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RSVP for the Futuredaze Event & Contest at Bitten by Books

We mentioned previously that we were going to be holding an ONLINE event with Bitten by Books to help promote Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction. We now have the details in case you would like to participate.

The Bitten by Books event is an online discussion between readers, the co-editors (Hannah Strom-Martin and Erin Underwood) and several of the Futuredaze authors. Plus, there will be a contest in which two lucky winners will each receive a $20 Amazon gift card. To participate, I highly recommend that you RSVP for the event today in order to get some extra points toward winning the gift card. You can RSVP via this link: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201

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The event (hosted by Bitten by Books) is basically an online discussion in which readers ask questions or make comments, and the editors and the authors respond. These events are usually a lot of fun because they are so interactive. You can get the full contest details at the Bitten by Books website, but the gist of it is that the person who acquires the most points through posting comments, etc is the winner. That said, there are other ways to acquire points, and the most significant way is to RSVP for the event. Bitten by Books will then send you the URL for the LIVE online event.

If you’re available, we’d love to have you there! Also, we could use some help spreading the word about the event. Here’s the general information, including the date, time and RSVP information. Please help us spread the word.

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ONLINE CHAT WITH FUTUREDAZE EDITORS AND AUTHORS 

  • Hosted by: Bitten by Books
  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 12th. 
  • Start Time: 12:00 Central Time (US) 
  • RSVP TODAY!: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201 
  • Contest Open: Worldwide
  • Prize: Two $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)

Thank you so much!

Futuredaze Reviewed by ForeWords Reviews

We have received a new review for Futuredaze. This one is from ForeWords Reviews,  a trade review journal that covers “the rapidly growing independent, alternative, university, and self publishing industries.” You can read the whole review via this link, but here’s a quick look at the summary.

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Futuredaze is a fantastic choice for YA (and older) readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy. Of interest and possible inspiration to young writers is the fact that many of the authors featured in this anthology are themselves quite young.” — ForeWords Reviews

Thank you ForeWords!

Futuredaze-cover-hi-resYou can pick up a copy of Futuredaze here:

International readers can find stores via this link.

For those of you who have read Futuredaze, we would be grateful if you left a review on any of the sites listed above.

The BIG IDEA Behind Futuredaze is Featured on John Scalzi’s Blog

Have you heard about the BIG IDEA that inspired Hannah Strom-Martin and I to publish Futuredaze? Well…here’s your chance.

John Scalzi is featuring Futuredaze as one of the BIG IDEA posts on his blog. This is pretty darned exciting for us. So, please go check it out and leave a comment to let us know that you were there. You should also check out the rest of his site. Scalzi is a fantastic science fiction writer who I highly recommend to anyone looking for a good dose of SF.

Remember, if you have any questions for us or questions about the anthology, feel free to add them to the comments section of our Big Idea post.

See you there!!

Also, we’d love to have you help to boost the signal on our BIG IDEA post for Futuredaze.

Tangent Online Reviews Futuredaze

Futuredaze has been reviewed by Tangent Online. You can read the entire review on Tangent’s website where they give a mini review for each short story within the anthology. However, for your convenience, here’s the summary statement for Futuredaze as a whole, which pleases me greatly.

Overall, this is a great anthology, offering some of the strongest YA fiction I’ve seen in years. There’s something for everyone here, and not just young adults, but the not-so-young adults too. In spite of this anthology’s issues, many of these stories offer something extra – that sought after one-punch sensibility; the kind which grips and stays with you long after closing the pages. Tangent Online, Barbara Melville

Purchase Futuredaze online.

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Visit Tangent Online to read the Futuredaze (short story) reviews.

Purchase Futuredaze Online

While Futuredaze: Anthology of YA Science Fiction is available through your local bookstores, we wanted to provide a listing of online retailers for those of you who may not live close to a bookstore. We have also included a list of online bookstores in the UK, Australia, and Canada who also carry Futuredaze.

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UNITED STATES–Online Booksellers:

INTERNATIONAL–Online Booksellers:

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Worldwide Delivery

SPECIAL ORDERS

You can also place special order requests through your local bookstore or your library. Here is the information you’ll need:

  • Title: Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction
  • Editors: Hannah Strom Martin and Erin Underwood
  • Release Date: February 12, 2013
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-9858934-0-8

Meet the Futuredaze Authors

February 12th is only a few short weeks away and Futuredaze is coming! While you wait, We thought you might like to meet the amazing authors who contributed their YA science fiction poetry and fiction to our anthology. We are thrilled to introduce you to the Futuredaze authors. You can learn more about them on their websites and by reading their bios inside your copy of Futuredaze. It has been such a pleasure to work with this very talented and special group of people. –Hannah & Erin

Camille Alexa

Camille Alexa ~ USA and Canada
Story: “Over It”
Visit her at http://camillealexa.com
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Steve AlguireSteve Alguire ~ Canada
Story: “Driven Out”
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E Kristin AndersonE. Kristin Anderson ~ USA
Poetry: The Ghost Hunter
Visit her at ekristinanderson.com
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Jenny Blackford-smJenny Blackford ~ Australia
Poetry: Learning How to be a Cat
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SONY DSCCathy Bryant ~ England
Poetry: The Alien
Visit her at www.cathybryant.co.uk
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Sandi CaylessSandi Cayless – Scotland
Poetry: Ghost Walkers
Visit her at http://www.submartis.com

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Alicia_Cole2Alicia Cole ~ USA
Poem: Speech Lessons
Visit her at http://three-magpies.livejournal.com/
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Stephen CoveyStephen D. Covey ~ USA
Story: “The Stars Beneath Our Feet”
Visit him at www.StephenDCovey.com

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Anna Della ZazzeraAnna Della Zazzera ~ Canada
Poetry: Market Day
Visit her at www.annadz.wordpress.com

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Danika Dinsmore-smDanika Dinsmore ~ Canada
Story: “String Theory”
Visit her at theaccidentalnovelist.com

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Gregory Frost-smGregory Frost ~ USA
Story: “Larvae”
Visit him at www.gregoryfrost.wordpress.com

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John Grey-smJohn Grey ~ USA
Poem: King and Queen
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NancyNancy Holder ~ USA
Story: “Clockwork Airlock
Visit her at www.nancyholder.com

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irving ~ USA
Poetry: Pennies and  Things to Consider When Choosing a Name for the Ship You Won in a Poker

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Rahul KanakiaRahul Kanakia ~ USA
Story: “Another Prison”
Visit him at http://www.blotter-paper.com

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Alex KaneAlex Kane ~ USA
Story: “Prospect of a World I Dream”
Visit him at www.alexjkane.com

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Miri KimMiri Kim ~ USA
Story: “With You, But Not With You”
Visit her at http://mirikim.livejournal.com/

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Rich Larson-smRichard Larson ~ Canada
Story: “Your Own Way Back”
Visit him at amazon.com/author/richlarson
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Dale LucasDale Lucas ~ USA
Story: “Out of the Silent Sea”
Visit him at www.authordalelucas.wordpress.com

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Evelyn Lumish-smEvelyn Lumish ~ USA
Poem: Why
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Alex Dally MacFarlaneAlex Dally MacFarlane ~ England
Story: “Unwritten in Green”
Visit her at www.alexdallymacfarlane.com

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jack mcdevitt-smJack McDevitt ~ USA
Story: “A Voice in the Night”
Visit him at www.jackmcdevitt.com

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Sandra McDonald-smSandra McDonald ~ USA
Story: “The Stars Beneath Our Feet”
Visit her at sandramcdonald.com

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Jennifer MooreJennifer Moore ~ England
Story: “The End of Callie V”
Visit her at http://jennifermoore.wordpress.com

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Katrina Nicholson ~ Canada
Story: “Me and My Army of Me”
Visit her at www.refrigeratorbox.org

Chuck Rothman-smChuck Rothman ~ USA
Story: “Spirk Station”
Visit him at http://www.sff.net/people/rothman

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Mark Smith-Briggs-smMark Smith-Briggs ~ Australia
Story: “The Cleansing”
Visit him at http://www.freewebs.com/marksmithbriggs/

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Leah ThomasLeah Thomas ~ Taiwan
Story: “Powerless”

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Llinos Cathryn ThomasLlinos Cathryn Thomas ~ England
Story: “Hollywood Forever”
Visit her at www.llinoscathrynthomas.co.uk

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Lavie TidharLavie Tidhar ~ England
Story: “The Myriad Dangers”
Visit him at http://lavietidhar.wordpress.com

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Brittany WarmanBrittany Warman ~ USA
Poem: The Blue Hour
Visit her at http://www.brittanywarman.com/

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William John WatkinsWilliam John Watkins ~ USA
Story: “The Fall of Stile City”

Praise for Futuredaze

Futuredaze-cover-finalReviews and Blurbs for
Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction

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“All of the stories are refreshingly short, 10 pages or fewer, encouraging readers to read the next and the next until the book is gobbled down. Fun for fans familiar with adult sf, and an enticing gateway for those new to the genre.” –Booklist, Lynn Rutan

“Futuredaze is a fantastic choice for YA (and older) readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy.” -–ForeWords Reviews, Leia Menlove

“[Futuredaze] is a great anthology, offering some of the strongest YA fiction I’ve seen in years. There’s something for everyone here, and not just young adults, but the not-so-young adults too.” Tangent Online, Barbara Melville

“I love this collection! It offers all the ideas, speculation and creativity I look for in quality science fiction, but it presents them with a nimble verve, with humor and with a focused attention to the interests and concerns of teen readers. Each story works as science fiction, while also resonating at a wonderfully energetic, youthful frequency. That pleasantly surprised me again and again.” —David Anthony Durham, author of The Acacia Trilogy

Some of the stories are thought-provoking, some of the stories are charming, and some of the stories are poems. A fine anthology for young adults of every taste. —Mike Resnick, award winning science fiction writer and editor

A delightful surprise—young stories of a new sort: stories with a sense of wonder and a wary, expectant look at the universe. —C.J. Cherryh, award winning science fiction writer

FUTUREDAZE has a wide range of imaginative stories—science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, poetry, all with a common thread of younger protagonists, but the ideas and stories are for dreamers and armchair adventurers of all ages. —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy

Opening this amazing collection is like visiting one of those All-You-Can-Eat restaurants, except everything in Futuredaze is freshly-made and yummy.  Choose from funny stories and sad stories, stories that will make you think and make you laugh, stories set in space or in the future or just down the street, assuming you live on the strangest street in town.  Something for every taste, including some delicious poems to savor between courses.  You may want to be careful though, because this is exactly the kind of book I would have loved when I was a teen, and I grew up to be a science fiction writer! —James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards.

The editors of Futuredaze, a speculative anthology for young adults (or anyone partial to well-written, high-concept “Future Fantasy”), could have called it, justifiably, Futuredazzle. Its twenty-one tales and twelve poems range far and flashily over a host of genre tropes, making them all new again. Its contributors — from veterans like Gregory Frost, Nancy Holder, Jack McDevitt, Chuck Rothman, and William John Watkins, to up-and-comers like Danika Dinsmore, Rahul Kanakia, Dale Lucas, and Katrina Nicholson — all weigh in with brilliantly powerful and/or amusing tales. The poets herein also shine. I came away dazzled, and you will too. —Michael Bishop, author of Count Geiger’s Blues and Brittle Innings

I read FUTUREDAZE: An Anthology Of YA Science Fiction for blurbing. This is to be published by UNDERWORDS PRESS http://underwordspress.com in February 2013, both print and ebook. YA stands for Young Adult, what in my day was called juvenile. I vaguely expected somewhat sanitary, simplified stories, the kind that parents, teachers, and librarians approve. The hell! It turned out to be aimed [at] young readers, yes, but these are hard-hitting pieces with alternating poems. I don’t properly understand poetry, so will pass on that; it seems competent here. The stories are something else. They don’t hesitate to tackle significant issues like ambition, desire, and mortality…Overall, this is a fine assembly of science fiction stories that are provocative, entertaining, and sometimes nervously mind-stretching. They should appeal to teens, and to their parents. —Piers Anthony, 2012 Dismember Newsletter

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