Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Apex Publications releases THE BLACKNESS WITHIN

Post on behalf of Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications:

Apex Publications is proud to announce the release of Stoker Award-nominated editor Gill Ainsworth’s latest anthology, The Blackness Within: Stories of the Pagan God Moccus.

From Africa to Australasia, from Europe to the US, take a terrifying journey led by world-renowned and up-and-coming authors of horror. See how Moccus, the Celtic God of fecundity, brings His barbaric brutality to the twenty-first century. Experience the nightmare of an apostle unable to live up to His teachings in “Dreaming” and, in “Without Mercy,” witness the torment of those who can. But it doesn’t stop there. Even hundreds of years after Mocuss’s death, His savage reign continues for those who dare to question, as you will discover in “For They Are As Beasts” and “Abattoir Blues.”

Thirteen stories–some menacingly dark, others violent and rapacious–will show you a future where death is a blessing.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The New God, The New Order—Gill Ainsworth
“Secrets of Fatima”—Steven L. Shrewsbury
“Without Mercy”—Lucas Pederson
“The Messiah of Mincemeat”—S. Clayton Rhodes
“Dreaming”—Brenton Tomlinson
“Daughter of God”—Maxwell Peterson
“The Free Poor”—Mark Grundy
“Bad Meat”—Michael Keyton
“Chain of Hearts”—Eric Gregory
“Big Game”—Conrad Zero
“Dance of the Psychopomps”—Joshua McCune
“Song-Ji and the Wolf”—Paul Williams
“For They Are as Beasts”–Camille Alexa
“Abattoir Blues”—Geoffrey W. Cole
“The Holy Meal”—Moccus Meats hlc
For the next seven days, use the coupon code BLACKNESS20 on checkout to receive 20% off your order.



Monday, August 30, 2010

Are We Alone for 08/30/10 - Say What?

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Are We Alone - Say What?

ENCORE There’s no escape from the chattering classes – they talk, squawk, squeal and sing all around us. Every animal communicates in some form – it’s essential for survival. They’ve evolved to understand each other … but do we understand them?

Find out what’s coded in humpback whale song and whether human-cetacean dialogue is possible… how information theory reveals communication patterns within the animal kingdom… how plants call out to animals to protect them… and why only humans evolved language.

Guests:
Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Say_What_

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Announcement: Apex releases first digital only title

Apexology: Horror
 
APEXOLOGY:Horror
1. The study of literature-based artifacts left by the authors and editors of Apex Publications, particularly dark or horrific stories.
2. An anthology of horror containing disturbing, dark imagery and twisted fiction.
Contained within are twenty-one stories to showcase the unique talents that Apex has published and employed in the past five years. Apexology: Horror contains work from two Campbell Award winners, a Hollywood screenwriter, a NYT Bestselling Author, Nebula and Hugo nominees, Stoker Award winners, and Mari Adkins!
Get a taste of some of the best Apex has to offer. Study Apexology: Horror.
This is a digital only release!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Five Years and Counting by Jason Sizemore
“It Tasted Like the Sea” by Paul Jessup
“Summon, Bind, Banish” by Nick Mamatas
“To Every Thing There is a Season” by Dru Pagliassotti
“Life’s a Beach” by Alethea Kontis and Ariell Branson
“Kusatenda Uroyi” by Gill Ainsworth
“Lottery” by Gene O’Neill
“Cerbo en Vitra ujo” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“The Spider in the Hairdo” by Michael A. Burstein
“The Dark Side” by Guy Hasson
“With the Beating of their Wings” by Martel Sardina
“Enough to Make a Devil” by R. Thomas Riley
“Flash of Light” by Jason Sizemore
“Transylvania Mission” by Lavie Tidhar
“Inside Looking Out (or: Falling Through the Worlds)” by Mari Adkins
“Powered” by Deb Taber
“Disturbing Things” by B.J. Burrow
“Eulogy for Muffin” by Jennifer Brozek
“Hands of Heritage” by Elizabeth Engstrom
“The Junkyard God” by M. Zak Anwar and O.M.R. Anwar
“Bessie Green’s Thumb” by Fran Friel
“Big Sister/Little Sister” by Jennifer Pelland

About the Editor:
Jason Sizemore is the owner and operator of Apex Publications. He also writes and edits, earning a Bram Stoker Award nomination for his first book, Aegri Somnia. He’s seen over thirty short stories published and four anthologies. He maintains a website at www.jason-sizemore.com.

Are We Alone for 08/23/10 - We've Got You Made

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Are We Alone - We've Got You Made

Wish you could ditch computers? There’s no escape button for that. Computers are not only a part of your daily grind, they may soon be a part of you. We’ll hear from the world’s first cyborg about why we should make nice in our arms race with machines.

Also, the secret behind the extraordinary breakthroughs that DARPA scientists are making – from building autonomous cars to wiring robotic surgeons.

Plus, making space for humans… and their bodily functions: the engineering tricks of toiletry. And, a carbon-based astronaut on the view of Earth from orbit.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/We_ve_Got_You_Made

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Are We Alone for 08/16/10 - Skeptic Check: Superstition

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Superstition

Wait! Before you step outside… is it Friday the 13th? Any black cats prowling around? Broken a mirror lately? Homo sapiens are a superstitious lot. Find out why our brains are wired for irrational belief. Plus, from the 2012-end-of-the-world prophesy to colliding planets – why some people believe the universe is out to get ‘em.

Also, Brains on Vacation takes on a challenge to relativity and our Hollywood skeptic has doubts about exorcism. It’s enough to make your head spin on Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it!

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Superstition

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Are We Alone for 08/09/10 - Rxs Get Personal

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Are We Alone - Rxs Get Personal

ENCORE Medicine’s back.. and this time it’s personal. Get ready to have your genome read… your brain scanned… and undergo a chemical analysis so detailed, it’ll reveal the Twinkie you had for lunch. Everyone’s different, and reading those differences at the level of the gene may provide a more accurate profile of health and how to treat disease. But are you ready to know what’s wrong with you?

Discover the future of personalized medicine with biologist Craig Venter, as well as a man who turned his body over to the new science. Learn what his tests revealed.

Plus, why stem cell research really is a horse race. And, why getting sick is sometimes the best thing.

Guests:
Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Rxs_Get_Personal

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Monday, August 2, 2010

Apex Issue 15
Cover Artist Priscila Santos

Congratulations to Ms. Catherynne M. Valente on her premier issue as Apex Magazine’s fiction editor!

Original Fiction: Fair Ladies by Theodora Goss & Four Is Me! With Squeeeeee! (And LOLer) by Nick Mamatas

Reprint: Secret Life by Jeff VanderMeer
(originally appeared in Secret Life)

Poetry: Dogstar Men by C.S.E. Cooney
Go here to read the August issue.

Are We Alone for 08/02/10 - Bug Off!

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Are We Alone - Bug Off!

What you can’t see … can make you sick. Humans have been battling viruses and bacteria since the beginning of time. The malaria parasite has been keeping deadly company with us for 500,000 years. King Tut had it and so did Julius Caesar. What’s keeping this bug going today?

Also, how disease almost halted the most ambitious engineering project in the world … how elite disease detectives puzzle out perplexing epidemics … And – could tiny bugs from spaaace, ace, ace be our ancestors?

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Bug_Off_

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8