Archive for February, 2009

Ambrose cover artist

Posted: 23rd February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The cover artist for James Enge’s forthcoming The Blood of Ambrose has posted it to his blog, with some commentary as well. Dominic Harman

Welcome

Posted: 22nd February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Hello, I’ve noticed a lot of new people lately. And it has been several months since I waived hi and asked people what they are looking for in content here. So new folks, please say hi and how you heard of my little corner of the internet,  and all-y’all if you have something you’d like […]

Ambrose Cover!

Posted: 19th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Finally! I saw the preview I wasn’t allowed to share, and now, there is this cover final and one for all to look at. I tried to get a larger image into the post, but apparently Picsa, myself, and LiveJournal aren’t a good mix. Here’s the Picsa link. And I’m sure you’ve all preordered already […]

Remedial Agent Seducing

Posted: 19th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several of my competitors over the last couple years. While we all have our own personalities, we do have several things in common. Near the top of that list is a dearth of time. This is true of those of us building our lists, and those who have lists […]

Blood of Ambrose banner

Posted: 17th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is a banner provided by the nice folks as Pyr for James Enge’s The Blood of Ambrose. Anyone who wants a copy to post elsewhere who can’t get this one to work post a comment with your email, I have screened them for this post. edited to you know, screen the comments…

Facebook’s new TOS

Posted: 16th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Facebook’s current terms of service give them the right to do what they wish with any content you post for as long as you leave it up. This means your stories, pictures, wall conversations and comments on other peoples notes. I’ve already stopped feeding my LiveJournal into Facebook and won’t restore it until they have […]

Slush Slashing

Posted: 16th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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From the most recent several weeks of slush encountered, here are some random facts. Longest read before a no: 70 pages Shortest read: 3 paragraphs. Most common reason for rejection: lack of interest in the main character. Second most common reason for rejection: Unsupportable plotting quirks. And yes, I’m still bemused by people who send […]

For the math geeks and curious writers.

Posted: 15th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Enjoy, or have your eyes cross…

Four on the floor, another ASR

Posted: 14th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The four books I read this time are all interesting, and from just two publishers. K. E. Mills’ The Accidental Sorcerer is a fantasy, set in a world that has an early electric age feel with a lot of magic. Gerald Dunwoody is our title character who has all the good fortune of a plague […]

It occurred to me as i read this list that a lot of these simply don’t occur to some of the writers who submit stuff to me, or sadly to one or two of the things I’ve seen in print. Some of the high points of the list: 2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting […]

Does your book sound like this?

Posted: 13th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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If so, revising may be a good idea. Thank you Darius.

YA books

Posted: 8th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, what are people reading in YA right now? What have you liked in the last year?

News: Blood of Ambrose

Posted: 8th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The nice folks at Audible have let me know that the audio version of James Enge’s debut novel The Blood of Ambrose is scheduled to be released on April 21st.

Lunacon!

Posted: 3rd February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Well Con goers it is nearly that time again! Lunacon is almost here with a Guest of Honor who not only hasn’t been in the USA in five years, is looking forward to his first stint as Guest of Honor. Dave Freer who has over a dozen books on the shelf ranging from epic fantasy to […]