News for April 23rd, 2010

A.P. Fuchs is offering a free sample download of his latest book Zombie Fight Night here:

And more news from A.P. Fuchs is that some of his Coscom Entertainment titles are being taken on by Simon & Schuster! All the details are here: http://apfuchs.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/announcement-coscom-entertainment-goes-to-simon-and-schuster/

Interviews and guest posts by Christian spec-fic authors at Book Readers Central:

Steve Rzasa, author of The Word Reclaimed and The Word Unleashed:

James Rubart, author of Rooms:

Kerry Nietz, author of A Star Curiously Singing and The Superlative Stream:

Deb Kinnard, author of Angel with a Ray Gun, Seasons in the Mist, and more:


News for April 21st, 2010

New fiction at Mindflights: "Tumbling Parasol"  by Stelios Touchtidis - When a disaster thrusts a Chinese astronaut into deep space with a shrinking window for rescue, what chance will he have against the cold equations of expediency and national ambition?

Stuart Stockton wrote a guest post at Peg Phifer's blog for her genre focus month: http://goaheadandwearthepurple.blogspot.com/2010/04/genre-stuart-vaughn-stockton.html

And he wasn't the only one: Here's Fred Warren on fantasy:

The next instalment of C. L. Dyck's online serial is now up:
The Moonborn Code, Part 7: Agent

C.S. Lakin says: 
Announcing--The Gates of Heaven Series of fairy tales Book One:
The Wolf of Tebron is now available for pre-order by following these links:
Christianbook.com (less expensive and we like to support them!):
or Amazon.com:
Please come check out our new improved site: www.gatesofheavenseries.com
Read the prologue! Comment on the blog! See why fairy tales are powerful and add your thoughts!


News for April 19th, 2010

Silly Daddy Blasts Into Space with Star Chosen Sci-Fi Novel

March 31, 2010
North Riverside, IL, USA, Planet Earth

The latest major work from Silly Daddy cartoonist and Xeric Award winner, Joe Chiappetta, is not a comic book. It's a 67,000 word science fiction novel called "Star Chosen." The book took over five years to write and is a cross between Battlestar Galactica, Narnia, and of course, Silly Daddy.

Star Chosen, the 126 page, perfect bound softcover book retails for $10 US and is available now through Amazon at
(ISBN 978-0-9644323-2-1)
The book's back cover description follows:

"Deleting history was just the beginning. Blast off with STAR CHOSEN, a space opera of post-biblical proportions! After war, heartbreak, and the erasure of all history and culture, whose side will you fight on: the Proud... or the Chosen? In a time yet to come, the high-tech Faith War threatens to destroy all religions across the universe. One small yet bold group, known as 'the Chosen,' survives, but will they rebuild, or be torn to space dust across a cold universe?"

While the printed book is available through Amazon, the novel is also selling on Chiappetta's website as an e-Book in all the major e-Reader formats: ePub, Mobi, PDF and even as a TXT file. Star Chosen, the e-Book, sells for $5, and is  DRM-free. The book can be loaded onto multiple devices, and can be read on the Kindle, Sony E-Reader, iPhone, iPad, any computer, and any smartphone.

Chiappetta is not new to the sci-fi genre. His 1998 Xeric Award winning Silly Daddy graphic novel was also a major work of science fiction. Ironically, the imaginary gadgets depicted in that 1998 story resemble the devices that Chiappetta used in real life to create the 2010 Star Chosen novel. A Pocket PC was used to write the new story, and a Tablet PC was used to prepare the Star Chosen files for print production.

Going from the comics format to an all-text novel wasn't part of the original plan. Chiappetta started out on the project with the intent to tell the story as a weekly television series. Nevertheless, five years and 71 chapters later, Chicago area author, Joe Chiappetta, launches Star Chosen, a science fiction novel for all ages.

Best known for his ground-breaking and typically off-beat coverage of family relationships, Joe Chiappetta is a husband and father of three. Residing just outside of Chicago, Joe has written and published over 20 Silly Daddy comic books, numerous zines, an ongoing webcomics blog, and now, a science fiction novel.

For more information: www.joechiappetta.blogspot.com

Pictured in attached photo: Readers of all ages are blown away by the pure sci-fi space opera-ness of Star Chosen.
Also: check out last week's CSFF blog tour for Athol Dickson's Lost Mission at the following links:

Brandon Barr
Keanan Brand
Amy Browning
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Jason Isbell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher