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Reviewed By Liz » Featuring M. D. Benoit

My series, the Jack Meter Case Files, is featured during the Summer Mystery Reading Challenge at Reviewed by Liz. Thanks, Liz, for a great write-up!

dynastic_queen has posted an interview with me on her LJ blog. She’s starting a new feature, LJ Writers’ Block, where she’ll interview authors. I was honored to be her first victim… ah, I mean interviewee. Thanks, Stephe!

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Locus SF Bestsellers, June 2007

From Locus Online:

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1) Shadowplay, Tad Williams (DAW) 1
2) Command Decision, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 5
3) For a Few Demons More, Kim Harrison (Eos) 1
4) Un Lun Dun, China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 3
5) Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc) 3 1
6) Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra) 1
7) Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill (Morrow) 2 8
8 ) The Terror, Dan Simmons (Little Brown) 3 6
9) Deliverer, C. J. Cherryh (DAW) 2 4
10) Belladonna, Anne Bishop (Roc) 1
1) The Scent of Shadow, Vicki Pettersson (Avon) 1
2) Proven Guilty, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 1
3) Storm Front, Jim Butcher (Roc) 2 6
4) Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 3 2
5) The Younger Gods, David Eddings & Leigh Eddings (Warner) 1
6) Moonshine, Rob Thurman (Roc) 1
7) Watch on the Rhine, John Ringo & Tom Kratman (Baen) 1
8 ) Engaging the Enemy, Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 5
9) Regeneration, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW) 1
10) Kitty Takes a Holiday, Carrie Vaughn (Warner) 1
11) Old Man’s War, John Scalzi (Tor) 3 3
12) Tempting Evil, Keri Arthur (Dell Spectra) 1
1) Day Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko (Hyperion/Miramax) 2 4
2) Overclocked, Cory Doctorow (Thunder’s Mouth Press) 1
3) X-Rated Bloodsuckers, Mario Acevedo (Rayo) 1
4) Wicked, Gregory Maguire (HarperCollins) 16 2
5) The Alchemist’s Apprentice, Dave Duncan (Ace) 1
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2006 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest


Beautiful, beautiful fractal art in these entries for the ICM 2006 Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest.

This is truly where mathematics meet art. I could conceive listening to Bach while looking at these fractals. They say that Bach’s music also has a mathematical structure. Oddly, they often look to me like what our universe should look like. I guess they appeal to that speculative fiction heart of mine.

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Win an autographed novel from Ten Mad Authors

In honor of Mother’s Day, some of the Mad Authors of It’s a mad, mad world are giving away autographed copies of these authors’ most recently published novels.

Simply visit the blog at:

The contest will run from May 7th until May 11th with winners announced on Mother’s Day. To enter the contest, simply read the excerpt for that day and answer the two questions in a comment. Winners will be randomly selected from those who answered the questions correctly.

Books range in genre from mystery to fantasy to alternate reality to young adult-fantasy. Titles include: Arturo el Rey, by Joan Upton Hall, Lady of the Lakes, by J.C. Hall, Death Game, by Cheryl Swanson, and Vassal of El, by Gloria Oliver.

The contest is in honour of all the moms, but you don’t have to be a mother (or even a father) to win. Don’t miss the chance to discover a great new author and get a free autographed copy of their latest novel.

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Join me on Alternate Realities!

Alternate Realities: there is more than one way to see the truth…

I have started a social network for readers and writers who love speculative fiction in all its guises to discuss their favorite books and exchange ideas on what SF is all about today.

This is not a place to promote your own book, although there is plenty of room to do so in your own profile page. Rather, I’d like this to be a community where speculative fiction, in all its guises, is talked about.

You can click here to join Alternate Realities

About Alternate Realities

A place for readers and writers of alternate reality, speculative fiction, weird fiction, sf mixed genres, and fantasy to meet and discuss the books they love.

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