Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Fifth Di... 2017 bundle

You can now get all four 2017 issues of The Fifth Di... for just $6!
Go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-2017-bundle/ and download your copies today. Don't worry, if the download doesn't work, we'll e-mail you your copies.
You can also order through DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/228574/The-Fifth-Di-2017-bundle-BUNDLE

Monday, December 04, 2017

In case you blinked

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Just in case you blinked over the last few days, we've announced several new projects that are looking for submissions...
We're reading for Nomadic Novellas, which is obviously a call for novella length stories: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/nomadicnovellas.htm
We're looking for crime fiction for Future Syndicate II: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/futuresyndicateii.htm
We've also started a new shared world collection called Mars Station Beta: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/marsstationbetaguidelines.htm
In addition, The Fifth Di... is once again open to submissions and The Martian Wave is again looking for poetry submissions.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Mars Station Beta

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We'd like to introduce you to our newest project...Mars Station Beta. This will be a shared world project, much like The Divided States of America.
The year is 2052. It has been two years since the unexplained destruction of Mars Station Alpha, and now the human race has decided to go back to Mars, but on an even more massive scale.
Mars Station Beta is made up of ten different modules that are all interconnected with each other and around a central lab/recreation area. There are a total of 50 colonists on the station with another 50 on their way from Earth. The base is a multi-national project, funded by the largest nations on Earth, with representatives from all of those nations, as well as a few of the best and brightest from the “lesser” nations. While nationalism is still an issue, it’s not as big of an issue following the short duration World War III that swept the Earth in 2022.
Mars Station Beta has been established in Elysium Plantia. Mars Station Alpha had been established in Argyre Planitia, but so far, no one has visited the station to try to determine what happened to the 20 colonists. All that is known is that their final transmission was, “I can’t believe there are…” Before that transmission, there were no signs of problems with the base.
Mars Station Beta is commanded by Roger Anderson, a hard-nosed military man from the United States. While he is a fair leader, he has little patience with the scientists on the base because they don’t have the same type of discipline as the military members.
The second in command is Vasili Andropova, a former member of the Russian military, who has now devoted herself to the pursuit of genetic research. She tolerates Commander Anderson, but she has little patience for his sense of discipline.
Writer’s Guidelines
If you’d like to contribute to Mars Station Beta, we’re looking for individual stories of at least 2,500 words.
How we will publish: This will not be an anthology (at first).  We will be publishing each story as an individual e-story, and these stories will be distributed to all of the usual sales markets.
Pay: This will depend entirely on how the story sells.  We will be doing a 50/50 split with each author of the profits from the story, with royalties being paid on our normal quarterly schedule.  If this project takes off, we will be doing a print anthology, or possibly many print anthologies, and then there will be further payment at that point for reprint rights.
Rights: We are looking for first rights on any story.
Price of stories: The pricing of stories will depend on their length. Stories from 2,500 words to 5,000 words will be priced at 99 cents.  Stories that are 5,001 words to 10,000 words will be priced at $1.49, and stories that are over 10,000 words will be priced at $1.99.  Obviously the longer the story, the higher the royalty, but we prefer quality over length.
Overall theme: We are not looking for an overall theme to the stories.  We want quality stories.  Stories should be about characters other than the two commanders. It’s fine to include them as background characters, but we’d like to see stories about the other characters. If you’d like to share character or story ideas with other writers, we can set up a private Facebook group for this project that will allow everyone to throw ideas out and play off of each other’s ideas.
All stories should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com with the subject line reading “Mars Station Beta Submission.”

Friday, December 01, 2017

Future Syndicate II

Guidelines for Future Syndicate II
What we’re looking for: We want stories about criminal activity in the future. We’re not looking for detective stories…we want stories that are about the criminals themselves, and their activities. This is a science fiction anthology, so science has to play some role in the story. Hard SF would be great, but we will look at adventure SF as well. As important as science is to the story, we really want to see well drawn characters who are believable and act in realistic ways. We all know that crime is a bad thing, but these people do it for a reason…what is that reason? Having said that, we don’t want to see fiction that portrays the criminals as completely evil with no redeeming qualities.
Story length: Stories must be 2,000-7,000 words in length.
Rights: We would prefer to buy first rights, but we will accept reprints as long as the previous publishing history is included. You also must own the rights to the story.
Payment: Now for the important stuff. We will pay ½ cent per word for first rights, plus two contributor copies, paid on publication. We will pay a $5 flat fee plus two contributor copies on publication for reprints. Please make sure you note the difference in pay.
What we don’t want: As already stated, no detective stories, no unbelievable characters. We also don’t want to see fan fiction, or fiction based in other people’s universes. If you’ve written a lot of stories in your own universe, then we certainly don’t mind that.
Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months, but we will respond with a form rejection…we just like to let everyone know that up front.
Reading Period: We will be reading submissions until the anthology is full.
Submission Formats: All submissions must be sent as attachments, no exceptions. Stories should be formatted in Word or rtf.
Submission address: To submit a piece, or if you have any further questions, please send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. Sorry, we aren’t using hyperlinks because we’re really sick of the damn spammers. All submissions should have the subject: Future Syndicate Submission.

November recap

Tough month
Black Friday sale
Black Friday sale with coupon code
Black Friday sale DriveThru stores
Order the December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di... early
Nomadic Novellas
Last Chance!
The Fifth Di...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Fifth Di...

The December issue of The Fifth Di… is here.
The December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you stories from Chris Dean, Karen Heslop, Kate Runnels, and G. W. Thomas.
A serial killer is loose and it’s up to a psi talent to catch them, but can she hold herself together long enough to succeed? A young girl is “chosen” to sacrifice herself for the good of her village, but nothing can prepare her for what this sacrifice means. A woman is determined to continue to explore the galaxy, but the chaos of Earth is threatening to destroy her dreams, and she’s already had so many dreams destroyed. And finally, a man down on his luck finds that that luck is about to change in a way he could never expect.
http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/fifth.htm

Monday, November 27, 2017

Last Chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
It's Cyber Monday, which means it's the last chance to save!
Go to our store at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and use coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout to save 25%.
If you like PDF titles, then go to DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?term=Nomadic&test_epoch=0 and save on our fiction titles...
or go to DriveThruRPG at http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?filters=0_0_0_0_0_44243 and save on our RPG titles.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nomadic Novellas

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're very happy to announce our newest project...NOMADIC NOVELLAS...
The guidelines are pretty straight-forward, we’re looking for stories of novella length. We’re mostly interested in science fiction, but we will consider fantasy. Other than that, the theme is basically up to you. All novellas will be released in both print and e-book format.
Length: The SFWA defines a novella as being a story between 17,500 words and 40,000 words, and that definition works for us. If your story falls between those lengths, then you can submit it here. If not, please look at our other guidelines.
Payment: We will pay $50 in advance plus 5 contributors’ copies. In addition, the author shall receive 25% of all profits made from the book…paid quarterly.
Where to send your gems: All submission should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. We think you can figure out the real address. Your subject line should read “Novella Submission.”
Other important info: All submissions should be sent as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. We will respond within two months. All submissions must be original works. We will not publish works based in other people’s universes…of course, a universe of your own creation is just fine. We will not consider reprints.
Any questions should be directed to the submission address above.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Order the December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're still a week away from the release of the December issue of The Fifth Di..., but you can order (and read) the e-book version of the zine today at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-december-2017/. Not only can you read it early, but until the release date, you can download it for just $1!!!
If you do order it, and you don't receive it, please contact us at editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. We're still having problems with a recent "upgrade."
The December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you stories from Chris Dean, Karen Heslop, Kate Runnels, and G. W. Thomas.
A serial killer is loose and it’s up to a psi talent to catch them, but can she hold herself together long enough to succeed? A young girl is “chosen” to sacrifice herself for the good of her village, but nothing can prepare her for what this sacrifice means. A woman is determined to continue to explore the galaxy, but the chaos of Earth is threatening to destroy her dreams, and she’s already had so many dreams destroyed. And finally, a man down on his luck finds that that luck is about to change in a way he could never expect.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday sale at DriveThru stores

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting today, (Black Friday), and running through Cyber Monday, DriveThruRPG and DriveThruFiction are running a 17% off sale on all of their PDF versions of our titles.
Go to http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?term=nomadic+&filters=0_0_0_0_0_44243&test_epoch=0 and http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse.php?keywords=Nomadic+Delirium+Press&filters=0_0_0_0_0_45561&x=0&y=0&author=&artist=&pfrom=&pto= and start downloading your books today.

Black Friday sale with coupon code

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting Black Friday, and running through Cyber Monday, we are running a Black Friday special. You can get any of our titles (print or e-book) for 25% off. That’s 25% off your entire cart. Simply go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and start shopping now. Use coupon code "blackfriday" at checkout.
As a word of warning, our Commerce program was recently “updated,” so it’s not working properly. If you get a message saying your order was canceled, it hasn’t been…you will still get your product. If you order an e-book copy, and you don’t receive it, please e-mail editor (at) nomadicderliumpress (dot) com, and we will e-mail it to you.

Black Friday Sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Starting Black Friday, and running through Cyber Monday, we are running a Black Friday special. You can get any of our titles (print or e-book) for 25% off. That's 25% off your entire cart. Simply go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop and start shopping now.
As a word of warning, our Commerce program was recently "updated," so it's not working properly. If you get a message saying your order was canceled, it hasn't been...you will still get your product. If you order an e-book copy, and you don't receive it, please e-mail editor (at) nomadicderliumpress (dot) com, and we will e-mail it to you.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tough month

October took a toll on me. Nomadic had several book releases, we had MileHiCon, I got older, and I was putting in extra hours at the "real" job, and those hours were difficult. It's taken a real toll on me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. November has been fairly mellow so far, and I'm working on getting caught up, although my body and mind don't want to do anything. For those of you waiting on things from me, they will be coming...I promise.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My MileHiCon schedule

MileHiCon is just a few days away, so here's my schedule for this year:
Friday 3:00 PM Group Reading & Discussion: Future Politics & Economics
Friday 6:00 PM Becoming the GM Your Players Wish You Were
Saturday 1:00 PM Autographing
Hopefully I'll also be a part of the mass autographing at 4:00 PM on Sunday

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Disharmony of the Spheres

Mental illness is very common in our society, but it’s also very misunderstood. Many view those with mental illnesses as being weak, but there is a great deal of strength in those that must battle their own minds on a regular basis.
Disharmony of the Spheres focuses on characters with mental illnesses that are still able to be successful. They may not completely overcome their illnesses, but they are able to beat them back and succeed.
In this volume, you will find the fiction of Ian Brazee Cannon, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, MH Bonham, David Lee Summers, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kate Runnels, Michael Morgan, L.J. Bonham, Carol Hightshoe, Francis W. Alexander, and Terrie Leigh Relf.
This book is dedicated to all of the science fiction fans and writers that must battle their own personal demons every day, and half of all of the profits from this book will go to The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Organization, a group that battles teen suicide.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/disharmony-of-the-spheres/

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Updated website

I've updated my website to include all of my recent releases, including the audiobook versions of some of my works...
http://www.jalanerwine.com
Please drop by and check it out...buying stuff is good too!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Martian Wave: 2017 is here

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

The 2017 edition of The Martian Wave has arrived!
The Martian Wave: 2017 brings you stories and poems that look at humanity’s exploration and colonization of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system.
You’ll find fiction from Mike Adamson, Melanie Rees, Andrew Muff, Matthew Spence, Lisa Timpf, Tristan Fernie, Russell Hemmell, Alan Ira Gordon, Stephen S. Power, Eddie D. Moore, and Angus Cervantes. You’ll also find poetry from Lee Clark Zumpe, John Grey, WC Roberts, Lisa Timpf, David Kopaska-Merkel, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, and William Shaw.
Some of what you read will leave you optimistic about our futures, while other stories and poems may leave you doubting our future, but no matter what, The Martian Wave: 2017 will leave you convinced that our future lies out among the stars.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2017/

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Divided States of America Bundle #3

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
This bundle brings you the third set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
In this bundle you get: “A Cavallo” by Debby Feo, “Back to the Old Ways” by J Alan Erwine, “Delivery” by Lorelei Suzanne, and “Alaskan Everglades” by Debby Feo.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Order The Martian Wave: 2017 early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We're a little over a week away from the release of the 2017 issue of The Martian Wave, but you can download the e-book today for just $2.99 and you can read it before anyone else!
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2017/
The Martian Wave: 2017 brings you stories and poems that look at humanity’s exploration and colonization of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system.
You’ll find fiction from Mike Adamson, Melanie Rees, Andrew Muff, Matthew Spence, Lisa Timpf, Tristan Fernie, Russell Hemmell, Alan Ira Gordon, Stephen S. Power, Eddie D. Moore, and Angus Cervantes. You’ll also find poetry from Lee Clark Zumpe, John Grey, WC Roberts, Lisa Timpf, David Kopaska-Merkel, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, and William Shaw.
Some of what you read will leave you optimistic about our futures, while other stories and poems may leave you doubting our future, but no matter what, The Martian Wave: 2017 will leave you convinced that our future lies out among the stars.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Alaskan Everglades


From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new addition to The Divided States of America:
Fred Selkerson continues his exploration of The Divided States of America. This time his travels take him to Alaska where he and his new Personal Assistant Android meet his Grandma Julia, and they also explore what is left of the wilds of Alaska.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/alaskan-everglades/

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The October issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is here!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The October 2017 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available for download at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-october-2017/
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The October 2017 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.

Friday, September 29, 2017

A review of Ecotastrophe II

Eamonn Murphy at SF Crowsnest recently reviewed Ecotastrophe II. Overall, he liked the book, and I'd highly recommend you read the review at http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/ecotastrophe-ii-by-j-alan-erwine-book-review/

Monday, September 25, 2017

Delivery

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America...
Reed makes deliveries between the Great Lakes Conglomerate and the Wastelands on a regular basis, but this delivery is more dangerous, and much more important than any previous delivery. Reed is willing to risk his life to make a difference in a divided world, but is the risk worth it? He certainly thinks so…
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/delivery/

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Get the October issue of Spaceports early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We’re still a week away from the release of the October 2017 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk, but you can download the zine now…and it’s just 75 cents!
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-october-2017/

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Back to the Old Ways

Captain Christopher Chases Crows knows that something horribly evil is going on in the Wastelands, but can he convince his government to get involved, and is getting involved even the right thing to do? Morality and law aren’t always the same things, but in the Wastelands, there are times when neither exists.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/back-to-the-old-ways/

Monday, September 04, 2017

New story done

I just put the finishing touches on a new Divided States story. This one coming in at around 3000 words. It should be available in about a week. Something tells me that this one will piss some people off...but then I've never been known to write happy sunshine type stories, nor have I ever cared if my fiction makes people uncomfortable.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Writing is crazy

For the last month or so, I've been doing research in my few spare moments for a new Divided States of America story.  A few days ago, an idea came to me for a different Divided States story...so, of course I wrote 1500 words on the new idea today, and I haven't even touched the original idea.
No wonder writers have so many mental issues...this is a field that really can drive you crazy!

A Cavallo

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A Cavallo by Debby Feo...the ninth story from The Divided States of America
Fred Selkerson and his faithful companion Pat37 continue their exploration of Calivada, but this time, things go very wrong, and they’ll face dangers they never could have expected.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/a-cavallo/

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The September issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

The September 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you the story of a man caught in an experiment gone wrong…waking up to a different reality every day, and not sure if he will ever be able to get home. You can also read the story of a human that meets the Scorpii god, but there’s something familiar about this god. Also, a woman who knows the way of magic is attacked on a train by a power that only she can see…or is there someone else. And finally, an old man has isolated himself and is ready to die, but the past won’t let him be alone anymore.
This issue features the fiction of Fredrick Obermeyer, Eamonn Murphy, Keith P. Graham, and Mike Murphy.
Order from us at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-september-2017/
Order from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757YX4XM

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Problem in Translation is an audio book

My novel about first contact with difficult to understand aliens, A Problem in Translation, is now available as an audio book at https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/A-Problem-in-Translation-Audiobook/B0753KWGRL/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1503946590&sr=1-1
What is humanity to do when faced by aliens whose language is vague at best? What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that are worshipped or feared by almost every other species in the universe? What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that make decisions that seem completely illogical?
These are the questions that must be answered by Captain Shiro Takahashi and the crew of the Astrid, and failing to come up with the right answers could lead to the annihilation of humanity at the prehensile limbs of the Lemec.
Governing, but not governing most of the nearby galaxy, the Lemec are a powerful species that no one really understands, and this is just how the Lemec want it. Captain Takahashi is trying to understand, but the Lemec try to block his actions at every turn. How can he ever hope to save humanity, and do the Lemec even care if humanity is saved?

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Divided States of America Bundle #2

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The Divided States of America Bundle #2
This bundle brings you the second set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
You get “What Lies in the Wastelands” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Calivada Dreaming” by Debby Feo, “Can’t Go Home Again” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, and “Where Do You Go From Here” by Ian Brazee-Cannon.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-divided-states-of-america-bundle-2/