Archive for November, 2008

cover art repost

Posted: 25th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This should work better… Y’all should have hundreds of copies preordered.

News!

Posted: 25th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, I was struck by an inspiration to go spelunking on Amazon to look for upcoming books. After wandering around a bit I looked to see if the cover art for James  Enge’s Blood of Ambrose was up yet. As you can see, it is. What is this world coming to when I like cover art?

Posted: 25th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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It always pays to study your history, I’ve been heard to mutter that those who don’t learn their history are doomed to keep stepping in it. There are less charitable and polite versions, but the point stand. It is sometimes easier to project the future based on past events. A conversation with several friends about […]

Anti Slush Report a fantastic foursome

Posted: 24th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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   First up was Amsterdam by the redoubtable Elizabeth Bear. I really liked this one, it has an episodic feel with each chapter leading into the next, but semi distinct. The first chapter feels like The Orient Express which I suspect is as accidental as pulling your own teeth. The main characters are fun, and […]

Scalzi says

Posted: 19th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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John Scalzi, he of the internet Mecca the Whatever blog has posted about Dave Freer’s latest book. He mentions that it is an idea book, and much like his Old Mans War it has real character development, and real live plot. Go see what other people have to say.

Which ones?

Posted: 17th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m curious as always and was wondering what writers groups and forums people belong too. I’m familiar with some, like Realms of Fantasy, Critters, and Absolute Write, but I was wondering where else people have gotten in the past or do now get and or share advice.       

FYI

Posted: 14th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those wishing to be represented by me, who haven’t yet tried bribery, here’s something you may want to try. LInk large, short sleeve. I make no promises that bribes will work, in fact quite the opposite. But they are appreciated.

Some non fic recommendations

Posted: 10th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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As a follow on to yesterday’s post I’ve got a couple books to recommend. I may have mentioned some of these before, some are pretty basic, some are a bit further afield. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Mythology. ISBN0754800695Great guide to the deities, legends, and more of the eastern world. The cover price was $40 when […]

The human mind is capable of doing amazing things. When you think of if, it’s rather amazing we haven’t made more technological advances. The first airplane was designed without the aid of computers, and the general principles of aerodynamics are not much changed since that time. Someone decided that the funny stuff growing in a […]

Straight from the writers

Posted: 7th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I asked a couple of the writers in the Better off Undead anthology about their stories,   Dave Freer says: "If you are writer who has ever wondered just how some works of ‘literary genius’ escaped the toilet, and adore the taxman, read this." Jay Lake says of his story:  Zombie chef searching for an out […]

New Release

Posted: 5th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dave Freer along with a talented cast that includes Sarah Hoyt, Carrie Vaughn, Alan Dean Foster, Irene Radford, Jay Lake and other names you either do know or soon will know and love are now on the shelf in Dan Hoyt’s new anthology Better Off Undead.I’ll admit I haven’t read everyone who has taken part […]