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I’m hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season. Kim and I did family stuff upon family stuff and then kicked off the New Year by staying home. There’s a lot to be said for quiet cuddle time. I highly recommend you try it.
2020 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me. Due to the insane workload I’m going to have to cut back on my convention appearances. But I’ll still be out and about for you to wander by and say hi. We have a couple confirmed and will add a few more. I’ll update you as the dates get closer.
Now, on to the fun stuff!
As promised, I now have copies of THE EDGAR ALLAN POE CHRONICLES in stock and you can order autographed copies directly by responding to this email or writing to BillMcSciFi@gmail.com. My version of THE OVAL PORTRAIT, with art by Brian “Bigger Lion” Daniel, has been a crowd favorite. Other artists in the collection include people who’ve worked on THOR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, IRON MAN, and many more. I tell people it’s like reading jazz. Just like the best musicians vamping over your favorite riffs and turning them into something new and wonderful, so it is here. The best of the best were cut loose to do whatever they wanted, and the results are awesome.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The classic tale and an anthology of twists, retellings, and sequels – This book contains the original version of the tale by Robert Louis Stevenson plus a diverse group of authors providing their own takes on the classic. This debuted at #1, on Amazon, in two Y/A categories, on Black Friday and stayed there for four solid weeks. My story, HANK AND EDDY: BRO WARS takes an odd look at it all, and provides a bit of a surprise. 100% of the net proceeds go to Deaf Blind International.
Just a Minor Malfunction – Issue #5 – This is a collection of some of the best, up and coming, sci-fi writers in the world … and me. My story, GEORGE, was originally titled BREASTS IN SPACE. It’s a satirical look at the current Young Adult market and features actual samples of what happens when an artificial intelligence attempts to write GAME OF THRONES. Yeah, it’s as twisted a you’re hoping.
Sci-Fi Lampoon Autumn 2019 – This highly anticipated debut of, what will be, an ongoing anthology series, features works from me and G.D. Deckard, Jeffrey G. Roberts, David Perlmutter, Stephanie Barr, G. Dean Manuel, John H. Dromey, a. stump, Boris Glikman, Ian K. & Christopher Scalzi, Stephen McQuiggen, Mike Van Horn, Tallis Steelyard, Richard Dalglish, Joseph Darlington, Rodney Milton, and Margret Treiber. My story, VORBLISS, is the most fun you can have with a psychic nun and a fatal disease and is not a good idea to give to younger, or more sensitive, readers.
Get all three of these and impress your friends with how much cooler you are than them.
Good news for fans of KORZAC: NÖRDICON OF DERN, it’s been re-released in the new PLANET SCUMM anthology. Korzac’s just this dude who’s fighting off the flu, trying not to have sex with his lieutenant, and hoping to save the galaxy. You know, typical Tuesday stuff. The anthology features some of the hottest new sci-fi writers from all over the world. It’s the perfect addition to any library, personal or public.
I’ll have some exciting news from Hadithi Sambama to share over the next couple of weeks, you East Coast peeps might want to pay close attention, and I’ll update you on the progress of SPLICE as it nears completion. The novelization of the script I wrote is turning out amazing and I can’t wait for you to read it.
In the meantime, I want to thank you for following along and hope that you’ll enjoy the nightmares I’ll share this year as much as you’ve enjoyed the ones that are already lodged in your brains.
Newsletter Posted by Bill McCormickPosted on Tue, January 07, 2020 09:22:11