovecraft combined with the supernatural thrills of Dean Koontz.
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SHANA ABÉ TALKS DRAGONSAuthor Shana Abé shares how she created her unique ideation of dragons based on lore, history, and a little bit of her own magic.To read more from Shana about dragons, click here!


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