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This is a press release: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reprinted by Swedish Identical Twins -- Posted by Twin Engine on Thursday, October 25 2007
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles Reprinted by Swedish Identical Twins.
Rare book titles by famous authors are being brought back to the shelves of bookstores and online litterature dealers thanks to the efforts of two identical twins from Sweden. The books are published under the collection name "A Twin Engine Gem".

The Twin Engine Gems will be available from Online book stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble by mid November. But they are already available directly from the publisher at http://www.lulu.com/twinengine .

About the Twin Engine Gem titles:
H. G. Wells’s “The World Set Free” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-748-5)
Published in 1914, just before the start of World War I. This is Wells’s story of how society comes to destroy itself with what a modern reader clearly recognizes as nuclear bombs. Leó Szilárd, the man behind the Manhattan Project, read this book in 1932, conceived the idea of nuclear reaction and filed patents on it in 1934.

Lewis Carroll’s “Phantasmagoria” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-747-8)
Originally published as “Rhyme? And Reason?”, this collection of poems became popularly referred to (and reprinted) as “Phantasmagoria” – simultaneously humoristic, dark and uplifting. Hollywood is currently shooting a movie starring Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood about the life of Lewis Carroll under the same title.

Jules Verne's “Robur The Conqueror” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-740-9)
In this story of the genious and megalomaniac Robur and his giant helicopter gunship. Verne predicts that the future belongs to heavier-than-air vehicles, not to zeppelins and balloons. A thought unheard of at the time.

Jules Verne's “The Master of The World” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-741-6)
The madman Robur returns, this time holding the world hostage with the aid of an amphibious airplane called "The Terror". Made into a hollywood movie back in the sixties with Charles Bronson as the protagonist and Vincent Price as Robur.

Jules Verne's “Five Weeks in a Balloon” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-751-5)
The literary break through of Jules Verne. A tale of a daring journey across the at that time unexplored African continent.

Other titles:
Jane Austen's “Northanger Abbey” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-742-3)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-753-9)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventures of Gerard” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-752-2)
Philip Gosse's “The Pirates’ Who’s Who” (ISBN: 978-1-84753-750-8)


Regards
Twin Engine
Resource Link: http://www.twinengine.se/

Author press release of new science fiction book "The Future Happens Twice" -- Posted by Matt Browne on Wednesday, October 3 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New science fiction writer Matt Browne explores the ramifications of
identical twins born years apart in his trilogy "The Future Happens Twice"

Twickenham, United Kingdom -- September 22, 2007 -- Matt Browne is a computer scientist and part-time writer who has just released his first novel called "The Perennial Project", which is now available at Amazon and other online booksellers, as well as local retail bookstores.

SYNOPSIS:

For decades scientists have dreamed of sending deep-frozen humans on interstellar missions. But until this dream comes true, they must settle for a much simpler technique available: the freezing of human embryos. However, long distance space travel of this nature poses other challenges, none more so than the management of artificial pregnancies and how to raise the children produced.

One viable solution comes in the form of advanced biotechnology and highly sophisticated androids, and a large scale project has been implemented to explore these options. To prove that it can really work, the project's scientists go a step further. Somewhere in the Nevada desert and well hidden underground, they conduct an eighteen-year-long experiment using a young starship crew unaware of their true environment. Surrounded by complex simulations, the crew believes they are approaching a distant star system,
one that appears to host a planet suitable for human colonization. What they also don't know is the fact that their embryos had been split prior to the implantation in the womb devices.

The scientists' bold plan is to send the twin embryos on the real mission, pioneering the frontier of space. From both identical genes and an identical environment inside the starship, they arrive at the assumption that the future is a mere repetition of the present events. And indeed, about 42,000 years later the twins grow up with the very same android parents.

But then things start to drift away from the original plan. The real starship crew now faces a constant battle for survival. Only their fortitude and strong determination to land on the extrasolar planet averts a disaster. The reward is the new exotic world that awaits them, full of overwhelming potential.

Matt Browne's beautifully worked space epic explores the bounds of human hope and invention and plumbs the depths of human duplicity. Tender relationships between the budding astronauts are pitched against the disillusion they feel when an embattled President confronts them with their
true origins and purpose, only to reveal the real culprit in the entire project - something closer to all of us today.

The author's fascination with the fields of bioengineering and information technology sustains the reader's interest all the way in this futuristic roller-coaster ride. And he asks a terrifying question. Setting aside man's inhumanity to man, what if Nature herself turns against us?

This gripping novel of epic proportions skillfully mixes elements of drama, medical thriller and science fiction. As the story unfolds, Matt Browne takes his readers on a breathtaking journey through vast stretches of time and space.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Matt Browne is a computer scientist with an M.S. degree from the University of Kansas. He works for a large, multinational company in the information technology division. He lives near Frankfurt, Germany, is married and has two twin children. In 1996 Matt Browne began his part-time writing career. Currently he is underway completing "Human Destiny", the second novel of the
"Future Happens Twice" trilogy.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Future Happens Twice - The Perennial Project
Paperback: 732 pages
ISBN-10: 184401830X
ISBN-13: 978-1844018307
Release Date: July 2007
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Published by Athena Press, London

MEDIA CONTACT:

Matt Browne's email address: meet.matt.browne@gmail.com

Official Author Website: http://www.meet-matt-browne.com

Phone number: +49-173-6570-285
Fax number: +44-208-744-3100

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/184401830X

Regards,
Matt Browne

Resource Link: http://www.meet-matt-browne.com

New Novel -- Central Park, in the Fall -- Posted by Mark Sutton on Monday, September 10 2007

Orange Moon Publishing proudly presents -- Posted by Mark Sutton on Monday, September 9, 2007


Central Park, in the Fall by M.S. Sutton -- Dark Fantasy


ISBN 978-0-9795366-0-1


Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Baby Sister has been kidnapped, and Pap must master the magic of his own universe, solving the riddle of another universe's magic. Wizards and witches want him dead, and his power for Master. The old man helps, but has a few secrets of his own.
Mother Mary is a mystery herself. Pap may be the next Keeper of the Dead, but what must he ultimately Keep?


An autographed book is a treasure! All books sold from the Orange Moon Publishing site are autographed by their respective authors. We also feature a special publisher's price of $12.95 USD for each book, saving $2.00 USD on the actual retail price of $14.95 USD. Great deals on fantastic books, multiple purchase options, come on and check us out!


Orange Moon Publishing
Resource Link: http://orangemoonpublishing.com/

2507:The Star Trader Chronicles -- Posted by The Star Trader Chronicle Staff on Friday, September 7 2007
Looking for new space going adventures? Now all you have to do is click to find yourself within the 26th century and episodic adventures featuring the 8 man crew of The Aurora Lady. Just go to: www.http://www.startraders2507.com/

This Ain't Star Trek, Baby!
Resource Link: www.startraders2507.com/

New Novel for Giant Bugs fans -- Posted by Willie meikle on Tuesday, July 31 2007
The perfect cure for anybody suffering from Harry Potter withdrawal is now here.

GENERATIONS, a new novel by Scottish author William Meikle, provides action, adventure, brave teenagers, eccentric adults, and a whole array of magical beasts that must be destroyed.... or befriended.

The book is published by Anglo-Spanish publisher Libros International.

ISBN: 1905988230 , 220pp, RRP £6.99

Tom wants to see a dragon. And his Grandad wants to make one. But neither of them are prepared for the consequences when they accidentally spill Grandad's special growth formula on the ground.

Insects, grown to giant-size, start to emerge, a few only at first, then more and more... A huge, swarming, mass of them.

The trail of mindless destruction starts with Grandad's house, then the nearest town, before marching on Edinburgh.

Now Tom, along with Farmer's daughter Kate, must battle against the giant bugs to save the country.

They need help... big help. The kind of help a dragon can provide...

Willie Meikle is a Scottish author, with six novels published in the USA including his Lovecraftian PI novel, The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet.

There are three more novels coming in 2007/8 and he also has over 150 short story credits in the genre press. his work has appeared in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Greece, Saudi Arabia and India.

Contact the author at

Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/williemeikle
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710443032
Homepage at http://www.williammeikle.com
Email: meiklewilliam@yahoo.com

Contact the publisher at
Homepage at
http://www.librosinternational.com/
LAUREN STATON, PUBLICITY AND MARKETING MANAGER , lauren@librosinternational.com
Resource Link: http://www.williammeikle.com

Art and Submissions call for new Speculative Fiction magazine! -- Posted by Mindseed Magazine on Friday, December 8 2006
Hello!
My name is Stephanie, and I am the editor for Mindseed Magazine, a new quarterly magazine publishing works of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, located here in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States. We are currently looking for new submissions for our upcoming first issue.

After talking with one of your forum leaders, it was felt that some of you may have interest in submitting to our magazine, and so I felt I'd take this opportunity to post to this forum to let you know our submission guidelines, in case any of you may be interested in submitting your work for our first upcoming issue. Unfortunately, due to international copyright laws, we can only accept work from artists and writers in the United Sates at this time.

Our submission guidelines are as follows:

1) We are currently accepting short stories, poetry, essays, and comic styled works only.

2) No piece can exceed a maximum word count of 4,000 words.

3) The one exception to this word count is poetry. A poem may not exceed 1,000 words in length, but can be in any style of your choosing- haiku, free form, rhyming, etc.

4) Comics can, in fact, exceed the 4,000 word count. However, please be aware that we will serialize any piece exceeding the 4,000 word count limit. To clarify, we will place the first several panels, up to the first 4,000 words, in the first issue, the second set of panels, up to the second 4,000 word limit, in the second issue, and so on, until the piece has been finished in its' entirety. Please note that comics are the only pieces we will serialize. All comic submissions must be full length stories, with a beginning, middle, and end already clearly planned out at the time of the story's creation. No ongoing story lines, with indefinite end points, will be considered. All comic entries must be submitted to us in their entirety.

4) Anime will be accepted for the magazine, both as artwork, and for any comic submissions we receive.

5) Short stories may fall into any of the subcategories of
science-fiction fantasy, and horror including (but not
limited to) cyberpunk, historical fiction, contemporary fantasy, and the like. Should you have any questions as to whether your piece could be considered for our magazine based on the style it falls into, feel free to email us with a basic synopsis of your story, and we will happily email you back to let you know whether or not it's what we're looking for!

6) All essays must discuss science-fiction, fantasy, or horror literature. Essays discussing films in these genres will be considered, but only if they are used as a comparison to literature in these genres. The essay's main topic must pertain primarily to literature written in one of these three genres.

7) All essays must be written in MLA style format, with works cited according to the rules given in the text. Should you have any questions as to what this format is, please consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Citations, both in the bibliography and the body of the text, will not count towards the 4,000 word limit for the essay.

8) No submitted works of any kind that have previously appeared in other publications will be accepted. However, if there is an essay you are interested in submitting that was originally written as a paper for a college level course, and did not receive publication in a college journal or literary magazine, then we will gladly accept it for consideration.

9) Please send all submissions to:
mindseedmagazine@gmail.com.

10) The deadline for submissions is February 11th, 2007.

We are also currently looking for talented artists to become resident artists to draw for the inside pages of each of our upcoming issues.

If you would be interested in the possibility of becoming one of our resident artists, to draw artwork for the inside of our magazine on a regular basis, please submit 5 pieces of artwork to us for consideration.

We are also currently accepting freelance artwork as consideration for cover art for our upcoming issues. Each piece of art submitted to us will be considered both for our first issue, and all subsequent issues thereafter.

Please submit all artwork to the email address listed above, attached as a .pdf file to the email you're sending us.

Thanks for taking the time to consider submitting to us! We're excited about our first upcoming issue, and are looking forward to hopefully hearing back from anyone out there who's interested in contributing! Should you have any questions for us, please feel free to drop us a line at mindseedmagazine@gmail.com. Hope you all have a great holiday season, and enjoy the new year!

Warm Regards,
Stephanie Austin,
Editor-in-Chief
Mindseed Magazine

Resource Link:

First Aeon Award Shortlist Announced -- Posted by Frank Ludlow on Tuesday, October 31 2006
The first shortlist for the International Aeon Award short fiction contest, 2006-2007 has been announced. The stories currently shortlisted are:

Stowaway
Shadows of Inspiration
The sleepers
A Giant in the House
The Dreamy Sloth
Black Water
Partial Recall
Angelus
* Note: names have been removed to ensure impartial judging.


The Award is ran jointly by Ireland's magazine of SF, F & Horror, Albedo One (www.albedo1.com) and by Aeon Press (www.aeonpress.com). It remains open to submissions from all nationalities in any of the speculative fiction genres until the end of June 2007. At the end of December 06 and March 07, submissions in those periods making the shortlist will also be announced.

The grand prize is €1000 and publication in Albedo One.

Full details can be found at: http://www.albedo1.com/html/aeon_award.html

The best of luck with your submissions!
Resource Link: http://www.albedo1.com/html/aeon_award.html

Quantum News V3.0 -- Posted by webgoddess on Thursday, October 5 2006
Screw phpNuke. They're a hacker's wet dream, and therefor, suck.

Welcome to Quantum News 3.0. A bit primeval, but it should get the job done. Hopefully hackers will see this as no challenge at all and leave it alone.

It's my Anti-Homeland Security policy. Leave the door wide open and let anyone in, I say. The hackers are here anyway. May as well let 'em submit news, too.

Feel free to submit your own news using the link below.

Enjoy.
Resource Link: http://www.quantummuse.com/news/postform.html


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