Friday, July 24, 2020

Singularity Sunrise 1: EDENET available for preorder!

The 22nd century brings an era of technological wonders—and horrors. Cybernetics and genetic engineering. Mass surveillance and social credit. Full body cyborgs and nanoscale engineering. And the pinnacle of human achievement: machine intelligence.

Edenet is the next generation of the Internet. Designed by Anatol Corporation, it will bring the power of a supercomputer to the fingertips of every user, anywhere in the world. At the heart of Edenet lies a cutting-edge artificial intelligence that regulates all traffic on the network.

And one of its lead scientists has disappeared.

Fearing the worst, Anatol hires psychic contractor James Morgan to track her down. Accompanying him is Eligia Ogrod, the mysterious assistant to Anatol’s CEO. Their investigation takes them through the militarized streets of Warsaw, a corporate fortress in Shenzhen, and the human hives of Hong Kong.

Morgan is no stranger to intrigue. Yet the deeper he digs, the more questions emerge. Who is Eligia Ogrod? What does Anatol want?

And what is the truth behind Edenet?

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Updated Call for Submissions: Pulp on Pulp

Misha Burnett and I are working on a free collection of essays for writers. Titled Pulp on Pulp, this collection offers practical advice on creating fun, fast-paced fiction. This collection is aimed specifically at writers who want to create pulp-style fiction, though writers from other genres may learn something new from this collection.

This project is a labour of love, allowing writers to share everything they have learned. It is a non-paying project, but all accepted authors will have the opportunity to promote their own works. We won't say we are offering exposure, rather that we are simply providing an opportunity to help everyone improve their craft.

After the initial call for submissions, we are still looking for material and contributors. There is now no fixed deadline. Instead, submissions will close when we have received enough material for a collection.

The criteria is simple. We want to see essays about how to create good stories. That's it. But we are keeping the collection focused on writing, and only writing.