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PATHS TO PUBLICATION: Edward Cote

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PATHS TO PUBLICATION Let's see, path to publication: In a word, "rocky". I first got the idea for this project a long time ago but didn't start seriously working on it until relatively recently. Even then I had trouble working to a point where I had both the time to write and the resources to get a cover (which does look great BTW, thanks to Tara) editing, formatting, and other services. Right now I'm very busy. I've gone back to school and I'm going through some changes in my personal life that while are in themselves difficult, will give me more clarity, tranquility, and independence, and hopefully make it easier for me to write. I've had a productive year and I'm looking forward to another. I want to get Book Two published next fall. If I have it ready in time I might even take it to Gen Con! I've learned a lot but I have a lot left to learn. I wouldn't have it any other way. --Edward L. Cote December 2013  Edward L.

SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 1.6

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STARRIE 1.6 Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is post six.  Read the rest of the story so far here.   And, check out other wonderful posts at the SFR Brigade . STARRIE  (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA) by Heidi Ruby Miller Search beacons flashed from the descending voyeurs. One flew so close to Ben's position he heard the whir/snap of multi-directional sensing devices. He could take out the voyeur, but surprise was Dreadfire Team's favorite weapon. Ben looked to Kiki, who monitored his position from a boulder several meters up. She held her palm up to indicate he shouldn't move. His nose always itched when he needed to remain motionless—just the way of things. He ignored the maddening impulse to scratch, knowing it would disappear as soon as he was on the move again. Kiki flipped her hand over. All clear. He removed a collapsible grappler f

Event Photos: Baltimore Book Festival 2013

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EVENTS My first time at the Baltimore Book Festival was wonderful. We were there with the RDSP crew, but we also met up with some Seton Hill Writers. Here are some photos from the weekend.        

SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 1.5

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STARRIE 1.5 Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is post five.  Read the rest of the story so far here.   And, check out other wonderful posts at the SFR Brigade . STARRIE  (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA) by Heidi Ruby Miller The chilled air smelled of spice, giving a false sense of comfort to those minutes just before sunset. Above the timberline, but just below the squalling ice storms near the peak, Ben glimpsed part of the great fortress. Its shiny silver reflected the surrounding snow and rock. The structure looked like a double-prowed ship or a wintry bird of prey about to strike. Security voyeurs peppered the sky—hovering, watching, listening. The insulating gel Ben and his team had covered themselves in should dampen any thermal signatures, but it also held in a fair amount of body heat. For Armadans, who ran hot to begin with, the effect was anyt

EVENT PHOTOS: DogCon 2

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EVENTS A late recap through images of DogCon2 in Columbus, OH - August 2-4, 2013. BACK (L to R): Emory Pueschel, John Edward Lawson, Jason Jack Miller, Matt Betts, Michael A. Arnznen, D, Harlan Wilson FRONT(L to R): Jennifer Barnes, Chris Stout, Hanna Gribble, Stephanie Wytovich, Heidi Ruby Miller           BACK (L to R): Matt Betts, Michael A. Arnzen, Steven Archer, John Edward Lawson, Jason Jack Miller, Chris Stout FRONT (L to R): Emory Pueschel, K. Ceres Wright, Jennifer Barnes, Hanna Gribble, Stephanie Wytovich, Heidi Ruby Miller, Donna Lynch      

SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 1.4

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STARRIE 1.4  Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is post four.  Read the rest of the story so far here.   And, check out other wonderful posts at the SFR Brigade . STARRIE  (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA) by Heidi Ruby Miller He motioned for the left flank to keep to the trees for cover. The tall, fat-trunked pines remained dense until the timberline gave way to a boulder field buffering Durstal Ki, the highest mountain in the Chulama Chain. The sun had a few moments left in the sky to their rear, but the peaks loomed ahead like a black hole, ready to suck them in, never to be seen again.  Like so many women Liu Stavros brought here. Anger threatened Ben's concentration as he remembered how Mari narrowly escaped that fate. He had no business thinking about the woman his brother had killed a man over.  Returning to his combat experience, Ben fed his con

PUBLICATION: Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Call for Submissions

PUBLICATIONS From the SFR Brigade Site and Heather Massey Paid Market Opportunity For Your Short Story:  Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly Call For Submissions  Greetings, authors! I'm cross-posting this Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly call for submissions from The Galaxy Express : Dearest authors, you know how much I enjoy science fiction romance. If this is your first time visiting The Galaxy Express, then I'm here to tell you how much I love reading sci-fi romance!   For the sake of my voracious reading appetite as well as that of all SFR fans, please consider submitting a sci-fi romance short story to the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly .     I, along with K.S. Augustin and Diane Dooley, have teamed together to deliver science fiction romance news and entertainment in a brand new format. This free digital magazine will include a short story in each issue. The first installment launches November 15, 2013.   Here are some of the advantages of publishing a short with

COVER: Wasteland Blues by Scott Christian Carr and Andrew Conry-Murray

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  Of Mice and Men Meets The Odyssey in a Post-Apocalyptic Future Having only ever known the uncivilized wake of nuclear and biological apocalypse, three friends and their wheelchair-bound hostage set out on a perilous fool’s mission--to cross from one side of the devastated United States to the other, in the desperate, half-believed hope of finding a rumored haven.  Spurred by a dark vision and the murder of their father, rageaholic Derek Cane and his over-sized, simple-minded brother, Teddy, flee the only home they've ever known, a struggling shantytown on the edge of the vast Wasteland. Heading ever eastward, they are accompanied by their friend, John, an orphan brought up by a fanatical religious order, and Leggy, a crippled old drunk who brags that, in his youth, he once traversed the Wasteland as a scavenger. Wasteland Blues by Scott Christian Carr and Andrew Conry-Murray   Cover Art by Bradley Sharp Post-Apocalyptic novel  coming

BOOK: The Machines of Bellatrix by Cary Caffrey

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BOOKS The Machines of Bellatrix UPDATED: November 5th Machines (the sequel to The Girls from Alcyone) is now live on Amazon and available for purchase in the Kindle Store . A paperback and hardcover edition will follow in a few weeks. SYNOPSIS: Alcyone is gone. The Independent stronghold on Scorpii is destroyed. Sigrid and her sisters have fled the Federation to make a new home on the remote world of Medea.  But with a price on her head the size of a planet, and pursued across the galaxy by the Council for Trade and Finance, Sigrid knows she and her sisters are far from safe. As long as there are those who would seek to control them, hunt them, dominate them, they will never be safe. Unless Sigrid can stop them first. But to stop them, Sigrid must first find them. But how? And where? Her only clue is a mysterious coded message; one that could serve as either warning or invitation; one that will lead Sigrid to a factory world at

SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 1.3

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STARRIE 1.3 Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is post three.  Read the rest of the story so far here.   Check out other wonderful posts at http://sfrcontests.blogspot.com/p/sfr-brigade-presents.html?spref=fb . STARRIE  (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA) by Heidi Ruby Miller In their thirty years of service together, these dozen Armadan men and women had scaled many mountains, blasted into deep reaches of space, hunted down their share of inter-system criminals, and were still going strong.  Sure there were some horrific moments along the way—Ben had lost track if he or Duncan had had more limbs reattached or replaced. Matt had been comatose for six months a few years back. Char nearly bled out during a raid on the Svetz Pods, and Kenya had to be quarantined for seven weeks in a radiation detox facility. Any of them could have died or left the team,