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REVIEWS: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and AURORA GRAPHIC NOVEL NOMINEES!

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This week Steve does short reviews of a new movie plus five (5!) Aurora Award nominees for Graphic Novel... and asks for your consideration as well.

AMAZING PEOPLE: Extending a Helping Hand

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MIchael J. Sullivan is looking to help new authors with a contest!

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

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Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Kick-starter: Case File – Arkham

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Hardboiled. Lovecraft. McEvoy. Finney. Don't need more than that!

Poetry Review – Littlest Lovecraft series by Tro Rex and Eyona...

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The horror! The Horror! Lovecraft in verse...with pictures! My mind....it's descending into MADNESS!

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 3 edited by Alex Shvartsman

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Science fiction and fantasy’s only annual humor anthology returns with stories from Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Tim Pratt, Piers Anthony, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye, and more.

Kick-starter Continues to be Used as a Publishing Strategy

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A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects

Cool Tools: BackerKit Helps Organize Crowd Funding

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Michael touts a new tool for crowdfunding projects

Book Review: Help Fund My Robot Army!!!

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It was bound to happen sooner or later. Given that there is a strong recursive strain in science fiction, it was only a matter of time until a book about crowdfunding was published via crowdfunding.

DashCon²?

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The Dashcon2 fundraiser is apparently NOT Dashcon. Get the skinny here.

AMAZING THINGS: Catherine Asaro’s Kickstarter Project

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Catherine Asaro is trying for a stretch goal on Kickstarter. Give it a hand!

Crowd Funding Highlight: The Chosen Trilogy by Bret Kennedy

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A DUK: Down Under Kickstarter campaign. Check out Bret Kennedy's project for the Chosen series.

Interview With Gary Chalk, Fantasy Artist, Author and Games Designer

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an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator - Gary Chalk.

Book Review: Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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Review of Raygun Chronicles, an anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 2 edited by Alex Shvartsman

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If done well, an anthology is like a box of chocolates filled with a variety of delectable confections. Granted, there are bound to be a few flavors you are not partial to, but on the whole, the selection is delightful. When not done so well, you end up with something a little more like Monty Python’s Whizzo Chocolates, getting a mouthful of Crunchy Frog or Cockroach Cluster....

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

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For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.

A New Space Telescope Helps to Usher in a New Future

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I think this is pretty cool.  A company with plans to mine asteroid, Planetary Resources, Inc., has just announced that they're putting a telescope...

Shadowrun Returns

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This month, we will see the first fruits of the great Kickstarter flood of 2012. The four titans of that period—Double Fine's Broken Age,...

Crowdfunding as a Publishing Strategy

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I’m reading a really cool book right now, but in spite of my best efforts, life has gotten in the way and I...

Hybrid Authors: The Best of Both Worlds

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I've been exclusively published through a small press. I've been exclusively self-published. I've been exclusively traditionally published. But I'm about to go "hybrid" and...

Opening Salvo

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Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and let me introduce myself. My name is Keith West. I’ve been reading science...

Brave New World of Publishing – ebook Effects On Genre Fiction

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ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.