Monthly Archives: June 2012

Futuredaze Kickstarter: We Did It!

Thank you all so much! With 10 hours still remaining, we reached our $2,500 stretch-goal and we surpassed our 100 backers goal! We are honored by your generosity, and we are humbled by the faith you have in Futuredaze: An … Continue reading

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Last Chance for the Futuredaze Kickstarter

As of this posting, we have about 50 hours left in our Kickstarter for Futuredaze. We’ve hit our initial goal which is fantastic. We also hit our secondary goal of getting 100 backers/pre-orders for Futuredaze. In these final 50 hours, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading for 2012

Looking for a good book to read this summer? Here’s a list of books (both published and forthcoming) that you may want to add to your reading list. There is a mixture of adult and young adult books here from … Continue reading

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Futuredaze Now has a Stretch Goal–Help Support Science Fiction for Young Adults

As you know, we have reached our Kickstarter goal of $1,700 for Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, and we still have a week to go with our Kickstarter project. $1,700 is the bare minimum to cover a couple big … Continue reading

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Why SF?: An Interview with Alexander Falk, President & CEO of Altova

Welcome to the newest install of Why SF? With each new interview, Underwords explores how “science fiction has affected the lives of a variety of creative and influential people.” In this interview, I talk with Alexander Falk, founder, President and CEO … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer with Books: Vampire Book Club Auction (signed copy of Ghost Story by Jim Butcher)

We’ve all been touched in some way by cancer–a disease that took my mother. When my friend Chelsea contacted me about a fundraiser she is running on her blog (Vampire Book Club) to help raise money to support cancer research, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Count Down, Futuredaze Submissions Closing Soon, & Book Cover Update

With 13 days left on our Kickstarter project, we are only $260 away from our goal. While we don’t want to count our chickens before they hatch, it looks like there is an excellent chance that we’ll hit our goal–which … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury, In Memory Of … (1920-2012) — SF Writers Pay Tribute to an Icon

On June 6, 2012, I lost a hero. At the age of 91, Ray Bradbury passed away, leaving this world for the next. Bradbury was one of the most significant writers of our time and his influence helped to reshape … Continue reading

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Viable Paradise 2012 Writing Workshop — Signal Boost

This is a signal boost for the writing workshop Viable Paradise (VP for short) , which is held annually on Martha’s Vineyard. I attended the 2006 workshop. There are many terrific workshops out there and Viable Paradise is one of them. So, … Continue reading

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Buffy Fans: Slay-a-thon 2012…Supporting the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Here’s a SIGNAL BOOST for an event that you might want to know about, especially if you’re a Buffy fan who 1) live near Chicago, and 2) like to help make wishes come true. The Slay-a-thon is an annual fundraising … Continue reading

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