AMAZING News: 10/20/13

PRESS RELEASES and NEWSLETTERS (See below for full text)

 Doc Savage: The Miracle Menace Released
FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: James Patrick Kelly and Mercurio D.  Rivera


Protecting Personal Identity…At Conventions
PaleoFeminism: Most Cave Drawings Were By Women
So They Painted Their Hands On the Cave Wall – They’re Still Not Gamers
Diverse Diversity Approaches From Marvel & DC
Badass Comic Book Heroines
Scientific Harassment 


Doctor Who 50th Pics
SNLLive, From NEO, It’s An SNL Parody of Gravity
John Picacio Kalendar Kickstarter
Clone Wars Final Episodes Wrapped
PULPED! New Pulp Podcast
Gravity NOT SF
Gravity May Not Be SF (?!?) But Neither Is The Fact That We/ve Not Gone Back To the Moon (video)
Europa SF Now On Facebook
From Alchemy Press This Month
TangentOnline OTR: Casting the Runes by M. R. James
Space 1900 (to 2013) Space In Film
Using Google To Out Geek Geeks
1960s Doctor Who Lost Episodes Found
Lois Lane’s 75th! (She doesn’t look a day over 30)
Avatar Land (Smurf Village Right Next Door)
Blue 2, Blue 3, Blue 4 – Avatar Sequels
Wonderbook Released
Wonderbook Roundtable Edit (Test Your Editiorial Acumen Against Some of the Best)
Exploring Tomorrow Episode (OTR)
New Star Wars Illos
StarShip Sofa 309
Ender’s Game Clips (Video)
The Walking Dead Gets the Treatment
Absent Aliens – 2001: A Space Odyssey Development Art
70s SF Book Art
Thor B-Roll Footage
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Still Tweeting Cool Stuff
A Grossman Ode To Nerds
Black Fire Concerto Book Launch
Mark Reads Scalzi
Metatropolis Goes Green


CanSMoF Scholarship Application
firefly-leaves-on-the-wind1-cropSHINY!  Firefly Season 2!
For those who argued that boycotting Ender’s Game would damage the possibility of Hollywood SF Films – NOT:  SF Cinema Is Back In A BIG Way
Talking About Ender’s – Investors sound cautious note – “we think the film remains a bit of a longshot to achieve breakout success”
Oodles (official Government standard) of NYCC Photos
Finland Bids For Worldcon
Des Moines SF Society Elects Officers
Synthetic Voices Podcast Opens Discussion Group
Escape Pod Needs Help Escaping
Dragoncon Cosplay Video (Really Long!)
Marvel Goes Boob Tube Crazy
SoCal Pan Fandom Formal
Experimental YA Hugo Award Called For
Journey Planet Special PKD Issue


Reddit Offers AMA-Like Opportunity For Indie Authors (Yours truly’s flash piece Rough Trade slated to appear)
Produce Your Own SF Film?  Totally Possible!
What Do Geeks & Nerds Pay For?
Super Heroes Are A Uniquely American Thang
What’s Editing Worth?
Middle East & SF
SFWA At American LIbrary Association
How To Make A Cover
The Self-Publishing Underclass
Self-Pubbing – Most Important Publishing Transformation Of All Time?
Gatekeepers – You Shall Not Pass!
Dystopian Evolution
David Hartwell Symposium
SF Predicts – Sometimes Accurately
Lou Schermer


PaleoFeminism: Most Cave Drawings Were By Women
grasshopper image“Do you hear the grasshopper which at your feet?’ -Master Po” Soon It Will Be Waaaay Up In the Sky! (SpaceX Video)
The Longest Yard…The Doozy Of A First Step…New Baumgartner Space Jump Video
Star Makers:  Map of Cloud Forming Regions (6,000!)
Old Room Sized Computer To Be Restored
Wakey Wakey Rosetta (or Goooood Morning Outer Space!)
We May Not Have Evolved Enough Yet
Get Ready To Duck – NEA Heading Our Way
PEW Research Science Quiz (via Andrew Porter)



miraclemenace_cvrAltus Press is proud to announce its latest Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release.

Once again Will Murray, working from unpublished manuscript material found among the papers of Doc Savage originator Lester Dent, has produced a mind-blowing addition to the saga of the Man of Bronze.

When out of work magician Gulliver Greene stumbles upon a man who claims to be Christopher Columbus, still alive in 1937, it’s only the start of the most complex plot ever to involve the incredible Doc Savage.

Called to the sleepy farm town of La Plata, Missouri, the Man of Bronze plunges into the enigma of the vanishing Victorian house. Is it haunted? Is it even real? Can Doc solve the mystery––or will he be sucked into the unknown vortex into which it disappears?

“Doc Savage has a well-deserved reputation as pulp adventure series,” says Murray, “but true fans know that Doc tackled more than his share of Science Fiction challenges. Lost Cities. Invisibility. Death Rays. Teleportation. With The Miracle Menace, we enter unexplored territory. Unexplored for Doc, that is. At the end of this adventure, Doc will come into possession of a powerful new vehicle for exploration. What will he do with it? More importantly, dare Doc use it again?”
Doc Savage: The Miracle Menace is available in trade paperback, hardcover and ebook editions.

Doc Savage: The Miracle Menace Skull Island is the sixth entry in Altus Press’ popular Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series. With a stunning cover by Joe DeVito depicting Doc Savage, Monk and Ham ready to go into action.
For further information, contact Will Murray at

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts
Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel
James Patrick Kelly has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages In 2012 he co-edited two anthologies with John Kessel,  Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology and Nebula Awards Showcase 2012.  In 2013 he has published stories in ClarkesworldLightspeed, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
` He writes a column about the internet for Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine


Mercurio D.  Rivera’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Interzone, Nature, Black Static, Solaris Rising 2, Year’s Best SF 17, Unplugged: The Web’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages.
He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and is a winner of Interzone’s annual readers’ poll.   His collection Across the Event Horizon has been called “weird and wonderful,” with “dizzying switchbacks,”  “a revelation” with “twists followed by more twists heightening a powerful sense of alienation and menace.”
He is a born and bred Bronxite who loves playing paddleball on weekends.
Wednesday November 20th,  7pm at
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
New York, NY

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