Thursday, April 29, 2010

Author Interview: Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Several days ago I posted a review for Kristine Kathryn Rusch's incredible sci-fi novel Diving Into the Wreck. Not longer after that, I contacted Kristine to see if she would be willing to do an interview for the site. Luckily enough she has, so with that said...

What made you want to become an author?

I always wanted to be a writer, from my earliest memories. The amateur psychologist in me thinks that’s because I was raised by 5 adults who were always reading. One of my earliest memories is asking reading adults to play with me (I couldn’t read then) and they told me to go away because they were busy. But who knows, really? I’ve always loved stories, and I just learned that my mother’s side of the family was filled with writers, newspaper editors, and book publishers. So maybe it was Destiny.

How did you get your start in writing?

I always wrote. I started publishing in high school when I got to write the high school column for the local paper (and got paid!). I wasn’t an English major in college, but I took writing classes so that I would have an excuse to write. I mailed things out from an early age, and got fiction published when I was 21.

What appeals to you the most about writing; what makes it special?

I can sit in a room by myself, make things up, and then later, people I’ve never met talk to me about that story. I think that’s just nifty snifty. (Seriously.)

Who are some authors who have had the most influence on you?

I’m sure there are many I’m not even aware of, but I always cite F. Scott Fitzgerald and Daphne Du Maurier, mostly because I reread The Great Gatsby every year, whether I need to or not, and Rebecca every year as well. In sf, I think my biggest influences were Andre Norton and Ursula K. Le Guin.

You've written in several different genres. Do you have a particular favorite?

Honestly, no. I didn’t even know genres existed until college when my buddy Kevin J. Anderson told me what genres were. I just like books.

Diving Into the Wreck was originally written as a novella. How did you go about expanding it into the full length novel that it is now?

I write almost completely out of my subconscious. I don’t plan things, I don’t outline, I don’t really know what’s happening until it gets revealed on the page. So I started a second novella, called “The Room of Lost Souls,” and suddenly Boss appeared. I realized then that “Diving” and “Room” were parts of a novel, and so I wrote the rest of it. Then I started another story, and Boss showed up again (she won’t leave me alone!), so I realized that there was a lot more than one novel here. The “Spires of Denon” happened without Boss, but in the same universe, so now I have an even bigger group of stories to tell.

Undoubtedly you’ve created an amazing universe within the pages of Diving Into the Wreck, and some amazing characters, particularly Boss. Is there any chance that we might be seeing more of her in the future?

Oh, yes. The next book is called City of Ruins and it will come out in Spring 2011. There may or may not be a novella in Asimov’s before that, called “Becoming One With the Ghosts.” I’m not sure when Sheila has it planned. And of course, there are all the stories I mentioned above, and more that will happen as I finish up City. Readers can find out what all the related stories are either on my website,, or on a Diving-dedicated static website called

What kind of projects are you currently working on?

Right now, I’m finishing up my next Kristine Grayson paranormal called Wickedly Charming. These books are about as far from Diving as you can get. In this novel, Prince Charming falls for the Evil Stepmother—at a book fair.

You’ve written several media tie-in novels in the past, for such series as Star Trek, X-Men, Aliens, and Predator. What are some of the challenges to writing in already established universes?

You have to be true to the characters and the world. You also have to love those worlds, or it’s just not worth anyone’s time. Never do the work cynically. I’m just a big fangirl, so I have a lot of fun when I write tie-ins.

Technology is quickly catching up to the standards of science fiction. Do you think this is a good thing? What kind of an impact do you think new inventions like the iPad will have on the genre?

SF has never really been about tech. It’s about Now disguised as the future. So I don’t think tech changing is a problem.

I think the iPad and other inventions will only improve the genre, and help us find new ways to tell stories. (And new ways to deliver them.)

What’s your take on electronic books? Do you think that they have/will
hurt the publishing business?

Help. They’ll bring in new readers, new ways of writing, new ways of consuming stories. Already, I’m seeing a lot more folks reading—on their phones, listening to podcasts, talking about books. That’s a good thing.

As for the big publishers, New York publishers, they’re in the same position that the TV networks were in during the late 1980s, early 1990s, as everyone started to get cable. The overall numbers of viewers went up, but the numbers per program went down. I think some of the big bestsellers will see numbers go down, but the midlist writers will see their sales go up as the books become available through a wide variety of non-traditional and smaller markets.

When not writing, what are some of your hobbies?

I run. I go to movies, watch too much TV, and read of course. And travel when I get the chance.

What are some books that you’ve recently enjoyed reading?

I do a recommended reading list on my blog every month because I love sharing what I’ve read. It’s here:

Recently, I recommended Connie Willis’s Blackout, Deborah Blum’s The Poisoner’s Handbook, and Robert Crais’s The First Rule. There’s tons more on the lists, but those are memorable highlights.

Do you have a favorite quote?

I don’t have it in front of me, so this probably isn’t exact, but I heard it from Senator Edward Kennedy: “Never let the perfect get in the way of the good.” I tend toward perfectionism, so that really helps.

What’s one important thing that readers should know about you?

I write a lot, so if you like one kind of fiction, I’ve probably written it (under one name or another).

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I have a new book out from Golden Gryphon. It’s called Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories. It’s my latest collection of award-winning, award-nominated, and best-of short stories. The book has a lovely Bob Eggleton cover. I’m really pleased with it. It’s a lovely package.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule and stopping by. Hopefully we’ll see you again!

Thanks for asking!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Official Release Date Set for Patrick Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fear.

Well folks, for those of you have been waiting patiently like me for news regarding the release date of The Wise Man's Fear, the second book in Patrick Rothfuss's King Killer's Chronicle, then this is the time to rejoice! Pat's just released the publication date for his second tome: March 1, 2011 (click on his name to go straight to his blog to read the full entry he's posted there). In just under a year we can all do a little happy dance before devouring what Pat's already said is going to be a monster of a book.

And for those of you who haven't been exposed to any of Pat's stuff, might I recommend picking up a copy of the first book in the series, The Name of the Wind.

Here's the synopsis for The Wise Man's Fear:

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man." An escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe discovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's road. All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women. In The Wise Man's Fear Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Doctor Who Experience #2: Ryk E. Spoor

In correspondence with the newest episode of the new season of Doctor Who, and the weekly author experience, I give you author Ryk E. Spoor. His newest book, Grand Central Arena hits shelves on Tuesday, and is published by Baen. If you get the chance, pick up a copy!

With that, here's Ryk's experience:

I first encountered Doctor Who not on television, but as a book intro -- with, if I recall correctly, Harlan Ellison talking about how he taunted a crowd at an SF convention with the greatest filmed SF being Doctor Who! ("Who?" they said, and I said "Who!" and we went back and forth ...).

I don't recall which of the Doctor's adventures that particular book was, but the words stuck in my head until I heard that this show was going to be shown on WHMT, our local public television station, and I tuned in.

My first reaction, rather predictably, was "What the HELL is this thing? It looks like it was filmed by two college students with a budget of $2.50! Why is ANYONE watching it?"

And yet...

And yet...

I did watch it. There was something about this tall, curly-haired man with the ludicrously long scarf that held your attention. And as I came to understand the mythology, the history behind this peculiar figure and his blue box with "POLICE" at the top and the shaky cardboard sets, the more I was able to see past the cheap sets and the rockets with smoke that mysteriously rose "up" in space where there was, or should be, no "up", the aliens who were barely more convincing costumes than the Mickey Mouse bobbleheaded costumes you saw at supermarket openings. I started to see SPACE OPERA. Grand scale, requiring your imagination to work with it, yes, requiring you to suspend your disbelief from a cable composed of Dalekenium, yes, but a great sprawling exciting universe that was building itself up from some of the most bizarre concepts ever.

A time-spaceship that looked like a police call box on the outside, but was the size of a skyscraper inside. A main character who was always the same, yet drastically different, when he changed his face (one of the most brilliant ideas in television history). Crazy like a fox, noble, quixotic, grim, childlike, lonely, impulsive -- there were a thousand ways to describe the Doctor, and all of them fit, somehow.

Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker defined the Doctor for me in the early years -- and in many ways it was Pertwee, rather than Baker, that was the essence of a Timelord: wise and old, human yet... not at all, with a nobility -- and a presence -- that set him apart from all others.

Then came the New Doctor Who. With real effects. And I was afraid that they would completely mess it up. For a while it seemed they had; Eccleston's Doctor was dark, gritty, abrupt in a way the others had not been. But then came _Dalek_ and suddenly it was clear what had caused him to be that way -- and after the climactic event of that episode, he began to come back to himself in a brilliant rebirth, exemplified by the line that still, to this day, brings tears of joy to my eyes even by typing it: "Just this once -- EVERYBODY LIVES!"

And Tennant took that and RAN with it, building the legend anew for a reborn audience and old fans alike, the craziness, the majesty, the *humanity* of the immortal alien Timelord -- a humanity allowed to show more clearly than before, and the scale of his adventures far more sharply delineated, culminating in a threat to destroy the entirety of creation: "This, Doctor, is my ultimate triumph! The destruction of Reality itself!"

As a writer and a fan, the Doctor is one of the great figures of science fiction. He is the defender of the universe in a rumpled suit, a warrior who needs no weapons, the lone hero between the universe and destruction. He seems harmless sometimes, eccentric, a clown, a nosy meddling busybody with no idea of what he's doing, or how... until he gives you *that* look, and you realize he's known all along what he was doing, and what you were doing... and if you're a villain, you feel that terrible sinking certainty that he has already precalculated your doom, had already done so before first you met. Matt Smith has already had one such moment, in his first episode, calling back the aliens who had threatened earth: "Is this world protected? Has it been invaded? What happened to THEM?" A cold look as the aliens search the data and keep finding one being, wearing different faces but always the same, coming to the realization of what they face. "So, basically... RUN."

The Doctor inspires me to create heroes that think outside the box, that manipulate events to allow the bad guys to set themselves up, as well as heroes willing to take on things of cosmic significance. In _Boundary_ and its sequel _Threshold_, I have the character A.J. Baker, whose full name is Adric Jamie Baker -- named by his parents after two of the Doctor's companions, and getting in Threshold one very Doctor-like Crowning Moment of Awesome.

The Doctor's companions are also vastly important -- some of them iconic in and of themselves. The savage companion Leela who became one of the residents of Gallifrey, the Timelords' homeworld; Rose Tyler, ordinary shopgirl who became a cross-dimensional heroine; Sarah Jane Smith, reporter that aliens visit and invaders fear; Captain Jack Harkness, con man turned hero; Donna Noble, once a self-centered, completely oblivious woman without a thought outside of the moment, transformed in moments of shock and terror into a woman willing to cross the galaxies for the sake of adventure -- and to keep this "Doctor" from losing himself; Jamie McCrimmon, Highlander warrior whose innocence was a weapon greater than his considerable skill in combat; and many more. How many heroes has he made? The list is long and filled with honor.

And he has enemies of heroic and terrifying scale; The Master, his dark twin, another Timelord with an appetite for conquest and destruction that, eventually, consumed him; the Sontarans, super-warrior clone race, nearly indestructible; the Cybermen, assimilating humans into their cybernetic ranks with "Resistance is Futile" long, long before the Borg ever stole the line; and ever and always the Daleks and their grandly insane creator, Davros. Few creations of science fiction can match these -- and I salute them in my own way in Grand Central Arena, not the least of these nods being that the vessel used by Sethrik in his race against Ariane Austin is named "Dellak" -- a transposition of "Dalek, and a name which is supposed to be one of the six original Minds, AIs which have conquered their own creators and seek to do so to the rest of the universe.

I'm not even sure I COULD figure out all the influence the Doctor has had on me; all I know is, it's immense, and I am grateful to all of those who created, and continue to create, the ongoing story of the Last of the Timelords.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Diving Into the Wreck Book Review

Title: Diving Into The Wreck
Author: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Publisher: Pyr Publishing
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781591027867

Boss is a diver, active historian and loner, who only works with others when the situation calls for it. Drifting through space on her own aboard Nobody's Business, she looks for rare, unmarked and unclaimed vessels that have been wrecked, to make a living on by searching for treasure, selling what's salvageable, and claiming what would make for a good dive with inexperienced tourist-divers who are willing to pay good money for such a rich experience.

Diving Into The Wreck is an intensely written story that was way more than what I thought it would be. In places its as dark as the space that surrounds Nobody's Business, but the darkness is gritty, familiar and all too realistic, while carrying surrealism through scenes that seem almost too fantastical.

The story itself is split into three conjoining stories, which act as individual parts, with the first two building up to the final part. Although it's a typical format for many stories, it works remarkably well for this story; their each easy to follow, and all three would would rather well as stand alone novellas if a person wanted to read just one.

Rusch has a knack for introducing characters. Whether you grow to love them or hate them while reading this book, it's guaranteed that they'll stay drifting through your brain for many, many days after putting the book down.

I really enjoyed reading Diving Into the Wreck. Okay, that's an understatement; I overly enjoyed reading it. The voice that it's written in is refreshing, and Boss is a character that I found myself instantly becoming attached too. She's more human than many characters that I've read in the past, and her story instantly sucked me in. And out of the many science fiction novels I've read in my lifetime, I think this is one of the only ones that actually had an authentic sci-fi feel to it, -- almost classical in many regards -- unlike many titles that seem to be churned out at breakneck speeds, the science within the pages of Diving Into The Wreck is simple to follow and feels anything but forced into the story; Rush pulls this classical feel off extremely well.

With all the trademarks of an all-around amazing storyteller, I'm going to keep an eager eye out for more of Kristine Kathryn Rusch's stuff. I'm hoping that there will be a sequel to this book, heck, an entire series revolving around Boss and her diving adventures would be alright with me.

With an original story line, interesting characters, simple science and a knack for story telling, Rusch's understanding for the science fiction genre shines throughout Diving Into the Wreck. That's why I'm giving it 8.5 Tardis's out of 10. To anyone who's looking for a remarkable sci-fi novel that's easy on the science, I'd highly recommend stopping by your nearest bookstore and picking up a copy of this book, or ordering a copy online from these fine booksellers: Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

~ Rodney

Monday, April 19, 2010

Doctor Who Experience #1: Chris Roberson

For those of you out there that are fans of Doctor Who, you probably (more like better!!!!) know about the new series, with Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and Steve Moffat taking Russell T Davies spot as executive producer. Since the first episode of this season just aired here in America, I've asked several authors to share their Doctor Who experience(s) with us, including the influence that the show has had on their writing.

And the first author to share with us is Chris Roberson, who has written several novels, including his newest novel Sons of Dorn, which hit shelves back in January, and is published by Black Library.

Here's Chris's experience:

Growing up in a suburb of Dallas in the 70s and early 80s, I had a vague awareness that something called Doctor Who existed, but didn't really have a handle on it. A local station would air the half-hour segments one a day, late at night, and the one time I tried to tune in I came in at the middle of a long-running serial and was completely lost. Then, when I was around 13 or 14, I was lucky enough to tune in to the local PBS affiliate one Saturday afternoon when they started airing entire serials back to back. Plop down for an hour or two and you could see an entire Doctor Who story, beginning to end. They started with "Robot," the first of the Tom Baker episodes, and suffice it to say I was *hooked*. I stuck with them all the way through the rebroadcasts, all of the 4th and 5th Doctors, until finally a couple of years later they caught up with the then-current BBC airings and the rebroadcasts got a bit sporadic.

Doctor Who was an ENORMOUS influence on me as a writer. My favorite episodes are those written by Douglas Adams and Robert Holmes, which took completely disparate elements (immortal alien + counterfeit art + cat burglar caper + the elimination of all life on Earth = "City of Death") and yet made them work splendidly as a harmonious whole. Doctor Who taught me that there was NOTHING that couldn't be made to work in a story, if you could find the right angle to approach it.

I've gone back and watched a great deal of the first three Doctors' serials, and sampled bits of five and six (and even suffered through the Fox movie on the night of broadcast, I'm sorry to say). In the years before RTD relaunched the franchise I discovered the various novels published in Britain over the last twenty or so years, many of which are FANTASTIC. And then I was glued to my TV when I first laid hands on a pirated copy of the RTD relaunch. I never thought another actor could replace Tom Baker as my favorite Doctor, but when David Tennant took over for Eccelston, I was happy to be proven wrong.

My favorite episodes of the RTD series were those written by Steven Moffat (though I have a special affection for Paul Cornell's episodes, as well), so I had absolute confidence that he'd do a stellar job when he took over as showrunner, but nothing could have prepared me for how tremendous "The Eleventh Hour" and "The Beast Below" have been. This is the best that Doctor Who has ever been, and I cannot WAIT to see what they do next.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Call to Arms Book Review

Title: Call to Arms
Author: Mitchel Scanlon
Publisher: Black Library
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781844168132

Deiter Lanz has always wanted to be a member of "The Scarlets;" a soldier in the 3rd Hochland Swordsmen. Raised by an almost heroic figure, starting at a young age Deiter has been trained to be a soldier.The novel starts off with Deiter having his dream come true: he's the newest recruit to "The Scarlets."

Just as he gets omitted to the ranks of the 3rd Hochland Swordsmen, a horde of greenskins headed by Morgoth Ironfang attack and force The Scarlets to act. From there, everything goes down hill, as Count Aldebrand of Hochland comes to the realization that no other country would be willing to come to the countries aid. In his realization, Count Aldebrand promotes legendary General Ludwig von Grahl as leader of his armies, to fight back against Ironfang and his hordes.

There were many parts of this where I would get to a scene and be like, "Oh! This is where it's going to pick up... it's got to!" And then, I was let down; hopeful, I kept reading on, but was let down more than I'm willing to admit. There were several parts of Call to Arms, where I felt it had potential to expand and spin into something better, but unfortunately it didn't, In the end culminating with an anti-climactic battle that seemed to have been rushed and generically ended.

Call to Arms is riddled with cliches, with the typical characters that can be found in just about any generic fantasy novel, or B rated/Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie, including rather lackluster fight scenes. Especially the premise of the novel: a horde of goblins/trolls/orcs, led by a badass commander decide to invade a country, or area with no real reason other than to start a fight, and see things die. (I know, I just defined the definition of an orc.) I was hoping that Call to Arms would stay away from this. I don't want to have to compare the world of Warhammer Fantasy with that of the newly visioned Dragonlance, that's why I'm hoping this doesn't become a trend.

In parts, it felt as though Scanlon hadn't been made aware of one of the golden rules of writing, and that is to 'show, don't tell.' There were many parts of Call to Arms where, instead of having the character experience something, Scanlon has another character explain it instead. His narrative also suffers from this. There were several scenes where he switched narratives so quickly, that I kept getting lost. One moment he was writing from Character C's point of view, then the next it was back to Character A's.

I personally would have loved to have seen a few little info-dumps throughout, but sadly there were none. Maybe it's a good thing, considering I'm a new reader and all, but I was expecting just the slightest bit of exposure to any reader, whether they be new to the world, or old.

Although it would seem that I've done nothing but bashed this novel, there's plenty of good things to speak of about it. As much as it would seem when Call to Arms begins, it is not a coming of age story, which I thank Scanlon for. Too many fantasy titles these days use the typical view point of a young person in order to narrate their stories from a pair of fresh, unexpereinced eyes.

Call to Arms is my first official Warhammer Fantasy novel experience, and all-in-all, it wasn't bad. I've read worse. Therefore, I'm giving it an even 5.0 Tardis's out of 10. If you want to take a chance on it yourself, you can procure your very own copy from both: Barnes and Noble and Amazon.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Of Apologies, Snippets, Updates, Reminders and a Mini-Review.

Hey all, before I return to posting reviews, I thought I would take a minute and update everyone on some really awesome stuff that's going on right now, and to apologize for the lack of reviews, both to my readers and the publishers who have been amazing enough to give me free books to read. Schools been rough, with many papers to write, and many books to read. Reviews will start back up here this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled.

And with that said...

Larry Correia, author of Monster Hunter International has a new book coming out sometime next year called The Grimnoir Chronicles, the first book in this series called Hard Magic. Because Larry is such an awesome person, he's giving the first 7 chapters away for FREE, over at his site. These snippets started three days ago, and will continue for another four, until all 7 chapters have been posted. Then, like the rest of us, you'll have to wait it out, until Baen publishes it next year. Here's Larry's site (which you can also find on the right hand of this screen, along with many other author sites). Some amazing stuff.

Here's something that I was pleasantly surprised to learn about: author John Scalzi, probably most famous for his books Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades and Zoe's Tale, has just dropped a pleasant surprise for all of his readers, especially if their fans of H. Beim Piper. Here's John's site.

And just a reminder, Lucy A. Snyder's Chimeric Machines is being offered for free, thanks to the books publisher, Creative Guy Publishing until tomorrow, so grab a copy while you can! You can download your very own copy of Chimeric Machines from Smashwords with the promotion code: LN79D. And while your at it, why not pick up a dead-tree copy to support not only Lucy, but the amazing people at Creative Guy Publishing (who's site I recommend you check out if you get the chance. They have some pretty wicked books.).

Which, brings me to the very first Mini-Review for this site:

Title: Chimeric Machines
Author: Lucy A. Snyder
Publisher: Creative Guy Publishing
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781894953559

Last month, Chimeric Machines won a Bram Stoker Award, and now, after having read it, I know why.

Snyder has a way of painting beautiful scenes, weaving in just enough macabre to make any horror fan happy. With an introduction by author Tom Piccirilli, this collection was headed for great things right off the printers!

Snyder does a wonderful job with explaining the definition of a chimera, straight from a dictionary, circa 1913. From there, she breaks her poems up into different parts, allowing each individual part to stand by themselves, while they still manage to work together, as a whole, on an entirely different level than what I would have ever thought. And for those of you who aren't exactly fans of poetry, there's a few pieces of prose scattered throughout that I garuntee will make you just as happy.

There's something for everyone within the pages of this fine collection of poetry and prose. That's why I'm giving Chimeric Machines 9.5 TARDIS's out of 10.

So live a little and download it while you still can! Go on, I dare ya!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Very Firefly Easter.

I've had this one under my wing for the last couple of days, and I've been savoring it, but I thought, with it being Easter and all, that I'd go ahead and share this bit of exciting news with you, my fellow Browncoats:

You can expect the crew of Firefly to be jumping onto the page in the form of short stories next month, as Titan Publishing is set to release Firefly: Still Flying: A Celebration of Joss Whedon's Acclaimed TV Series.

If you're a true Browncoat like me, then you're probably about ready to piss your pants in excitement. Why? Because this will be the first time that a collection of short stories featuring Malcolm Reynolds and the crew of Firefly has been published. All the stories within the 160 pages of this book, will be written by the same show writers that contributed to the show. It will also feature storyboards, photos, art designs and concepts, as well as, quite possibly: a few historical pieces set in his universe, penned by the man himself: Joss Whedon. These will be mixed in with the short stories, which is a bonus if you're a total geek.

And yes, that's right, I said 160 pages. If you're anything like me -- besides the giant pee stain on your pants -- the page count is something that could have been... I don't know, expanded?


I think that's what's going to aggrivate me the most. Getting me hooked back on my Firefly crack, and then being ripped away from it, just as I'll be enveloping myself in it.

The tentative publishing date is May 27th, so expect a review to be posted up somewhere around that time. Until then my fellow Browncoats, you can order your very own copy here: Barnes and Nobles, or here: Amazon. Choose your poison.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Free Chimeras! Get 'Em While You Can!

To celebrate CHIMERIC MACHINES' Bram Stoker Award, Creative Guy Publishing is offering a free electronic copy of the book on Smashwords until April 10th. I would highly suggest you go take a visit to Smashwords and grab yourself a copy before the offer expires. Lucy's written an amazing collection, and it even includes an intro by Tom Piccirilli.

Just include the code: LN79D at checkout and CHIMERIC MACHINES is yours for free! And if that doesn't get you excited, then I don't know what could. Look for a further review for CHIMERIC MACHINES to be posted here soon.

And while your at it, why not pick up a dead-tree copy as well, and support Creative Guy Publishing and Lucy.

And while I'm at it, I'd like to add a congratulations to Lucy for her first Bram Stoker Award!

Look for a further review for CHIMERIC MACHINES to be posted here soon. Until then, happy reading!