Fringeworks' new Psychos at Christmas anthology - Ain't No Sanity Clause, edited by Theresa Derwin - is now available as a Kindle download - after the usual Amazon-induced delays. An ideal stocking-filler for that special someone.
Deadline's up, reading period gone - and the contents of Alchemy Press's celebration of good old fashioned Pulp fiction has been announced:
Origins by Mike Resnick House Name by Robert William Iveniuk Eyes of Day, Eyes of Night by Anne Nicholls Ripples in the Ether by William Meikle The Perfect Murder by Chris Iovenko Ivy's Secret Origin by Bracken N MacLeod Crossing the Line by Joshua Wolf Jean Marie by James Hartley Currier Dread and the Hair of Destruction by Ian Gregory The Going Rate by Amberle L Husbands No Way But the Hard Way by Michael Haynes The Vogue Prince by Adrian Cole Upon a Granite Wind by Joel Lane The Last Laugh by Milo James Fowler In the Margins by Allen Ashley Heroes and Villains by Peter Crowther The Return of Boy Justice by
To be launched at FantasyCon, on Saturday 29th September 2012 - the time and date now confirmed:
Well, we're halfway there. Broadband's up and running - just need to reconfigure Outlook now so I can send and receive email. And of course hostname and passwords don't work - despite being told they would.
And people wonder why I've not gotten round to broadband until now...
I was supposed to go on-line on Friday 11th May - but trying to log on Friday night just got me "Activation failed" every time. So I rang the provider on Saturday morning. Apparently there was a conflict between host names. They couldn't do anything about it then, because the team don't work on weekends. Could I ring back on Monday.
So I did.
Went through pretty much the same conversation again. I was told they'd give me a slightly different hostname to get round the problem. That night a message was left on my answer phone to say the hostname had successfully been changed.
Rang the next morning to sort out a new log on password. That was agreed upon. That night I tried logging on to broadband and... You guessed - still not working.
Another phone call.
Not only was the password we'd agreed that morning not active, but the conflict hadn't been fixed either. They'd ring me back the next day.
It's now 14:35 the next day - still no phone call. I have no braodband access at home, I'm no longer able to check my emails at work, and even the WebMail page doesn't respond.
The operator I spoke to last night was very apologetic, and said he was sorry for the inconvenience. I pointed out that since I'm in the middle of the submission period for an anthology I'm editing, it was a damned sight more than inconvenient!
I knew this would happen, which is why I held off migrating to broafdband so long. Wish I'd held off longer...