To help celebrate the release of his new novel, You, Tor.com has just reprinted Austin Grossman’s story from the anthology, “Professor Incognito Apologizes: An Itemized List.” [Text]
“Letter to the Editor” by David D. Levine is now available as a podcast on the Tales to Terrify podcast.
Eight of the contributors to The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination championed a mad scientist each and made a case for why that person is the best mad scientist ever. But who is the victor? That’s up to you to decide! Best comment (at Omnivoracious) wins a free copy of the anthology. [link]
You can now listen to one of the stories from the anthology–Theodora Goss’s tale, “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter”–over on StarShipSofa. [link]
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is on sale for just $1.99 on Kindle at the moment. Not sure how long the sale will last, so if you’re considering buying it, now would be a good time!
Alas, turns out we’ve had an error in the digital cover of The Mad Scientist’s Guide for quite a while now, and as a result most if not all of the versions of the cover online are duplicating that error. What happened was, the initial “final draft” of the cover turned out to have the word megalomaniacal spelled incorrectly. We caught the error, and it was fixed in production, so the print edition of the book does have the correct spelling. However, somewhere along the line, the covers got mixed up again, and as a result the online covers, including the one I was provided to use for promotion here on the anthology website and elsewhere, ended up with the version with the typo. Unfortunately this was not actually one of our mad schemes to destroy the spelling world and remake it in our own misspelled image.
The good news is, the image is fixed now, and you can find the updated cover below. The bad news is, it’s really hard to correct all those wrong covers out there online. So please, if you’re going to post about the book, or if you have already, if you wouldn’t mind using the version below, that would be much appreciated!
The fix for the ebook edition–which unfortunately did have the wrong version attached as the cover–is still forthcoming, but I’m hoping Tor will be able to get that fixed and updated on all the various ebookstores today.
The corrected cover is below. Or if you like, here’s a hi-res version.
Mary Robinette Kowal, who contributed a story to the anthology, is also a professional voice actor. In that latter role, she helped bring the audiobook edition of the anthology to life by narrating several of the stories. In a recent post on her blog, she wrote a bit about the experience, and even showed off a page of her marked up manuscript so you can get a bit of a feel for who professional voice actors work. [link]
Tor is giving away FIVE FREE COPIES of the anthology. Just pop over to the Tor blog and leave a comment to enter to win! Contest ends Feb. 27.
Mwa-ha-ha-ha! At last, the wait is over! BUY IT NOW OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!
As the headline implies, Amazon.com has chosen The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination as one of their ten SF/F Editor’s Picks for February 2013. Mwa-ha-ha-ha! [link]keep looking »