Thursday, September 17, 2009

Solomon Kane Trailer

Some of you may know that Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, is one of my favorite authors. Another one of his heroes, Solomon Kane, will be featured in his own film at the end of this year. The trailer looks great. It's taken some liberties with the source material (who's surprised?), but it feel quite Kaney. Take a gander:

You've got a good three months before it comes out. Plenty of time to read the book:

Sofa Stuff(ing)

StarShipSofa Stories Vol. 1 is now available here:

You can buy a real live book or download the pdf for free. Buying the book helps keep the Sofa flying. Here's the table of contents. Lots of big names in there and lots of great writing. Give it a go!

Table of Contents
  1. “Into The Blank Where Life Is Hurled” by Ken Scholes
  2. “London Bone” by Michael Moorcock
  3. “The Second Coming Of Jasmine Fitzgerald” by Peter Watts
  4. “Lester Young and The Jupiter’s Moons’ Blues” by Gord Sellar
  5. “Vampire Kiss” by Gene Wolfe
  6. “Vinegar Peace (or The Wrong-Way Used-Adult Orphanage)” by Michael Bishop
  7. “Godzilla’s 12 Step Program” by Joe R Lansdale
  8. “Jesus Christ, Reanimator” by Ken MacLeod
  9. “The Sledge-Maker’s Daughter” by Alastair Reynolds
  10. “Mars: A Travelers Guide” by Ruth Nestvold
  11. “The Empire of Ice Cream” by Jeffrey Ford
  12. “The Ant King: A California Fairytale” by Benjamin Rosebaum
  13. “In The Olden Days” by Spider Robinson
  14. “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear
  15. “Little Girl Down The Way” by Lawrence Santoro
In other Sofa news StarShipSofa is proud to present Aural Delights 100! It's a special all short fiction episode with behind the scenes info on how the book above came into being.

StarShipSofa Aural Delights No 100

Intro by All!

Editorial: We’ve Reached 100 by Tony C Smith

Fiction: End Of Oil by Gwyneth Jones

Fiction: Bob The Dinosaur Goes To Disnyland by Joe R Lansdale

Fiction: Two Dreams On Trains by Elizabeth Bear

Fiction: Thought War by Paul McAuley

Fiction: Feast or Famine by Naomi Novik

Fiction: Billy In Dinosaur City by Terry Bission

Fact: The Pulp Story by Lawrence Santoro

Narrators: Peter Seaton-Clark,, Gareth Stack, JJ Campanella, MCL Studios, Amy H Sturgis, David M Smith (my Dad) Cori Samuel

Music for Congratulations 100 by Kevin MacLeod

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beware The Hairy Mango!

There are buckets of news touting swell things, but today I've got to mention the release of my very own podcast into the cold cruel world. Beware the Hairy Mango! That's not just good advice, that's the name of my podcast. Fans of my flash fiction will dig it, because I read one of my stories, lifted from this very blog (among other places), on each episode. What are you waiting for? Get over there and listen!

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Salt Line

Go check out The Salt Line by my friend, Grant Stone, in text or audio right here (for free!):

I have something nifty coming up. I'll tell you about it sometime in the next couple of days.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

StarShipSofa Stories, Vol I

To celebrate the one-hundredth episode of Aural Delights, StarShipSofa is releasing its very first print book, StarShipSofa Stories, Vol I!

From Tony:

"StarShipSofa Stories Volume 1 is only a few days away from going on sale. Here’s a sneak preview of the cover art, designed by Skeet.

"Skeet’s brief was to create a picture that would pay homage to the 50s SF pulp magazines. I think he’s produced an amazing piece of work.

"Get ready for the 16th September when the book will be available to buy in print form. There will also be a new website and free eBook released on that day.

"I hope you think it captures the style and feel of the SF Golden Years?"