Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shadows and Reflections: A tribute to Roger Zelazny


Shadows and Reflections: A tribute to Roger Zelazny Edited by Trent Zelazny and Warren Lapine

Shadows and Reflections is a tribute to the fiction of Roger Zelazny. We are looking for stories set in any of the various universes that Zelazny created in his short stories and novels, with the exception of the Amber universe. As you probably know, Zelazny’s work covered a very wide range of genre fiction so we are open to most genres. The only limiting factor is that a story must either use one or more of Zelazny’s characters or be expressly set in one of his milieus. Zelazny was one of the most literate and inventive writers that genre fiction has ever known. Your Story submission should reflect that.

Length: up to 10,000 words.

Payment: 5 cents per word for unsolicited stories max $250.00 and 10 cents per word for solicited stories max $500.00 on acceptance. (Note unsolicited subs are contingent upon our hitting our primary Indiegogo goal and may increase to the same amount as the solicited stories if we hit our secondary Indiegogo goal.

Submissions: Stories should be e-mailed to shadowsandreflectionsanthology@yahoo.com

Trent Zelazny is a Nightmare Award winning author and the son of Roger  Zelazny. Warren Lapine is the publisher of Wilder Publications and has been nominated for a Hugo Award, a World Fantasy Award, and a Chesley Award.

Roger Zelazny was very important to both Trent and Warren. Trent for obviouse reasons and Warren because it was the work of Roger Zelazny that first made him gravitate towards a career in publishing. With this anthology we are hoping to keep the memory of Roger Zelazny and his wonderful work alive.

At first we had considered doing this project as a short anthology featuring stories form Roger’s better known friends. Both Trent and Warren really wanted to let other, lesser known writers who were influenced by Roger participate as well as fans who aren’t writers. That desire lead to this Indiegogo campaign. If we reach our primary goal of $10,000.00 we will open the anthology up to unsolicited submissions. If we reach our secondary goal of $15,000.00 we will pay the unsolicited writers the same rate that we are paying for solicited stories. If we hit our third goal of $20,000.00 the anthology will come out not just in trade paper back and as an e-book, but also in hard cover. So please join us and help celibrate the memory of Roger Zelazny and all the amazing universes he created and get some cool perks.

Even if you can't contrubte you can help by helping us get the word out and sharing the link to our indiegogog page. Thanks Everyone for helping us make this dream happen and for allowing us to let more people in on it.


 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/282106

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ebook Sale!!! Price lowered, only a couple days!!! Hurry before the Bunyip gets you!!!

Howdy,

Just a quick note to say that, through November 28th (my birthday), I am selling an ebook package deal right on this here blog. For eight six bucks (that's about two one and a half Starbucks drinks, maybe not even that) you'll receive a copy of my new novel Too Late to Call Texas, as well as a copy of my first anthology, Mirages. Simply go to the "Donate" button, send $8.00 $6.00, and specify if you'd like the books in ePub (Nook compatible) or Mobi (Kindle) format. Soon as I receive, I'll immediately send you both books.

Basically, this way, you save $4.00 $6.00 (about the price of a Starbucks drink).

Essentially, it's a two for one deal.

It's as simple as that.










Mirages contains 17 tales of darkness and dread, brought to you by some of the best voices in dark fiction. Tom Piccirilli, Jeffrey Thomas, Barb Lien-Cooper & Park Cooper, Lee Allen Howard, Tina Swain, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Gerald Hausman, Billie Sue Mosiman, Scott Bradley & Peter Giglio, Kealan Patrick Burke, Lori R. Lopez, Jason S. Ridler, Leigh M. Lane, Joe R. Lansdale, Curt Jarrell, E. A. Black, Edward Morris.


 The Bunyip song from Dot and the Kangaroo.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

SCIENCE FICTION LAND {A Stranger Than Fiction Doc}

Greetings from (ecstatic) SCIENCE FICTION LAND! Wow! Did this really happen? Fact or fiction? Reality or imagination?

The truth is, you made our dream come true! 

We’re humbled and grateful for your generosity and support for our project. Beyond pledges, our backers have inspired us with their enthusiasm and passion for this project. Thank you!
So...with 12 hours still to go, let’s keep going! We’ve created a stretch goal of $60,000! Our $50k goal was the minimum we needed to finish the documentary - and we achieved that thanks to almost 700 people from around the world! We know it is ambitious, but everything about this story is over the top - so let’s go for it! This amount will help us finish to promote and publicize the film and help cover the costs of DVD, prints, and festival submissions, which are considerable. These steps will enable us to share SCIENCE FICTION LAND with a wider audience.

We still have 27 first edition copies of Roadmarks by Roger Zelazny donated by Trent Zelazny. And we also have copies of Michael Hearst/One Ring Zero’s phenomenal album, As Smart As We Are (The Author Project). These go to backers who pledge or increase $25 or more. Let people know about these awesome rewards and help us get to our new goal!

Have we mentioned that we have the best backers in the world? We do! We were happy to have so many great backers in the UK. We leave you with a video made by one of our UK comrades, Ravi Kumar. Thanks to Ravi for all of your support and for sharing this video with us!
Most of all, thank you to each and every one of our backers. You made this possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Science Fiction Land Team

Friday, November 2, 2012

Meeting

I'm meeting today with the editor of the SF Reporter. I hope it goes well. Honestly, I've lost a lot of interest in even bothering, be it in a positive or a negative way. I'm still doing it, though it won't be the conversation it could have been. And yes, it's mostly because of the sociopath comment. While that is not the editor I'm meeting with (the editor I'm meeting with has been nothing but kind and courteous), that personal attack comment really said a lot about someone who is a supposed professional, and that someone is affiliated with this paper. I never mentioned any names, and I don't believe I singled anyone out and called them names.

Pointing out you don't like a paper (giving an opinion), which, other than ads, is primarily an opinion paper, and being personally called a sociopath by one of its editors for it (that editor should look up what the word means, and should also understand that artists of any ilk are typically eccentric and weird) is, well... it tells me the likelihood of this meeting doing anything for anyone is very slim.

But, as I said, the editor I'm meeting with has been nothing but kind from the get-go. If nothing else, maybe there will be an enjoyable cup of coffee or something.