Albacon 2017 Schedule

March 29, 2017

I’ll be in Albany this weekend hanging out with lots of awesome people at the 2017 Albacon. Here’s where you can find me:

Friday, 7pm – Troy – The Golden Age of SF TV panel

Saturday, 1pm – Colonie – How NOT to get published panel

Saturday, 2pm – Lobby – Autograph session

Saturday, 3:30pm – Bar – Reading

Saturday, 8pm – Colonie – Chuck Gannon roast

Sunday, 10am – Colonie – Tales of the Less-than-Consolidated Tech Republic panel

Sunday, 11am – Troy – Twisted History panel

Meanwhile the UFO 6 kickstarter has a week left to go. Have you checked it out yet?
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Podcasts Galore

March 15, 2017

This appears to be a District of Wonders week for me!

Yesterday’s episode of Far Fetched Fables includes an excellent narration of “Dante’s Unfinished Business” by Anthony Babington, which starts at about the 10:30 mark. This story originally appeared at Galaxy’s Edge last year and I think it’s one of the funnier pieces I’ve written to date.

And today’s episode of StarShipSofa includes an interview with me, where I talk about UFO6, Kickstarter, and editing small-press anthologies. The interview begins around the 38:00 mark.

Meanwhile, the UFO6 Kickstarter campaign is approaching the 50% mark. Don’t forget to back it!

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Heliosphere 2017 schedule

March 8, 2017

Since yesterday was so busy with the launch of the UFO6 kickstarter (have you backed it yet? If not, why not?) I missed the chance to promote the release of Little Green Men — Attack! anthology which includes “First Million Contacts,” a story I co-wrote with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. There are many awesome authors there and it’s a humor anthology which is the sort of thing–I have to assume by now–readers of this blog like. So, pick one up? 🙂

This weekend I’ll be attending the first-ever Heliosphere convention in Tarrytown, NY.  My detailed program is posted here.

These are the times/items where you’ll be able to find me:

Friday, 3:30pm-5pm, Ballroom 5 – Reading
(with Anatoly Belilovsky, Mike Ventrella, Grant Carrington, and Keith DeCandido)

Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm – Ballroom 5 – Starting Your Own Small Press panel
(with Mike McPhail, Ian Randal Strock, and Carol Gyzander)

Saturday, 3:45-4:45, Tarrytown Room – Funny Horror book launch
Giveaways, signings, and readings from the latest UFO Publishing anthology.

Sunday, 12pm-1:30pm, Ballroom 6 – Books ‘N’ Brews (Kaffeeklatch)

Sunday, 2pm-3:30pm, Ballroom 3 – Injecting Humor into Science Fiction panel
(with David Gerrold, Richard Herr, and Ken Gale)

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UFO6 Kickstarter Live!

March 7, 2017

The Kickstarter campaign for Unidentified Funny Objects 6 launched this morning. It is also the cover reveal: gaze upon another awesome illustration by Tomasz Maronski!

 

There are special Early Bird rewards as well which are available to those who back the campaign in the first 36 hours (by 10pm Wednesday Eastern time) — so please check it out and also help me spread the word: I can only reach a certain number of folks but everyone who shares and posts about the project will reach further, letting others know about the campaign and the UFO series!

Link to Kickstarter here.

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New publication: “Golf to the Death” in Galaxy’s Edge

March 2, 2017

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This story is what it sounds like. It’s about golf. With aliens. Played to the death. What’s not to like?

“Golf to the Death” takes place in the same universe as “The Dragon Ships of Tycho” and “The Sgovari Stratagem,” except neither of those stories are at all funny, whereas this one is humorous and should hopefully remind readers of the Retief yarns by Keith Laumer.

I’m also proud to tuckerize awesome writer Ferrett Steinmetz as one of the characters. Ferrett lamented that due to his unusual name he doesn’t get written into stories, so I rose to the challenge. 🙂

It’s free to read at the G.E. website for the next 60 days. After that – or at any point, really – you can purchase the issue!

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FUNNY HORROR is live on Amazon

February 14, 2017

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FUNNY HORROR e-book is live on Amazon! If you prefer a paperback, those will become available a bit later this month. Until then… what are you waiting for? Grab yours!

http://amzn.to/2koiZHG

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UFO Sale!

February 5, 2017

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For the next two weeks, Unidentified Funny Objects are on sale! Not just a single UFO either, but a small fleet of them.

Between February 5 and February 18, e-books of Unidentified Funny Objects volumes 1, 2, and 3 are all going to be half price ($2.99 instead of $5.99) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo platforms.

I know that book discounts and even giveaways are a common promotional tool, but in the five year history of the UFO series, we have never discounted these volumes below $5.99 other than as part of Kickstarter backer rewards or holiday bundle specials. But now that the series has been around for a while and has established itself well, I felt it was a good time to cast the net wider and attract new readers. So UFO1 will be a featured title on BookBub in a couple of weeks (at the $2.99 price, so you don’t have to wait for that date to grab yours) and the next two volumes are on sale as well.

Three of these books for under $10 is a steal, and I hope may readers (and many writers hoping to figure out the sort of stuff we publish as the submissions open in April) will take full advantage of the opportunity.

Here are the quick links to the US Amazon listings (the books are discounted in other countries as well!)

UFO1

UFO2

UFO3

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