As a Special Thank You to all visitors to the Urban Fantasist blog and listeners to the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts, we are giving away – yes, giving away totally FREE – a selection of 12 fiction and non-fiction fantasy, horror, and science fiction books worth £140 (US$175). (We're not even charging postage.) Full book listing below.
All you have to do is "like" our new Facebook Page at @CharlesChristianOnline (this is the official Facebook page for the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts and Smart Radio GY shows) PLUS post a positive review/recommendation on the Page. Then... just email us at the following address UrbanFantasist@icloud.com – saying you've posted the review + giving us your choice of book (better give first, second and third choices as these books will be going fast) AND include your postal address. Good luck – but be quick, first come, first served!
Here are the books – just quote the book numbers in your book choices. (HD = Hardback/PB = Paperback)
#1 The Wand in the Word - Conversation with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus (HB)
#2 On Horror Writing by Mort Castle (PB)
#3 Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost (PB)
#4 The Art of Writing Fiction by Andrew Cowan (PB)
#5 Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift (2018 PB)
#6 Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser (short stories HB)
#7 The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (flash fiction HB)
#8 The Quantum Magician by Derek Kunsken (2018 PB)
#9 Shelter by David Hutchinson (2018 PB)
#10 Death of a Clone by Alex Thomson (2018 PB)
#11 Europe at Dawn by David Hutchinson (2018 PB)
#12 Green Jay & Crow by D.J. Daniels (2018)
A short documentary about the Wilhelm Scream – the most famous scream in movie history that has now been used as a sound effect in over 100 feature films.
Here's a really useful reading list for podcasters, courtesy TechCrunch...
And check out this presentation by Activate CEO Michael J. Wolf on tech and media trends, the podcasting slides start at #114
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It's the start of another week and here is our roundup of the latest weird and WTF news, including... is coke (the drug, not the drink) vegan - apparently "no" as growing it had a detrimental impact on the environment PLUS the Satanic Temple is close to settling a legal dispute with Warner Brothers/Netflix over the use of an image of Baphomet in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot PLUS witches now outnumber presbyterians in the United States – apparently it is all down to "millennial women embracing of new-age spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga". Stories via the BBC, Business Insider and the Daily Mail.
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