SPECULATIONS KC in its Final 5 Days NEEDS YOU!
Well, my latest Kickstarter is struggling to fund. A disappointment, of course, as I am passionate about it. Just announced many of the stories which will be included.
If any... Read more
SPECULATIONS K.C. My latest Kickstarter Launched!
It's live here, for anyone interested. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/601968027/speculations-kc-kansas-city-worldcon-anthology
I won't send out many more updates on this. Maybe none. But thanks for your interest and support.
Launching Monday: SPECULATIONS KC
Some of you asked me to let you know about future projects. This launches Monday. Here's a sneak peek at the video. Star-studded, and the best yet, I hope you'll... Read more
Analog LOVES Raygun Chronicles and Upcoming Projects
Hey guys, I have not posted updates in months because I've been busy, and I sent a ton already, especially during release. But since people asked me to keep them... Read more
Special Request For Reviews
Just a quick reminder that I am still offering signed bookplates to backers who review and send me links to Amazon and B&N and Goodreads reviews. All three... Read more
Raygun Chronicles Up For Year's Best Antho and Best Cover Art 2013
Raygun Chronicles has been nominated in the Preditors and Editors Year's Best 2013 Poll for Best Anthology and Best Cover Art. We'd love to have your vote, and please spread... Read more
A Happy and Prosperous 2014 to you all!
2014 was my most successful year yet, and you all were a big part of that. I hope you are enjoying the fruits of our labors and your support. And... Read more
Well, I just spent 35 minutes running tracking numbers on all but the Media Mail packages, and it looks like about 65% of you received or will receive your shipments... Read more
All Backer Packages Are Done & The Final Batch Mails Tomorrow
Did you get yours yet? This pic comes from Backer Brian Lewis:
I look forward to hearing your reports. :)
Merry Christmas and Enjoy The Adventure! Thanks for coming along... Read more
Library Journal Loves Raygun Chronicles & All But Pisces Ship Tomorrow
First things first, I just finished packing the last of your books, t-shirts, etc. And will ship tomorrow. Everything is going priority or first class, so expect to see packages... Read more
Pegasus and Cassiopeia In The Mail
US backers, the good news is, I mailed Pegasus and Cassiopeia shirts, books and bookmarks Priority Mail so most should arrive Monday or Tuesday. That means you'll be getting them... Read more
T-shirts and Bookmarks are here!!!
Okay, everything's here. We had to ship t-shirts from Canada, not the original plan, because our vendor refused to honor his estimate and wanted 4x what we'd budgeted for. We... Read more
Orion, Hydra, Libra Backer Books In The Mail
I'll keep it short and sweet, if you're in one of the above listed groups, your books are on their way.
The first two people to post reviews on Goodreads,... Read more
Release Day Book Bomb
Well, it's here. Tomorrow is our release day, but the book is already going live at sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Ebooks have yet to post but here... Read more
First Review For Anthology At Amazing Stories Mag
Lots going on to update you on.
Backer Keith West read an Advance copy and gave us a glowing review. And so that's awesome for us, especially since... Read more
Raygun Chronicles went to press today.
Here's a sneak peek at the dust jacket for the hardcovers.
Soon, very soon, my friends, copies will arrive with you.
P.S. A larger view can be seen on... Read more
Official Table Of Contents Released For Raygun Chronicles
I released the official final Table Of Contents over at SFSignal and somehow never managed to post it here. So apologies. You can read all about it here,... Read more
4 RAYGUN CHRONICLES Blurbs plus BEYOND THE SUN Major Reviews and Podcast Appearance
We have four blurbs in for our anthology so far:
“RAYGUN CHRONICLES breathes supercharged life into the space opera genre with exciting and inventive new tales by a superb line-up... Read more
Great Reviews Pouring in For Beyond The Sun, Raygun Launch News and more!!!
In my grubby little hands: (see pic at bottom)
That's right, I got advanced review copies of our beloved project and it really looks good. Very excited. Sending them out... Read more
Almost final cover reveal -- Advanced Review Copies
Not quite final but getting close, our cover for review copies, which go out next week, is looking amazing!
Content Turned In
All content for Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For A New Age has been turned in to Every Day Publishing for formatting as of last week. So we are now in... Read more
Beyond The Sun Released
For any who might be interested, my first Kickstarter project, Beyond The Sun is now available at 30% off in its release week via the following:
Publisher (Fairwood Press): http://www.fairwoodpress.com/catalog/item/7650871/9782399.htm ... Read more
Beyond The Sun Discounts For You
Hey all! Sorry for the long delay between updates. But I've been busy finalizing both my first Kickstarter anthology, Beyond The Sun for Fairwood Press, and editing stories for Raygun... Read more
Well, this is never what you plan for, but unfortunately, Dean Wesley Smith has had to drop out of Raygun Chronicles. Fortunately, Dave Wolverton was more than happy to step... Read more
Want a sneak peek of the cover in color?
I still can't reveal it BUT a portion of it is in this press release from the publisher for anyone interested...
New Content Announced
I already told you about the second Catastrophe Baker story Mike Resnick is giving us, bring the count to 24 stories from 23. But now we have more special content... Read more
You Guys Are Awesome!
Every Kickstarter showrunner that I have spoken with plans for it. Cancelled pledges. It's so part and parcel of fundraising that you budget for it as a matter of course.... Read more
We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for making our passion project possible. I now begin editing the RGR reprint stories while our headliners go to work on... Read more
We did it!!!!!! 27 minutes to go
So I can get out of bed and let the dogs eat today! WHEW!
Thanks all! I got cramps in that fetal position there...
$6658 Just under 5 hours left!!!
Thanks to all of our new backers today. I want to single out Kevin J. Anderson, the author, and a friend, who was unable to headline Raygun Chronicles due to... Read more
Update & Final Contributor Interview: Peter J. Wacks
Morning surge to $5162 with 13 new backers! Welcome! We are now less than 3k from our goal with 30 hours left! We're in great shape. Keep spreading the word... Read more
Reward Reveal: Space Opera Bookmarks
Well, here they are. Two of three. The third will be based on the final cover, which, for obvious reasons, is not done. The backs will have the book info,... Read more
Contributor Interview: Lou Antonelli
$4555 and steadily climbing with 3 days left (closes Thursday night 8:29 p.m. ET). Word is spreading and we are on the way. I think we have a darn good... Read more
Contributor Interview: Shaun Farrell
We're at $4200, which means we are descending toward our goal instead of ascending. This is a good thing. In October, Beyond The Sun funded with $3k in the last... Read more
Transcript of Headliner Chat with Sarah A. Hoyt & Google Plus Chat Reminder
With apologies, I forgot to tell you that headliner Sarah A. Hoyt was on SFFWRTCHT on Twitter tonight. So here's a transcript to learn about her work, etc. http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/sffwrtcht/2013/02/27/transcript-sffwrtcht-22713-with-sarah-a-hoyt/
Meanwhile, Friday,... Read more
Contributor Interview: Milo James Fowler
Contributor: Milo James Fowler
Story: Captain Quasar And The Insurmountable Barrier Of Space Junk
In "Captain Quasar and the Insurmountable... Read more
A Lowly Editor Sings For His Supper
Folks, I believe in this project. It's time to take it to the next level. Inspired by the Oscars, I'm revisiting my past as a professional reporter to try and... Read more
Revised Podcast Link & Contributor Interview: Keanan Brand
Folks, here's a better link for that podcast interview at DJ Grandpa's Crib about the Kickstarter. http://bedrockcommunications.blogspot.ca/2013/02/dj-grandpas-crib-my-little-raygun.html
You can also find all the links, past and present, and more here: ... Read more
Quick Link To New Interviews You Can Share
What a great week last week was! We only have to raise $464 a day for 10 days and we're funded, which isn't bad. We hit $500 just on Saturday... Read more
Contributor Interview: A.M. Stickel & News
Well, folks, I put out a request to friends & family to help fund this and spread the word. It has worked better than any other post. We've added $300... Read more
Update, a question AND Contributor Interview: Rob Mancebo
Hey, all! I've gotten behind a bit on promotion and posting over the past week, because I had flu then Vertigo and then another flu, can you believe it? Camille's... Read more
Contributor Interview: Jenny Schwartz
Contributor: Jenny Schwartz
Story: Can Giraffes Change Their Spots
Tell us a bit about your RAYGUN CHRONICLES story? I’m blaming Rudyard Kipling – oh, and the aliens! Everyone knows it’s... Read more
Links of Interest To Interviews and Fiction
Just a couple items which might be of interest.
I am interviewed here about the Kickstarter: http://www.write1sub1.com/2013/02/interview-with-bryan-thomas-schmidt.html
And I interview Brian White, Editor of Fireside, about his experience with Kickstarter at... Read more
Contributor Interview: T.M. Hunter
Story: Ever Dark (An Aston West Story)
Tell us a bit about your RAYGUN CHRONICLES story? "Ever Dark" is one of the more dystopian space opera stories from... Read more
New Reward Levels Available!
You asked, we answered. We now have three really cool new reward levels. You can upgrade or spread the word or both.
Pledge $85 or more 0 backers Limited (8... Read more
Brief Announcement - Bryan Thomas Schmidt editing for Baen Books
So it's official. On Jennifer Brozek's birthday, we sold Shattered Shields, a military fantasy anthology we will co-edit to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books. On my birthday, signed contracts... Read more
News, Links, and Michael S. Roberts Interview
For those who might be interested, the final cover and Table Of Contents for my previous Kickstarter anthology released today. It goes to press soon! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/601968027/beyond-the-sun-anthology/posts/404924
Meanwhile, I'm sure we can... Read more
Contributor Interview: Paula Stiles
Story: Spider On A Sidewalk
Tell us a bit about your RAYGUN CHRONICLES story?
“Spider on a Sidewalk” is one of those stories about perspective. In this case,... Read more
Interview With Contributor Michael Merriam
Sorry, all. Due to a busy two days, I got behind posting these, so I'll be posting interviews for the next several days in a row to catch up. Here's... Read more
Backer T-Shirt Design Revealed!!!!
Well, thanks to Chris D'Amico, we crossed $2k, one fourth of our funding an hour ago, so it's time. This is the t-shirt all those who pledged to the levels... Read more
SFSignal Post Explains The Genesis Of This Project
I'll post another author interview later today. But first, I wanted to let you know my guest post explaining how a love of classic space opera inspired this anthology has... Read more
Interview With Raygun Chronicles Contributor Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
Tell us a bit about your RAYGUN CHRONICLES story?This story is unusual for me in that I wrote the first draft all in one sitting,... Read more
Interview Links For Headliners
As I post the brief interviews with our contributors, it occurred to me that you all might want to know more about them. Because of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's... Read more
An Interview with headliner Mike Resnick
This is the first in a series of interviews I plan to do as updates with RAYGUN CHRONICLES Contributors. Please share with your friends. And thanks for your support. --... Read more
After our best day ever, T-shirt reveal and tuckerizations can be yours!
Thanks for giving us our best day yet yesterday! $250 in new backers. And today is off to a nice start as well with $15. When we hit $2000, we're... Read more
Display Code Issue
Hey all, somehow Kickstarter ate part of the code for those links yesterday so if you want the banner code for your website, please message me and I'll send it... Read more
Help us promote!
Today I announced the Table Of Contents for my first Kickstarter anthology as editor, Beyond The Sun, a collection of science fiction colonist tales. http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/01/toc-beyond-the-sun-edited-by-bryan-thomas-schmidt/ There's some big names, award... Read more