ConGregate Day 2

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The second day at ConGregate includes a panel inspired by Aaron Allston and a Star Wars panel. . . . → Read More: ConGregate Day 2

Kickstart HEROES! The Anthology

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Stories by Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, and Michael A. Stackpole? Heck yeah, I backed this project! From the Kickstarter page:

Silence in the Library Publishing is excited to bring you our latest anthology, HEROES!, a collection of short fiction about superheroes, not-so-super heroes, and everyday people who find the hero within.

Like our anthology Time Traveled Tales, HEROES! developed from the talent assembled by Origins Game Fair for their 2013 limited edition convention anthology.

Inside the pages of HEROES!, you’ll find stories from authors like Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Aaron Rosenberg, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many more.

As part of this Kickstarter, you’ll also be able to purchase the companion anthology, A Hero By Any Other Name, featuring stories about sidekicks, off-beat superheroes, and hapless villains by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Jean Rabe, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many of the other authors in HEROES! Several of the stories in these two anthologies are directly tied to each other.

This is more than just your normal collection of tights and capes. Oh, you’ll find those stories between the covers of HEROES!, but we’ve also included a wide range of works that capture the entire spectrum of heroism in speculative fiction. Some of the protagonists have superpowers, others survive purely on their wits and sometimes dumb luck. Some of the stories focus on the battles between costumed crusaders and their enemies, and others focus on battles against the demons within.

Our goal in this anthology is . . . → Read More: Kickstart HEROES! The Anthology

More Tributes For Aaron Allston

Last month the Star Wars community mourned the loss of author Aaron Allston. I shared my own thoughts, and Club Jade compiled a list of loving tributes from around the web. Recently, Michael Stackpole spoke eloquently about his longtime friend. . . . → Read More: More Tributes For Aaron Allston

RIP Aaron Allston

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Beloved Star Wars Expanded Universe author Aaron Allston has died. . . . → Read More: RIP Aaron Allston

Two Days Left To Support Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter

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Only two days left to support the Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter . . . → Read More: Two Days Left To Support Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter

Janine Spendlove’s War of the Seasons Kickstarter

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War of the Seasons: Book 3: The Hunter Kickstarter is on! . . . → Read More: Janine Spendlove’s War of the Seasons Kickstarter

Allston on Writing: Peer Review

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Allston discusses peer review as a tool for writers. . . . → Read More: Allston on Writing: Peer Review

X-Wing: Mercy Kill Available in Paperback

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The paperback edition Aaron Allston’s latest Star Wars novel, X-Wing: Mercy Kill, is available in paperback today. . . . → Read More: X-Wing: Mercy Kill Available in Paperback

Celebration VI: EU Author Allston Lays Down Tracks

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In his lecture “Laying Down Tracks,” Allston likens writing a novel to creating a polished musical recording in a studio. One at a time, a track of each different instrument and voice is captured and saved, then layered one on top of the other and meshed into harmonic excellence. He suggests that this process is transferable to writing a novel, and may in fact help you to write more efficiently or with greater speed. . . . → Read More: Celebration VI: EU Author Allston Lays Down Tracks

Taking Action on X-Wing: Mercy Kill

Mercy Kill is an action-adventure romp with great female characters, so I immediately thought of Katrina Hill’s Action Flick Chick website as a place to spread the X-Wing series love. . . . → Read More: Taking Action on X-Wing: Mercy Kill