PDF Book of the Week for September 24th

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For one week only you can get Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind by J Alan Erwine for 50% off at DriveThruFiction by going to https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/246612

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

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Order the October Spaceports early

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We’re still a week away from the release of the October 2018 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk, but you can download it today at https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-october-2018/…and you can get it for just 75 cents!

Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The October 2018 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.
This issue features fiction by Brian Michael Riley, Andra Dill, Laura Jane Swanson, R.C. Mulhare, and Lara Hampton. It also features poetry by Rebecca Herzog, Lisa Timpf, Francis W. Alexander, Daniel Galef, and Lauren McBride.

Pre-order The Martian Wave: 2018

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This is a pre-sale. The issue will be released on September 27th. You can download a copy now, but print copies will go out after the release date. Print and e-book versions are $1 off until the release date.
The Martian Wave 2018 will take you to worlds you could never imagine, and introduce you to aliens you never thought possible. Join the explorers of the galaxy as they visit the planets of our solar system, and planets and star systems beyond.
Featuring fiction from G.O. Clark, S.A. Dance, Eddie D. Moore, Benjamin Whitney Norris, Tyree Campbell, Glen R. Stripling, Eamonn Murphy, Lisa Timpf, Sara L. Uckelman, Francis W. Alexander, Russell Hemmell, and Nicholas Stillman, everyone is sure to find a story they love. And with poetry from Samson Stormcrow Hayes, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Kendall Evans, Lisa Timpf, Greg Schwartz, WC Roberts, Benjamin Whitney Norris, and David Ralph Lewis, you’re sure to have your senses overloaded with the beauty and terror of the universe.

https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2018/

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PDF Book of the Week for September 10th

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For one week only, get the Ephemeris RPG core rulebook for 50% off from DriveThruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/63664

The year is 2185. The human race has gone to the stars, and found that they’re not alone. Local space is teeming with civilizations, some hostile, some friendly, and some indifferent. This is the universe of Ephemeris.

Ephemeris is a game of galactic trade and galactic conquest; of inter-species conflict and cooperation. Ephemeris is a science fiction role playing game. Here you will be able to take on the role of your favorite alien species and your favorite class. You will be able to trade, fight, negotiate, conquer, whatever you’d like to do with your fellow players. You can play the role of an Althani Trader, or maybe an Arbonix Cyber Wizard, or maybe even a Human Nanist. You can create a party made up entirely of one species and set out to upset the trade routes of a rival species. Or maybe you want to create a party with a variety of species that preys upon the trading routes of the various civilizations. Or maybe you want to explore the ancient ruins on long dead planets, ruins that clearly show that there were other species roaming the spaceways in the past…but where are they now? You can fight in great wars, negotiate grand peace treaties, and explore sections of the galaxy that no sentient has ever explored. Or maybe your party has joined with one of the interplanetary corporations; corporations whose motives are never entirely clear. These are just some of the possibilities open to you.
The universe of Ephemeris is yours to do with as you please. What you now hold in your hands are the basic guidelines for the games. Here you’ll find the races, classes, abilities, skills, weapons, and ships that allow you to create your own Ephemeris universe.

Now, step inside for the greatest science fiction adventure you’ve ever been on…

Be sure to pick up the free supplement, Ephemeris RPG Rule Changes, to see what we’ve added to the original rules.

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Future Syndicate II

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We’re still looking for submissions for Future Syndicate II.

What we’re looking for: We want stories about criminal activity in the future.  We’re not looking for detective stories…we want stories that are about the criminals themselves, and their activities.  This is a science fiction anthology, so science has to play some role in the story.  Hard SF would be great, but we will look at adventure SF as well.  As important as science is to the story, we really want to see well drawn characters who are believable and act in realistic ways.  We all know that crime is a bad thing, but these people do it for a reason…what is that reason?  Having said that, we don’t want to see fiction that portrays the criminals as completely evil with no redeeming qualities.

Story length: Stories must be 2,000-7,000 words in length.

Rights: We would prefer to buy first rights, but we will accept reprints as long as the previous publishing history is included.  You also must own the rights to the story.

Payment: Now for the important stuff.  We will pay ½ cent per word for first rights, plus two contributor copies, paid on publication.  We will pay a $5 flat fee plus two contributor copies on publication for reprints.  Please make sure you note the difference in pay.

What we don’t want: As already stated, no detective stories, no unbelievable characters.  We also don’t want to see fan fiction, or fiction based in other people’s universes.  If you’ve written a lot of stories in your own universe, then we certainly don’t mind that.

Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months, but we will respond with a form rejection…we just like to let everyone know that up front.

Reading Period: We will be reading submissions until the anthology is full.

Submission Formats: All submissions must be sent as attachments, no exceptions.  Stories should be formatted in Word or rtf.

Submission address: To submit a piece, or if you have any further questions, please send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Sorry, we aren’t using hyperlinks because we’re really sick of the damn spammers.  All submissions should have the subject: Future Syndicate Submission.