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The best bloggers are world builders

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All the best bloggers are world builders. So are science fiction/fantasy writers, politicians, entrepreneurs, architects. religious leaders, non-profit organizers, teachers, and coaches.  Oh, and movie directors/producers, too (George Lucas and James Cameron didn’t just make movies – they made entire worlds.  Or even galaxies.) What?  You say that all...
The best bloggers are world builders

Amazon Studios to adapt books for the big screen, starting with horror novel SEED

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Amazon Studios has optioned the rights to an horror novel, the company announced today. The book in question is called ‘SEED,’ by author Ania Ahlborn. According to the company, it has added the project to its development slate and will begin testing various big screen adaptations of ‘SEED.’ As you may know,...
Amazon Studios to adapt books for the big screen, starting with horror novel SEED

Hey Billionaires: Don't You Want to Live Forever? Then Invest Now!

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Sure, okay. Ladies and gentlemen of the monied class, have we got a deal for you! Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov wants to present you with the option of living forever, your consciousness ported over to an indestructible robot body. Popular Science points us to this pitch letter, which is addressed to what is likely...
Hey Billionaires: Don't You Want to Live Forever? Then Invest Now!

Here's something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction

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Several publishers have launched digital-first imprints for genre titles — science fiction/fantasy, romance and so on. In these instances, books are published first as ebooks and aren’t released in print unless they take off. Until now, though, we haven’t seen a major publisher launch an e-imprint focused on new literary...
Here's something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction

Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon

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Amazon announced its sixth annual “Breakthrough Novel Award” Tuesday morning. The contest, which in past years offered grand-prize winners a $15,000 advance and a contract with big-six publisher Penguin, will now give the winner a $50,000 advance and a contract with Amazon Publishing. This, says Amazon, means “a faster publishing...
Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon

We shouldn't fear robots - they'll do our bidding | Paul Newman

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Forget the scare stories and sci-fi baddies, we can build smart machines that will offer us better livesI was always going to end up in robotics - this was probably clear to my horrified parents from the moment their five-year-old appeared in the kitchen having skinned the fur off an electric...
We shouldn't fear robots - they'll do our bidding | Paul Newman

Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

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Macmillan science fiction/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge — the publisher of titles like Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” — will sell its e-books DRM-free as of “early July 2012,” the company announced today. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said Tor/Forge president and publisher Tom...
Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

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Macmillan science fiction/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge will sell its e-books DRM-free as of “early July 2012,” the company announced today....
Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford for Blade Runner sequel

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Director hopes Ford will take a cameo role in forthcoming sci-fi outing, saying 'I've got to have him in it somewhere'Harrison Ford may take a small role in Ridley Scott's forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, according to the director.In an interview with the Independent, Scott said he hoped Ford would take...
Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford for Blade Runner sequel

The great sci-fi hunt: help us find the best independently published books

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The search is on for the best sci-fi, fantasy, horror - or just plain weird - books that might otherwise go unseen and unlovedA year ago I set out on a quest to find the best weird stories on the internet. I looked at more than 500 independently published ebooks,...
The great sci-fi hunt: help us find the best independently published books

Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester

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As expected, Amazon Publishing has acquired the rights to 1,000 titles from Dorchester Publishing, which closed in February. Dorchester primarily published romance, Westerns and horror books. Dorchester had been in economic trouble for years. In the auction for Dorchester’s assets — where Amazon was the highest and perhaps only bidder...
Amazon Publishing buys 1,000 titles from defunct Dorchester
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