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Hello everyone! A few items of interest:

* vonjunzt is developing a terrific online resource: Lovecraft's Library. This is an initiative to collect links to online versions of books H.P. Lovecraft is known to have read, used, or owned. So far, there's only a page for "S" and one for "F" and a link to two books, but updates will come soon. If anyone has any links they can share, please send them his way!


* The SF/fantasy collection Elemental is coming out around May 16. It's edited by Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis. All the profits go to the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund, and all the stories were donations. It's SF and fantasy, and the line-up includes marthawells, Edith Friesner, Brian Aldiss, Jacqueline Carey, David Drake, Joe Haldeman, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Larry Niven, and others. marthawells has several online buying links listed on her Buy Stuff Online page, including the Booksense link, which will find it for you at an independent bookstore near where you live. Be sure to check out her other works while you're there!


* There's an interesting new community at dracula1897. The premise is this: Dracula is an epistolary novel (meaning that it's written as a series of documents; usually letters, here everything from letters to diary entries to newspaper clippings). On this community, they'll be appearing on the day they're dated, starting with Jonathan Harker's first journal entry on the 3rd of May. The novel finishes in November, so we've got about six months. The only posts appearing in this community will be the installments of the novel itself, so you can read along just by adding it to your friendslist. (Thanks to agentxpndble for this recommendation.)


* Today is the final day to pre-order The Magic Ring and save 20%.


And now, for something completely different, because I can't resist:


Gacked from primroseburrows:

LiveJournal Username
The name of your zombie infested home town.
Your zombie killing weapon of choice.
How much do zombies scare you?
Oh noes!!11 A zombie! What do you do?
Blasting zombies left and right with a freaking twelve guage. What do you think?randomalia
Curled into a fetal position crying their eyes out.vaklam
Is pwning some zombies with Don't Stop Me Now playing in the background.jalara
Is sitting at home watching CNN and eating ice cream.bellatook
Get ripped to pieces by the zombies. Bummer.primsong
Is the zombie king who you must destroy to end the zombie menace.syredronning
Number of zombies you decapitate.888
Chances you survive the zombie swarm.
53%
This Fun Quiz created by Rob at BlogQuiz.Net
Leo Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz





Gacked from altariel:

LiveJournal Username
Spaceship Name
Spaceship Size
How is the spaceship piloted?
How is the spaceship powered?
What's the upholstery like on the seats?
How do you see outside the spaceship?
What's the spaceship's primary purpose?
What's the Captain's catchphrase?
Main Weapon System:Telepathically projecting really dirty thoughts
Main Defensive System:Big Umbrella
Chance of catastrophic failure at critical moments
76%
Voice of the ship's computer:st_crispins
Finds mandatory uniform unflattering:serpentgraphics
Looks sexy in mandatory uniform:artwhisperer
Ripped sleeves off mandatory uniform:griffith_gwyn
Spends an unhealthy amount of time in the weapons locker:valancourtbooks
This Fun Quiz created by Akhmed at BlogQuiz.Net
Leo Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz




"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning. Where the
seas sleep and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger. Somwhere there's injustice. And somewhere else the tea is getting cold."
Dr. Who, "Survival"

Comments

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agentxpndble
May. 1st, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
I *really* love the Dracula group thing... Let's see if I can keep up. ;-)

I think it's an interesting idea which I'd like to see done in other groups - e.g. my LMA group which seems to be stone cold dead. Perhaps posting the occasional short story to trigger some decent conversation...
agentxpndble
May. 1st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
PS The zombie attack quiz is hysterical!
eldritchhobbit
May. 7th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! Glad you liked it, too!
eldritchhobbit
May. 7th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean - I need to catch up on yesterday's now. But it's so impressive to see how much energy and excitement this has created. I agree - it would be great to see this in other groups.
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