AMAZING NEWS: 9/4/2016

star_trek_50th_anniversary_logo_wallpaper_by_gazomg-d8m14vzThursday, September 8th, is THE 50th Anniversary day for Star Trek.  On this day in 1966, the first episode – The Man Trap – aired on NBC.)

NEWS LETTERS & PRESS RELEASES (full text below)

Pandemonium Book News; ERB Book News from Jim Gerlach

SOCIAL

Fighting Sexual Harassment at Cons (via Jim C. Hines)

Puppies Revealed:  Interview with Former Puppy Queen Kate Paulk:  (Of course it wasn’t a slate backed by a campaign run by non-politicians….)

Five Years With Trump’s Base:  Where’s the Valium?

Naked Trump in Comics

THIS Is What Bagpipes Were Invented For

Conservatives Have Bigger Amygdala’s (also known as the scaredy-cat region of the brain)

SPECIAL WORLDCON VIDEO COMMENTARY SECTION (a sampling of what goes for thinking out there – From both 2015 and 2016)

CHORFS Apparently Ruined Worldcon

The Geek That Was

Can the Hugo Survive?

Puppies & the Hugos (note:  narrator erroneously refers to Hugos as a ‘popular’ award:  folks, precision of language is important here)

How the Puppies Lost

Hugos Live Show

Questions About the Hugos

The Hugos Are Dead

Sad Puppy Incoherent Rant

Phil Sandifer on the Hugos

Trying to Reclaim the Hugos From the Butt-Hurt Brigade

Note:  There is NO Cabal.  The Hugo Awards are not a “popular vote” (they require membership in WSFS.):  NO AWARD has ALWAYS been an option: A voting list with a political campaign behind it IS a slate.  BOTH the 2015 and the 2016 results were a WIN for Fandom and no amount of puppy whining can alter that fact.  (Query:  who is responsible for letting the puppies get at the Ex-Lax?)

ENTERTAINMENT

Soviet SF/F Films, with dubbing and/or subtitles

New Dish That Will Grab You from Cooking with Cthulhu

Dr. Fraankensteen Has Died

Steampunk’s Capital Has Been Found –  in New Zealand

At What Temperature Does Paper Burn?

Trek 50th Anniversary Celebrations Begin

Beardless Skywalker Drops Hints

Tim Curry Laughs

Bat-Man before Batman (via Darren Garrison on File 770)

Ripley’s Latest Weirdness

Ray Gun Auction (starts on page 14)

DragonCon Cosplay

INDUSTRY

GRRM’s 2016 Alfie Awards

Writing the Other Fails (Get the book Here)

Jefferson City or Bust…or A Bust in Jefferson City

Library of America Publishes Le Guin While She Can Still Comment

WSFS Business Meeting Videos, Now Without Commercial Interruption (HD, longer segments)

Legal Strategy That Bankrupted Gawker

New Altus Press Pulp Hero Releases

Del Rey 2016 Sampler (Kindle/Free)

Body Diversity in Female Game Characters – More is Needed

What a Hugo Winning Novelist Wants

DragonCon 2016 Dragon Awards Soon to be announced)

SCIENCE

Message From Space May not be a message, and it might not be from space

Earth’s Warming – Unprecedented

New World’s Oldest Fossils Discovered

Chandra Discovers Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Space-X Falcon Goes Boom!

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

Pandemonium Book News

The Latest and Greatest in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature

In this newsletter you’ll find:

Our new website is now live! Be sure to check it out and give us feedback. We will be adding new features over the next few months, and are very excited.

2016 Hugo Award Winners

BEST NOVEL
The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)BEST NOVELLA
Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
The Sandman: Overture, written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)

For a full list, visit www.thehugoawards.org/2016/08/2016-hugo-awards-announced/.

Author Events at Pandemonium

Ferrett Steinmetz
Sunday, September 4, 2:00 p.m.
Free

Join us in celebrating the release of the third book in Ferrett Steinmetz’s ‘Mancer series, Fix.

Ferrett Steinmetz is a graduate of both the Clarion Writers’ Workshop and Viable Paradise, and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, for which he remains stoked.

Auston Habershaw
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 p.m.
Free

Come celebrate the release of Auston Habershaw’s new book, No Good Deed, number three in his Saga of the Redeemed series.

Auston is a winner of the Writers of the Future Contest and has published stories inAnalogGalaxy’s Edge, The Sword and Laser Anthology, and Escape Pod, among other places. His fantasy series, The Saga of the Redeemed, is available through Harper Voyager Impulse.

Daniel José Older and Zoraida Córdova
Thursday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Free

Join Daniel José Older and Zoraida Córdova in a discussion about their books while they are in town for the Boston Teen Author Festival.

Daniel José Older is the author of both adult and young adult books, includingShadowshaper (Locus Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Book in 2016, Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers’ Literature in 2015) and the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which starts with Half-Resurrection Blues.

Zoraida Córdova has a young adult fantasy series which is both called and starts with The Vicious Deep. Her new series, Brooklyn Brujas, starts with the release of Labyrinth Lost on September 6. Come celebrate the release of her new book!

Dianna Sanchez and Susan Jane Bigelow
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Free

Dianna Sanchez and Susan Jane Bigelow have both just Kickstarted books, and we are excited to host their launch party!

Dianna Sanchez is celebrating the release of her middle grade fantasy novel, A Witch’s Kitchen, and Susan Jane Bigelow is celebrating the release of her young adult fantasy novel,The Demon Girl’s Song.

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We’re Buying Used Books Again!

We are buying books for $1 in store credit each, and Sarah, Tyler, and John are very happy to look over any bags of books you may want to bring in and potentially give you store credit to buy MORE BOOKS.

Feel free to call the store and make an appointment, or just stop by! Visit our new website for more information.

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Local Events

King Richard’s Faire
Weekends, September 3 through October 23

Come and escape your reality at King Richard’s Faire! Entertainment, exciting rides, and skilled games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80-acre wooded site. You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with minstrels, dancers, and puppeteers, and instantly enthralled by fire eaters and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of eight vibrant stages.

Author Event: J. Patrick Black, Ninth City Burning
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith

Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight. Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. But the enemy’s tactics are changing, and Earth’s defenders are about to discover this centuries-old war has only just begun.

26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.
Sanders Theater, Harvard University

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.

Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the new winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates.

Boston Book Festival
Saturday, October 15
Copley Square

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

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Upcoming September Releases

Operation Arcana Adams, John Joseph $7.99 (pb)
A Dream of Ice Anderson, Gillian $15.00 (pb)
The Sound of Seas Anderson, Gillian $25.00 (hc)
Eternity’s Mind Anderson, Kevin J. $28.99 (hc)
Magic Binds Andrews, Ilona $26.00 (hc)
Watchers in Death Annandale, David $17.50 (hc)
The Last Days of Jack Sparks Arnopp, Jason $24.00 (hc)
Guardian’s Mate Ashley, Jennifer $7.99 (pb)
Crooked Kingdom Bardugo, Leigh $18.99 (hc)
The Grisha Trilogy Boxed Set Bardugo, Leigh $32.99 (pb)
The Six of Crows Duology Boxed Set Bardugo, Leigh $37.98 (pb)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Baum, L. Frank $3.99 (hc)
Of Sand and Malice Made Beaulieu, Bradley $18.00 (hc)
Nightwise Belcher, R. S. $16.99 (pb)
Chasing Embers Bennet, James $14.99 (pb)
Ninth City Burning Black, J. Patrick $27.00 (hc)
Three Dark Crowns Blake, Kendare $17.99 (hc)
Chapel of Ease Bledsoe, Alex $27.99 (hc)
Wake of Vultures Bowen, Lila $15.99 (pb)
Lair of Dreams Bray, Libba $12.99 (pb)
Geekographica Brown, Anthony $14.99 (pb)
Snake Doctor Bunn, Cullen $14.99 (pb)
Through The Looking Glass Carroll, Lewis $3.99 (hc)
Like a River Glorious Carson, Rae $17.99 (hc)
Walk on Earth a Stranger Carson, Rae $9.99 (pb)
Made to Kill Christopher, Adam $15.99 (pb)
Forsaken Skies Clark, D. Nolan $15.99 (pb)
The Masked City Cogman, Genevieve $15.00 (pb)
Blood Red Kiss Cole, Kresley $7.99 (pb)
The Gate To Futures Past Czerneda, Julie E. $26.00 (hc)
This Gulf of Time and Stars Czerneda, Julie E. $7.99 (pb)
Children of Lovecraft Datlow, Ellen $19.99 (pb)
Deja Who Davidson, MaryJanice $15.00 (pb)
The Dreaming Hunt Dees, Cindy $27.99 (hc)
Mystic Denzel, Jason $14.99 (pb)
The King’s Justice: Two Novellas Donaldson, Stephen R. $16.00 (pb)
The Queen of Blood Durst, Sarah Beth $19.99 (hc)
Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter Trilogy Easton, Brian P. $17.95 (pb)
Dark Ghost Feehan, Christine $7.99 (pb)
Dead Souls Fenn, J. Lincoln $16.00 (pb)
Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 Fink, Joseph $16.99 (pb)
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 2 Fink, Joseph $16.99 (pb)
The Span of Empire Flint, Eric $26.00 (hc)
The Force Awakens Star Wars Foster, Alan Dean $9.99 (pb)
Star Wars: Complete Locations Fry, Jason $35.00 (hc)
Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Boxed Set: Vols. 1 2 Gaiman, Neil $29.99 (pb)
Shadow Silence Galenorn, Yasmine $7.99 (pb)
Raising Caine Gannon, Charles E $8.99 (pb)
The Ferryman Institute Gigl, Colin $16.00 (pb)
Crown of Destruction Gillen, Kieron $14.99 (pb)
The Raven Queen Golden, Che $7.99 (pb)
Warp Grossman, Lev $15.99 (pb)
Slayer Guymer, David $16.00 (pb)
Ascendant’s Rite Hair, David $14.99 (pb)
Crusaders of Dorn Haley, Guy $17.00 (pb)
Pharos Haley, Guy $17.00 (pb)
A Night Without Stars Hamilton, Peter F. $32.00 (hc)
Navigators of Dune Herbert, Brian $27.99 (hc)
A Shattered Empire Hogan, Mitchell $17.99 (pb)
Ghosts: True Encounters from the World Beyond Holzer, Hans $22.99 (pb)
The Fall of the House of Cabal Howard, Jonathan L. $25.99 (hc)
The Monster’s Cookbook: Everyday Recipes for the Living, Dead and Undead Hoxton Street Monster Supplies $14.99 (hc)
Gods of Nabban Johansen, K. V. $17.00 (pb)
The Science of Game of Thrones: From the genetics of royal incest to the chemistry of death by molten gold sifting fact from fantasy in the Seven Kingdoms Keen, Helen $25.00 (hc)
Alabaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Bird Kiernan, Caitlin R. $19.99 (hc)
Gerald’s Game King, Stephen $9.99 (pb)
The Regulators King, Stephen $9.99 (pb)
War Storm Kyme, Nick $16.00 (pb)
Elite Lackey, Mercedes $17.99 (hc)
The Iscariot Sanction Latham, Mark $12.95 (pb)
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena Stories and Songs Le Guin, Ursula K. $35.00 (hc)
The Bloodsworn Lindsey, Erin $7.99 (pb)
Death’s End Liu, Cixin $26.99 (hc)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Lovecraft, H. P. $18.00 (pb)
Age of Heroes Lovegrove, James $9.99 (pb)
Daughters unto Devils Lukavics, Amy $9.99 (pb)
The Women in the Walls Lukavics, Amy $18.99 (hc)
Empire of Storms Maas, Sarah J. $18.99 (hc)
Queen of Shadows Maas, Sarah J. $10.99 (pb)
Stalking Jack the Ripper Maniscalco, Kerri $18.99 (hc)
Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising Mariotte, Jeffrey $15.99 (pb)
Luna: New Moon McDonald, Ian $16.99 (pb)
Once Broken Faith McGuire, Seanan $7.99 (pb)
Hell’s Heart Miller, John Jackson $7.99 (pb)
Greysuit: The Monarch Dossier Mills, Pat $25.00 (pb)
Healers Munson, Brad $16.00 (pb)
Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Nassise, Joseph $15.99 (pb)
Vassa in the Night Porter, Sarah $17.99 (hc)
The Family Plot Priest, Cherie $25.99 (hc)
The Gradual Priest, Christopher $24.99 (hc)
Invasion Rhinehart, Luke $14.95 (pb)
How to Draw Sci Fi Utopias and Dystopias: Create the Futuristic Humans, Aliens, Robots, Vehicles, and Cities of Your Dreams and Nightmares Rollins, Prentis $25.00 (pb)
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories Rusch, Kristine Kathryn $16.00 (pb)
The Dark Talent Sanderson, Brandon $16.99 (hc)
Toil & Trouble Scott, Mairghread $29.99 (hc)
Zero G Shatner, William $25.95 (hc)
Everfair Shawl, Nisi $26.99 (hc)
Munchkin Vol. 3 Siddell, Thomas $14.99 (pb)
Project Elfhome Spencer, Wen $25.00 (hc)
Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great and Terrible Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Stephenson, Amy $15.99 (pb)
Prince of Outcasts Stirling, S. M. $28.00 (hc)
The Desert and the Blade Stirling, S. M. $9.99 (pb)
Black Widow Forever Red Stohl, Margaret $9.99 (pb)
Dracula Stoker, Bram $3.99 (hc)
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage #2 Talbot, Bryan $24.99 (hc)
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage #2 Talbot, Bryan $14.99 (pb)
Strange the Dreamer Taylor, Laini $18.99 (hc)
Asurmen Hand of Asuryan Thorpe, Gav $16.00 (pb)
Marked Tingey, Sue $14.99 (pb)
Red Tide Turner, Marc $29.99 (hc)
Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon Various $16.00 (pb)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth Verne, Jules $3.99 (hc)
Menagerie Vincent, Rachel $15.99 (pb)
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, Updated Edition Wallace, Daniel $50.00 (hc)
The Road to Hell Weber, David $9.99 (pb)
Swarm Westerfeld, Scott $19.99 (hc)
Zeroes Westerfeld, Scott $12.99 (pb)
Cloudbound Wilde, Fran $25.99 (hc)
Updraft Wilde, Fran $15.99 (pb)
Fables Deluxe Book 13 Willingham, Bill $29.99 (hc)
Jack of Fables Deluxe Book 1 Willingham, Bill $29.99 (hc)
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Dear Friend of ERB:THE BIBLIOGRAPHY by Robert B. Zeuschner….

If you are receiving this email, you played a role in helping to publish Bob’s wonderful bibliography.   This project is truly a team effort.  Some of you were involved in consulting with Bob about the massive amount of research he compiled.  Others of you were a part of the production team.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

The book is finally shipped and all pre-orders and new orders have been filled. And the response has been very encouraging.

Thanks again for all your help.

I just got word about the following review just posted by blogger and author Brian Leno.

http://www.donherron.com/rediscovered-high-stakes-burroughs-bibliophilia/

And if you missed the reviews by Michael Sellers, Ricky L. Brown and Tracy Griffin – they are definitely worth the read.

Best,

Jim

EXCERPTS FROM FIRST REVIEWS:  (Links are included to the full reviews)
“ . . . Thanks to the tenacious research effort of author Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner spanning over two decades, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography is one of the most, if not the most complete catalogs of Burroughs’ U.S. and Canadian publications from 1911 to the present.  . . . When the review copy first arrived, the immediate reaction was simply, “Wow.” This is a massive compilation sure to draw the interests of collectors, libraries, and ardent fans of the author. . . . .”                      Ricky L. Brown – Amazing Stories Reviews Editor  Posted 08.09.16 http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/08/review-edgar-rice-burroughs-bibliography-robert-b-zeuschner/

“Christmas has come early for fans and scholars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, with the publication of Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner’s Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, a spectacular and passionately assembled compendium representing two decades of work spent documenting the complete catalogue of Burroughs’ North American published works.   Zeuschner has done far more than simply document the works of Burroughs, however — he has breathed life into the telling of the history of Burroughs’ published output  . . . . I have been waiting for years for Dr. Zeuschner  . . . to complete his epic project, and when it arrived — I found that it exceeds even my highest expectations.   It’s an essential and extraordinary labor of love, passion, curiosity, and insight.”Michael Sellers, author of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography on The Tarzan Files
”In 1996, Robert B. Zeuschner  . . .  delivered an updated and expanded bibliography… (that) quickly became the authoritative reference in the field. . .  Twenty years later, further expanded and revised, Zeuschner’s bibliography is now available in an aesthetic layout that enhances his decades of research.  . . .Titled succinctly Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, the work has grown from 287 pages to more than 700, with 2,000 entries and 500 color illustrations. Zeuschner continued his practice of consulting fellow experts in the field to augment his own research, resulting in a well-vetted reference work that will swiftly gain recognition as the definitive Burroughs bibliography. . . “Scott Tracy Griffin, AuthorTarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016), Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012)

 

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