Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
—Kurt Russell, star of Tombstone, Escape from New York, Dark Blue, and Death Proof
“If you’re looking for something similar to what you’ve read before, this ain’t it. If you want something comforting and predictable, this damn sure ain’t it. But if you want something with storytelling guts and a weird point of view, an unforgettable voice, then you want what I want, and that is this.”
—Joe R. Lansdale author of Edge of Dark Water
Many thanks to the supporters who participated in the Corpus Chrome, Inc. Cover Reveal:
Heidi Ruby Miller
Jason Jack Miller
John Edward Lawson
K. Ceres Wright
T. K. Toppin
Theodore Webb - winner of a Corpus Chrome, Inc. paperback!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Scott Christian Carr will be at Anthocon moderating the following panels and doing both an official reading and impromptu readings throughout the weekend. More information can be found at the official Anthocon site.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Raw Dog gang will be at Capclave on panels, doing readings and taking pitches. We will also be launching a Dog Star Books release, Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller! More info can be found at the official Capclave site.
- 4:00p So You Want To Be A Writer? Matt Betts
-Saturday Morning Cartoons Matt Betts
-Diversity In Fiction John Edward Lawson
-New to Conventions? Start Here K. Ceres Wright
-Buy My Book Jennifer Barnes, John Edward Lawson
-Space Marines and Goblin Troopers K. Ceres Wright
-Doctor Jerky and Mr. Hide: Private & Public Personas Jennifer Barnes
-Are Prose Superheroes Still Novel? Matt Betts
-New Media, New Markets, New Business Models K. Ceres Wright
-Perishing Publishers Jennifer Barnes, K. Ceres Wright
-Grim or Grin? Jason Jack Miller
- 9:00p Amazon, Hero or Villain? John Edward Lawson
- 10:00p Nice Shoes Jason Jack Miller
- 11:00p Strange Adventures — The Sub-genres of Science Fiction Action Adventure Matt Betts (M), Heidi Ruby Miller, K. Ceres Wright
-Reading Heidi Ruby Miller
-Fire the Literary Canon? K. Ceres Wright
- 9:30a Reading: Jason Jack Miller
- 10:00a When the Dark (Fiction) Comes Rising Jason Jack Miller
- 12:00p Lightening Students’ Backpacks: Text Books in the Digital Age Heidi Ruby Miller
- 1:00p Kickstarter: The Pro’s and Con’s Jennifer Barnes
- 3:30p Reading K. Ceres Wright
- 6:00p Reading Matt Betts
- 7:30p Mass Signing Matt Betts, John Edward Lawson, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, K. Ceres Wright
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
An early interest in astronomy, the comic books Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space, and the Sunday comics of Flash Gordon, led Albert Wendland to a life-long fascination with science fiction. Science projects, early efforts at art, and “creativity exercises” all had an SF vein, and the first novels he read were by Andre Norton, Poul Anderson, Arthur Clarke and Robert Heinlein.
His dream career was to do astronomy in the day and write science fiction at night, but majoring in physics at Carnegie-Mellon (as preparation for graduate work in astronomy) was not satisfying or inspiring enough, so he double-majored by adding English with the intention of eventually teaching literature and writing. In graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, he wrote one of the first dissertations on science fiction, and his interest in both mainstream literature and popular culture brought him to the attention of Seton Hill University (a College then), which hired him. He taught there happily for many years, pursuing his interests in the contemporary novel, Romanticism, the sublime in art, the graphic novel, popular fiction, and, of course, science fiction, while getting many of his poems accepted in the school’s award-winning literary magazine, publishing articles on science fiction. Then a call for graduate programs led him to co-create the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, which—unique in academic writing programs—focuses solely on the popular genres. This experience in developing and eventually running the program, and the ongoing communal inspiration provided by its students and faculty, encouraged a return to the thrill of writing SF novels, which he excitingly is continuing now.
Albert's debut novel, The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes, is due out with Dog Star Books in June 2014. Contact him at AlbertWendland@gmail.com.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Dog Star Books editor and author, Heidi Ruby Miller, has a short fantasy story in the July 2013 issue of Galaxy's Edge magazine, edited by Mike Resnick.
"The Islands of Hope" was originally published in the Fantasist Enterprises anthology Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
To celebrate the cover reveal for Greenshift, the e-book will be temporarily 99 cents at Amazon!
A tale set within the world of Ambasadora.
Mari's rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people...except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser.
But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive look--an obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure.
When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn't as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.
Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller
Cover Art by Bradley Sharp
Foreword by Dana Marton
Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance paperback coming from Dog Star Books in August 2013
Many thanks to the following supporters who participated in the Cover Reveal for Greenshift:
Heidi Ruby Miller
Jason Jack Miller
John Edward Lawson
Lee Allen Howard
Leslie Davis Guccione