August 2015

This could be a disaster!

Every time you turn on the news, you see a different possibility for how the world might end—and imminently! Climate change, Ebola, asteroid impact, nuclear war … zombie apocalypse. How will you prepare? How will you save your family? How will you help save the world for your children and future generations?

Obviously, the best preparation is to read up on every possible disaster scenario. And a great way to start is with the Disasters Storybundle, which just launched at storybundle.com.

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New Writers of the Future Workshop—Open to the Public

For over 30 years, the Writers of the Future Contest has been one of the premier writing contests in the science fiction and fantasy field, known not just for the awards ceremony and the prize money, but especially for the intensive week-long writing workshop taught by some of the biggest names in the field. This workshop is available only to the winners.

Until now.

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Pre-release of Neil Peart: CULTURAL REPERCUSSIONS—only Two Days Left

Next month WordFire Press will release an insightful new book about the work, influence and legacy of legendary Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart. CULTURAL REPERCUSSIONS is written by well-respected professor and literary critic Brad Birzer, who has also written similar analytical books on JRR Tolkien, Charles Carroll, Christopher Dawson, and Russell Kirk

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Modern Day Warriors: Rushcon and Grand Finale of R40 Rush Tour

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The word “awesome” is overused, but last weekend was truly an awesome weekend. Rebecca and I flew out to LA, where I was a guest speaker at the 15th Rushcon (the international convention for Rush fans, of course), and then the final Rush concert for their R40 tour (possibly the final Rush concert ever).

Awesome, as I said.

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Rock on Rush Fans: new Humble Bundle full of music-related books

I’m very pleased to be part of a unique new grab bag of books from Humble Bundle, all related to music. This bundle includes the bestselling and award-winning CLOCKWORK ANGELS, my steampunk adventure novel based on the most recent Rush concept album, which is cowritten with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. And there’s  the sneak preview “The Bookseller’s Tale” from the forthcoming companion novel, CLOCKWORK LIVES, also cowritten with Peart.

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