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Month: March 2007

Game Over

Thanks for the suggestions, but as of about an hour ago, we have a winner:  Wyrm Publishing.  The submission comes from a friend who chooses to remain anonymous at this time.

I’ve set up a placeholder domain:

Four New Books for One or Two Words

The first Clarkesworld Magazine anthology is tentatively scheduled for October 2007.   I’m starting a new small press to handle this project and I’m stumped when it comes to a  name for the company.  I’ve gone through hundreds of names without finding one that sounds right for a genre publisher.  I have a few basic rules:

  1. no Clarke or Clarkesworld references
  2. one or two words maximum
  3. easy to spell
  4. not in use
  5. not like one that is already in use 

At this point, I’m tossing it open to suggestions.  You can post them here or email them to  

What do you get?  Assuming I use your suggestion, in exchange for those one or two words, you’ll get free copies of the first four books I publish.  Of course, this assumes that someone comes up with a good name before I do.

The contest ends when it ends. 

Hmm… did I just say that there would be more books?  Sorry, have to maintain the suspense for a little longer.

Starting Daily Specials

The store is closing and I have loads of books currently on sale.  Some books will be deeply discounted for only a single day, returning to our regular price a day later (if any remain).  These books will ship in 24-48 hours (depending on day of week) and cannot be placed on hold.  Remember, my objective here is to make room for a new baby, so keeping books around doesn’t fit with the plan. 🙂  Anyhow, I’m starting this today and here is the first book:

List Price: $40
Regular Price: $32

TODAY: $25

Currency of Souls by Kealan Patrick Burke
Subterranean Press, 2007 – Signed limited edition hardcover

Welcome to Eddie’s Tavern, the only functioning waterhole in a near-dead town. Among the people you’ll meet tonight are: Tom, Milestone’s haunted lawman, who walks in the shadow of death; Gracie, the barmaid, a wannabe actress, doomed to spend her hours tending bar in a purgatory of her father’s making; Flo, the town seductress, who may or may not have murdered her husband; Cobb, a nudist awaiting an apology from the commune who cast him out; Wintry, the mute giant, whose story is told only in cryptic messages scribbled beneath newspaper headlines; Kyle, the kid, who keeps a loaded gun beneath the table; and Cadaver, who looks like a corpse, but smells real nice, and occupies his time counting stacks of pennies.

And then there’s Reverend Hill, who will be in at eleven, regular as clockwork, to tell them who’s going to die, and who’s going to drive.

Welcome to Eddie’s, where tonight, for the first time in three years, nothing will go according to plan.

Tell your friends!

March Issue of Clarkesworld Magazine Available Now

Clockmaker’s Requiem
by Barth Anderson

Something in
the Mermaid Way

by Carrie Laben

Art by Tomasz Pietrzyk

We’ve also set up a forum for people to discuss the stories (among other things), so drop in, say hi and tell us what you think.

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