Monday, August 13, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for August 13th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Quantum Women by Tyree Campbell for half off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/156413/Quantum-Women
A quantum is a self-contained unit—of energy, light, and so forth. It exists in and of itself, irrespective of its surroundings. But it can be, and usually is, part of a team.
A quantum woman, then, is a self-contained person, independent, yet willing to be part of a team if the right teammate comes along.
Quantum women aren’t superheroines with superpowers, they’re not “chicks in chain mail,” although they might be, as Pamela Sargent wrote, “Women of Wonder.” For the most part, quantum women are everyday folks in a science fiction or fantasy setting. They might be home-makers or home-wreckers, homely or homey, but all of them are focused, determined, willful, and independent. To those who have men in their lives, they are partners and companions, equals and not subordinates.
And yet, like any of us, they can find themselves in extraordinary situations where a bit of heroism can save the day. You’ll encounter them on these pages.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sectors 47 & 48

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Sectors Forty-Seven & Forty-Eight are lightly inhabited sectors, but with the Ernya around, there's still bound to be conflict, and if you want mysteries, there's always the remains of star ships that don't belong to any of the "Deep Space" species, plus enough mysteries to keep your players happy for years.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sectors-47-48/
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248206

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The legalization of pot and the destruction of the lower class

For a few years now, pot has been legal in Colorado, and as expected, the economy here is booming, and I do mean BOOMING. Businesses are coming here to open new offices, unemployment is very low, and everything looks great to everyone outside of Colorado. The problem is that the cost of living in Colorado is skyrocketing with housing costs going up nearly 10% every year, and the cost of groceries, and everything else going up at nearly the same rate...and there's the problem. For the upper class and the upper middle class, this means that they're making tons of extra money. The problem comes for people in the lower class, like me and my family. We're expecting our rent to jump by at least 10% this winter. The problem is that we didn't get 10% raises this year...nothing even close, and I know a lot of other poor people who are really struggling in this booming economy.
And before anyone tries to quote social Darwinism, some people can't help their economic circumstances. For ourselves, it was very important that we weren't both working full time, that way one of us would always be here with the kids. We see too many kids running around, getting in trouble, because their parents aren't home. This isn't what we wanted for our kids, so we chose to make less money. Through all of our financial troubles, we've done everything we can to avoid government aid. We pay for our health insurance because we get better health care options, and because we've racked up so many medical bills, we're both working more than we'd planned...and because of that, we don't qualify for food aid. Let me explain that again...we made a choice to not be on government health insurance...as a result, we have massive bills that we're trying to pay off. In order to pay them off, we're both working extra, and because we're working extra, we can't get government help. That's right, we're busting our asses to do everything we can to stay off of the government dollar, and because of that, when we actually needed help, we couldn't qualify.
We, and many like us, were barely scraping by before pot was legalized, and now with all of the growth we're seeing, we struggle every month to keep a roof over our heads.
In order to put food on the table, I'm picking up any freelance editing work I can (contact me if you are interested) and Rebecca is having to donate plasma twice a week. She has to be stuck by a needle twice a week just so our kids can eat. This isn't what America is supposed to be.
Our biggest hope is that we have a really severe winter and some of the people that have moved here will move to warmer states that have legal pot. It's rather sad that in order for our family to make it, we have to hope that the economy crashes. This is what legalized pot has done to Colorado, at least the poor of Colorado...

It's time to get Manic!

If you haven't ordered your copy of Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind, then what are you waiting for?

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…



http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/246612 (It's currently 25% off here!)


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
It's Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction and DriveThruRPG. For the rest of the month, you can save 25% off of all of our titles. Go to http://www.drivethrufiction.com/xmas_in_july.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_44595#selectpub and http://www.drivethrurpg.com/xmas_in_july.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_31815#selectpub to order today.
Please feel free to share these links with everyone you know...and everyone you don't know as well!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Delirious Doubles again

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
There was a mistake in our original posting of the Delirious Doubles guidelines. We had the lengths for the various types of stories set wrong. This is what the guidelines should be...
In our ongoing effort to publish whatever the hell we feel like, we give you Delirious Doubles. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Ace Doubles, well, this is something like that. We will be pairing two stories together from two different authors and publishing them together. We were originally debating whether we wanted to do novellas or novelettes, but we finally decided, why not do both! And while we’re at it, why not do short stories as well. Some might not like this idea because people have argued in the past that we don’t follow traditional publishing models…OH WELL!
Here are the guidelines. We are looking for science fiction and fantasy stories, no particular themes, no particular styles, just stories that we like. We will then pair those stories up with another story and create a Delirious Double.
SHORT STORIES: These are defined as stories under 7,500 words. Payment will be $10 on publication for first rights. Short story doubles will only be released as e-books.
NOVELETTES: These are defined as stories between 7,500 words and 17,500 words. Payment will be $20 on publication for first rights. Novelette doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.
NOVELLAS: These are defined as stories between 17,500 words and 40,000 words. Payment will be $30 plus 10% of the profits for first rights. (Each author gets 10%). Novella doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.

We are looking for first rights, so no reprints. We also do not want to see stories set in other people’s universes. Other than that, we want you to entertain us. It’s always a good idea to read some of the publications that we’ve released in the past to get some sense of what we’re looking for.
Stories should be submitted as Word or RTF attachments to ndpdeliriousdoubles (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Monday, July 16, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for July 16th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only get Crisis Averted by Laura Givens for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/171932/Crisis-Averted
What constitutes being human?
Why are gods so bad at poker?
How would you square dance in zero-gee?
What is the alcohol tolerance of a superhero?
When is a good time to visit the universe next door?
Why does Buffalo Bill want a T-Rex?
Is Buggs Bunny transgendered or just a drag queen?
None of these questions are answered herein, but asking them is half the fun.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Divided States of America Bundle #4

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
This bundle brings you the fourth set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
You get “Trial of Payne” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Behind the Scars” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Frozen Ambitions” by J Alan Erwine, and “Path to a New Life” by Ian Brazee-Cannon.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-divided-states-of-america-bundle-4/
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/247212

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 46 (Khruntha Space)

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Welcome to Sector Forty-Six, the home sector of the Khruntha. Here you’ll find their homeworld, and many of the worlds they’ve colonized. You’ll also find mysteries just waiting to be solved.
The Khruntha are one of the most brutal and controlling species in the Ephemeris universe, but even they can’t control their own kind, and you will find all kinds of rebellions in this sector as well.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sector-46-khruntha-space/
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/247156/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Manic Musings is here!

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Last Chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Today is your last chance to pre-order your Kindle version of J Alan Erwine's Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind. We know you want to start reading it first thing tomorrow morning, so order your copy now...https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2LNKRZ
For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Monday, July 09, 2018

Delirious Doubles

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
In our ongoing effort to publish whatever the hell we feel like, we give you Delirious Doubles. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Ace Doubles, well, this is something like that. We will be pairing two stories together from two different authors and publishing them together. We were originally debating whether we wanted to do novellas or novelettes, but we finally decided, why not do both! And while we’re at it, why not do short stories as well. Some might not like this idea because people have argued in the past that we don’t follow traditional publishing models…OH WELL!
Here are the guidelines. We are looking for science fiction and fantasy stories, no particular themes, no particular styles, just stories that we like. We will then pair those stories up with another story and create a Delirious Double.
SHORT STORIES: These are defined as stories under 7,500 words. Payment will be $10 on publication for first rights. Short story doubles will only be released as e-books.
NOVELETTES: These are defined as stories between 7,500 words and 40,000 words. Payment will be $20 on publication for first rights. Novelette doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.
NOVELLAS: These are defined as stories between 40,000 words and 80,000 words. Payment will be $30 plus 10% of the profits for first rights. (Each author gets 10%). Novella doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.

We are looking for first rights, so no reprints. We also do not want to see stories set in other people’s universes. Other than that, we want you to entertain us. It’s always a good idea to read some of the publications that we’ve released in the past to get some sense of what we’re looking for.
Stories should be submitted as Word or RTF attachments to ndpdeliriousdoubles (at) yahoo (dot) com.

PDF Books of the week for July 9th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, you can pick up both Mars Station Beta stories that we've published so far for 50% off from DriveThruFiction. That's "The Spirit of Mars" by Eamonn Murphy and "The Infestation" by Francis W. Alexander. Go to http://www.drivethrufiction.com/saleguide.php?src=sgrc and scroll down.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Path to a New Life

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America Series:

Marco has taken all of the skills he learned from Emrey and become one of the best fighters in the Confederate States, but he hates the life he’s forced to live. Now he’s reached New Orleans for a massive pit fight championship, but the fights that he’ll face in the pit are nothing compared to the fights that await him in life.


Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Have you ordered it yet?

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
There's still a week left to pre-order J Alan Erwine's Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind for your Kindle...and we've lowered the price for the duration of the pre-sale!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2LNKRZ
 For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Monday, July 02, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for July 2nd

 From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Butterfly and the Sea Dragon for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/180673

Sunday, July 01, 2018

NDP titles in the Smashwords sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Smashwords is having their annual July sale, and you can find a number of our titles available for up to 75% off. This includes zines, novels, anthologies, collections, and even some of the stories from our Divided States of America series. Now would be a great time to stock up on our e-titles at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium

Smashwords sale

Smashwords is having a sale throughout the month of July, and you can get big discounts on many of my titles. I've even thrown in a few freebies as well. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine to check out the entire list...and buy!

June recap

PDF Book of the Week for June 4th
My first drabble
How Cymbalta almost ruined my marriage and my life
PDF Book of the Week for June 11th
Coming soon from Nomadic Delirium Press!
More titles available on Amazon
PDF Book of the week for June 18th
Frozen Ambitions
A review of Nano-Bytes
Pre-order Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2018 is now available

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2018 is now available

The July 2018 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available for download, and as always, it's just $1.
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The July 2018 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.
This issue features fiction by Janie Brunson, Guy Bellaranti, Laura Jane Swanson, J.G. Formato, and Russell Hemmell. It also features poetry by Lauren McBride, Francis W. Alexander, Fred Kracke, Lisa Timpf, and Robert Shmigelsky.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-july-2018/
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/872224
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/245954
Kindle link coming later...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pre-order Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
On July 12th, we will be releasing Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind: The Collected Short Fiction of J Alan Erwine, but you can pre-order your Kindle edition today!

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A review of Nano-Bytes

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Another one of our little books has been reviewed at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/nano-bytes-by-daniel-c-smith-ebook-review/
Check it out!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 18th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Best of Both Worlds for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/201328
Nomadic Delirium and Alban Lake, both publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and all points in between, have collaborated to bring you the very best of what they published in 2015. The selections within come from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…, and from Outposts of Beyond and FrostFire Worlds. Their settings might be an inner planet or a world-that-might-be. Their themes are universal, involving choices we all have to make at one point or another in our lives. This is science fiction and fantasy literature at its finest.
This is the first anthology of its kind; it won’t be the last.
Contents
Introduction by Tyree Cambpell
Introduction by J Alan Erwine
The Adventures of Colo Collins and Tama Toledo in Space and Time by Tyree Campbell
Artifact by Rik Hunik
Dragon Egg Soup by S. Evan Townsend
Exile by Choice by Kate Runnels
Fire and Snow by Priya Sridhar
From An Unnamed Rock by Jerry L. Robinette
Hands of Time by Fredrick Obermeyer
Hard Earth by Tony Cella
The Job by Justin Bohardt
The Librarian by Lawrence Buentello
Magic, Music, and Greed by Anne E. Johnson
Mars Ride Along by EJ Shumak
Neoteric Urban Archaeology by James Van Pelt
The Next Step in the Dance by Maureen Bowden
Piper’s Haunt by Maureen Bowden
Retirement by Beth Powers
The Tulku of Titan by Mike Morgan

More titles available on Amazon

I've now made almost all of my titles available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0035AMA0A
I'm not necessarily a fan of Amazon, but they are a necessary evil for anyone in the publishing business, so please feel free to shop, and by all means buy.

Monday, June 11, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 11th

For one week only, get Nano-Bytes by Daniel C. Smith for 50% off...that's $1 from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/194576
Nano-Bytes features five stories from Daniel C. Smith that first appeared in The Fifth Di… In these pages you’ll find a virus which has startling effects on a team of archaeologists, parents looking to splice their son’s genes, a man who realizes he is all he can ever be, the unexpected consequences of mating with an alien, and a trip through space that ends up in an unexpected destination.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

How Cymbalta almost ruined my marriage and my life

For more than two years now, I've been taking Cymbalta. I've been taking it for chronic pain and chronic depression. Although it did block some of the pain, it didn't really make for a higher quality in life. It also numbed the depression by turning me into something like a robot. No matter what happened, my reactions were nothing like they were supposed to be, happy, sad, angry, whatever, they were all dampened. Unfortunately, this took a toll on my marriage. No matter what I would say to Rebecca, it never showed the emotion that you should show to the most important person in your life. When I was upset, she could never really tell...when I was overwhelmed with joy, she could never really tell. It had gotten to a point that she wasn't sure I was really in love with her anymore, and I certainly am, but the drug kept me from really showing it to her. Although the words came out, and there were actions to support the words, there was none of the emotion that should have been there..
So, because of this, I stopped taking the meds a little over a month ago (DON'T DO THIS, by the way.) I suffered some side effects, but they were nothing near what I expected, and a couple of weeks ago, I started to feel like me again. That may not seem like it's a good thing, since I'm basically an emotional wreck again, but I can feel. I can really laugh when I need to, and I can cry again, and most importantly, I can really show the love I feel to my wife and kids.
Don't get me wrong, anti-depressants are a good thing, and they might be right for some people, but they weren't working for me. Since going off of them, I feel more creative than I have in years, and also feel more opinionated, so look for more angry blog posts in the future, but most importantly I feel like me again. Being on the emotional roller coaster that is chronic depression is going to be a dangerous thing, and I know that, but at least I'm myself again.
One of the reasons for my wanting to write this post is because I saw a post on Facebook today saying that it was the 8 month anniversary of the passing of a friend of mine. I remember the day I found out that we had lost him. I remember feeling sad, and I remember talking to Rebecca about it, but my reaction was nothing like it should have been. Reading that post today actually brought me to tears for the first time since he'd passed away, and I realized that that was what I should be feeling.
Like I've said, I don't think anti-depressants are a bad thing. In fact, I think they're a wonderful thing for many people, but for me, I have to be myself, and Cymbalta took that away from me, and it almost took my family away. It wouldn't have been worth it to have my sadness masked if I didn't have them in my life...

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 4th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Ecotastrophe II for 50% off at DriveThruFiction http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/216111
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Fifth Di... June 2018

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The June 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

The June issue of The Fifth Di… brings you six stories that will excite and entice you.

An artist that is nearing the end of his life, and must face the choices he has made; a man who has to make a decision between what is right and wrong, and must face the consequences of that choice; a man undergoes an experiment to have his consciousness transported into a cat in the past, and this too has unexpected consequences; a woman becomes pregnant to help the world government in a way she could never expect; Maksim Gorky visits a concentration camp, and the actions of the inmates, as well as his own actions could have massive ramifications on the future; and a prisoner who has undergone mind alteration returns to Earth, but can he ever escape his past?




Monday, May 28, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 28th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
PDF Book of the Week for May 28th...
For one week only, get Tausana by James B. Baker for 50% off (that's 50 cents) at DriveThruFiction http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/196433

Tausana is a girl on her way to a new planet. But will her psi talents help her or hinder her in her efforts to fit in?
James B.Baker started the career of many small press writers, and even though he passed away before he saw all of his dreams fulfilled, we at Nomadic Delirium Press are doing everything we can to keep his vision alive.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Download The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
The June 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... won't be out for another week, but we have it available for download in our store right now! And not only can you download it early, you can also get it for just $1.50. Some people have had problems with downloads from our store, so if you don't get your copy, don't worry, we're e-mailing them out to people who order them...just in case you don't get yours.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-june-2018/
The June issue of The Fifth Di… brings you six stories that will excite and entice you.
An artist that is nearing the end of his life, and must face the choices he has made; a man who has to make a decision between what is right and wrong, and must face the consequences of that choice; a man undergoes an experiment to have his consciousness transported into a cat in the past, and this too has unexpected consequences; a woman becomes pregnant to help the world government in a way she could never expect; Maksim Gorky visits a concentration camp, and the actions of the inmates, as well as his own actions could have massive ramifications on the future; and a prisoner who has undergone mind alteration returns to Earth, but can he ever escape his past?

Monday, May 21, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 21st

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Disharmony of the Spheres for half price at DriveThruFiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/224315
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.

Monday, May 14, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 14th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get 3 of a Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith for half price at DriveThruFiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/213718
3 of a Perfekt Pear brings you three stories from the mind of Daniel Smith. Take two trips into space and a trip into the mind. These stories will have you questioning what reality is, and also what our future holds for us. In the end, you’ll be asking yourself, should we embrace the future, or run from it. No matter what, you’ll know that the future will be 3 of a Perfekt Pear…

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Behind the Scars

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America series:

Marco had been a kid on the streets of the Confederate States of America with nothing to look forward to until he met Emrey. Now as an adult, he has everything to look forward to, but will he ever get a chance to make his dreams come true?




Monday, May 07, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 7th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
For one week only, get The Moth and the Flame by Tyree Campbell for half price at DriveThru Fiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/236440
Yoelin’s periphery is under attack, and she has to close down her chosen purpose in life—performing Rescues, of children, people, and things.  Her investigation takes her into the sordid world of betrayal.  Too many people want her dead—including her former boss in Corporatia Security; a crime boss who wants to force her favors in exchange for an old debt; and the head of one of the most powerful corporations in Corporatia.   Her only allies are a former lover with his own agenda; a concourse deli operator; and a woman who has sworn to kill her, whatever the cost.
As Yoelin strives to rescue herself, she stumbles upon a dark family secret:  she may not be who she thought she was.  But can she ever discover who she really is?

Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Least Practical of Jokes

I can't believe that I forgot to list this story when I was listing my previously published works a couple of years ago. Robert Lendorin has always been one of my favorite characters that I've created. I think I need to re-visit him one of these days.

A man gets conned into helping Robert Lendorin pull off a practical joke, but when things go wrong, what will the consequences be?
http://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/the-least-practical-of-jokes/

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Seas of Red

In all of the insanity of the last week, I guess I forgot to post this when I released it...
Attempts at cleaning up the ocean go very wrong and leave the entire planet in peril. Can it be saved in time? And if so, what will the consequences be?
This one has never been published before!
http://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/seas-of-red/


Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Diagnosis?

Back from the doctor. He seems to think the problem is most likely costochondritis (which is basically inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs to the sternum. He also thinks there may be two or three detached ribs.
The course of action for now is to stay on the medication I'm on for another two weeks. After that, we'll try a different pain med if I'm still in pain. If things haven't improved by the middle of June, we'll do a CT scan. If it turns out that it is costochondritis, they're going to try a temporary nerve block. If that works, they're going to go with a permanent nerve block, killing the nerves that are causing the problem. If that doesn't work...well, who knows...

Monday, April 30, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for April 30th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Union Man and Other Stories by Eamonn Murphy for half price at DriveThruFiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/229443/The-Union-Manand-other-stories
The Union Man and other stories brings you three stories from Eamonn Murphy.
An interrogator (torturer) for MI5 is accused of a murder, a murder he couldn’t have committed, but where his investigation takes him will not only change his life, but it will forever change the world.
Happy is a drug that has been legalized in England, but no one can expect the consequences of what that legalization will mean, except for one man, and no one want to listen to him, because everyone wants to be Happy.
Finally, a brief story that is a twist on the princess and the frog tale.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mundanities: A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction

Mundanities
A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction

Welcome to a new science fiction zine being published by Nomadic Delirium Press. This zine will be published twice a year, as both a print and e-zine, on February 1st and August 1st, with the first issue appearing February 1st, 2019.
So, what is mundane SF? It doesn’t mean boring, as some might think. Why would we want to publish magazine of boring fiction?
Mundane SF is defined as fiction focusing on stories set on or near the Earth, with a believable use of technology and science as it exists at the time the story is written. No aliens, time travel, interstellar travel, wormholes, warp drive, ftl, or anything like that.
Sound boring? Not really. Think of all of the science fiction that can and has been written about the Earth and the planets.
RESPONSE TIMES
Our current response time is two months. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.
FICTION
Fiction must be science fiction, and it MUST follow the basic guidelines. I’m looking for stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints will be considered, although preference will be given to first rights stories. I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it's absolutely brilliant. I'm not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.
FICTION PAYMENTS
Original stories up to 1,500 words will receive $5.
Original stories between 1,501 and 5,000 words will receive $10.
Original stories longer than 5,000 words will receive $15.
Reprints, no matter the length, will receive $5
POETRY
At this time, we are not reading poetry. If the magazine does well, then we will start taking a couple of poems per issue.
ART
We are not currently seeking artwork.
FORMATS
All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf or Word. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I'd prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word "Submission" in its subject line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines...if you don't know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.
FINAL NOTES
Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to mundanitieszine at yahoo dot com.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Infestation

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Our second Mars Station Beta story...
The loss of Mars Station Alpha has been a mystery, but now three men from Mars Station Beta have gone rogue, and have decided to visit the base.
Will they find the true reason for the loss of the base, and will they then bring about the destruction of Mars Station Beta?
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-infestation/
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/820894
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/240286/The-Infestation
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CNDSKS9

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Environemental Holocaust

ANNOUNCING A NEW ZINE FROM NOMADIC DELIRIUM PRESS!
This is a new zine that Nomadic Delirium Press is launching. We are looking for stories about the future if the environment continues to decay. For the most part, we want stories that look at the grim aspects of our environmental future, but we will also consider stories that look at us overcoming our difficulties and creating a better planet. This zine will be published twice a year…May 1st and November 1st, with the first issue appearing on November 1st, 2018. Environmental Holocaust will be available as both a print and an e-zine.
RESPONSE TIMES
Our current response time is two months. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.
FICTION
Fiction must be science fiction, and it must follow the basic guidelines. I’m looking for stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints will be considered, although preference will be given to first rights stories. I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it's absolutely brilliant. I'm not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.
FICTION PAYMENTS
Original stories up to 1,500 words will receive $5.
Original stories between 1,501 and 5,000 words will receive $10.
Original stories longer than 5,000 words will receive $15.
Reprints, no matter the length, will receive $5
POETRY
At this time, we are not reading poetry. If the magazine does well, then we will start taking a couple of poems per issue.
ART
We are not currently seeking artwork.
FORMATS
All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf or Word. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I'd prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word "Submission" in its subject line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines...if you don't know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.
FINAL NOTES
Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to eholocaust at yahoo dot com.

Monday, April 23, 2018

More medical ranting

As everyone knows, I've ranted many times about the screwed up medical system in America, especially the way insurance companies get to decide who gets treatment. Well, I'm at it again. Rebecca was diagnosed with bulging discs. She went in for treatment, which involved needles in her spine. After seeing what the insurance company was going to charge us, I talked to the billing office at the place where this was done. They basically said that they would be covering a major part of our bill...once we'd paid our deductible...which in this case is $2000. We can barely afford to put food on the table most weeks, and they expect us to be able to pay a $2000 bill before we really get any help? That's outrageous. As a result, Rebecca won't be going in for any more treatments, and will continue to be in serious pain.
On another note, I have an appointment with a surgeon tomorrow to see if there can be any relief for my chronic pain. I'm sure this will be something else we can't afford.
It's sad that in America we have to choose between our health and basic survival.
And before anyone says it's the ACA or it's Trump's new plan, the simple answer is that the majority of politicians, on both sides of the aisle, get huge payouts from the insurance companies, and therefore they allow the insurance company too much input on what goes into our medical plans. Insurance companies should not have this much power!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, and to me, it seems kind of silly that we only recognize this day once a year. In reality, every day should be Earth Day. The sad truth of the matter is that if you're not in elementary school, you really don't hear about Earth Day that much. People seem to be forgetting about the problems the planet faces, and with the current administration and their plans to dismantle much of what the EPA does, things are only getting worse.
A common argument I hear from the Right is that global climate change isn't real. Ok. Assuming for a moment that they're right, so what?
So, we shouldn't have cleaner air and water because global climate change isn't real? Doesn't it make sense to have these things for our children, and our children's children, even if the planet isn't warming up?
Fossil fuels will eventually run out, so we shouldn't develop renewable energies, because global climate change isn't real? How does that even make sense? When we run out of fossil fuels, what are we going to do?
I also hear that we shouldn't be worrying about oil because global climate change isn't real. The truth is, oil is also a fossil fuel, and it will eventually run out. Not only that, but if we stop our dependence on Mid-East oil, we will stop funneling money into countries that fund terrorism. This should make sense to people on the right. So, even if you don't believe in global climate change, switching to alternative fuel sources makes sense from a political point of view.
So, taking better care of the planet actually makes sense for people from every political perspective, so let's start today, and let's make sure we never stop!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Earth Day Sale

Now through Earth Day, pick up the e-book version of Ecotastrophe II for just $2.
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461

Monday, April 16, 2018

NDP Short Collection Bundle

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Four short collections from three different NDP authors for just $5. Sample a little from each and discover just how amazing our authors and their stories really are!
This bundle brings you "The Tulku of Titan and the Terror of Titan" by Mike Morgan, "Nano-Bytes" by Daniel C. Smith, "3 of a Perfekt Pear" by Daniel C. Smith, and "The Union Man and other stories" by Eamonn Murphy.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ndp-short-collection-bundle/
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/239879/NDP-Short-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Spirit of Mars

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
 
This is our first Mars Station Beta story...

Things are tense on Mars Station Beta. No one knows what happened to Station Alpha, and things on Earth are threatening to boil over and envelop Mars. In the midst of all of this, Wyatt Finch is about to welcome his 16 year old son to Mars, a boy genius who also has a penchant for troublemaking…





Friday, April 06, 2018

Flight of Madness

The storms on Taranis are legendary for putting people on edge, but can they drive someone insane? Brice is just trying to get home, but he's about to find out just how bad the storms can really be.
This is a new, never before published story from J Alan Erwine.
http://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/flight-of-madness/
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/812190
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BZHVC74

http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/239059/Flight-of-Madness
 

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A grand experiment

A while back, I decided to publish the stories I've sold over all of these years as individual e-stories...each selling for 99 cents, or for free if they were short enough. With many of these stories, I've actually made more from selling the e-stories than I initially made selling the first rights to a publisher. As a result of this, I'm going to try something different with my latest story. Instead of trying to sell it to one of the many markets out there, I'm going to post it as a new e-story, and sell it myself.
I'm not sure how this will work, but in this new age of publishing, everything seems to be an experiment anymore...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2018

Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The April 2018 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.

This issue features fiction by: Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Melanie Smith, Tyler Omichinski, Eamonn Murphy, and Maureen Bowden. It also features poetry by: John Grey, Christina Sng, Rebecca Herzog, Pamela Love, and Tamara K. Walker.