Monday, August 13, 2007

The Time Machine ~ Week of August 13, 2007

This week::

~The Reincarnationist : A Novel of Suspense by M.J. Rose (Mira-hardcover)

~Writers of the Future contest

~Time travel at ComicCon

The Reincarnationist hits bookshelves September 1. It's the story of a skeptical photojournalist who begins to have disturbing flashbacks to a life as a Pagan priest in Rome 1,600 years earlier. A modern-day thriller infused with historical fiction and a love story, critics are saying, "Rose makes time travel believable, romantic, and terrifying. Forget CSI – In THE REINCARNATIONIST, time is the only evidence that matters." Read more about it and view a trailer and author interview on Rose's website.

The Writers of the Future contest, established by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 for aspiring writers and illustrators in the science fiction and fantasy genre, begins another quarterly submission period October 1. One of the most prestigious forums in recognizing new talent, this contest assembles a judging panel of professional authors, publishes winner's entries in a yearly anthology and awards substantial cash prizes to the finalists. If you have a novelette or short story manuscript that falls into the speculative fiction market, check out the contest rules.

Last month at ComicCon, Marvel comics assembled a panel to discuss the new Captain Marvel by Brian Reed and Lee Weeks. It's about "[a man] coming back to the present and finding out that he's remembered as the superhero who died of cancer and how he deals with this idea." This mini series picks up where the previous time-traveling hero left off, as the appointed warden of File 42 prison for unregistered heroes, just before his death.

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