On the EDGE Newsletter, March, 2012
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

 
EDGE Books

 
Absolute XPress
Broken Time Blues
Opus 4
Misfit on Gelion
In This Email:
    News.
    Author Interview.
    Recent Reviews.
    Aurora Awards Nominations.
    Submission deadlines.
    New Kindle e-Books.
    Feature Interview (Ryan Oakley).
    Forthcoming Book - Paradox Resolution.
    Visit us at the following conventions list.
News:
Brian Hades will be appearing at Mount Royal University's Panel on Publishing March 28 at 12:30pm. Sponsored by the MRU Department of English.
 
SWERVE magazine's Danyael Halprin interviewed Brian Hades for her article on Book Trailers.
Author Interviews:
Brent Holland interviewed "Circle Tide" author, Rebecca K. Rowe for his NIGHT FRIGHT web-cast show.
 
     Watch it HERE.
 
Brent will be interviewing other EDGE authors over the next few months. Be sure to check his Night Frights web-cast page often.
 

 
Listen to this podcast interview featuring EDGE authors discussing GASLIGHT ARCANUM (ed. by Jeff R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec) EVOLVE (ed. by Nancy Kilpatrick), TESSERACTS FIFTEEN, and others. The show also features a discussion with Brian Hades. Recorded at World Fantasy in San Diego and produced by Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Worth a listen.
 
Recent Reviews:
There have been a number of excellent reviews this past month.
 
My Random Muse:
Druids by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston
 
CM Magazine:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
Circle Tide by Rebecca K. Rowe
 
Nameless Zine:
Technicolor Ultra Mall by Ryan Oakley
Rigor Amortis edited by Gates and Holts
 
Birmingham Library Review:
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
 
Horror Net:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes
 
Monster Librarian:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
 
Irreverent Muse:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
edited by Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGregor
Aurora Awards:
Don't forget the 2012 Canadian Aurora Awards:
 
Nominations for books, short stories and more can be made online in each of the available categories. [MORE]
 
Here's a list of our eligible (EDGE and Absolute-XPress) titles that are by / include Canadian authors:
 
   Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring ’20s
      edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt
   Captives
      by Barbara Galler-Smith & Josh Langston
   Chilling Tales: Evil I Did Dwell - Lewd Did I Live
      edited by Michael Kelly
   The Demon Left Behind
      by Marie Jakober
   Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead
      edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
   Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
      edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec
   Misfit on Gelion (An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella)
      by Krysia Anderson
   Opus 5 (An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology)
      edited by Lynda Williams & Sandra Fitzpatrick
      edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt
   Stolen Children (Children of the Panther Part Three)
      by Amber Hayward
   Technicolor Ultra Mall
      by Ryan Oakley
   Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
      edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor
   Those who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
      edited by Justin Gustainis
 
The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2012, and the five works with the most nominations will be on the ballot. Only members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association can nominate or vote (there is a $10.00 membership fee - anyone can become a member).
 
Go to http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/Membership/ to register, nominate and vote (all online). Once you have a membership, you will be able to access the complete list of eligible works.
Submission deadlines approaching:
New Professor Challenger anthology
"CHALLENGER: NEW WORLDS, LOST PLACES"
open for submissions
 
The editors are J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec (of the Gaslight Sherlock Holmes series).  Complete guidelines are available HERE. Deadline: May 31, 2012
 
Tesseracts Sixteen is now CLOSED for submissions. However, a short interview on how Mark Leslie - writer, editor and bookseller - lost his Tesseracts virginity was posted on OPEN BOOK TORONTO.
 
New kindle e-Books:
In the last month we've added ten more KINDLE ebooks to our ever growing list of EDGE eBooks.
 
They are:
   Clan of the Dung-Sniffers - Lee Danielle Hubbard
   Darkness of the God - Amber Hayward
   Far Arena - Lynda Williams
   Hounds of Ash and other tales of Fool Wolf - Keyes
   Keeper's Child - Leslie Davis
   Of Wind and Sand - Sylvie Bérard
   Pretenders - Lynda Williams
   Tesseracts Eleven - edited by Doctorow and Phillips
   Tesseracts Twelve - edited by Claude Lalumière
   Tesseracts Thirteen - edited by Kilpatrick & Morrell 
Feature Interview:
 by Ryan Oakley

                  A Three Question Interview
 
1. Are you surprised at the success of your book?
 
Happily surprised, though my publisher and I probably define success differently. The sales are nice but, to me, the most important thing is making a long lasting impression on a reader. If my book inspires someone to pick up a can of spray paint, make their own things or changes how they value the world, that's when I'll see it as being successful.
 
2. What do you think resonates most with readers? Plot? Characters? Setting? Etc.
 
Readers have told me that it's the characters. They're often surprised that they came to care about these people. This makes me very happy because my writing is entirely character based. Without them, nothing else resonates. Although this is dystopic fiction --a benefit of that being that setting is also a character-- Technicolor Ultra Mall is, at its heart, a love story. In some very important respects, it owes more to Romeo and Juliet than to 1984.
 
3. What does this success mean for your writing career? Are you currently writing another novel?
 
It means I should probably start thinking about a writing career. I love writing but only care about being a "writer" if it buys me more time to write. Writing fiction with a career in mind is like planning for your retirement with lottery tickets. And anyone who tells you different is probably selling the tickets. As far as writing another novel: Always. I'd quit if I knew how.
 

Technicolor Ultra Mall
Recently spotted on
Fashion Magazine dot com
(photography by Erin Seaman)
 
"I never thought I would become a tan-bag girl.
I fell in love with this messenger-style bag from Danier. It’s been my go-to bag since the fall.
It’s a great size, which makes it easy to carry the silly number of electronic gadgets I find myself with.
 
Forthcoming Book:
Read Chapter OneRelease date: August, 2012
 
 
   Paradox Resolution
           A Spider Webb Novel
            by K. A. Bedford
 
    [Click cover to read Chapter 1]
 
Aloysius "Spider" Webb fixes time machines for a living and hates it, for sound reasons...
Times have changed, and the time machine biz with it: where once you would buy time machines that were as big as a car, now time machines are small, compact, and when they break down it’s cheaper to buy a new one than get it fixed. This leaves Spider in a jam. But Spider’s new boss, Mr. Patel, has secretly built an illegal, radically overclocked hotrod time machine, which has been stolen — and he turns to Spider Webb, former police detective, to find it, and the kids who took it, back before they inadvertently destroy the universe.
Spider’s journey will take him from a sick goldfish named Mr. Popeye to the icy wastes of the far future, where surprise and shock are the only constants. (MORE)
About K. A. Bedford:
K. A. Bedford was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1963. He attended Curtin and Murdoch Universities, and studied Writing, Theatre, and Philosophy. (MORE)
Visit us at the following conventions:
If you are attending any of the following conventions, drop by our table in the dealer's hall for a visit. If you mention that you read this On The EDGE newsletter, you'll get a discount on your convention purchase.
 
April 27-29, 2012
   Calgary Comic Expo - Calgary
 
August 10-12, 2012
   When Words Collide Festival - Calgary
 
August 30-Sept. 3, 2012
   World Science Fiction Convention - Chicago
 
September 28-30, 2012
   VCON 37 - Vancouver
 
November 1-4, 2012
   World Fantasy Convention - Toronto
   
 
Thanks for reading,
Brian Hades, publisher

If you are an attending EDGE or Absolute XPress author,
let us know if you want to be included on panels, autographing sessions,
book launch readings and/or our 'by invitation only' parties.
 
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