09 November 2014

Alliteration Ink Presents: The Kickstarter for NOT OUR KIND: TALES OF (NOT) BELONGING

Alliteration Ink Introduces Not Our Kind:  Tales of (Not) Belonging

This Kickstarter is to fund a genre-defying diverse collection of fantasy and sci-fi stories of cultures, their problems, and seeing life from a new point of view.  It's edited by Nayad Monroe, who previously edited the critically acclaimed What Fates Impose.

When you talk about outsiders, it's easy to think about that sense of isolation when you're not one of the "popular kids" in high school, when you're the new person on the job, when you stand out in a bad way.

But there's more than that.

There's the sense of wonder at a new, alien place. There's seeing everything you know through a new, different point of view.

These stories defy expectations and easy genre boundaries.

But if you want that sense of wonder and amazement when you first encountered speculative fiction, that idea that there is something different, something more just around the corner, just out of sight, that sense of coming home to the unfamiliar, then this is the book you want to read.

In twenty-four hours, we're over 15% of the way to our first goal - and future goals include more stories through an open call for submissions!

You can back the project at http://bit.ly/kicknotourkind and get this book - and some pretty spiffy extra backer rewards - for yourself!

Not Our Kind: Tales of (Not) Belonging - New Fiction Stories -- Kicktraq Mini

30 October 2014

Have A Musical Halloween!

I'm going to be working Halloween, but there's no reason you shouldn't be treating your ears. Here's three very different takes on the season from my playlists on 8tracks!

Screaming guitars?  No.  Death growls?  No.  Those are not the sounds of the Mythos.

Instead, this is just a soundtrack meant to be a slow steady grind against your sanity as you come to realize how insignificant, how pathetic, how meaningless you are in the universe.

Largely quiet (though they may not stay that way), sanity-scrubbing throbbing deep cuts.  Enjoy.




Doom metal to provide a throbbing wall of brain-melting sound as you try to avoid the horrors that walk the earth on Halloween.




Darkwave, some early synth, a dash of harsh EBM and industrial. Happiness and dancing with an edge of goth and aggression. Dark yet danceable is the goal here.


28 October 2014

Join my son and I in Clash of Clans

A quick informal note from Steve here:

My son and I have a small clan (AlliterationInk, clan tag  #29UGUGC) on the mobile game Clash of Clans.

You all are invited to join us in smiting our virtual enemies!  Huzzah!