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Apex Publications 40% Off All Apex Books!

Just in time for the holiday season, Apex Publications is happy to announce a sale on all of their book titles. 

Instead of waiting until Black Friday, Apex Publications has decided to go ahead and unleash the sales now. That’s right. No waiting for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. You can get all the savings on every Apex book today!

From now until the end of Monday, December 2nd every book in the Apex store is 40% off (and free domestic shipping!).

No special coupons codes. No limits. No fighting the crowds. Just savings. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to fill your friends’ stockings with stellar science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, novels, and short story collections. While you’re at it, fill in any gaps in your personal Apex library. 40% off is a hard deal to beat! 

So head over to the Apex store and finish your holiday shopping: http://www.apexbookcompany.com/books/

Sale dates: 11/26/13 to 12/2/13

APEX PUBLICATIONS (www.apexbookcompany.com) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the twice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Tom Piccirilli, Catherynne M. Valente, and Lavie Tidhar.
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Press Releases / DARK HORSE DIGITAL CYBER MONDAY DEAL! 26 November 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 27, 2013, 01:31:58 PM »
DARK HORSE DIGITAL CYBER MONDAY DEAL!

November 26, MILWAUKIE, OR—In anticipation of the infamous holiday shopping weekend, Dark Horse Comics is giving you another killer deal for Cyber Monday. Dark Horse Digital is offering comics fans 50% off their entire order for 24 hours! 

You can redeem this 50% discount with the coupon code ­­­­­­­­­­dhdcyber2013.

 This offer is good for 24 hours beginning at midnight (PST) on Monday, December 2 ($20 cart minimum). Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com to take advantage of this amazing web store only offer. Sign up for the Dark Horse Digital Newsletter by Thanksgiving to get even more discounts (http://goo.gl/FP6Eva).

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps. 

Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get a massive discount on all the Dark Horse comics you could want and more! 

 About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Having launched with hundreds of titles, Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get the three or four issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

 
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Press Releases / No Monsters Allowed book launch, Nottingham
« Last post by AlexDavis on November 26, 2013, 09:38:32 AM »
This November saw the release of No Monsters Allowed, a new horror anthology from Dog Horn Publishing featuring 20 tales of 'human horror', edited by Alex Davis, and to celebrate a book launch will be taking place at Nottingham's Central Library on the 28th November.

As the title suggests, No Monsters Allowed avoids the classic elements of many horror tales – vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghosts – to focus on stories of psychological terror and the evil that humankind can do to its own kind. This brings together a mixture of serial killers, twisted family relationships and survival after the apocalypse – a true insight into the darker side of human behaviour, with splashes of grim humour to boot.

The Nottingham event will take place at Angel Row's Central Library, and run from 7pm-8:30pm. Editor Alex Davis will be joined by author Adam Craig, whose story 'The Silence After Winter' is one of the lead tales in the collection. The night will featuring readings, discussion, a Q+A session and more, plus entry to the event is free.

Alex Davis said: 'The response to No Monsters Allowed so far has been fantastic, so I'm delighted to be coming to Nottingham to launch the title. There'll be plenty going on at the event, and of course it'll be your chance to hear from those at the heart of the project and get your copies signed on the night.'

For more information on the event, or the anthology, simply contact Alex Davis at [email protected].
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Conventions and events / IDW at Long Beach Con 23-24 November 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 21, 2013, 01:22:29 PM »
San Diego, CA (November 21, 2013) – IDW will once again return to the Long Beach Comic Con over the weekend of November 23rd & 24th. The schedule will be packed with impressive signings, and a great panel full of surprises and giveaways.
 
 On Saturday November 23rd from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in room 102C IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will host The Panel of Doom with a rousing discussion where all burning questions will be answered! Plus, be prepared to win some amazing prizes while getting a peak at what’s to come from IDW!
 
 IDW’s signing schedule is filled with the astounding talent attending the convention:
 
Saturday November 23rd 
 
 12:00 – 1:00 The X-Files Classics – Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon
 
 1:00 – 2:00 Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! – Mark Waid
 
 2:00 – 3:00 The X-Files – Dean Haglund
 
 2:00 – 3:00 Spumco Comic Book – John Kricfalusi
 
 3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs
 
 4:00 – 5:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz
 
 5:00 – 6:00  Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
 
 6:00 – 7:00  Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride
 
Sunday November 24th 
 
 11:00 – 12:00  The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch
 
 12:00 – 1:00  V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
 
 1:00 – 2:00  Star Trek/Doctor Who – J.K. Woodward
 
 2:00 – 3:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
 
 Be sure to swing by IDW’s booth, #207 for all of these amazing signings, and stock up on all things IDW!

 

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About IDW Publishing

 IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.
 
 IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 
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Conventions and events / SELFMADEHERO AT LEEDS' THOUGHT BUBBLE 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 15, 2013, 01:23:37 PM »
SELFMADEHERO AT LEEDS' THOUGHT BUBBLE 2013

 SelfMadeHero, the UK’s leading independent graphic novel publisher, is preparing to burst into this year’s Thought Bubble, Leeds’ Comic Art Festival, with a whole army of creators and new graphic novels for the centrepiece convention weekend on 23rd and 24th November.  It will also see the official launch of the new sci-fi epic from Frederik Peeters, Aama Vol1 : The Smell of Warm Dust.

The SelfMadeHero graphic novelists who are taking part include:

 Kate Brown, award-winning creator of Fish + Chocolate, a collection of three interlinked stories about motherhood.

 INJ Culbard, best known for his definitive adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror tales, including At The Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Out of Time.

 Rob Davis, author of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Don Quixote and co-editor of the British Comic Award-winning anthology, Nelson.

 Glyn Dillon, author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed The Nao of Brown. He is amongst the nominees for the British Comic Awards.

 ILYA, creator of the newly published life-affirming anti-romance, Room For Love, about the relationship between a middle-aged novelist and a teenage runaway.

 Frederick Peeters, who will be officially launching his new sci-fi adventure, Aama. His other works for SelfMadeHero include Pachyderme and Sandcastle.

 Mark Stafford, artist on the lively adaption of Victor Hugo’s satire, The Man Who Laughs, which is nominated in the ‘Best Book’ category at the British Comic Awards.

 Oscar Zarate, writer and artist, who has just released his latest book, The Park, which tells of the dramatic consequences of one random incident on Hampstead Heath.

 All these authors will be signing copies of their books throughout the weekend.

 Paul Gravett will host a panel discussion featuring ILYA, Oscar Zarate and Frederik Peeters, focussing on the working processes of these three graphic novelists (Saturday 23rd Nov, 15:45).

 Thought Bubble Leeds’ Comic Arts Festival runs 17th to 24th November.      For full details check out:  www.thoughtbubblefestival.com
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Press Releases / Robert Sawyer ebook offer
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 14, 2013, 01:20:08 PM »
For the first time ever, and only until the end of November, my novel STARPLEX is available as an ebook.  It's part of the first BookBale ebook bundle.  Until November 30, 2013, you can get the Basic Bundle (including STARPLEX) for any price you’d like to pay (minimum $2.99), and if you pay $10 or more, you get two bonus books — by Heinlein and Haldeman!

All books are in both Mobi (Kindle) and ePub (Kobo, Nook, Sony, etc.) formats, and are DRM-free:

Basic Bundle (six ebooks; $2.99 minimum):
•Climbing Olympus by Kevin J. Anderson
•The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ranson
•Future Perfect by Nancy Kress
•The Elvenbane by Mercedes Lackey & Andre Norton
•Birthright: The Book of Man by Mike Resnick
•Starplex by Robert J. Sawyer

Bonus Books (two more ebooks for a total of eight; $10.00 minimum):
•The Hemingway Hoax by Joe Haldeman
•Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein

Get the bundle at:
 http://bookbale.com/

STARPLEX was the only novel of its year to be nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards and it won the Aurora Award.  Reviews are here:  http://sfwriter.com/resx.htm
And more about the book is here:  http://sfwriter.com/exsx.htm

"An epic hard-science adventure tempered by human concerns. Highly recommended."—  Library Journal

"STARPLEX s an astonishing novel, hard science fiction with heart, with a grand overarching vision. This book contains many of Sawyer's trademarks — addictive readability, a frank engagement with ethical questions, and a fondness for Canadiana. Starplex outdoes any book in Sawyer's oeuvre, and the majority in the field of science fiction. Sawyer uses a heady mix of big ideas and crafty storytelling, and he challenges the reader intellectually while grabbing their emotional sympathy. Quite the accomplishment." — Crystalline Sphere
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Conventions and events / No Monsters Allowed book launch
« Last post by AlexDavis on November 14, 2013, 12:45:55 PM »
Evening all,

Just wanted to let everyone know about a book launch I have upcoming for the NO MONSTERS ALLOWED horror anthology - if you  like psychological horror with a human angle, this could be just the night out for you! We're at Nottingham Central Library on the 28th November, where I'll be joined by author Adam Craig for the evening.

Full details on the event below, or just drop me a line at [email protected]. Or indeed if you fancy a look at the book, you can check that out at http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Monsters-Allowed-Alex-Davis/dp/1907133828

Thanks a lot!

Alex


NO MONSTERS ALLOWED LAUNCH
With author ADAM CRAIG and editor ALEX DAVIS
Thursday November 28th, Nottingham Central Library, FREE entry
7pm-8:30pm

To celebrate the release of new horror anthology NO MONSTERS ALLOWED – a collection without a single vampire, werewolf or zombie in sight – come join us for an night of readings and Q+A in Nottingham. Editor Alex Davis will be on hand to discuss the concept behind the anthology, and how the stories came together, whilst writer Adam Craig will be on hand to read from and discuss his published story THE SILENCE AFTER WINTER.

Booksales will be available on the night, with the opportunity to get your copies signed by both author and editor on the night.

For more information, contact Alex at [email protected] 
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CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI, AND BRANDON SANDERSON  TOGETHER UNDER ONE ROOF FOR 92ND STREET Y DISCUSSION IN NEW YORK CITY

November 16th event will bring the three together for the first time via a moderated panel.

New York, NY (November 13, 2013)—Random House Children’s Books is pleased to announce that three of the biggest name authors in science fiction and fantasy are coming together for an afternoon panel hosted by the 92nd Street Y in New York City on November 16th. James Dashner (The Eye of Minds), Christopher Paolini (Eragon: 10th Anniversary Edition), and Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart) will entertain their fans via an interactive panel discussion moderated by Alexander Zalben of MTV News. One of the first YA events that the 92nd Street Y has hosted, the panel will be livestreamed to viewers across the globe who won’t be able to make it to the New York area to see the event in person. The link for the livestream will be found here: http://92yondemand.org/livecast/ 

Dashner, Paolini, and Sanderson are all forces to be reckoned with in the children’s literature world. Dashner, best known for his Maze Runner series, has sold over 2.4 million copies of his books in North America alone. Fall 2014 will see the feature film debut of The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox). With a loyal fanbase that has dubbed itself the “Dashner Army” (#DashnerArmy) as well as the publication of The Eye of Minds, the first book in his new Mortality Doctrine series, Dashner continues to gain in popularity amongst both teenagers and adults.

Christopher Paolini, celebrating his 30th birthday in November, penned Eragon when he was just 15 years old. The book spawned three companions, as well as a major motion picture and millions of fans. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Paolini’s books have currently sold 35 million copies worldwide, and are available in 125 countries and 49 languages.

Brandon Sanderson is a household name in the sci-fi/fantasy world, and has joined the YA ranks of Dashner and Paolini with the publication of Steelheart, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Sanderson is known for his Mistborn trilogy, as well as completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. Millions of copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and his books have been published in 25 languages. 

The trio of authors have all had multiple titles appear on national bestseller lists including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

To purchase tickets to this one-of-a-kind event, visit http://www.92y.org/Event/Paolini-Dashner-Sanderson.aspx. A discounted ticket price is offered to attendees under 35 years of age. The authors’ newest titles—Eragon: 10th Anniversary Edition, Steelheart, and The Eye of Minds—will be available for purchase, and to be signed by the authors, at the event.
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Conventions and events / UK FESTIVAL OF ZOMBIE CULTURE November 2013
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on November 13, 2013, 04:17:33 AM »
UK FESTIVAL OF ZOMBIE CULTURE being held in Leicester on November 16th, 2013 and featuring the World Premiere of the awesome Wasteland  Movie, alongside Stalled, Dolph, (Yes, that one) and Russias first zombie movie amongst others, plus your chance to meet up with a host of genre authors including David Moody and Sean T. Page... To find out more and to buy tickets for the event head to http://phoenix.org.uk/index.php?cms_id=634
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Saying hello / Re: Hello, compatriots!
« Last post by Disreputable_Stave on November 11, 2013, 10:24:56 PM »
The Revolution Beyond Time is now available on Kindle for $3.99 (paperback version coming soon). Get it today at http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Beyond-Infini-Calendar-ebook/dp/B00GM4X7M6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384229492&sr=1-1.
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