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New Blurbs and Reviews For My Newest Anthology Babies — Raygun Chronicles & Beyond The Sun

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We have four blurbs in for my soon to be released pulp space opera anthology so far: “RAYGUN CHRONICLES breathes supercharged life into the space opera genre with exciting and inventive new tales by a superb line-up of writers. This

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Beyond The Sun Table Of Contents Is Official!

Today, I officially announced the Table Of Contents for Beyond The Sun, my space colonist anthology and first Kickstarter venture, at SFSignal: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/01/toc-beyond-the-sun-edited-by-bryan-thomas-schmidt/ We wound up with typical attrition of 20-40% of writers not coming through with stories. Luckily I had

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Ray Gun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age Kickstarter Launched

It’s a big week for me. Amidst making final choices of stories for my first Kickstarter Anthology: Beyond The Sun, and awaiting my first book contract from a major, I am launching, with Every Day Publishing, a Kickstarter for Raygun

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A Triumph Over Tragedy Story Preview: Duncan Derring

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Recently, I had a first,  when my humorous Science Fiction story, Duncan Derring & The Call Of The Lady Luck, was picked up by Triumph Over Tragedy, R.T. Kaelin’s brilliant project to raise funds for the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy. Featuring stories

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A New 5-star Review for Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales 6 edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/426472373 A new 5-star review for Space Battes: Full Throttle Space Tales 6 from Goodreads: Eric Townsend rated it  Space Battles is a collection of 17 different short stories centered on, you guessed it, space battles. They each have their own unique

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Announcing Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age Contributors

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Here’s the scoop on my latest anthology project: Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age   Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt   A collection of best of stories from Ray Gun Revival’s multi-year run combined with new stories from

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Latest News: Beyond The Sun Gets A Publisher & Announcing SAGA

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In case you haven’t heard, I finalized a deal last week with Patrick Swenson for Fairwood Press to release Beyond The Sun next summer.  Going into their 13th year, Fairwood has released titles by authors such as Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Michael

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Beyond The Sun Press Release #1

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Author/Editor Launches Kickstarter For Dream Anthology Kansas Author-editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt, whose debut novel, The Worker Prince, merited Honorable Mention from Barnes & Noble Book Club’s on their Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011, had a dream. “Ever since I was

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Broadening The Toolbox Through Cross Cultural Encounters: On Resnick, Africa & Opportunity

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I’ve often called Mike Resnick a friend and mentor. And recently as he was honored at ChiCon as Guest Of Honor, I’ve gone back and revisited some of the works of his which have most inspired me. I was not

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Beyond The Sun: Kickstarter Anthology Project

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Welcome to the Beyond The Sun Anthology Project. Launched Monday, September 17, 2012 at Kickstarter! It ends Wednesday October 17, and we have some sneak peeks at artwork stories and even one more big name headliner coming if everything goes

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World Con Schedule – ChiCon 7

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Well, my first WorldCon is looking good. I’d hoped to make Reno last year but then life fell apart and I had to sell my memberships to Patrick Hester and Jeremy Tolbert. I’m glad they could use them,  but this

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Book Day Two: The Returning Comes To Print!!!

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Well, paperbacks are finally here, so this is Book Day 2 for the exciting sequel to The Worker Prince, which made Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011!  Mitch Bentley of Atomic Fly Studios did some of his

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Write Tip: 7 Things I Learned About Working With Editors From Editing SPACE BATTLES

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In Spring 2010, I got the chance to pitch publisher David Rozansky of Flying Pen Press some anthology ideas I’d been developing and wound up hired to edit the next installment in the publisher’s long running Full Throttle Space Tales

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Matthew Cook

Matt Cook

The seventh story in the anthology by Matthew Cook offers a unique take on the theme, much like Dana Bell‘s did.  Cook lives and works in central Ohio, in a city known forits mad cows, microbrews, and a sports team named

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Space Battles Official Release Announcement & Cover

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Full Throttle Space Tales #6: Space Battles 17 Explosive Tales of Spaceship Battles (all original to this volume) Edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt Flying Pen Press, 264 pp., tbp, $16.95, Release Date: April 18, 2012 Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales

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New York Times Bestselling Star Wars Author Paul S. Kemp Blurbs “The Returning”

Star Wars/Forgotten Realms author Paul S. Kemp has this to say about my next novel The Returning: “The Returning blends themes of faith with classic space opera tropes and the result is a page-turning story that takes off like a

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Eleven SFF Series I Read And Was Surprised To Love

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I read a lot of books for my author interviews on SFFWRTCHT and blogs like GraspingForTheWind.com, www.SFSignal.com, and Ray Gun Revival, as well as my own blog. In fact, reading for those dominates my reading time. I rarely squeeze in

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First Blurb For Novel 2: THE RETURNING (Saga of Davi Rhii 2)

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Just in from my friend/mentor and one of my favorite authors, a blurb for my second novel: “THE RETURNING has romance, assassins, tension, both modern and classic science fiction notions, and very smooth writing. What more could you want? Bryan

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Announcing SPACE BATTLES TOC & My New Custom License Plate

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Well, I know my writers have been patiently but yet anxiously waiting for an announcement, so here it is. These are the stories accepted for the anthology SPACE BATTLES: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, in a series from Flying Penn

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More Rungs On The Ladder: The Returning, DMG & I Get A Locus Mention

Well, I got my first publishing related mention in Locus. Sometime last year I was listed in a photo caption for Rainforest Writer’s Village despite not actually being there for the picture (so that doesn’t count). The announcement of the

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