Sime~Gen Perspectives Newsletter

APRIL 2004

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I just got my author's copies of DREAMSPY, and I think Amazon must be shipping them now too. Apparently when they sent out the email notification s to those who signed up for "Jacqueline Lichtenberg" notices, a lot of copies mu st have been bought because the book shot up in the rankings to stand right beside THOSE OF MY BLOOD and SIME~GEN: THE UNITY TRILOGY.




Check out our EVER-GROWING E-BOOK collection. New titles in romance, SF, and everything in-between! Introducing PAPERBACKS -- of our popular titles with more on the way...

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A tribute page for Shirley Maiewski, long time head of STAR TREK WELCOMMITTE E who passed away in April, 2004. can be found in A COMPANION IN ZEOR, Issue 20 .

Remembrances, for inclusion, can be sent to Editor Karen MacLeod's address through a link found on the website above.



The first volume of the reissue of all of Jean Lorrah and Winston Howlett's Savage Empire books has been newly released. 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 .



2004 conventions are now scheduled. Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg will be on hand at most of the conventions throughout the year. For more information please reference the links provided or contact WESTERCON WORLDCON WRITERCON LEPRECON

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Jaqueline Lichtenberg's bibliography now includes 2 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 and likewise has a contribution to the anthology on the television s how "Angel."

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



Darkness Therein by Kate Hill

The last thing a vengeful six-hundred-year-old vampire wants is to fall in love, yet he cannot ignore the passion Charlie ignites inside him. Sexy Joc elyn Ayer seems bent on turning Charlie's life upside down. Still, she must obey the commands of the only man powerful enough to stop the fanged maniac who i s stalking her.

Available now from Ellora's Cave .

Visit Kate online .

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New material has been posted in A COMPANION IN ZEOR. Please supply feedback to us by using the comment form .

Check out the longer version of "Alien Intimate Adventure"the commentary piece by M. Alexis (Lexie) Pakulak and a fantastic Sime~Gen story that Lexie also crafted: A COMPANION'S DUTY .

Katherine X. Rylien coded and posted the 8th installment of A NEW BEGINNING by Doreen DaBinett .



SEVEN SEASONS OF BUFFY: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS DISCUSS THEIR FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW ed. by Glenn Yeffeth has articles on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER by the following writers: David Brin, Sarah Zettel, Lawrence Watt-Eva ns, Laura Resnick, JACQUELINE LICHTENBERG, JEAN LORRAH, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Nancy Kilpatrick, Peg Aloi, MARGARET CARTER, Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Christie Golden, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marguerite Krause, Justine Larbalestier, Carla Montgomery, Michelle West, and Scott Westerfield.

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Books to be reviewed in 2004 through May are now posted in Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Recommended Books column. The columns will be posted after th e publication date on paper in The Monthly Aspectarian. You will also find this column posted on the website of The Monthly Aspectarian .



THOSE OF MY BLOOD by Jacqueline Lichtenberg is a vampire-romance-intrigue novel available for the first time in a new affordable trade paperback edition in October 2003. Read free chapters at or find it on amazonoften at a good discount.

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In addition to availability direct from the publisher, Sime~Gen: TO KISS OR TO KILL is now available for order on ~ trade paperback ~ hard cover edition.

Pre-order your copy of DREAMSPY in trade paperback.

DREAMSPY has three free chapters available to view. Check them out at: .

SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING will be available at .



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Check out our EVER-GROWING E-BOOK collection. New titles in romance, SF, and everything in-between! Introducing PAPERBACKS -- of our popular titles with more on the way...

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DREAMSPY reviews have now been posted, and are available to read at the link below.

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 truly a novel, which has true cross-genre appea l. Find DREAMSPY at .



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.

Now available, the Omnibus reprint of Jean Lorrah's SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING 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 -- Sime~Gen: TO KISS OR KILL will be $4.99 in ebook version. It'll b e in Windows and Palm formats only.

JULY -- In July the print HC and TP editions of SIME~GEN: TO KISS OR TO KILL comes out which 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 web site you can read a short excerpt from Jean' s novel.

An ebook of HOUSE OF ZEOR also in July. also only Win dows and Palm formats.

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



Cafe Press now has new plush Teddy Bears wearing Sime~Gen T-shirts, as well as Starred Cross T-shirts, mugs, hats, tote bags, mouse pads, stickers, and Frisbees available at . Also check out the Orange Rabbit shop and Nessie merchandise at Cafe Press. Gorgeous artwork by Patric Michael -- take a look even if you're not buying today. If there's a Cafe Press item you want that isn't offered, just write Lois at and she'll get it ready for you to order.

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The Competition is a worldwide essay competition with the theme "The Power of Purpose."

Expanding Humanity's Vision of Purpose
The Power of Purpose
Worldwide Essay Competition
Total Prize Awards $5000,00 US Dollars
One Grand Prize of US $100,000
Four Awards of US $50,000
Four Awards of US $25,000
Ten Awards of US $10,000

Details to be found at .

Deadline for Entries: May 31, 2004
Winners Announced: September 2004



The spotlights section of 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


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