Update on the Alien Sky anthology from Another Sky Press, which includes my story “The Last First”. This post was written by Chris Larsen of exlibrislarsen.com and links to most of the writers in the anthology.
Originally posted on exlibrislarsen:
Pick up a copy of ALIEN SKY, featuring my short story, “Freestone”, beginning March 13. You will be able to buy ALIEN SKY, edited by Justin Nicholes, through Amazon.com, Powells.com, and BookDepository.com for a fixed price, or you can order it straight from Another Sky Press for the production and shipping costs, plus whatever you think its worth.
The phenomenal cover art by Erik Abel (pictured: right) gives you an accurate sounding for how good the book might be, but if you’re one of those “can’t just a book by its cover” types, take a long look at the table of contents:
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I enjoyed writing Yellowcake Springs so much that I’ve decided that my next novel project will be the sequel, provisionally entitled Yellowcake Summer. The new novel will be set around three years later, in 2061. The three main characters will be Rion, Sylvia and Jeremy Peters, the latter of which was a minor player in Yellowcake Springs. In the new novel, Sylvia will be released from prison but will be barred from returning to Yellowcake Springs. Rion will be drafted into the security forces and will make an unexpected return to East Hills, this time as one of the oppressors. Jeremy will be promoted into the deposed Yang Po’s role. The main plot arc will focus once again on the town of Yellowcake Springs and the strengthening threat of Misanthropos, whose leader, David Baron, remains on death row.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 38 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 159 posts. There were 43 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was October 6th with 85 views. The most popular post that day was Book Review – Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were worldswithoutend.com, en.wordpress.com, yandex.ru, search.conduit.com, and google.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for tank, man vs tank, 1989, june 4 1989, and harry crews.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Book Review – Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein October 2010
Book Review – Beijing Coma by Ma Jian August 2008
Book Review – Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) by Ernest Hemingway July 2008
Book Review – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick February 2010