Seems like hows regularly folk talk

Hayden Trenholm told me about this favorable review in Quill & Quire, by Corey Redekop, of the collection Strange Bedfellows.

The book closes on two high points. Nebula Award–winning author Katherine Sparrow’s “Why Lily Left” is a melancholy, horrifying glimpse into an anti-civilization mindset. “Amateur Night at the Global Mart,” Craig DeLancey’s technobabble-laden entry (“genemod symbiot lichen” being a prime example), is activist-oriented speculative fiction as strong as anything Cory Doctorow has produced.

Of course I appreciate the praise and the comparison to the very talented Cory Doctorow, but the thing that amuses me is, I thought “genemod symbiot lichen” sounded like clear, workaday speech!  Is that a sign of SF-induced conceptual corruption?

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An interesting indie project

Bundoran Press is an interesting indy publisher producing interesting books.  Their new project, Second Contacts, is seeking support:

20140424112210-Javenny-coverSecond Contacts will seek stories, from the best writers in the field, which explore the consequences of first contact, for us, for them, for our shared future. The possibilities are endless — conquest, collaboration, assimilation, or separation. On earth, in space, or on alien planets, what will happen to individuals and societies after two generations or more of staring into alien eyes?

If you want to help, visit their Indiegogo site:  http://igg.me/p/765034/x.

Gods of Earth on sale, locally

From 4/19 till 5/5, Amazon Local is offering Gods of Earth for $0.99.  You need the Amazon Local App, or maybe just to be signed up with Amazon Local, to get the offer.  Check out:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1002404721

and if you’re from Rochester, see:

http://local.amazon.com/rochester

A trivia fact:  In Gods of Earth, Rochester is called “The City by the Freshsea.”

Gods Of Earth (cover)

 

Spend your Bitcoins on Science Fiction

What else you gonna do with them?

Evolution Commandos:  Well of Furies and The Dark Forward are both now available, in their ePub versions, for purchase with Bitcoins.  This might be temporary, since the digital content provider has a time clock on the rate of sales.  So buy now, before your Bitcoins turn into Beenie Babies.Bitcoin

 

Wandering worlds finally arrive

It took 9 months longer than I planned, but I finished Evolution Commandos:  World Hammer.  This is the second of my Tarkos and Bria books, and I intend to write at least 7 more of them.  They are quite different from Gods of Earth (which is more broodingly numinous) or my short stories (which are mostly near future hard SF).  These books (which I call the Predator Space Chronicles) are optimistic, straight up, unabashed space opera, but with a green theme:  the protagonists belong to a special elite force that protects ecosystems.

Evolution Commandos: World Hammer

The books are available on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo.  A paperback version will be available this summer, when the three Evolution Commandos books will be combined into one huge novel.

I tell people considering buying one of the PSC books to start by listening to “Asteroid Monte,” on Escape Pod.  It gives a sense of the world and protagonists.

 

 

Strange Bedfellows!

I have a story in the forthcoming collection, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS.  I just saw the cover, which I think is great, don’t you?

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And with a blurb from the great David Brin!  It doesn’t get much better than that.

Hayden is a talented editor.  I appreciated his help, and you’ll appreciate his selections. I’m confident anyone interested in SF or politics (and who isn’t interested in one or the other?) will love these stories.  Not to mention, Bundoran is a small press that is keeping SF vibrant.

Reading and writing re: Gods of Earth

There’s still room at the October 22 reading at Fairport Brewing Company.  It’s free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged because it helps the organizers plan for the free pizza.  Register at:

http://godsofearth.eventbrite.com/

It was fun to write “The Story Behind Gods of Earth” for upcoming4.me.  It allowed me to reflect on the when-the-writing’s-done moments:

http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/story-behind-gods-of-earth-by-craig-delancey