Sunday, November 9, 2008

Zombie Survival Vehicle?

I caught this io-9 posting a while back and thought I should post it here for grins. The Unicat Amerigo International Unicatour does look like the ultimate in Zombie escape vehicle, but I doubt that many of us could afford it nor would it make for a decent commute. Take a look at some shots of the Unicatour in action, and check out this link for Unicat Amerigo International.

Personally I prefer the Landmaster from Damnation Alley. It's best vehicle to have when you are up against "killer cockroaches" (Read the wikipeadia article if you don't get the reference :-)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 29, 2008

Here is a quick an dirty (and possibly incomplete) listing of MySpace Blog updates. Sorry it's text only, but I can only spend a little time on this right now. I am still looking for contributors to help out, so drop me a line if you are interested.
  • A. Lee Martinez The Hard Lessons of Bobby Brady 28-Aug-08 6:22A
  • A. Lee Martinez Monster of the Week 26-Aug-08 10:39A
  • Alethea Kontis Tea in Space: Too Cool to be Forgotten 28-Aug-08 2:19P
  • Alethea Kontis Universally Surreal Postal Service 27-Aug-08 8:03P
  • Alethea Kontis Calling All Vampires! 26-Aug-08 9:07P
  • Apex Publications We got pretty banners! 29-Aug-08 1:05A
  • Apex Publications "Last day of $10 books, get them while you can! " 28-Aug-08 5:51P
  • BELL CON 2008 GUEST LIST! 25-Aug-08 9:36P
  • British Fantasy Society Dark Horizons 53 27-Aug-08 3:37A
  • Chuck Palahniuk Amy Hempel Interview 27-Aug-08 7:33A
  • cpcarey Update and a reading list 26-Aug-08 9:17P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith YA Book & Writer News; The Devouring: Sorry Night Giveaway 29-Aug-08 2:10P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith YA Author Interview: Elizabeth Scott on Stealing Heaven 28-Aug-08 6:50A
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Editor Interview: Judy O’Malley on Editors-at-Large 27-Aug-08 6:43A
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith The Official Sucks to Be Me Book Launch Par-tay!; Win Tantalize and Sanguini’s T-shirt 26-Aug-08 2:00P
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Author-Editor Interview: Jill Santopolo 26-Aug-08 6:21A
  • Dark Horse Comics MySpace Dark Horse Presents Vol. 1 now on sale! 28-Aug-08 11:18P
  • Dark Horse Comics New Items Shipping from Dark Horse - 8/27 27-Aug-08 4:47P
  • Dark Horse Comics Shannon Wheeler @ Powell’s Books on Hawthorne! 27-Aug-08 8:56A
  • Dark Horse Comics DRAGON*CON SIGNING SCHEDULE 26-Aug-08 3:59P
  • Dark Horse Comics Kumoricon 2008! 26-Aug-08 3:51P
  • David Louis Edelman Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist Interview 27-Aug-08 9:40P
  • David Thorpe On Bebo? THere’s a Hybrids fan club! 26-Aug-08 7:00A
  • Di Francis stuff and stuff 27-Aug-08 2:19P
  • Elaine Cunningham New short fiction releases 28-Aug-08 12:03A
  • Erica Spindler Book Release News! 27-Aug-08 7:54A
  • Fantagraphics Books Now in stock: Krazy and Ignatz 1943-1944 (plus 1935-1936 New Printing) 27-Aug-08 11:44P
  • Fantagraphics Books Ghost World poster giveaway contest! 26-Aug-08 6:20P
  • Fantagraphics Books Now in stock: Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard 25-Aug-08 6:55P
  • HARPER PERENNIAL Proust and the Squid 27-Aug-08 2:54A
  • Harry Shannon 10 Things you should know about McCain - from MoveOn.org 29-Aug-08 7:10A
  • Holly Freezepop at PAX! 27-Aug-08 11:54P
  • Holly rgz TV (a.k.a. I am a crash-magnet) 26-Aug-08 6:50P
  • Holly The Diviners are divine 25-Aug-08 7:22P
  • Janet DIVINERS CELEBRATE HOLLY CUPALA’S BOOK NEWS! 27-Aug-08 12:03A
  • Jeff Bonus Recommended Reading 28-Aug-08 10:22P
  • Jeff Recommended Reading 28-Aug-08 10:40A
  • Jeff And now... enter... SANDMAN !!! 27-Aug-08 3:08P
  • Jenna Black New YA Series sold! 29-Aug-08 5:48P
  • Jenna Black What’s in a name? 27-Aug-08 7:47A
  • "Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer " John Skipp likes my novel! 27-Aug-08 3:54A
  • "Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer " New blurbs for my new book 26-Aug-08 5:10P
  • Jodi Lee "Way to go, Rhia, Care & Joe! " 27-Aug-08 8:28P
  • John Joseph Adams Seeds of Change anthology -- now available! 25-Aug-08 6:43P
  • Kevin J Anderson DRAGONCON APPEARANCES AND SCHEDULE 27-Aug-08 4:25P
  • Kevin J Anderson PIKES PEAK AND MOUNT SOPRIS 26-Aug-08 7:32P
  • Lois McMaster Bujold galley slave 27-Aug-08 2:32P
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing Steve Vernon’s Leftovers / Apex Publications present Courting Morpheus in Oct 28-Aug-08 6:13P
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing Lachesis & Imprints - Updates 27-Aug-08 12:11P
  • Luna Excerpt from The Reawakened on http://www.jerismithready.com 27-Aug-08 12:32P
  • Marianne De Pierres - Sci Fi Author Concept SciFi interview MDP and Westwood exclusive 28-Aug-08 9:26P
  • Morpheus Tales Progress - Morpheus Tales 29-Aug-08 3:57A
  • Morpheus Tales The Last Reef And Other Stories By Gareth L Powell 26-Aug-08 1:55P
  • Nicola Griffith Friday audio: hypnagogic 29-Aug-08 10:48A
  • Nicola Griffith take my vote--please 28-Aug-08 11:41A
  • Nicola Griffith retconning beowulf 27-Aug-08 12:13P
  • Nicola Griffith achtung! 26-Aug-08 9:43A
  • Paul From School Newspaper to the Pulitzer Prize 28-Aug-08 8:06A
  • PLANET LOVECRAFT PLANET LOVECRAFT REVIEWED IN SYNERGY MAGAZINE 27-Aug-08 9:31A
  • Portland Steampunk Society This friday The Dark Alice in Wonderland Ball 26-Aug-08 11:08A
  • Rebecca Moesta Dragon*Con Schedule for Rebecca & Kevin 27-Aug-08 10:10P
  • Robin Hobb Diverse updates 25-Aug-08 9:06P
  • Rue Morgue Magazine Rue Morgue Magazine Issue 82 Sneak Peek: Alice Cooper Returns 26-Aug-08 6:53P
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragon Con info 27-Aug-08 9:16P
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon Aug/Sept newsletter 27-Aug-08 8:14A
  • Shroud Magazine Horror Writers and those that love us... 28-Aug-08 9:34A
  • Shroud Magazine Northern Haunts CLOSED to Submissions... 27-Aug-08 4:00A
  • Spectra Pulse Orphan’s Tales Wins Mythopoeic Award 28-Aug-08 4:30P
  • Tor Books Legend of the Seeker Promo 28-Aug-08 7:06A
  • Tor Books A new Jumper short story -- Shade by Steven Gould 28-Aug-08 6:53A
  • Tor Books New Podcast: Tobias S. Buckell discusses Sly Mongoose 28-Aug-08 6:45A
  • Tor Books Dune on Facebook 26-Aug-08 3:44P
  • Tor Books Paul of Dune Interview with Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson 26-Aug-08 7:43A
  • Tor Teen A new Jumper short story -- Shade by Steven Gould 28-Aug-08 7:01A
  • Tor Teen Jack: Secret Histories Book Trailer 27-Aug-08 10:59A
  • Willie Meikle Dancers: The Movie 26-Aug-08 10:58A
  • Writer's Digest George Pelecanos Interview 29-Aug-08 11:14A
  • Writer's Digest 10 Tips for Querying an Agent 26-Aug-08 11:13A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Cover Flat Winners & Answers to Reader Questions 29-Aug-08 5:38P
  • Yasmine Galenorn I realized that I’m going through ATHF w/ds.... 29-Aug-08 5:34A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Espresso With Kate Douglas 28-Aug-08 9:24A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Um...I think I need more sleep... 27-Aug-08 6:35P
  • Yasmine Galenorn I don’t know whether to beat my head on the desk or laugh... 27-Aug-08 9:01A
  • Yasmine Galenorn Flash Fiction: Storm Warnings 27-Aug-08 6:59A
  • Yasmine Galenorn While You’re Waiting For Night Huntress to come out...some reading recommendations... 26-Aug-08 10:02P
  • Yasmine Galenorn "Oh, and people! Night Huntress's release day... " 26-Aug-08 5:42P
  • Yasmine Galenorn "Makeup, funnel clouds, and cool questions so far... " 26-Aug-08 5:17P

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 24, 2008

I only had time to compile this list of MySpace blog updates without any links. Hopefully it will server you as a guide to find the actual blogs on the RSS feed to the left. If you find that a particular blog isn't available in the feed, please let me know. I will try to post here when I can ~ Jim

MySpace Blogs:
  • A. Lee Martinez - No Apologies * "My Colon, My Enemy! " * My BLANK Is Better Than Your BLANK * Action!
  • Alethea Kontis - Dragon Con Schedule
  • Alex Bledsoe - I see you marrying a corpse...living in a grave...! * Soon I’ll Be Stuffed in Your Mailbox
  • Apex Publications - We want your opinion! * Announcement: Catacombs and Photographs by Brandy Schwan * A small favor? * Apex Digest Online - August 24th
  • Author Michael G. Munz - New MGM Blog for 8/24/2008!
  • Chuck Palahniuk - CHOKE Movie: Soundtrack Listing Announced * Exclusive CHOKE Clip From Fox Searchlight! * Two More Upcoming Chuck Events! One In NYC & One In LA! * Rants Gets A Movie Option! * ChuckPalahniuk.net Master’s Program Offers New Class! *
  • cpcarey - What am I doing?
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith - "Hello Houston: Hotel ZaZa, Leonardo, Lucy, Beasties, and Butterflies " * "Austin, Authors, and Armadillocon " * "YA Book & Writer News; The Summoning, Immortal Giveaways " * "YA Author Interview: Kelley Armstrong on The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) "
  • Dark Horse Comics - Stainboy in Portland -- 8/20 * THE GOON VIDEO CONTEST * New Items Shipping from Dark Horse - 8/20 * Rex Mundi: Hill of Martyrs eComic is Live!!!!
  • Eos Books - Kim Harrison on THE BEYOND
  • Fantagraphics Books - "6 new titles in stock now: Love & Rockets, Woodring, Deitch, & 3 Ignatz issues! "
  • Farrago's Wainscot - Behind The Waiscot Issue 15 - The Reading - Now Live www.behindthewainscot.com
  • Fran Friel - Writer - "Best Selling Author, Douglas Clegg Gives Back! "
  • HARPER PERENNIAL - "Video Killed the Radio Star, Again " * "Tom Piazza - new novel, but don’t forget... " * New from Tish Cohen!
  • Holly - Poetry Friday: more lazy poetry * North of Beautiful Goes East! * A Light That Never Goes Out: the multimedia experience
  • Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - The Unyielding March of Time - by Dan Naden * "Best Selling Author, Douglas Clegg Gives Back! " * Shiny Moving Pictures by Erik Smetana
  • Iron Sky - Episode 2 of Iron Sky Signal out now!
  • JAMES AND DADDY - Update 24th August 2008
  • Jeff - ebooks of PLAGUE WAR * Repair Mode
  • Karina L. Fabian - My Novel’s Journey: Location. Location
  • Kevin J Anderson - PAUL OF DUNE Complete Tour Schedule
  • Lois McMaster Bujold - Au Riismed * "KFAI interview, temporarily "
  • Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - The Black Act is Complete
  • Lucy-S - Context 21
  • Marianne De Pierres - Sci Fi Author - More Periphery reviews
  • Morpheus Tales The Turing Test By Chris Beckett * Morpheus Tales 1 Review * Morpheus Tales - Progress - More Submissions
  • Nicola Griffith - anglo-saxon in the round * happy days for some * Friday audio: hypnagogic * queer because of demonic possession * the beautiful sin
  • Paul - Talking Heads versus Talking Historians
  • Paul S. Kemp - Shadowrealm Print Galley Giveaway
  • Philip José Farmer - Locus Online Feature: Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Philip José Farmer
  • PLANET LOVECRAFT - Buy Rob Corless originals! * Issue 3!
  • Rue Morgue Magazine - September CineMacabre: [REC]
  • Scott Nicholson - The Tao of Boo
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon - Home again home again jiggidity jig
  • Shroud Magazine SIGNATURE SHEETS ARE BACK!!!!
  • steampunk - "Art shows, Events, books and Alchemy. "
  • Writer's Market UK - Talking Point: Skin Deep
  • Yasmine Galenorn - The Passionate Calling--Quotes Mirroring Your Vocation * Your Awwww Moment of the Day * As of 8:18 tonight... * Caffeine and Industrial Metal * Night Huntress Cover Flat Winners * Espresso With author Linda Wisdom

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 19, 2008

Blogspot, Wordpress, and "other" blogs:

...from down in Lucky Town: Gateway Characters (in Hell or Alaska)

a dark catharsys ...: hooottt!!! * Another week on the bestseller list

All Things Barr:
Ask Nicola:
Christopher Paul Carey: Farmercon 90 * The Ballad of Duncan Idaho

Dusk Before the Dawn:
Fantasy Book Critic:
J Alan Erwine's Blog: WorldCon video

kelleyeskridge.com:
Robert J. Sawyer:
SF Novelists: teaching fantasy * Applying heart to sleeve * Villains or Monsters

The Crotchety Old Fan:
Whatever:
Witchy Chicks:
MySpace Blogs

A. Lee Martinez: Dumb Fantasy

Alex Bledsoe: Gateway Characters (in Hell or Alaska)

cpcarey: Farmercon 90

Cynthia Leitich Smith (CYNSATIONS):
Dark Horse Comics: Weta: Only One in the Universe Auction

Di Francis (MAD LIBS AGAIN): snippet saturday * cipher review

Djibril - MySpace Blog: Social/Political sci-fi anthology

Echelon Press Publishing: FUZZY NAVEL by J.A. Konrath (Book Review)

Eos Books - MySpace Blog: THE BEYOND--new radio show

Erica Spindler - MySpace Blog: I’d rather NOT be fishing!

Fantagraphics Books - MySpace Blog:
Fran Friel's Yada Feast: Mr. Liaguno speaks...And I Love What He Has to Say!

HARPER PERENNIAL - MySpace Blog:
Heather S. Ingemar: Bestseller list again!

Holly Cupala (Brimstone Soup): rgz TV launch - and interviewing Jay Asher!

Horror Library Blog-O-Rama:
Iron Sky - MySpace Blog: Site back online.

JAMES AND DADDY - MySpace Blog: Update 17th August 2008

Jeff Carlson - MySpace Blog
Karina L. Fabian - MySpace Blog: Confessions of a Catholic writer and geek * When Writing is Like a Long Drive

Kevin J Anderson - MySpace Blog: PAUL OF DUNE excerpt and tour dates

Kung Fu Grindhouse - MySpace Blog: Amazons vs. Supermen

Lois McMaster Bujold - MySpace Blog: The Vorkosigan Companion

Marianne De Pierres: Notorious Women

Mark Henry: Road Trip has a Cover!!!

Maura Anderson:
Morpheus Tales:
:: NICOLA GRIFFITH :: I've loved you before... * Friday audio: Bare Hands

Paul Halpern
Portland Steampunk Society: Victorian Croquet and Champaign Party * Fetish Night This SUnday

Radcon: NEWS YOU SHOULD READ ABOUT!

Rosemary Jones: The Penguin Knight * Kaboodling my Friends: Making Another Book List

Rue Morgue Magazine: THE DEMONOLOGY OF DESIRE on Raindance DVD compilation

Sherrilyn Kenyon: Typical Tour Day

Spokane Comicon: Corbin Art Center Science-fiction Fantasy and Horror Writers

Tor Books Blog: New Banner: Afro Samurai * Releasing 8/19 from Tor Books

Weird Tales: Weird Tales SPAM FICTION winners!

Word Weavers: Updates and Things

Yasmine Galenorn (Life On The Fringe):

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 14, 2008

Blogspot, Wordpress, and "other" blogs:
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a dark catharsys (Heather S. Ingemar): piracy article

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All Things Barr (Donna Barr): Insupportable Light Ships In December

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Ask Nicola (Nicola Griffith): you've been warned * good times and bad and MS

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Fantasy Book Critic:
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kelleyeskridge.com: Gone from the game * If you were invisible

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Michael G. Munz: Speedily Submitting Short Stories (or something)

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Robert J Sawyer: First look at Wake cover

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SF Novelists: I want my Sean Stewart

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The Crotchety Old Fan:
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"Whatever" (John Scalzi):
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Win Eckert's Wold Newton Wanderings:
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Witchy Chicks:
MySpace Blogs:

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A. Lee Martinez: Leechor, Evil Master of Power Suction! * Fortune and Fate

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Alethea Kontis: Whirrled-Con 2008

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BELL CON 2008: PRESS RELEASE Bands at Bell Con

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bevhale: I have to cancel on ArmadilloCon and DragonCon

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cpcarey: Caesar’s Column

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Cynthia Leitich Smith (CYNSATIONS):
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Daniel Braum: The Wish Mechanics in FUHU 9

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Dark Horse Comics:
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David Louis Edelman: What Do Authors Want from Reviewers?

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Di Francis (MAD LIBS AGAIN): music and the day * asking for help

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Fran Friel: Inside Chizine and the Mind of Brett Savory

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Holly Cupala (Brimstone Soup):
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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama: Inside Chizine and the Mind of Brett Savory - by Fran Friel

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Janet Lee Carey: MYSTERY WRITING CAMP

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Jeff Carlson:
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Jeremy C. Shipp:
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Lou (Lou Anders):
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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing:
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Matthew Peterson: 2008 World Science Fiction Convention (Denvention 3)

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Morpheus Tales: Where to Buy Morpheus Tales Issue 1

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Nomadic Delirium Press: Reduced Prices

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Sherrilyn Kenyon: Orbs and Tour * THANK YOU FANS!!

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Shroud Magazine:
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Spectra Pulse:
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Steve Anderson Design: Win a signed Starbuck or Number Six lithograph.

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StoneGarden Publishing: More Essays

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Tor Books:
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w1n5t0n:
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Writer's Market UK: Talking Point: Swallowed By Amazon

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Yasmine Galenorn (Life On The Fringe):

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Selected Blog Updates: Aug. 12, 2008

Blogspot, Wordpress, and "other" blogs:
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...from down in Lucky Town (Alex Bledsoe): Possibly the best review I'll ever get

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a dark catharsys (Heather S. Ingemar): talk about the weekend from hell

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Ask Nicola (Nicola Griffith): Ammonite covers * xena and gabrielle

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Christopher Paul Carey: Worldcon: Denvention 3

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Fantasy Book Critic:
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J Alan Erwine's Blog: Denvention Pics * Denvention Day 5

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kelleyeskridge.com: Werewolf glee! * I want to see a bunny too

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Robert J Sawyer: L.A. stories ... * Worldcon memories * SETI@home and Rollback

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SF Novelists: Writers Resources

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The Crotchety Old Fan:
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"Whatever" (John Scalzi):
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Witchy Chicks: Time to Work on ME * At the movies - AMAL


MySpace Blogs:
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Alethea Kontis: Best. Interview. Ever.

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Chuck Palahniuk: Chuck Palahniuk's August Essay, "Nuts & Bolts: Plot Points"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith (CYNSATIONS):
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David Louis Edelman: Denvention Recapitulation

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Fantasy Book Critic: Fantasy Book Critic Update

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Fran Friel: Special Chrispy News and Penguin Man...er, Ed Schubert

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HARPER PERENNIAL: Simon Van Booy video from Paris

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Harry Shannon: "Dead And Gone" meet & greet at Dark Delicacies

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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama: Writer's Block - by Dan Naden

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Jeff Carlson:
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Kevin J Anderson: SAN DIEGO COMIC CON, NORAD, and DENVENTION

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Lois McMaster Bujold: Writer Guest of Honor Speech, Denvention 3 * Denvention 3 - comments?

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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing: Another VCon Update

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Luna Books: Interview with Luna Author Michelle Sagara

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Marianne De Pierres: p.s. a little whisper ...

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Maura Anderson: Fiction with Friction - Labor of Love Shorts

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Morpheus Tales: Morpheus Tales Special Issues

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Paul S. Kemp: GenCon Schedule for Paul S. Kemp

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Philip José Farmer - MySpace Blog:
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Planet Stories: One of a Kline

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Robin Hobb: Cover Art!

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Rue Morgue Magazine: The Demonology of Desire joins Transgressive Visions

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Scott Nicholson: self-publishing and self-control

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Sherrilyn Kenyon: Latest Tour Update

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Shroud Magazine: Who is HIRAM GRANGE and why should we care? * Intruder, by Cindy Little

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Steven Brust: Hey, you got a band?

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Tor Teen: New Album: Recent and Upcoming Manga for Ages 16+

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Yasmine Galenorn (Life On The Fringe):