Archives for category: Sarah Zettel

About Elizabeth Hand and Aestival Tide
I met Elizabeth Hand at the San Francisco Worldcon when our mutual publisher drove a bus filled with its authors up to George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch for the evening. What a memorable evening it was!
I’d also use “memorable” to describe any of Liz’s stories and books. She’s internationally renowned for her lush literary style and cutting-edge ideas. Prepare to be dazzled by Aestival Tide, a wonderful addition to the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more information about Liz and her books, go to http://www.elizabethhand.com/

About Gwyneth Jones and Life
I first became acquainted with Gwyneth Jones via her incisive and award-winning criticism of science fiction. What a treat to discover her own incisive and award-winning science fiction.
Life is a tale of feminism and courage that asks difficult questions about women and society and a splendid example of what science fiction may achieve beyond conventional genre tropes. I’m pleased to include Life in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more information about Gwyneth and her books, go to http://www.gwynethjones.uk/

About Kathe Koja and The Cipher
I remember when Kathe Koja burst onto the science fiction, fantasy, and horror scene with her jaw-dropping stories. A masterly visceral stylist, Kathe fearlessly explores the dark underside of creativity. And reality.
I wasn’t surprised to learn The Cipher also won the Bram Stoker Award, conferred by Horror Writers of America, and was named by io9.com as one of the Top Ten Debut Novels That Took the World by Storm.
When you dive into this selection in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle, be sure to leave the lights on. –Lisa Mason
For more information about Kathe Koja and her books, go to http://kathekoja.com

About Pat Murphy and Points of Departure
I’ve run into Pat Murphy over the years at parties and conventions since she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and so do I.
Points of Departure is a story collection, including Pat’s Nebula-winning “Rachel in Love.” She also won a Nebula for her novel, The Falling Woman. She is renowned for her stories, which are elegant, thought-provoking, and compassionate. I’m delighted to include this fine collection in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle.–Lisa Mason
For more information about Pat Murphy and her books, go to http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy/

About K.W. Jeter and Dark Seeker
I’ve run into K.W. Jeter once or twice over the years in the San Francisco Bay Area and am glad to have made his acquaintance. I’ve also read his startling stories in the inevitable Year’s Best anthologies.
Jeter is known for his vivid literary style, complex paranoid characters, and dark themes. In Dark Seeker, K.W. boldly tells the tale of a survivor of a deadly cult and his search for his son who may or may not still be alive.
Enjoy another prime example of the outer limits that science fiction may achieve and the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle offers. –Lisa Mason
For more about K.W. Jeter and his books, visit https://www.facebook.com/AuthorK.W.Jeter

About Lisa Mason and Summer of Love
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a hippie. I’m glad we cleared that up!
I did, however, find the sixties a fascinating period in American history in which to set a science fiction story, a time when lingering Victorian attitudes finally expired and we as a society decisively moved forward into the twentieth century, for better or for worse.
I spent over two full-time years researching and writing Summer of Love. I’m gratified so many readers have understood my vision and delighted to include this—still my bestselling book since it was published in 1994—in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable pet pictures, forthcoming projects, fine art and bespoke jewelry by Tom Robinson, worldwide Amazon.com links for Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and Spain, and more!
And on Lisa Mason’s Blog, on my Facebook Author Page, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Amazon, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, at Apple, at Kobo, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

About Lewis Shiner and Frontera
I first became acquainted with Lewis Shiner through his insightful and elegant stories published in all the magazines.
In Frontera, a cyberpunk classic, Lew takes us to a very Phil Dickian world of oppressive corporations and a ruined Martian colony with a terrible secret. I’m thrilled to present Shiner’s excellent science fiction in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more information about Lewis Shiner and his books, please see www.lewisshiner.com.

About William Barton and Acts of Conscience
I appreciate the challenge for an author to depict, and depict deeply, an “anti-hero.” In Acts of Conscience, this anti-hero is a way politically incorrect dude.
But William Barton pulls it off beautifully and his tale of an orbital mechanic, a guy who fortuitously scores a spaceship and takes off for the stars, is a dark journey of the soul as much as a space odyssey. I’m excited to include another genre-expanding title in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more information about William Barton and his books, please see http://williambarton.com/.

About Kay Kenyon and Maximum Ice
I can always count on Kay Kenyon to take me to a deeply realized world, then unleash a dynamic story that will keep me on the edge of my seat.
Maximum Ice delivers an urgent apocalyptic tale set on a far-future Earth. The multi-talented Kay has written extensively in fantasy, as well as science fiction. I’m delighted to include her excellent science fiction in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more information about Kay Kenyon and her books, please visit http://www.kaykenyon.com.

About William Jon Williams and Knight Moves
I first learned about Walter Jon Williams when he burst onto the publishing scene with his visionary magazine stories.
Walter has gone on to write twenty-seven novels and three story collections, appearing on the New York Times and London Times bestseller lists, winning the Nebula Award, nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and also writing for comics, the screen, and television.
Walter brings more of his visionary imagery to Knight Moves, which takes us to a far-future Earth depopulated by a space-faring humanity, a lonely and fantastic place where legends roam again, thanks to modern technology. I welcome this classic science fiction to the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. –Lisa Mason
For more about Walter Jon Willliams and his books, go to http://www.walterjonwilliams.net/

About Sarah Zettel and Reclamation
I can count on Sarah Zettel to entertain me with her renowned witty and fast-paced style and classic themes.
She’s the award winning, cross-genre author of thirty novels that cover the literary spectrum from science fiction and fantasy to Young Adult to Mystery and Romance. Sarah’s science fiction has won critical acclaim and the Philip K. Dick Award for her novel BITTER ANGELS (written as C.L. Anderson). I’m delighted to include RECLAMATION in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. RECLAMATION was a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and also won Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel award. –Lisa Mason
You can find all of Sarah Zettel’s books in all her genres at www.sarahzettel.com

So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle ENDS TODAY October 15 midnight East coast time, 9 P.M. West coast time so you must act now! Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Don’t let this incredible bargain slip away! Download yours today at http://storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

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Today, October 15, is the last day for The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle until midnight Eastern Standard Time, 9 P.M. Pacific Standard Time

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

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I can count on Sarah Zettel to entertain me with her renowned witty and fast-paced style and classic themes.

She’s the award winning, cross-genre author of thirty novels that cover the literary spectrum from science fiction and fantasy to Young Adult to Mystery and Romance. Sarah’s science fiction has won critical acclaim and the Philip K. Dick Award for her novel BITTER ANGELS (written as C.L. Anderson). I’m delighted to include RECLAMATION in the Philip K. Dick Award Bundle. Her debut novel, RECLAMATION was a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist, and also won Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel award. –Lisa Mason

You can find all of Sarah Zettel’s books in all her genres at www.sarahzettel.com

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So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle runs ONE MORE DAY until October 15 midnight East coast time, 9 P.M. West coast time so you must act now! Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Don’t let this bargain slip away! Download yours today at http://storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

If the conventional wisdom is that boys and men read science fiction, girls and women read romance, then further conventional wisdom is that men write science fiction and women write romance.

This certainly may have been true forty years ago and remains true, to a certain extent, today. Women who wrote superb science fiction—C. L. Moore, James Tiptree, Jr., Andre Norton—wrote under male pseudonyms.

But beginning in the 1970s, women like Ursula K. Le Guinn, Joanna Russ, and Vonda McIntyre leapt into the science fiction arena and influenced the next generation of women science fiction writers. Writers like the seven women in The Philip K Dick Award StorybundleElizabeth Hand, Gwyneth Jones, Kathe Koja, Pat Murphy, Lisa Mason, Kay Kenyon, and Sarah Zettel.

You must watch this fine video of Sarah talking about women who write science fiction and their stories at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08_dvCxbIw

So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle runs only one more day until October 15, midnight Eastern Standard Time, 9 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. You must act now because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Download yours today at http://www.storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

The conventional wisdom is that boys and men read science fiction, girls and women read romance.

As Jane Austin famously said, “I write about love and money. What else is there?” I’m sure a lot of girls and women want only to read about love and money. Indeed, romance books account for 60 percent of the fiction market. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and literary fiction scramble around for pieces of the rest of that pie.

But there is something else. There are ideas and speculations, inner space and outer space, the future and the past, artificial intelligence and technology. Aren’t girls and women interested in reading about those things, too?

Yes, they are.

You must see this terrific video of Sarah talking about girls and women who are fans and readers of science fiction at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiEQChjYeI

So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle runs only one more day until October 15. You must act now because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Download yours today at http://www.storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

Set in the far future, RECLAMATION centers on The Realm of the Nameless Powers, a world so ravaged by age that only a portion of deep canyons is habitable. The Realm has degenerated into a harsh caste system and Middle Ages technology. Their religion strictly enforces the castes who can marry, and which children are allowed to live.

Eric Born is a lapsed priest and a son of one of the noble families. Like all members of the priesthood, he possesses very precise telekinetic abilities, but he also has the rare gift of healing. Stifled by the backward ways of The Realm, he escapes to make a new life among the stars. Since then, he has established himself as a freelance computer engineer. He is employed by the Rhudolant Vitae, space traders who travel between star systems trading their technological and management skills for raw materials and political influence. The Vitae’s deepest desire is to find their native world, from which they were forced to flee many centuries ago. When Eric Born discovers that The Realm is that very world, his loyalties are split.

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Amazon.com Review
Imagine a distant future where human groups have colonized the galaxy, but where the earthly origins of the human race have been mysteriously forgotten. Several groups are pursuing a quest for the mythical “Home Ground,” where human life began. Sarah Zettel’s intriguing premise has a vital element of the best science fiction: it invites reflection on present reality while discussing an imagined future. Eric and Arla, migrants from a planetary backwater called the Realm, become central to the revelation of the truth, and their personal histories shed light on humanity’s strange amnesia.

From Publishers Weekly
Zettel’s debut novel breaks little new ground, but SF fans will still enjoy it. Her heroes, telekinetic Eric Born and mysterious pariah Arla Stone, must save their home planet from factions trying to tear it apart. This quest places them directly in the path of the Vitae, one of the most powerful races in the galaxy. Zettel’s writing is crisp, and the story moves at an appropriately rapid pace. Although the reader may occasionally get the sense that the dramatic situation is familiar, Zettel’s deft action scenes and wry humor help smooth out the trouble spots.
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Sarah Zettel is the award winning cross-genre author of thirty novels that cover the literary spectrum from science fiction and fantasy to Young Adult to Mystery and Romance. A self-described “third generation nerd,” Zettel’s science fiction has won her critical acclaim and the Philip K. Dick Award for her novel BITTER ANGELS (written as C.L. Anderson). RECLAMATION was her debut novel, was a Finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, and won Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel Award. You can find all her books in all her genres at www.sarahzettel.com

You must see this video of Sarah talking about girls and women who are fans of science fiction at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLiEQChjYeI

And you must watch this video of Sarah talking about women and their stories in science fiction at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N08_dvCxbIw

So there you have it, my friends. The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle includes Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist), Life by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner), The Cipher by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist), Points of Departure by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner), Dark Seeker by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist), Summer of Love by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist), Frontera by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist), Acts of Conscience by William Barton (PKD Special Citation), Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist), Knight Moves by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist), and Reclamation by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist).

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle runs only one more day until October 15. You must act now because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Download yours today at http://www.storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

It should come as no surprise that other famous authors and their books have been Philip K Dick Award Finalists or Winners over the years since 1983.

The list reads like a Who’s Who of Science Fiction, such as Carnival, Undertow, and Chill by Elizabeth Bear, At the City Limits of Fate by Michael Bishop, Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan, Voyager in the Night by C.J. Cherryh, Artificial Things by Karen Joy Fowler, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Neon Lotus by Marc Laidlaw, The Remaking of Sigmund Freud by Barry N. Malzberg, Memories by Mike McQuay (deceased), The Scar by China Mieville, The Wild Shore by Kim Stanley Robinson, Subterranean Gallery, Carlucci’s Edge, Carlucci’s Heart, and Ship of Fools by Richard Paul Russo, Green Eyes and Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepard (deceased), Leviathan, Vol 3 edited by Jeff VanderMeer, Millennium by John Varley, and Elivissey by Jack Womack.

So there you have it, my friends. We’ve acclaimed famous authors aplenty in The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle, which includes:

Aestival Tide by Elizabeth Hand (PKD Finalist)
Life
by Gwyneth Jones (PKD Winner)
The Cipher
by Kathe Koja (PKD Finalist)
Points of Departure
by Pat Murphy (PKD Winner)
Dark Seeker
by K. W. Jeter (PKD Finalist)
Summer of Love
by Lisa Mason (PKD Finalist)
Frontera
by Lewis Shiner (PKD Finalist)
Acts of Conscience
by William Barton (PKD Special Citation)
Maximum Ice
by Kay Kenyon (PKD Finalist)
Knight Moves
by Walter Jon Williams (PKD Finalist)
Reclamation
by Sarah Zettel (PKD Finalist)

The Philip K Dick Award Storybundle lasts only until October 15 midnight East coast time, 9 P.M. West coast time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone! Don’t let this incredible bargain, a unique and historic collection of books, slip away. Download yours today at http://www.storybundle.com/pkdaward and enjoy world-class, award-winning reading right now and into the holidays.

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