AMAZING NEWS: 11/1/15

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Wow!  How did it get to be November already?

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (full text below)

Quantum Muse; Suvudu; Harper Collins

SOCIAL

The Tragedy of Jem & the Holograms

Ferguson Effect?

Don’t Hold Back John!  Scalzi on WFC’s Anti-Harassment Policy

Tell it like it is, Natalie (Natalie’s piece linked to by John)  (I think if you stood between them while they each read their posts aloud, you’d be deaf for a month!)

Your god can be threatened with words?

ENTERTAINMENT

Joe Stefano’s Lycanthrope is On Sale  (He had a little something to do with a show named The Outer Limits) Via David Schow on FB

Rocky is 40.  “I don’t want no dissension, just dynamic tension!” and More  (There’s always a light in the darkness of everybody’s life)

Fox Ought to be Happy:  The Jedi’s Are Battling for XMas

Halloween Display with Ghostbusters!  (via Jason Sanford)

November 30th will see The Drinklings Hosting a Party Tickets here

Talk About Being Dissed!  Jennifer in Back to the Future II (via K. Davidson)

INDUSTRY

An Interview with Gojira’s Official Portraitist:  Bob Eggleton (Boskone’s 2015 NESFA Guest)

Interview with Boskone Artist Guest of Honor, Richard Anderson

SFWA reminds members through the Singularity Newsletter that Grant Proposals are due by December 15th

SCIENCE

Is this a sign of the Big Burp?

Amino Acids – On The MOOOOON!

Anyone Who Thinks They Understand Quantum Physics – doesn’t (Sheldon notwithstanding)

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

Greeting friends.  Rejoice, the November, 2015 issue of Quantum Muse is now up at www.quantummuse.com.

This month we feature various artists who’s cover art have adorned some of our more frequent contributors books.

here is the list of this months selections.

First Contact by Harris  Tobias
Left Minding the Farm by John David Rose
Sergio Palumbo’s The Outrageous Insult  by Michele Dutcher
Song of Ithaca by Branden Szabo

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In This Issue:Dear Reader Letter | Ask Clay and Susan Griffith | 50 Page Fridays | Weekly Giveaway

From the Desk of Brian James Freeman

Dear Readers,

As the long-time managing editor of Cemetery Dance Publications, I’m often asked why we still publish short stories and anthologies and collections when the popular sentiment is that short fiction has gone out of style.

A lot of people even say the short story is DEAD, but I don’t agree. I love horror short stories. I grew up on them, and the first fiction I ever wrote was scary little fables inspired by the dark tales that had creeped me out as a kid. Besides, those who love the horror genre know that something being called DEAD is hardly the end of anything; sometimes it’s just the beginning.

There are still a lot of amazing writers who have dedicated the time and energy to learning the craft of writing a good, scary short story — a task that isn’t easy. Getting inside the head of the reader and making him or her think twice about turning off that last light in the room on a dark night is actually really tough. Read the Rest of Brian’s Letter >>

What ‘Crown & Key’ Authors Clay and Susan Griffith Wish You Would Ask Them About

I’ve asked husband and wife writing team Clay and Susan Griffith more than a few questions over the years, mostly about vampires, magic, and that kind of thing. I know that others have, as well. It’s to be expected, given that’s the kinds of things they write about.

When I had an opportunity to speak with them once again, this time at New York Comic Con 2016, I knew that I’d better dig a little deeper. After all, the obvious questions had already been addressed at length. Surely there was new ground to cover, but was the question that could take us there? After thinking about it at length, I stumbled upon a solution: I would ask them.
See the Questions that Clay and Susan Want You to Ask >>

50 Page Fridays Recap
Each week we’re giving away the first 50 pages of an awesome Del Rey or Spectra book – for FREE! Check out the titles we’ve premiered in the last month:
Red Rising
Red Rising
by Pierce Brown
Read an Excerpt >>
Win a Free Early Copy of an Upcoming Book!
Every week we’re giving away a new galley edition of an upcoming book – see what you could win this week!
Check Out This Week’s Giveaway >>

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Demon Road, Derek Landy
Demon Road
DEREK LANDY
Amber Lamont was living the life of a normal sixteen year-old until a shocking encounter revealed a horrifying secret and she was forced to go on the run. Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, with vampires, killer cars and red-skinned, horned demons just the beginning.

Available in hardback for just £4.99 this Halloween!
Alone with the Dead, James Nally
Alone with the Dead
JAMES NALLY
When a woman is murdered on his new patch, PC Donal throws himself into the case in a bid to forget his past, to forget that night. As the first person on the scene, he can’t erase the horrific images that faced him – and knows that the case can’t go unsolved. But how do you solve a case with no evidence? As his past catches up with him, Donal is forced to confront his demons, but what will crack first, the case, or Donal?
The Silent Girls, Eric Rickstad
The Silent Girls
ERIC RICKSTAD
Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective’s badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an ’89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace. 
The Theory of Death, Faye Kellerman
The Theory of Death
FAYE KELLERMAN
When two kids find a dead body in the woods, the investigation leads Detective Peter Decker & his partner into the cryptic world of mathematics at Kneed Loft College. It will take all of Decker’s wits and McAdams’s intellect to solve a twisted tale created by depraved masterminds, and then make it out alive…
Win our scary Halloween bundle!
We’re giving away three of these spine-chilling bundles featuring The Hiding Place, The Silent Girls and The Ice Twins to satisfy all of your Halloween-read needs!
Our latest podcast, featuring Stuart MacBride
Stuart MacBride offers an insight into the life of a terrifying crime thriller author, including how thinking up the next big murder in a book can distract the simple pleasures of the MacBride family dinner.
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