“It’s hard to find a good SF magazine these days. I thought these stories were very readable and entertaining, and at least one was laugh-out-loud funny. If you remember an old magazine called Aboriginal, this is a lot like that.”

K.J., on Amazon.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Release: Scout's Honor, by Henry Vogel


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Rampant Loon Press is pleased to announce the release of our first original novel: Scout's Honor: A Planetary Romance, by Henry Vogel.

Currently available for Amazon Kindle (and already a best-seller with twenty reader reviews!) Scout's Honor will be available in the Nook Press and Apple iTunes store shortly, and (now this is the part we're really excited about) in print format on Friday, August 1.

Watch this space for more details. And now, without further ado, the marketing copy...

                                     

When Terran Scout David Rice climbs from the wreckage of his starship’s escape pod, he finds himself transported from the space age to the steam age in the blink of an eye. Drawn to the sounds of fighting, David immediately throws himself into a desperate battle against overwhelming odds to save the life of a beautiful young princess.

Now, marooned without hope of rescue, David is swept into a world of steam-powered airships, treacherous pirates, brutal savages, bloodthirsty monsters, royal machinations, and plots within plots, where matters of strength and honor are most often settled with the clash of swords. As he struggles to learn the strange ways of this new world and who he can trust, one thing becomes clear to him: he must put aside his growing feelings for Her Highness and do everything in his power to return her to her family, even though this means giving her up to the prince she’s pledged to marry.

Told in a relentlessly fast-paced and breathless style, SCOUT’S HONOR is an exciting modern homage to the classic tales of planetary romance made famous by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett, as well as the cliffhanger-driven energy of the early science fiction movie serials. If you like your heroes unabashedly heroic, your heroines feisty and true, and your plots filled with dangers, twists, turns, and double-crosses upon triple-crosses, you’ll enjoy SCOUT’S HONOR.

Now available for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps at these links:

United States | United Kingdom | Australia | Canada | Mexico | Brazil | India | Japan | Italy | Spain | Germany | France

More links coming soon! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHOWCASE #18 IS LIVE

Issue #18 of our free companion webzine, SHOWCASE, is now live at this link:


Featuring:
"DEATH BITES" by Bill Bibo, Jr.
"SPORT OF KINGS" by Judith Field
And another Progress Report by yours truly.

SHOWCASE #18! It's got ninja leprechauns!

Monday, March 3, 2014

STUPEFYING STORIES 1.12 (March 2014) is released!

STUPEFYING STORIES 1.12 (a.k.a., the March 2014 issue) is now live on Amazon and selling in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Japan.  For sales links, samples, and more information, see the SHOWCASE site.

More sales links coming soon!






Featuring:

     CHRISTOPHER LEE KNERAM      Anachronic Order
     JULIE DAY      Dried Skins Unshed
     PETE MCARDLE      A Nun’s Tale
     CAROL HOLLAND MARCH      They Followed Me
     JOHN J. BRADY      Interregnum
     JUDITH FIELD      Full Fathom Five
     TORAH COTTRILL      Bone Mother
     BRANDON NOLTA      Aleph
     RANDAL DOERING      Alien Treaties

Reading Period Closed

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

STUPEFYING STORIES is currently CLOSED to unsolicited submissions while we concentrate on releasing new books. We will resume reading new submissions for STUPEFYING STORIES, SHOWCASE, and the STUPEFYING STORIES PRESENTS line on June 1, 2014.

Note also that this closure affects STUPEFYING STORIES only. STRAEON remains open to new submissions.

Friday, February 21, 2014

SHOWCASE #15 RELEASED

The changes announced in SHOWCASE #14 are already paying off, as SHOWCASE #15 rolls out right on schedule this week. If you're looking for the latest news, latest download links, and best of all, FREE STORIES, check out our companion webzine, STUPEFYING STORIES SHOWCASE, now ready for your reading pleasure at this link:


 This week featuring:
  • “Best in Show,” by Robert Lowell Russell
  • “On the Pond,” by Jake Doyle 
  • “The Wiser of Oz,” by Jez Patterson
  • “Four Corners of the Earth,” by Sandi Reed-Chan

Enjoy!
~brb

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stupefying Stories is temporarily closing to new submissions

Effective March 1, 2014, STUPEFYING STORIES will be closed to unsolicited submissions until June 1, 2014.

The short explanation is that the volume of new submissions we're receiving is interfering with our ability to release new books on schedule. For a more complete explanation, see the editorial in SHOWCASE #14.

If this works as expected, we will again be closed to unsolicited submissions from October 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014, and thereafter be on a three-months-on/three-months-off reading schedule.

Please note that this change does not affect STRAEON, which has a separate submissions queue and reading schedule. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

SHOWCASE #14 ESCAPES!

For the latest news, latest download links, and best of all, FREE STORIES, check out our companion webzine, STUPEFYING STORIES SHOWCASE, ready to read now at this link:


This week featuring:
  • “Advances,” by Liz Colter
  • “The Collections Agent,” by A. G. Carpenter 
  • “How Love Works,” by Jamie Lackey
  • “Stanley P. Strauss, Destroyer of the Universe,” by Samuel Marzioli
  • Editorial: And we're back...again, by Bruce Bethke

ATTENTION, WRITERS. Beginning March 1, 2014, Stupefying Stories will be closed to unsolicited submissions until June 1, 2014. For the explanation of why we're doing this, please read the editorial in SHOWCASE #14.