News for July 9th, 2009

Taylor Kent says: We will be gathering in front of our
computers on Thursday night (7/9/2009 at 8:30 PM CT) to enjoy another
voyage into Snark Infested Waters. This week I have a guest in the
snark tank, Jeff Gerke author (under the pen name Jefferson Scott -

) and founder of Marcher Lord Press
(http://www.marcherlordpress.com). So come out and join the fun and
bring your questions for Jeff. As per usual we will take questions
from the chat room during the second half of the show so bring any
questions you have concering Macher Lord Press, Christian Speculative
Fiction, and/or anything else.

Snark Infested Waters will be recorded live on Thrusday 7/9/2009 at
8:30 PM CT/9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT. Extra video content will start at
8:25 PM CT and the after party will run from 9:30 PM CT until 10:00 PM
CT. The direct link to the show is:

I look forward to see you all there.

The related post can be found at: http://thesnarkyavenger.com/?p=560

Johne Cook says: "Blessed Are the Peacemakers," an homage to Keith Laumer's 'Retief' character, is the featured story in Issue 02 of Digital Dragon magazine:

A former space marine is caught between his principles and his duty as he juggles working for an old enemy while trying to forge a crucial treaty with a ferocious alien race.


When writing this story, I specifically tried to write something that was classic Science Fiction and frankly Christian. I like how it turned out. At 2100 words, it's the shortest non-Flash thing I've written, and I like how quickly it moves for a multi-scene story. Check it out, and read the rest of the offerings in this installment of the new project from T. W. Ambrose and Randy Streu! I think you'll like what they're doing.

Johne's stories are also featured on Cathi-Lyn Dyck's blog here: http://scitascienda.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/muse-monday-featuring-johne-cook


News for July 6th, 2009

Terri Main says: Tuesday July 7th at 7 pm (PST) we will be meeting in Second Life. The location for the meeting can be found at http://www.tinyurl. com/sllgg
Second Life is a virtual world. You will need to download software and select an avatar in order to take part in the dicussion featuring both voice and text-base chats.
The meeting will run from 7 - 8 pm.

Fred Warren wrote a new review of Leaps of Faith, the sci-fi anthology edited by Karina and Robert Fabian: http://frederation.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/book-review-leaps-of-faith-edited-by-robert-and-karina-fabian/

Bryan Polivka says: Ahoy from the land of mythical beasts, mysterious beauty, and the odd miracle now and again... Nearing Vast has seen some miracles, large and small. Here's a truly odd one. Smith Delaney, one of our favorite pirates and a most thoughtful ponderer, has turned up on Twitter. You can follow his musings from his post on his pond (he calls these musings "posts" for the obvious reason). Look him up at www.twitter.com/SmithDelaney.