Sime~Gen Perspectives Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2004
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Contents:
*SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING
*JACQUELINE LICHTENBERGıS BIBLIOGRAPHY
*NEW INTERVIEWS AT A TIME TO SHINE REREADABLE BOOKS
*BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS
*BOOK AVAILABILITY
*NEW AT SIMECENTER
*DREAMSPY REVIEWS
*PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
*HELP WANTED
*SITES TO REMEMBER
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
UNSUBSCRIBE INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO CONTACT EDITOR * - * - * -

******SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING RELEASE

The first volume of the reissue of all of Jean Lorrah and Winston Howlett's "Savage Empire" books has been newly released, this month. SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING contains the first three volumes of the series, the story of Lenardo, the Master Reader (telepath), who must venture into the land of the savages who can cause fires, move mountains, and very easily stop human hearts. There he meets Aradia, Lady Adept. Love, war, and politics become inextricably combined. May be ordered at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/193210013X/rereadablebooksr .

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******JAQUELINE LICHTENBERGS BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jaqueline Lichtenbergıs bibliography now includes two e-book editions of Sime~Gen titles, plus her contribution to a new book on the television show ANGEL tentatively slated for Oct. 2004. Jean Lorrah, primary author of one e-book edition, likewise has a contribution to the anthology on the television show ANGEL.

The Sime~Gen site has also been updated with some contents to forthcoming Sime~Gen volumes. Much more content to come.

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******NEW INTERVIEWS AT A TIME TO SHINE/AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS SECTION

There have been two new author spotlights posted at:

A TIME TO SHINE

Mainstream Author: Sam Smith

Goldie's Favorites: C. J. Berry

Visit often, as many more interviews will be posted.

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Rereadable Books Column Update

Books to be reviewed in 2004 through May are now posted in Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Recommended Books column. The columns will be posted after the publication date on paper in THE MONTHLY ASPECTARIAN. You will also find this column posted on the website of The Monthly Aspectarian at http://www.lightworks.com .

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Books For Soldiers is a soldier support site that ships books, DVDs, and supplies to deployed soldiers and soldiers in VA hospitals, via our large volunteer network. If you have old, but usable, paperback books sitting around, collecting dust, why not send them to a solider for a big morale boost?

Operation Paperback is a non-profit, all-volunteer, grassroots organization of family, personal friends, and web friends who collect gently used books and send them to American troops deployed overseas. Read instructions carefully.

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******BOOK AVAILABILITY

In addition to availability direct from the publisher, TO KISS OR TO KILL is now available for pre-order on amazon.com at a discounted price. ~ trade paperback ~hard cover edition Pre-order your copy of DREAMSPY in trade paperback (April 2004 release) at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932100253/rereadablebooksr/. DREAMSPY has three free chapters available to view prior to its April release. Check them out at: http://www.simegen.com/writers/luren/. Pre-order your copy of SAVAGE EMPIRE: PROPHECIES, also at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/193210030X/rereadablebooksr/. SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING will be available in Feb. 2004 at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/193210013X/rereadablebooksr/.

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*****NEW AT SIMECENTER

An enjoyable new story and artwork await you at the SimeCenter.

This month's story is a magnificent one by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, a prime example of the way she creates an entire new universe in a few paragraphs, and then immerses the reader in it...and you find yourself amazingly comfortable--instantly--in the strange milieu.

This month's post is called "The Vanillamint Tapestry." When you love it, visit the author's page to hear about her recent and imminent publications.

In the Art department, we have a delightfully whimsical work by Michael Cox, called "The Invite."

He stashes new work in what he calls the "Galleries". And he just told me there's a brand new one there, "Gallery 9". Take a look.

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******DREAMSPY REVIEWS

DREAMSPY reviews have now been posted and are available to read. There are reviews of DREAMSPY by an award-winning romance writer, a well-known mystery writer, and a Nebula Award-winning sf writer, plus the tribute from the music industry. This is a novel that has true cross-genre appeal.

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******PUBLICATION SCHEDULE

Meisha Merlin and Embiid are releasing the ebook version of SIME~GEN: TO KISS OR TO KILL in May and a stand-alone HOUSE OF ZEOR e-book in JULY.

Feb has the Omnibus reprint of Jean Lorrah's SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING which is #1 in the reprint program.

In April -- the new trade paperback edition of DREAMSPY will be out from BenBella Books, and you can pre-order on amazon and some other places. Read the comments here.

May -- KISS OR KILL will be $4.99 in ebook version. It'll be in Windows and Palm formats only. http://www.embiid.net/books/books.asp?622276807&P=319&C=0

July -- In July the print HC and TP editions of SIME~GEN: TO KISS OR TO KILL comes out; you can pre-order on amazon and elsewhere. This volume of all new, original Sime~Gen contains a long novel by Jean Lorrah, a short novel by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and the first Zhag/Tonyo story by Jean Lorrah to see print. You can already pre-order it on amazon and elsewhere. On Meisha Merlin's site you can read a short excerpt from Jean's novel. An ebook of HOUSE OF ZEOR also comes out in July -- http://www.embiid.net/books/books.asp?622276807&P=322&C=0 also only Windows and Palm formats.

And -- SAVAGE EMPIRE: PROPHECIES is #2 in Jean's omnibus reprint of the Savage Empire series.

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HELP WANTED

The spotlights section of Simegen.com currently needs interviewers, spotlight posting personnel, an assistant spotlights gatemaster, and a keygifts store manager. We are also requesting an Assistant Reviews Co-coordinator - duties include covering when other staff are unable to perform tasks. We are almost finished revamping our reviews section and expect activity to be at a constant high level. We're looking for a versatile quick learner able to put in some time daily. Pluses are good command of the English language (syntax, grammar, punctuation, in that order) some computer experience or ability to learn, and an interest in books. Direct all inquiries to simegen@simegen.com.

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***** Sites to Remember *****
Author spotlights

Chats

Romance articles

Book reviews by Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Reviews

Shopping

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