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Reading Aloud: Cross-gender Voices

Cross-gender voices are a tricky business. Even if you can really do a convincing cross-gender voice–and I know folks who can–the fact is that in a live reading, the audience knows that there’s only one person doing all the voices. There are two ways cross-gender voices can throw people out of listening. It’s really bad, and embarrassing, or it’s really good and shocking that a female voice is coming out of a man’s mouth. Either way, the listener drops the story for a moment.

One Week Only Sale on Slipstream Title

In celebration of Sue Lange’s upcoming appearance at the Author and a Movie event in Lansdowne, PA (Philly area), her ebook collection of previously published slipstream stories, Uncategorized, is on sale for $.99 at Smashwords. Sale ends Sunday midnight. Formats available include: pdf, mobi, epub, javascript, html, etc. Purchase the book here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/7776 (Use coupon […]

Carlson’s Plague Year takes France

The international bestselling novel Plague Year invaded France this week with the first title in Jeff Carlson’s trilogy of sci fi thrillers selling for a “solid” advance to Bibliotheque Interdite, described by literary agent Cameron McClure as “a young but dynamic publishing house that works with Games Workshop.  They are growing and becoming more and more important in […]

Steven Popkes on Book View Café

On Monday, February 22, Book View Café welcomed Steven Popkes as its newest member. Popkes is best known for his short stories. The Color Winter was a finalist for the Nebula Award. His most recent story, The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales, is in the January/February issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He has also […]

Quick Updates for 2010-02-25

Added "Finch" to the members-only area. We now have all the Nebula nominate novels available for consideration. http://is.gd/93fM5 # RT @LAGilman: Aiming not at readers, but pirates-for-profit: Publishers win legal block over file-sharer http://3.ly/5dtN # Happy release day, to SFWA member @dianarowland for "Blood of the Demon" http://bit.ly/cCQPU5 #

Quick Updates for 2010-02-24

RT @cindypon: just got the latest @sfwa magazine and article by @nancyholder featuring me and @eugeneson among other ucsd alumni # RT @SFXMagazine Walter Koenig's son Andrew is missing in Vancouver. Full details of the appeal to find him http://www.walterkoenigsite.com/ # RT @jayewells: Great article in the Huff Post about the new world for authors: […]