Tag: Selznick

P.G. Holyfield “Novelette” Pre-Order

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“Canary in a Coal Mine”

A few years ago I wrote a short story (short for me, in any case, around 8K words) for Matthew Wayne Selznick\\™s The Sovereign Era: Year One anthology. It was called \\Every Breath You Take.\\ It\\™s the story of high school senior Christian Murphy, who has it bad for a foreign exchange student named Stacey… \\˜but in a world where thousands of people are learning they possess unique, incredible powers, what exactly stands in the way of Christian getting what he wants?\\™

Last Fall, Matt did a Kickstarter for his second novel set in this universe, and I offered to write a \\˜sequel\\™ to my first story as a pledge reward for his fans. Matt allowed me to play in his universe once again, and this story became more of a \\˜novelette,\\™ with a word count of nearly 14K. Now that Matt has fulfilled his Kickstarter obligations, we\\™re getting this puppy out as an e-book on Amazon and B&N for $3.99. The name of this novelette? \\Canary in a Coal Mine.\\

It will be available at online retailers on Friday, but if you are an .epub or .mobi consumer, you can pre-order it now for $2.99 until 11:59 PM PST, tomorrow night.

Here are the pre-order links:

https://gumroad.com/l/canary-coal-mine-epub

https://gumroad.com/l/canary-coal-mine-mobi

For that $1.00 off, enter coupon code – sfmfan

So, more about \\˜Canary,\\™ which can be read as a standalone story (although there are characters from the first story that appear in this one as well, so go get \\˜Breath\\™ for 1.99 at Amazon or B&N… it\\™s good)

\\Sovereign Conduct Enforcement Team (S.C.E.T.) investigators Adoette Smith and Joshua Wolff team with a local police officer to investigate what happened at the end of \\˜Breath,\\™ and the disappearance of the potential Sovereign, Stacey Miller

When circumstances bring Adoette\\™s violent, troubled past to the surface, will she be able to utilize her own Sovereign abilities in time to find Stacey?

I had fun with this story, and doing it got me back in the writing mood, in a big way. I hope you enjoy it. And if you enjoy the setting and haven\\™t read Matt Selznick\\™s Sovereign novels, please do!!

Audio: Consumption Ep. 01

Our first episode of SFM Presents: Consumption was recorded LIVE on Google Hangout on July 31, 2013.

FIRST OFF: Apologies for the audio. The damned hamsters that power my internet took the f’ing night off, apparently. But my partners in crime carried the show, and our guest was just great… as you will soon learn.

Our guest was Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of Brave Men Run and the recently released Pilgrimage.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Introduction – Where we discover P.G.’s internet sucks…
06:30 – The Venture BrothersChristiana’s Venture Brothers Podcast
11:30 – Adventure Time
13:45 – Arrested Development
23:00 – Pacific Rim
34:00 – The Last Avatar
36:45 – Matthew Wayne Selznick
47:00 – Battlestar Galactica
52:00 – Falling Skies
59:00 – Blackfish (documentary)
1:02:00 – A Band Called Death
1:08:00 – The Pixar Theory

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Chooch (Beyond the Wall Podcast Co-Host)
Vivid Muse (Vivid Musings Blog)

 

If you want to be part of this or future episodes of the show (questions for the guest, topics for us to discuss, general trolling):

Email us at consumption at specficmedia dot com
Leave a voicemail at (704-981-1SFM)
Post a message here before the show, or on the YouTube page during the show!

SFM Presents: Consumption – Ep. 01, 7/31/13

Our first episode of SFM Presents: Consumption was recorded LIVE on Google Hangout on July 31, 2013.

Our first guest was Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of Brave Men Run and the recently released Pilgrimage.

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, Girls\\™ Rules Podcast Host)

 

If you want to be part of this or future episodes of the show (questions for the guest, topics for us to discuss, general trolling):

Email us at consumption at specficmedia dot com
Leave a voicemail at (704-981-1SFM)
Post a message here before the show, or on the YouTube page during the show!

Podcast Announcement – SFM Presents: Consumption

SFM Presents: Consumption is a new podcast/Google Hangout/YouTube show we’re starting this week.

specficmedia_logoSpecFicMedia.com Presents: Consumption

Some of us are media content creators; others are creators of a different type, make, or model… but all of us are media consumers. SFM Presents: Consumption will be a show where the hosts and a guest will talk about what media they are consuming (with a focus on speculative fiction media, of course). Movies, television, games, books, comic books… they’re all on the table.

As with BTW, the bulk of the show will be spoiler-free (as some of our discussions will be about things that some of the hosts may not have played, read, seen, or heard). But unlike BTW, we will have a spoiler section at the end of each podcast where all topics are fair game.

Our first episode/live show will be Wednesday, July 31st at 9 pm Eastern time. Viewer Q&A will be done through YouTube. I will post the link here when the time comes, but the best place to find our content is our YouTube channel.

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, Girls\\™ Rules Podcast Host)

Our first guest will be Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of Brave Men Run and the recently released sequel, Pilgrimage.