Saturday, February 2, 2008

For Science Fiction Readers Everywhere: A New Resource

Hi Y'all,

Because every blog need pictures, I have used an image of one of the PowerPoint slides that I use to illustrate the Template Design Sets that I sell on my VCCTI site and elsewhere. To me it is otherworldly. I call it boy walks in the woods: Can you see the boy?

I received this email notification from some science fiction fans on 2/2/08. I pass it on to you, my friends.

  • To Readers of Science Fiction and Fantasy everywhere,

  • When you have something great, you want everyone to know. So you tell people about it. You share it. You pass it along to friends everywhere. Well, that's what we're doing with InterGalactic Medicine Show. We want to make sure everyone has had a chance to check out what we're doing, so we're offering up a sampling of our stories – for free.

  • During the month of February we are going to make one story from each of our first four issues available at no charge. Two stories will be set free on February 1st, and two more on February 15th. Just visit and explore the table of contents; the free stories will be clearly marked.

  • Issue one's free story will be "Trill and The Beanstalk" by Edmund R. Schubert, issue two's will be "Yazoo Queen" by Orson Scott Card (from his Alvin Maker series), issue three's "Xoco's Fire" by Oliver Dale, and issue four's "Tabloid Reporter To The Stars" by Eric James Stone. Each story is fully illustrated by artists who were commissioned to create artwork to accompany that tale – as is every story published in IGMS.

  • "Tabloid Reporter To The Stars" will also be featured in the upcoming InterGalactic Medicine Show anthology from Tor, which will be out this August (we wanted you to get a sneak peek of the anthology, too). However, the other three stories aren't available anywhere except the online version of IGMS.

  • It's really quite simple. Great stories. Custom illustrations. Free. We're pleased with and proud of the magazine we're publishing; now we're passing it along to our friends and telling them about it. We hope you'll enjoy it and do the same.

  • Edmund R. Schubert
  • Editor, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show
Please visit this site at

A great source of comics and gifts from altiverses is
Things From Another World, Inc.

I have contributed a booklist to the discourse. See this page in my VCCTI website to get the entire list with comments on how to use the books in a classroom. Yeah, I know it is a list of products, but the books chosen are all that I have screened for use with secondary grade students.

bye for now,


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