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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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Sprunk-Schmidt Star Wars Rewatch: Our Wishes For Future Star Wars

BTS: Jon, this has been a fun discussion. It’s reminded me of so many reasons why I like Star Wars, and has me mire excited than ever at the prospect of more.  When Disney made their announcement a few weeks

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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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Sprunk-Schmidt Original Trilogy Rewatch: Empire Strikes Back

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A couple weeks back my buddy and fellow author Jon Sprunk and I decided the time had come to revisit our childhoods and rewatch the original Star Wars movies that changed our lives. Knowing other fans might enjoy sharing the experience

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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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Announcing the Sprunk-Schmidt Star Wars Original Trilogy Rewatch: You’re Invited

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The Project: Star Wars Original Trilogy Rewatch The Hosts: Jon Sprunk & Bryan Thomas Schmidt The Invitation To You: Rewatch the original trilogy in order, one a week, and join the conversation. Jon and I are of an age where the release

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New 4 star Amazon Review for “The Worker Prince”

http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/the-worker-prince/ - Read about my debut novel here

This review took me to over 20 so the book will show up in more searches now, so that’s a real blessing, too. 4.0 out of 5 stars Gladiator, Moses, Skywalker, Rhii, July 25, 2012 By David Mark Brown “hache” (Nampa, Idaho) – See

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The Exodus at Halfway (Progress Report)

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Almost halfway, as hard as that may be to believe for a novel I started July 3oth. So that’s my word count for 24 days. The best streak I’ve ever had since I started writing fiction, I believe. As I’ve

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The Worker Prince, My First Novel, Comes to NetGalley For A Limited Time

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It rarely happens. While NetGalley is a goto place now for reviewers and others to get advanced looks at forthcoming books, it’s also expensive and thus, dominated primarily by bigger publishers and authors who have the cash to spend on

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WriteTip: Diligence Pays Off-Success Equals Talent Plus Work

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Okay, this isn’t the usual steps process for sure, but I still think it’s appropriate for a write tip. A few months back I posted about the power of diligence quoting from a Steve Martin interview with Charlie Rose where

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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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An Explanation And Apology Re: The Delayed Release of THE RETURNING In Print

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You know, things don’t always go the way that we expect them to when publishing a book. This week is one of those times. I expected the print release of my second novel in the Davi Rhii series, The Returning, to be

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Happy Book Day, Paper Baby Two! (The Returning Released)

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There’s something about the release of a second novel that’s really special. Despite having edited an anthology this year, adding another book to the roster, especially in the same series and another original just makes you feel like you’ve proven yourself

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The Returning Blog Tour Schedule

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It’s hard to believe it’s here. I get all emotional because of all the behind the scenes chaos I went through while writing it, but I’m about to be the author of two published novels and I’m thrilled and humbled

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author/Editor Jaleta Clegg

The final profile in our ongoing series features Jaleta Clegg. Jaleta set her Space Battles tale in the world of her eleven novel series, which started with Nexus Point and continues soon in Priestess Of The Eggstone. With a science degree and a

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Selene O’Rourke

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One of the delights of editing an anthology is the chance to invite new writer friends whom you respect. Canadian writer Selene O’Rourke makes her published fiction debut in Space Battles with her story “Final Defense.” Selene lives in the

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Anthony R. Cardno

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Anthony R. Cardno’s family holiday tale The Firflake has already introduced him to readers. His author interview series for his blog Rambling On has also brought him notice and enabled him to build a network of writing industry friends. He’s a

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author C.J. Henderson

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If you don’t know who he is, you probably should. CJ Henderson’s story have appeared in two of the previous Full Throttle Space Tales anthologies. He’s Author Guest Of Honor alongside Cheri Priest at MileHiCon this Fall in Denver, and

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Sarah Hendrix

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“The Gammi Expriment,” Sarah Hendrix’s Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 story was her third anthology sale but wound up being her first SF story published.  She does a little bit of everything from publicist work for Apex Publications to slush reading

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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-Editor-Publisher Grace Bridges

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Our next author is Grace Bridges whose Space Battles story “Never Look Back” is about two sisters alone on a ship in the aftermath of a battle. In addition to writing, Grace is the editor and publisher of Splashdown Books,

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author-Editor Dana Bell

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Although she got her start in fanfic, which she continues to produce, Dana Bell has authored a number of short stories and her debut novel, Winter Awakening, released from Wolfsinger last year. Her stories and poems have appeared in Space

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Patrick Hester

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Every Tuesday night, a new episode of the Functional Nerds podcast is posted at www.functionalnerds.com with hosts Patrick Hester and John Anealio chatting with authors like Blake Charlton, James Enge, L.E. Modesitt, and more. In addition to running the podcast, Patrick edits and

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Preorder SPACE BATTLES & Get My Other Davi Rhii Short Story Free

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To celebrate the release of Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, my first anthology as editor, I am giving away Rivalry On A Sky Course free at smashwords. If you preorder Space Battles and send me your order number via email

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Simon C. Larter

The third story in Space Battles is the third anthology sale for Author Simon C. Larter. A construction worker by day, who describes himself better than I ever could as: “Flash fiction specialist and writer of short stories that range from

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Gene Mederos

The second story in Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 is by Gene Mederos. Born in Cuba and raised in Brooklyn, he wrote his first story in second grade. Mederos received a BFA in Theater from the University of Miami and has

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SPACE BATTLES Author Profile: Meet Author Anna Paradox

The author of the opening story for the anthology Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Anna Paradox enjoys writing, science fiction (sometimes the two combined) and poker. Her first novel, The Cracked Bell, is available as a free download. Her

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