FenCon XI Schedule

September 26, 2014

 

I’ll be attending FenCon XI in Dallas, Texas, September 26 – 28, 2014.

Here’s my schedule:

War Tech!
Friday, Sept 26, 6:00 pm – Red Oak
Panelists: J. R. Hargenrader, W. Ledbetter, S. Rosen, B. Sinor, R. White, D. Gray (m)

From Verne and Wells on to today, science fiction is full of speculations about technologies employed in warfare. How have authors past and present used plausible and implausible warmaking technologies in stories?

Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us Anymore…
Saturday, Sept 27, 11:00 am – Live Oak
Panelists: Mi. Finn, J Storrs Hall, J. R. Hargenrader, F. Summers, W. Ledbetter (m)

…was the title of an article by Bill Joy in Wired magazine that first ramped up serious discussion about our technology outpacing human understanding. Or in its more common incarnation, “the Singularity.” Is it silly? Inevitable? Can we control it? Our panelists discuss the problem and possible solutions.

Autographs
Saturday, Sept 27, 12:30 pm – Gallery

Signing copies of “CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs. Aliens”

Legion of the Lost Ones: Modern Military SF
Sunday, Sept 28, 3:00 pm – Red Oak
Panelists: E. Flint, J. R. Hargenrader, K. Hutson Price (m), S. Rosen, M. Middleton

Modern Military SF is a rich and wide-ranging sub-genre of science fiction. It can and does explore themes like honor, duty, self-sacrifice, alienation, camaraderie and more. We’ll discuss our favorite Military SF stories and what makes them compelling fiction.

If you get a chance, stop by and say, “Hi!”


Release: CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs Aliens

September 25, 2014

I’m pleased to announce the release of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs Aliens in trade paperback and e-book formats. You can find my short story, “When Comrade Ekaterina Died for the Motherland,” as part of this anthology.

Order the trade paperback, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook version now!

ClockworkUniverseCoverFront

When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization. Inspired by the classic science fiction adventure tales of the nineteenth century, leading fantasy and science fiction authors will bring us tales of first contact with a twist, as steam power meets laser cannons . . . and dirigibles face off against flying saucers.”

The kickstarter for Zombies Need Brains’ second outing, TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, is also live. Come show your support!

"Temporally Out of Order" by Justin Adams of Varia Studio

“Temporally Out of Order” by Justin Adams of Varia Studio


Deadly Curiosities Facebook Launch Party

June 20, 2014

Deady Curiosities Facebook Launch Party

Gail Z. Martin, author of Chronicles of the Necromancer, The Fallen Kings Cycle, and The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga will be hosting a Facebook launch party for her upcoming urban fantasy novel Deadly Curiosities.

As a contributing author of Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, Gail and fellow contributors (including me!) will be discussing the anthology and answering your questions on June 25 from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm (EST). Come join us!

Preorder copies of Deadly Curiosities and Clockwork Universe today!

 

 


Continuum X Schedule

May 23, 2014

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I’ll be attending the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention (Continuum X) in Melbourne, June 6 – 9, 2014.

Here’s my schedule:

Clarion and Odyssey — Are They Worth It?
Friday, June 6, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panelists: Sofie Bird, Adam Brymora, Aidan Doyle, J. R. Hargenrader (m), Andrew Macrae

Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey are six week writing “boot camps” for new and prospective science fiction and fantasy writers. They are a serious commitment of time and money, but will they make you a better writer? Come join a panel of graduates from these programs to learn about their experiences and answer your questions.

The Writing’s on the Tablet
Friday, June 6, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Panelists: Adam Brymora, J. R. Hargenrader, Tracy Joyce, Andrew Macrae (m), Dan Rabarts

Technology for writers. How do tablets, smartphones and other gadgets change the way we write and what are the most effective ways to work with them? How can writing software help writers plan out their work and keep track of themes, character development, timelines, etc?

If you get a chance, stop by and say, “Hi!”


CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE Table of Contents Announced

April 14, 2014

The table of contents for CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs. Aliens, a new anthology by Patricia Bray and Joshua Palmatier, has been announced. I’m excited to report one of my short stories will be included.

Preorder your copy today!

CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE

COVER COPY

When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization. Inspired by the classic science fiction adventure tales of the nineteenth century, leading fantasy and science fiction authors will bring us tales of first contact with a twist, as steam power meets laser cannons . . . and dirigibles face off against flying saucers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction by Patricia Bray
  • “The Cavorite Job” by Ian Tregillis
  • “Gracie’s Fire” by Leah Cutter
  • “Quinta Essentia” by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  • “When Comrade Ekaterina Died for the Motherland” by J. R. Hargenrader
  • “A Clockwork Alien” by Gini Koch
  • “Heart of the Empire” by Jason Palmatier
  • “The Red Queen and the White” by C.B. Pratt
  • “The Wizard of Woodrow Park” by Jean Marie Ward
  • “Of War and Wings” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • “Airship Down: A Sound and Fury Adventure” by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
  • “Steamsuit” by David J. Fortier
  • “Fingers of Steam, Veins of Gold” by Brad Hafford
  • “Heart of Clockwork” by S.C. Butler
  • “Lady Antheia’s Guide to Horticultural Warfare” by Seanan McGuire

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