Our Special Hugo Nominating Edition of Amazing News consists of this highlighted link to the Far Beyond Reality blog and their link roundup post (and a few others below) They’ve been doing yeoman’s work in gathering things together and appear to be acting solely as a repository; links are included to posts offering comment from across the entire spectrum. Please note that some of the links are themselves to link round-up posts – multi-layers of confrontational goodness – anger, angst, protestation, excuse, explanation and disturbed fire ant mound organized panic. If you really want to delve into this issue: Set aside several undisturbed hours. Remove all sharp and easily manipulated heavy objects from your vicinity. Secure a supply of high-energy hand foods and plenty of liquids. Take a double dose of your favorite tranquilizer, mood-elevator or serontonin reuptake inhibitor. If music calms you, play something. If you are prone to forehead slapping, put a ballcap on. Sit or lay while reading. And remember to take frequent breaks to go outside, stretch and scream at the world.
My own take on on the subject (Saturday editorial) is included in the FBR link roundup.
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (See below for full text)
Black Science Fiction Society ‘Freedom’ Trailer
Night Shade Books
Clarion West Workshop
Watch Josh Whedon’s Latest Online
DOC SAVAGE – The War Makers
Many Americans Doubt Lots Of Stuff (they could easily check on google)
McDonalds To Stop Giving Away Gendered Happy Meal Toys
Facebook is Watching You. (Test to see how much it knows about you – but realize you are probably giving all of that info to the APP developers though they say not…)
And We’re Supposed To Be the Intelligent Species? (video – dolphins protect swimmer)
NEW SF short film looking to get to London Film Festival
Sci-Fi London Fiml Festival Schedule
Tales To Terrify
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Definitive History
New Spy-Fi Steed & Mrs. Peel (For strong women in purple vinyl, I still go for Hit Girl. Black cat suits – Michelle Pfeiffer as Cat Woman, but they’d all be trumped by my wife if she’d just put the damned outfit on…)
Sir Patrick Stewart On Science Fiction (Smithsonian Magazine)
Hobbit Finale Retitled
New Godzilla Trailer
Guardian Publishes Comics in Weekend Supplement
Attack On Titan Premieres (video)
Author of Mallworld Rocks Some Wagner (video – Ride of the Valkyries)
Animated Robot Short
Aereo’s SCOTUS Case Is An Interesting Debate On Tech
Genre Fiction Radiates From A Literary Center (and other proofs that the map is not the territory)
New Fantasy Magazine – Fantasy Scroll
Star Wars Universe Being Booted – ooops – RE-booted
100,000 Stars (interactive)
ARTISTS(!?) Brains Have More Gray Matter Than Normal Folks?!? (They do say genius is just one step removed from madness – bwah hah hah hah!)
Life After 400 Parts Per Billion
More Dolphin Goodness
New Milky Way Map
Soon, the Sky Monster Will Eat the Sun (Eclipse, 2014)
Man, Astronauts Get To Have ALL the Fun!
We Need Skepticism Now More Than Ever
Sci Fi Lies!
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOC SAVAGE: THE WAR MAKERS
Altus Press is proud to announce its latest Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release.
Working from a complete outline written back in 1935, Will Murray has produced
another thrilling exploit of the Man of Bronze. Up until now, Murray has been working from working from unpublished manuscript material found among the papers of Doc Savage originator Lester Dent, but this time he has a new collaborator.
“I knew one of the most wonderful pulp writers ever, Ryerson “Johnny” Johnson,” explains Murray. “We became friends back in the 1970s, when he was in his 70s and I was in college. Johnny ghosted a pair of Doc Savage novels for Lester Dent, and before he died he sold me the rights to an outline Dent never exploited. I saw in this absorbing alternate storyline a rare chance to sequel one of the original Doc adventures. Thus was born The War Makers, which is actually a sequel is no less than three classic Docs!”
All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing–-stopped in their
tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry––or was something more sinister at stake?
Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of
From the nation’s car capital to the Arctic Circle, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe––the enigmatic Baron in Black!
Doc Savage: The War Makers is available in trade paperback, hardcover and ebook editions.
Doc Savage: The War Makers is the eighth entry in Altus Press’ popular Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series. With a stunning cover by Joe DeVito depicting Doc Savage at his Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole.
The softcover edition is now available, with the hardcover and ebook version due in May. Order from www.adventuresinbronze.com