Scifaiku introduction to Cold New Planet

Cold New Planet
new world
not mine
not yet
our new world
the crops grow green
for the first time
–oino sakai c9912.26
Available from CreateSpace:  https://www.createspace.com/5053962

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Cold New Planet now available in anthology

Science Fiction Consortium is an anthology of short stories from nine authors, including the creator of the Science Fiction Microstory Contest, Jot Russell.

“Temporal Shift” by Jot Russell is a time travel story based around 9/11.

“The Watch Spring” by Allen H. Quintana – Where a man waits for no time.

“A Shepherd No More” by Andy McKell follows one man’s refusal to accept disaster in the depths of space.

“Vampirecratic Menace – A Case Study?” by Richard Bunning describes a dark future medical science.

“Luna-1” by James Newman is a space drama of human struggle.

“The Destroyer of Syn” by Ami Hart paints a synthetic world of youth to maturity.

“Cold New Planet” by Joy V. Smith – What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet?

“Darklings in the Glow” by Sterren describes birth from the ashes.

“Host” by A. L. Scott is a story of internal contact.

“Consortium” by Jot Russell – The search for intelligent life has used the method of radio and light. But somewhere within the subatomic, a universal seed has been planted that is slowly working to control us all.

Available from Amazon: Science Fiction Consortium

 

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Lost the Plot? (link)

I don’t even have a plot yet for my next novel, which I must start soon (NaNoWriMo):

Lost the Plot? Jane Wenham-Jones’ writing tips for Woman writing competition.

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Cold New Planet announcement

My short story, Cold New Planet, is available now in the anthology, Science Fiction Consortium, as an ebook.  It should be coming out soon in print from CreateSpace.  Here’s the Smashwords link if you want to look at what else is in the anthology.  

 

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Strike Three review

Strike Three

Joy V. Smith
WolfSinger Publications
9781936099658, $12.95, www.wolfsingerpubs.com

Because of the ‘hot virus’, World War III’s scenario is more deadly than any nuclear-powered conflict, and the missiles fired during conflict are far more deadly than any conventional battle could have envisioned. But the message of Strike Three isn’t just about altered warfare, but altered survival mechanisms honed by feisty protagonists who seek to start over, against all odds and against the backdrop of an Earth devastated on many different levels. Against this scenario are a series of vivid protagonists who battle for not just survival but a revised world – and within their efforts to rise again will be the rudiments of a new kind of humanity. Strike Three is exceptional reading for any who enjoy apocalyptic stories, and offers many twists and turns unpredictable even for avid readers of end-of-world sagas.

From Midwest Book Review

You can find it at: Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch: October 2014: The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf

Link: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/calbw/oct_14.htm#Fantasy/SciFi

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Punctuation and grammar books list

Here’s a partial list of punctuation and grammar books available on Amazon (from one of their email listings):

Punctuation
by G. Miki Hayden


The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
by Jane Straus


English Grammar & Punctuation
by Shelley Evans-Marshall


The Best Punctuation Book, Period: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
by June Casagrande


English Grammar Workbook For Dummies
by Geraldine Woods

 

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Details a Matter of Character (link)

When writing a story, descriptions should be interesting–and relate them to your characters.

Details a Matter of Character.

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