In the Future, Tense

June 5, 2010

Sidewise Award Nomination!

As it is pretty well known by now that CL Anderson and Sarah Zettel are one and the same, I figure I can announce this here.

I’ve been nominated for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for my story “The Persistence of Souls,” which appears in the Book View Press Anthology, THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY: Tales of the Steam Age Vol. I

Here’s the official announcement from BVC:

Book View Cafe author Sarah Zettel has been nominated for this year’s Sidewise Award for Alternate History for her story “The Persistence of Souls,” published in the exclusive Book View Press collection THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY: Tales of the Steam Age Vol. I .

THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is a unique, original anthology, created and published exlcusively by the author-members of Book View Cafe.

A collection of stories set on alternative earth, a place powered by steam and magic, THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY takes place in a world of dreamers, experimenters and engineers, soulless humans and ensouled machines was born of most unlikely parents: four poets who gathered one cold summer on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1816.  All-new and never-before-seen, these stories explore the unfolding consequences of that gathering — and how it changed everything we thought we knew about science and ourselves.

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May 12, 2010

Steampunk Photo Contest!

Book View Café announces:

THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY

EXTRAORDINARY STEAMPUNK PHOTO CONTEST!

for your inspiration and edification, we offer a free sample from The Shadow Conspiracy

Do you have a killer steampunk ensemble?
A gorgeous nouveau-Victorian parlour?
A seriously classical retro ray-gun?

Take a photo and send it to Book View Café!  Winners chosen by our elite cadre of judges will receive prizes including:

The Shadow Conspiracy volume I
The Shadow Conspiracy volume II (coming in December 2010)
other wonderful ebooks from BVC authors
and
selected winning photos used as illustrations in The Shadow Conspiracy volume II!

There will also be a Reader’s Choice Award (prize TBA) at the Book View Blog!

Get creative!  Dress up your friends!  Masquerade as characters from The Shadow Conspiracy such as Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, Mary Shelley, Marie Laveau…

As inspiration, Book View Café will offer daily free sample stories from The Shadow Conspiracy I the week of March 24.

RULES:

1. Photos must be in .jpg format, maximum 1 MB in size.

2. Photos must be emailed to // twitterfic@bookviewcafe.com

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between March 24, 2010 and June 1, 2010.

3. By submitting your photo to the contest, you verify that:

~ You own the publication rights to the photo.

~ You agree to allow Book View Café and Book View Press to use the photo as an illustration in The Shadow Conspiracy volume II and related promotional materials.

~ Any persons depicted in the photo or owners of private property depicted in the photo agree to allow Book View Café and Book View Press to use the photo as an illustration in The Shadow Conspiracy volume II and related promotional materials.

~ BVC reserves the right to disqualify any photo deemed offensive or inappropriate.

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