Mild Aggregation: 3/5/12
Some fun new readables got mentioned by publishers in my email this morning
Tor.com The Planecar Project – This seems to be a model that many online fiction venues are moving toward to monetize their offerings. Buy an eBook if you want to get the month’s content ASAP. It’s great, since the most passionate readers will get in on the action early and hopefully spread the word to watch for the content.
In May, Night Shade Books is launching a new fantasy series with Scourge of the Betrayer by new author Jeff Salyards. Hired to chronicle the exploits of a band of rugged Syldoon warriors, Arki finds himself both frightened and fascinated by the men’s enigmatic leader, Captain Braylar Killcoin. I like the effect an explicit writer/narrator can offer a work. I enjoyed that in Julian Comstock and the meta-fictional concepts Steven Erikson discusses in this interview entice me to start reading the series.
Subterranean Press has an extended (120 page) preview of The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon.
The LoA Story of the Week is Golden Baby by Alice Brown from American Fantastic Tales.