On the EDGE Newsletter, March, 2012
In This Email:
Aurora Awards Nominations.
New Kindle e-Books.
Feature Interview (Ryan Oakley).
Forthcoming Book - Paradox Resolution.
Visit us at the following conventions list.
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.
Brent Holland interviewed "Circle Tide" author, Rebecca K. Rowe for his NIGHT FRIGHT web-cast show.
Brent will be interviewing other EDGE authors over the next few months. Be sure to check his Night Frights web-cast page often.
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:
edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt
by Barbara Galler-Smith & Josh Langston
: Evil I Did Dwell - Lewd Did I Live
edited by Michael Kelly
: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead
edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec
by Krysia Anderson
(An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology)
edited by Lynda Williams & Sandra Fitzpatrick
edited by Jaym Gates and Erika Holt
: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor
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).
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
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
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.
|Release date: August, 2012
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 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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Box 1714, Calgary, AB, Canada