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Feb 23rd 2011
I'm glad this thread stayed open until now, 'cause I didn't want to hype this until it was live. But now it is, so here we go.
My name is Adam Rothstein, and I write perhaps realistic fiction, depending on what your standards for reality are.
I just finished a novel called
Light on Fire
. The story regards the retirement years of one Angel of History, forced out of his office by circumstances beyond his control. He's making the most of it though, and wouldn't mind sharing some of his experiences adapting to this new lifestyle, living the civilian life, and brushing shoulders on the streets with adults, children, eco-terrorists, police, students, drug-imbibers, bar regulars, the handicapped, the unemployed, the shiftless, the eccentric, the desiring-creative, and the other sorts of people that we might not so easily name, whose motives are not so easy to classify. But don't worry--nothing bad will happen. He's sure of it.
If you would rather that I just be a jerk and describe the work in terms that will more easily allow you to decide if you would like to read it or not, then think of something between William Burroughs and John of Patmos, an epic-poem State of the Union address, a ink-scabbed over bar conversation, with delusions of one day becoming a theoretical treatise regarding the summoning power of American-esoteric incantations, or an American-esoteric incantation meant to summon theoretical treatises. With sex, and stuff on fire.
But don't take my word for it. I'm serializing the entire damn thing on the Internet for free, because this is the world we live in.
The first chapter is already up. We'll start at a pace of about 3 a week, starting next week. There will be eBooks too, in all flavors.
: for a limited time you can sign up to beta test the eBook, earning you a free copy in a format of your choice. See the link for the details on this marketing ploy disguised as an incredible deal.
Thanks for the space as always, Mr. Ellis.
Feb 23rd 2011
Hi, my name is Angela and I'm a science fiction and fantasy author. I also take photos of naked women and paint mythic surrealist paintings. (Don't ask.)
You can find one of my collections of short stories and three (!) chapbooks of my work here:
My first full length fantasy thriller is up for pre-order at the Hunt Press main site here:
And now I'm going to hyperventilate, having put this up here. Woo!
Feb 24th 2011
Yes then ok. I'll add on.
I write. Available for free is halfway of what is a double-novel called
An extremely tightly woven story spanning forty years and one hundred lives in a world where Super Heroes don't have it easy. Heroes without any Villains left to fight must confront the difficult modern questions of terrorism, revenge, and how much fucking it takes to drive the horrors of adulthood away.
Heavy on the weird, yes.
Hope to have the first half in single-block delivery form soon, but for now it's all free on the site and updated frequently.
Feb 24th 2011
I also have a podiobook I did a few years ago about infidelity bringing a curse down on a cuckold in Kansas. It is called
Casa Del Queso
You can download it and listen to it here - for free!
Caution: the first chapter is a bit choppy in its recording quality, but all the rest are fine! I promise. More description in the link, but, you know... twenty-somethings, a lesbian, a monkey-god, magic. All that.
Eat The Babies
- a webcomic
Mar 22nd 2011
ummmm...... thread's still open, I'm going for it.
is the first of a daily micro-fiction project I started yesterday. It's a sleazy little sci-fi story. While the project -- called Mini Mind Fucks -- is not solely sci-fi, it will be one of the main genres I focus on. Check it out or don't. The project will be around for at least a year. The biggest favor anyone could do for me is comment on the stories, for good or ill. Selah.
Apr 7th 2011
Late to the party as ever. Fashionably late? Unlikely.
I'm currently 20K words into a Gormenghast-ish type YA novel. My first novel, an urban Fantasy, is being critiqued by friends before I submit it.
I've done shorts for Weaponizer, and I'm in the print edition that Bram is putting together too – find the stories
I was doing a comic called Deconstructed for a while, but I got bored of trying to make the artist get off his arse. Such is life.
Apr 14th 2011
There is late to the party, and then there is clean-up crew. Where is everyone? I guess I might as well pick up some of these bottles. Score this one isn't full empty...gross, it's flat...but that makes sense it is a month old. Why am I head again, oh yea, because I write books. My writing tends to delve more into the 'weird' side over sci-fi, but that is alright isn't it?
I currently have three books that I independently released and all the info can be found at my website
along with sample chapters, other works I have done, and links. They are all available in print through Amazon, and in eBook format at various online sources, with the cheapest being SMASHWORDS, and the most notable being Barnes and Nobles.
Just a quick summary on my books,
No Cure for Nature
is a comical adventure taking place after Mother Nature launched a rebelion against the humans,
is a comical murder mystery revolving around a group of superhero's, and
Adventure, Sorrow, and Humor
is a collection of three novellas, with each one linked to one of the three words in the title.
Apr 15th 2011
I posted in here a couple months ago but am re-posting again, very quickly. When i originally came in here, I had only posted about 10 or 15 pages of my novel,
A Kind of Drug
, on my website. Now, there's about 65 pages and two, complete chapters.
The novel centers around a bizarre form of writing discovered at an archaeological dig in Morocco. When read, the writing elicits an immediate, intense, emotional reaction and is highly addictive. Then things get nutty. So far, the two "drugs" focused on are called Rapture and Lust.
For those interested:
A Kind of Drug
Apr 18th 2011
Hello! I'm afraid I don't know if I fit the "weird" requirement, although my wife might say I do.
I'm currently writing for Black Library and just signed my contract for my first novel of at least three set in their Warhammer 40K universe. I've also had short stories and essays in Mota 3:Courage edited by Karen Joy Fowler and a non-fiction essay in HOUSE, UNAUTHORIZED by BenBella Press as well as short stories in loads of places from Ideomancer to Vestal Review and more. I attended the Clarion East SF 2000 writer's workshop class when it was held at Michigan State University and am currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to the Warhammer 40K work, which currently numbers one short story released, one novella that should be seeing print soon, and several shorts that will be released ahead of the novels; I'm also working on some original character work that I haven't hammered down yet.
With any luck I'll have a dedicated writing blog up sometime soon. I've been caught a little flat-footed as my writer career has suddenly sort of taken off in terms of the franchise stuff, and hopefully this will lead to my own character work finding a home.
Apr 19th 2011
Since I avoided whoring the works of the mother of my spawn on the "eBook Success story" thread, I will do so here and now for the enjoyment of those left who have either not passed out in their own vomit or began groping those who have.
My wife Tristan Tarwater writes character driven fantasy stories. We release a new chapter on her website every Sunday and free downloads the following Wednesday and will continue to do so at least through the second book.
She's currently released 2 books in her series "The Valley of Ten Crescents" - "Thieves at Heart" and "Self-Made Scoundrel." The third, "Red Moon Rising" will be out by summer/fall of this year.
Thieves at Heart
is free on
, or at her
and both can be found to buy on
Barnes and Noble
Pieces of the stories in the first two books run parallel in time and the characters and events overlap in places until they all meet up again in the third book.
Thieves at Heart
Tavera has spent her whole life in the Valley of Ten Crescents, the only half elf in a region populated by humans devoted to the Church of the Moon Goddess. Her ‘mam’ was a prostitute who gave her up to save her business. Her ‘pa’ Derk is a thief who’s eager to have her follow in his footsteps. What will become of Tavera as she grows up among the thieves and villains of The Valley of Ten crescents and what is the Cup of Cream that her ‘pa’ seems so eager to please?
Apr 19th 2011
I've written this out FIVE TIMES and only now did I realise that NoScript was deleting my post each time. Dang.
I'm Chris Hayes-Kossmann and I write a ton of scifi and fantasy. Currently pumping out a fantasy trilogy (because they always come in trilogies, don't they?) while editing two weird/cyberpunk novels into shape for e-book release. I've got a short story collection up on the
stores, with many more to come. I also have a couple shorts up on my
, as well as on a few
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