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REVIEWS: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and AURORA GRAPHIC NOVEL NOMINEES!

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

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

A Quick Look at Three Current Kickstarters

Three really great Kickstarter campaigns you ought to know about.

Kick-starter: Case File – Arkham

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

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

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

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

A review of some current crowdfunding publishing projects

Cool Tools: BackerKit Helps Organize Crowd Funding

Michael touts a new tool for crowdfunding projects

Book Review: Help Fund My Robot Army!!!

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?

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

AMAZING THINGS: Catherine Asaro’s Kickstarter Project

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

Crowd Funding Highlight: The Chosen Trilogy by Bret Kennedy

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

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

Book Review: Raygun Chronicles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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

Scide Splitters: Unidentified Funny Objects 2 edited by Alex Shvartsman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.