When a mysterious stalker arrives on a movie set in the middle of the night and offers the overnight security guard easy cash to procure him souvenirs from a starlet’s trailer, a cascade of events is set into motion that ends in depravity, scandal, death, and revenge.
Overnight opens a world into the dark backdoors of the film industry in which every-day grunts get paid to protect the world-famous, and degenerates will do anything to open a vein into their most twisted fantasies. But at what cost?
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing an SFWA Science Fiction StoryBundle (The Sci-Fi SFWA Space Bundle) blog post from Steve Miller.
About Steve Miller
Adopted Mainer Steve Miller is a lapsed journalist, book and newspaper publisher, con-running fan, and librarian who writes SF professionally, mostly in the bestselling Liaden Universe® shared with Sharon Lee. He survived Clarion West in 1973, is a life member of SFWA, and has participated in hundreds of SF conventions as a fan, SF library curator, art agent, and pro author.
Steve’s first SFWA qualifying story appeared in Ted White’s Amazing in the 1970s. He was Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid and editor of the SF tabloid Star Swarm News. When the Newsfolded, Steve and partner Sharon Lee started Bookcastle & Dreamsgarth, Inc., a genre bookstore with a traveling SF art agency component. A few years later Lee & Miller sold Agent of Change, their first novel, and moved to Maine, where they became ebook and online publishing pioneers.
With Sharon he has more than twenty five novels of SF and fantasy to his name, and dozens of shorter works, garnering a number of awards as well as dozens of invitations as Guests of Honor, Special Guests, and panelists at science fiction conventions across the U.S. and Canada.
Steve and Sharon are currently working on a multi-book contract for Baen. Their most recent novel offering is Locus Besteller Neogenesis, published in January of 2018 in hardback, audio, and ebook formats. Their most recent chapbooks was Degrees of Separation: Adventures in the Liaden Universe® No. 27 in ebook and a special Amazon paper edition.
About SFWA Science Fiction StoryBundle (The Sci-Fi SFWA Space Bundle)
Welcome to the largest, grandest and most out there bundle SFWA has ever done: the Sci-Fi SFWA Space Bundle! With 17 books that range from hardcore military sci-fi to character-focused alien encounters, we might have gone through the wormhole and out the other side.
SFWA serves authors at all points in their careers and we've embraced that diversity for this bundle. First, the Self-Publishing Committee reached out to a number of sci-fi authors throughout the genre who we know have enthusiastic and diverse fanbases. Then we opened the bundle up for submissions to our entire membership. We received far more submissions than we could actually put in this bundle, but after some rousing debate, we settled on a total of 17 spectacular titles.
Some of the proceeds of the bundle go to support SFWA in its mission to support, promote, inform, defend, and advocate for professional fantasy and science fiction writers. For more about the organization, see sfwa.org. For its grants program, see http://www.sfwa.org/2017/09/call-grants-2017/ – Daniel Potter
Not only that, but during our 3 week run, all StoryBundle newsletter subscribers get Qualify - The Atlantis Grail Book 1 by Vera Nazarian for free. Make sure to get that so you can enjoy Compete - The Atlantis Grail Book 2 by Vera Nazarian, available in the bundle!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!
GUEST POST: SFWA Science Fiction Storybundle (The Sci-Fi SFWA Space Bundle) blog post from Steve Miller
Joseph Malik's Dragon's Trail was published by Oxblood Books in 2016/2017.
Information about Joseph Malik:
Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he lives in the Pacific Northwest along with his wife and their two dogs.
Dragon’s Trail is his first novel. A sequel, The New Magic, is scheduled for 2018.
Click here to visit his official website.
Information about Dragon's Trail:
"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."
Once dubbed "The Deadliest Man Alive," Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.
When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth's mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Seamlessly blending hard science with elements of classic sword and sorcery, Dragon's Trail is an international bestseller that's being hailed as the pioneering work of a new genre: the Fantasy Technothriller.
A REVIEW OF JOSEPH MALIK'S DRAGON'S TRAIL
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Gwendolyn N. Nix.
About the author:
Gwendolyn Nix has tagged sharks in Belize, studied evolution in green algae, and researched neural proteins. She is the author of The Falling Dawn: Celestial Scripts Book One soon to be released from Crossroad Press. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Sisterhood of the Blade, and she has earned Semi-Finalist and Honorable Mentions in the Writers of the Future contest. Previously an editor for Ragnarok Publications, she is currently a senior editor for Outland Entertainment. An avid adventurer and saxophonist, she lives in Missoula, MT.
About The Falling Dawn: Book One of Celestial Scripts:
Emerging from the dregs of society to become a celestial warrior, Eos soon becomes immersed in a world of ancient texts and falling angels, tasked to find the sacred Book of Raziel and stop a war in heaven. The secrets of the Book will lead Eos down a path of betrayal, pitting her against those she loves. All the while she must cling to her own crumbling sanity as her psyche is split by the emergence of another entity, heralded by the onset of Eos' new powers. Soon, Eos finds herself in the clutches of the Master of the Oceans, where she must convince him to give her the sacred book. His price? Her soul.
GUEST POST: The Siren's Song of the Trunk Novel by Gwendolyn N. Nix
Rhys Hughes' World Muses was published in hardcover format by Mount Abraxas in September 2017 and in paperback format by Gloomy Seahorse Press in November 2017.
Information about Rhys Hughes:
Rhys Hughes was born in 1966. Tartarus Press published his first collection, Worming the Harpy, in 1995, and since that time he has published more than thirty other books. His fiction is generally fantastical and his output mainly consists of short stories, though he has published several novels. His work is frequently compared to that of Boris Vian, Flann O'Brien and R.A. Lafferty, but he cites his major influences as Italo Calvino and Donald Barthelme. His most recent books include the collections Bone Idle in the Charnel House (Hippocampus Press), Orpheus on the Underground (Tartarus Press) and Brutal Pantomimes (Egaeus Press). Fascinated by paradoxes, he incorporates them into his fiction as entertainingly as he can.
Click here to visit his official website.
Information about World Muses:
A book consisting of eighty linked stories, each concerning the magical, metaphysical, whimsical and ironic adventures of a woman from a different country and culture, and her interactions with the world, with time, space, love, logic and impulse, and with the narrator who is many men in one.
A REVIEW OF RHYS HUGHES' WORLD MUSES
Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Roger Levy.
Roger Levy is a British science fiction writer. He is the author of Reckless Sleep, Dark Heavens and Icarus, published by Gollancz. He works as a dentist when not writing fiction, and was described as the ‘heir to Philip K. Dick’ by Strange Horizons.
His latest novel, The Rig, was published by Titan Books.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ROGER LEVY