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I Want an Alien for Christmas

I covet my Apex Global Domination mug. If you’re ever in the neighborhood during a con, you must stop by the Apex table and check it out. And thanks to Zazzle’s “free shipping” sale, I may just pick up some more Apex goodies for myself. ************************************************************************** From Jason Sizemore, Apex Digest Big Kahuna Boss: I don’t normally mention our…

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Genre Chick Interview: Mort Castle

Mort Castle is a writer’s writer. He has published novels (including the horror classics Strangers and Cursed Be The Child), non-fiction, poetry, comic books, and hundreds of short stories. He’s been nominated for a number of awards–the Pulitzer Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the Bram Stoker Award–and has won more than a few–the DeMarco, the Emerson Fiction Award, and…

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Happy Holidays 2006

Track listing for Happy Holidays 2006: 1. Hazy Shade of Winter — The Bangles 2. You’re All I Want for Xmas — Jump Little Children 3. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby — Shaking Stevens 4. Mushaboom — Feist 5. Let it Snow — Michael Bublé 6. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear — Sixpence None the Richer 7. Whatever Happened…

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Genre Chick Interview: Luc Reid

This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis gets past the nerd gate of subculture slang and learns to grok everything from Basic Faire Accent to Ciazarn. Our professor today is Luc Reid, award-winning author of the chunky, entertaining reference book Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures. ************************** Alethea Kontis: How long did it take to write Talk…

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The Upside-Down Airplane

So, how’s this for fun? There is a misspelled word in AlphaOops! Yes, that’s right…and I’m not going to tell you what it is. Suffice it to say that I didn’t realize it and the publisher didn’t realize it — it was brought to my attention about half an hour ago by a coworker. He was looking up AlphaOops…

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Genre Chick Interview: Ian Farrington

Science Fiction Geeks unite–Doctor Who is back, and he’s better than ever. The BBC has published tie-ins to the popular television show, but did you know that there is another publisher of officially licensed Doctor Who literature? This month, Genre Chick Alethea Kontis spends some time with Big Finish editor Ian Farrington to talk about what other worlds the…

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Shock-a-holic

So, have you been to Shocklines lately? What? You don’t know about Shocklines? Well, let me tell you, my friend. Remember those lovely by-gone days of the independent bookstore that had all the rare goodies…and all the geeky cashiers who shared your love of the genre? They’re not gone–they just moved to the internet. Shocklines has an amazing selection…

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Thinking Outside the Tardis

Science Fiction Geeks unite–Doctor Who is back, and he’s better than ever. The BBC has published tie-ins to the popular television show, but did you know that there is another publisher of officially licensed Doctor Who literature? This month, Ingram Genre Chick Alethea Kontis spends some time with Big Finish editor Ian Farrington to talk about what other worlds…

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Short Story Queen of the Universe

If you’ve ever wanted to read short fiction by Alethea Kontis, October is the month to do it! “Small Magics” — In a Victorian fantasy world where women still possess the magic that men have ignored, a young girl appeals to the Society of Alchemists in the hopes of furthering her magical career. Appears in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic…

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Apex Digest Needs Your Help

Every quarter, for over a year now, I have contributed essays and interviews for Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest. Hopefully, all of you have subscribed and get this little magazine regularly. If you have, thank you. If you haven’t, today we need your help. Jason needs 200 new subscribers…and soon. BUY A SUBSCRIPTION TODAY, FOR ONLY $20. Apex…

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