Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Can’t go to #LonCon but have questions for authors? @swordandlaser will ask Kate Elliott, Simon R. Green, and more! 
Pose your questions here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1892636-s-l-and-open-road-head-to-loncon-3

Can’t go to #LonCon but have questions for authors? @swordandlaser will ask Kate Elliott, Simon R. Green, and more!

Pose your questions here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1892636-s-l-and-open-road-head-to-loncon-3

A steampunky Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman in the same collection? 5 wacky characters in The Steampunk Trilogy: 
http://bit.ly/1lqv5oK

A steampunky Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman in the same collection? 5 wacky characters in The Steampunk Trilogy:

http://bit.ly/1lqv5oK






Monday, July 21, 2014
A Shot and a Book: How to Read in Bars, by NPR contributor Juan Vidal. (As if we needed instructions…)
"Don’t drive too far. Don’t go anywhere just to look at your phone, either, because your phone is not the point. Bring a book, sit. Look up every so often and make eye contact with the bartender. If you must, order something small. Be decent. Read."

A Shot and a Book: How to Read in Bars, by NPR contributor Juan Vidal. (As if we needed instructions…)

"Don’t drive too far. Don’t go anywhere just to look at your phone, either, because your phone is not the point. Bring a book, sit. Look up every so often and make eye contact with the bartender. If you must, order something small. Be decent. Read."

Giddy-up! This Saturday, July 26th, is the Tenth Annual National Day of the Cowboy and Open Road is celebrating all week! It’s the one day of the year dedicated to preserving the American Cowboy heritage and appreciation of its history and culture!
This year we have pulled together our best Western titles and made them available to you for $1.99! Whether you’re a cowboy or cowgirl, we have the right Western for you. Check out our National Day of the Cowboy flowchart and find your perfect Western.  

Giddy-up! This Saturday, July 26th, is the Tenth Annual National Day of the Cowboy and Open Road is celebrating all week! It’s the one day of the year dedicated to preserving the American Cowboy heritage and appreciation of its history and culture!

This year we have pulled together our best Western titles and made them available to you for $1.99! Whether you’re a cowboy or cowgirl, we have the right Western for you. Check out our National Day of the Cowboy flowchart and find your perfect Western.  






Thursday, July 17, 2014

A classic battle of good vs. evil. Who will prevail? Prospero the wizard and Robert Bacon have their hands full in this genre-bending fantasy classic. Take a fantasy vacation with The Face in the Frost, and experience the magic for yourself.






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Support charity and save a bundle on sci-fi ebooks!

We’ve partnered with Humble Bundle with the “Humble Sci-Fi eBook Bundle” to support 2 most-worthy causes: First Book and the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.

Pay what you want for $103 worth of great ebooks by stellar authors, including Dave Duncan, Virginia Hamilton, Buzz Aldrin, Dan Simmons, Greg Bear, Barbara Hambly, Harlan Ellison, Timothy Zahn, and more!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Not lucky enough to be attending DetCon1, The North America’s Science Fiction Conventionthis week? Don’t worry, we have your ticket to Liege-Killer's post apocalyptic space opera instead!

"It never really occurred to me that when it comes to talking funny, people don’t just sound different, they speak differently, using different words to say the same things. So, a list, of things people say in Cajun Louisiana." —Ken Wheaton

"It never really occurred to me that when it comes to talking funny, people don’t just sound different, they speak differently, using different words to say the same things. So, a list, of things people say in Cajun Louisiana." —Ken Wheaton






Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Bastille Day!

"Joanne and I intended to be back in the Massif Central on July 14, Bastille Day, to repeat one of the most memorable picnics we’d known. It was in the village of Calvinet. The day ended at the salle des fêtes, the village hall for events, when people danced the old-fashioned bourrée to an accordion, a flute, and a cornemuse, a version of a bagpipe. Old hat folklore if you like, but both young and old were doing the thing they do. Before that, there was the simplest of delicious feasts.


The aroma of grilling local sausage filled the air around the meadow where the crowd gathered, while a handful of men with long wooden pestles pounded the contents of big, charcoal-fueled cast iron portable stoves. What they were pounding, to eat with our sausage, was called aligot. It was quite delicious, and sui generis. The bellies of their stoves were full of a combination of potatoes, cream, and tome fraîche. They pounded their potatoes, butter, and cream to a purée of a consistency they knew was neither too thin nor thick; then they added the chopped cheese, and the pounding soon became a circular motion, until their pestles drew up long strands. That was the aligot they heaped on our plates of sausage. No longer potato purée, but something with the consistency of taffy. It melted nicely in your mouth. The cheese hadn’t garnished the potato purée. They’d mated and become something new like nothing else.


Delicious.”

-Gerry Dryansky, Coquilles, Calva, and Crema: A Love Affair with French Food