There But for the Grace of God

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Thirty-five inches of rain in four days.  That’s how much rain has fallen in Louisiana in this last “episode.”  The ground is saturated, and the rivers are cresting many feet higher than has ever been recorded.  The Amite River in Denham Springs hit 4.7 feet above its previous record set in 1983 on Sunday morning.  [….]

Help Fund Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series

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We love this Kickstarter and hope you’ll support a great cause! Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street in New York City. The series was founded in the late 1990s by author Terry Bisson and editor Alice [….]

Ministry Initiative Blog Hop

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Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie [….]

MINISTRY PROTOCOL Kickstarter

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Former Featured Authors, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine have launched a Kickstarter crowd-sourcing initiative for a two-part package of steampunk from Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios, offering an original RPG and a new collection of original fiction all set in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences universe. Here’s more information on this outstanding project: In [….]

When the Troops Rally: Kickstarter Campaigns for Jay Lake Reaches Goals in Opening Day

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There’s a kinship in genre fiction. I’m sure that can be said of many writers in various genres, but there seems to be something unique about folks writing, publishing, editing and reading science fiction and fantasy. As a community, they rally behind each other. They support each other. They share a wealth of warnings and [….]

Fundraiser: Ada Lovelace and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Re-emerge to Solve a Mystery

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Ada Lovelace and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley are two of the most fascinating women of the Victorian era, and their contributions to science and science fiction respectively. What if the two met as children and teamed up to form a detective agency? That’s the premise of Jordan Stratford’s Wollstonecraft, a book aimed at girls 8-12 designed [….]

Writer Maxwell Cynn: A Life Changing Event – Leukemia

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Our good friend, writer Maxwell Cynn, posted tonight about a diagnosis his 21 year-old son received this week: After a day full of tests Joshua was diagnosed on Tuesday evening with Acute T-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He began chemotherapy on Wednesday and early Thursday morning his heart stopped, overwhelmed by the toxins created as the leukemia [….]

Terri Windling Fundraiser: Magick4Terri

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Thanks to our friends at Locus Online for linking us to a  fundraiser that is underway at Magick4Terri. Donations and auction items and services will be offered on behalf of Terri Windling. “The auctions include items such as Tuckerizations, art, web design, advertisements, signed books and ARCs, etc., and will close on December 15, 2011.” [….]