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A quick reminder from Editor/Publisher Weldon Burge that, while waiting for the Smart Rhino Publications “countdown sale” to begin (see just below, November 29) there’s still, as of this writing, a little over eleven hours left to enter a Goodreads drawing to get a free paperback copy of ZIPPERED FLESH 3: YET MORE TALES OF BODY ENHANCEMENTS GONE WRONG — including (ahem) my story in it, “Golden Age.”   Feeling lucky?  Press here.


“It began innocently enough with a Meet the Author Interview.”  So begins Heidi Angell’s entry on her blog, AN ANGELL’S LIFE OF BOOKISH GOODNESS, complete with a link to the interview itself (cf., also, January 10), followed by a note and links for the three guest posts also published on TOMBS over the past several months (cf. May 18, et al.).  But that’s not all, even before that Heidi has posted a video of her first impressions which, by way of a preview, you can check out here (or, again, the link is there as well for you).  But then comes the main event, for which I can just say “Wow!” Heidi Angell’s review of TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, for which please press here.

If I may quote the last part (a “spoiler,” if one will):  I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes to think deep thoughts about what they read.  For anyone who has an interest in politics, social issues, climate issues, anthropological studies, biomedical, and for the curious who like to imagine how the world could turn out.  For me, this was more realistic an outcome than the Divergent series, Hunger Games, or Maze Runner, though definitely not for the same audience.  This is a grown up’s view for grown-ups of what a dystopian world could potentially provide.  Or again, to read the review as a whole, press here.

It can also be found, with Christine Rains’s earlier review (see June 1) on Goodreads, by pressing here.  Also, with C.P. Dunphey’s GEHENNA POST review (see June 3), all three reviews should eventually be on Amazon’s listing for TOMBS:  A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, although none have actually appeared there yet (I rather wish Amazon would hurry with it, but then they’re still offering their discount price, so slowness may have its advantages too 😉 ).

Another short Sunday note with a huge thank you goes to writer and artist William Cook whose very favorable review of THE TEARS OF ISIS is now up on Goodreads.  I highly recommend it (ahem!), but here’s a link to have a look and decide for yourself.

The countdown continues with less that two weeks to go before the announced May 15 date for THE TEARS OF ISIS (cf. May 1, et lots of al.).  Will we make it?  Well, all sorts of bizarre things could happen between now and then (coincidentally a different publisher mentioned legends of strange printer errors and his relief that none had occurred in a book his company had just published), but if it’s late it won’t be because we haven’t tried to keep it on time.  And so, late last night, I finished my second pass at the corrected proof sheets and, finding only Imageone item that needed to be changed (this being in newly added front matter which hadn’t been in the original proofs), sent it back to Lori Michelle at Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.  Another milestone passed — so many things that need to be done!  And then, in a reply to her reply that she’d received the correction, I also okayed the cover/back cover design, received earlier that day, including proofreading the back cover blurb.  So many things. . . .

And then one more thing:  Perpetual Motion Machine Publishiig is now officially taking pre-orders for THE TEARS OF ISIS.  The price for the printed edition is $12.95 with $3.50 for postage — so be first on your block to have your own copy, and all that good stuff.  If you wish to indulge, the address to go to is right here.  Or, while you’re at it, if you want to comment on it on Goodreads just press here.

The first of two interviews on THE TEARS OF ISIS (see below, April 19 and 17) has now been officially scheduled for May 7, a week and a day before the official publication date of May 15.  Hosted by Judy Thomas and Marianne Arkins for LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS, questions will be fielded on THE TEARS OF ISIS itself, as well as on me, my lifestyle, my writing, questions both straightforward and . . . well, weird, and with answers to match.  Also the chance to win a free copy is still being offered on the Goodreads page for THE TEARS OF ISIS, a link for which should appear with the interview (though those who don’t want to wait that long to sign up can always press here now).  Also, for an advance look at the LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS site you can press here.  A direct link to the interview will be provided on these pages, of course, on May 7 when it’s posted.

Also, once I’ve finished going over the proof sheets for THE TEARS OF ISIS (only four stories to go — maybe I can get through two more tonight!), I’ll be starting on questions for a third interview, tentatively scheduled to come in late May/early June, to fall between LONG AND SHORT REVIEWS’ May 7 pre-publication warm up and Sonnet O’Dell’s interview for DUSTY PAGES later this summer on July 29.  This new one will be by Teresa Schnellmann for THE WRITERS’ LENS to come shortly after the book has been published, and will be intended as a reminder in part for those going to World Horror Convention on June 13-16, to join both publisher Max Booth III and me in New Orleans.

Another day, another contest?  Well, not quite, but Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has announced as part of its launch party for the Kurt Vonnegut tribute anthology SO IT GOES (see March 10, 2, et al.) that five copies will be given away on Goodreads.  Goodreads adds that, while there’s no obligation other than signing in for the contest, it would certainly be nice if the winners were to write reviews of the book once they received it (at which point they should also disclose that they got the book free through the Goodreads First Reads program).  So to be the first in your neighborhood (maybe) to read your own copy of SO IT GOES — and for fame and gratitude if you should decide to review it — press here to be whisked to the Goodreads site.  Also, only one entry to a household and the contest closes on April 1.

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