Monday, April 27, 2009

Life Imitates Art

As I've been watching news coverage on the flu outbreak, I immediately started thinking of John Ringo's recent biothriller, The Last Centurion. Of course the situation isn't exactly the same, since in our world the flu outbreak is following a major economic dislocation caused by the mortgage meltdown, but it still is enough to give me chills.

However, some people on Baen's Bar have been suggesting that the quick response by public health agencies indicates this isn't going to be the Big One, but that will come from some unexpected quarter while we're distracted with something else. Or worse, if this outbreak is successfully contained, we could get a "cry wolf" effect that will actually impair people's readiness to respond properly when it really comes.


Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

I'd like to add your book review website to our small publisher's resource page as a submission source for book reviews. But I don't see a submission guideline. Please let me know if you accept small press, independent, and self-published books, and what your submission guidelines are.

The listing would go on our author's resource website here:

You can see examples of what other book reviewers have listed there. Please let me know if you'd like to be added.

Dustin said...

Dear Editor,

My name is Sebastian A. Jones. I have created a new comic book line, "THE UNTAMED: A Sinner's Prayer," through STRANGER COMICS. We are an organic homegrown comic company who strives to release the first dark and brutal fantasy ongoing universe in comics!

I originally started creating the world, ASUNDA, 20 years ago in England where I was raised on LARP, Muddy Waters, and Clint Eastwood flicks! So now, I am reaching out to those who my stuff is intended for! I would love to get your feedback and ask for your support [providing you like it] to spread the word through your role-playing community, that finally there's a comic that is for the folk who are thirsting for quality tales and art, and not the corporate dumbed down crap!

I would love to send you a complimentary PDF.copy of our first issue of "The Untamed". And if you like it enough I can send a physical copy or two for competetions and whatever fun you can think of. Hit me up on my email!

Here is what one savvy fan has said;-]

"What's not to love about Jones and Bergting's THE UNTAMED: it's a Sergio Leone, Frank Frazetta, William Blake fever dream mashup. And that's just where it begins!"
Lloyd Levin (Watchmen/Hellboy/Boogie Nights)

All the best!

Sebastian A. Jones
"The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer"
Stranger Comics

P.S. We recycle!