We look forward to launching Diane Baron’s latest book, The Fandom Fifty, at Shore Leave 41 SF convention this July in Hunt Valley, MD!
Attendees of the convention will be able to buy copies of The Fandom Fifty, and all other Firebringer Press titles, at the Friday night Meet the Pros book fair from 10PM to midnight.
Further, Steve Wilson, Phil Giunta, and Diane Baron will host our usual discussion panel showcasing our current titles and updating everyone on what’s to come, including the third volume in the Middle of Eternity anthology series and the next installment of The Arbiter Chronicles, Steve Wilson’s popular SF series.
Phil Giunta recently added two free short stories to his Wattpad profile.
In “Life and Limb,” two sibling scientists in Ireland unwittingly discover an ancient artifact that regenerates severed limbs while healing old family wounds. Click here to read!
The second is a SF detective noir tale called “Working the System.” Two years after leaving the interstellar navy, security executive Cameron Glazier is pressed into assisting with a police investigation after his former captain was found murdered. The man’s death is soon connected to an incident from Glazier’s final mission. Click here to read!
The next book in Firebringer’s publishing pipeline is The Fandom Fifty by Diane Baron.
The history of Maryland’s SF convention scene is chronicled through interviews and anecdotes from many longtime organizers, guests, and attendees. The Baltimore region is home to a number of popular and enduring SF cons that include Farpoint, Balticon, Shore Leave, and others. The Fandom Fifty is slated for release in mid-2019. Cover art by Todd Brugmans.
In eternity, all stories are timeless.
Join gods and mortals in combat against slithering demons in famine-stricken Finland…
Witness an unconventional battle of wits as a devious genie tries to outfox a clever robot…
Ride with two hapless deliverymen as they stumble upon a frightening ritual to propitiate an ancient and malevolent power…
Escape to a remote corner of the globe with a desperate family fleeing an insidious alien invasion…
Follow a fraternity pledge as he undergoes an initiation to terror at a local cemetery…
The second project in the pipeline is the third volume in our speculative fiction anthology series—Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity. This collection of sixteen spellbinding tales of SF, fantasy, and the paranormal follows in the tradition of its two predecessors.
Our august cadre of storytellers includes returning contributors Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Michael Critzer, Phil Giunta, Susanna Reilly, Stuart Roth, April Welles, Steven H. Wilson, and Lance Woods. Joining us for volume three are Sean Druelinger, Julie Fedon, Christopher Ochs, Bart Palamaro, and Peter Ong.
In addition to magnificent cover art by Michael Riehl, each story will be accompanied by one black and white illustration provided by a team of artists including Mike Riehl, Laura Inglis, and Tim Marron.
Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity is tentatively scheduled for a late 2019 release. For now, you can catch up with the series in paperback or ebook:
On Sunday afternoon at Farpoint, Phil Giunta and veteran writer Peter David will co-host a screening of Dreams with Sharp Teeth, the 90-minute documentary about Harlan Ellison (1934-2018), one of the most awarded writers in history. The film stars Harlan, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Peter David, Ronald Moore, and others. We’re thrilled and grateful that director and producer, Erik Nelson, granted permission for the screening.
Farpoint 26, February 8-10, 2019. Hunt Valley Marriott Delta, Hunt Valley, MD. Celebrity guests include Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride, Deep Space Nine, etc.), and voice actors Rob Paulson and Maurice LaMarche.
Writer guests include Peter David, Howard Weinstein, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, Michael Jan Friedman, Aaron Rosenberg, Keith RA DeCandido, Daniel Ackley-McPhail, Heather Hutsell, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Derek Tyler Attico, Steven H. Wilson, Phil Giunta, Mary Fan, Russ Colchamiro, Glenn Hauman, and more.
Excited to see such effusive praise rolling in on Amazon and Goodreads for Firebringer Take Two, the double horror novel comprised of Steven H. Wilson’s vampire tale, Freedom’s Blood, and my paranormal mystery, Like Mother, Like Daughters. It was a joy to see our stories published in the vintage ACE Double style. The paperback is available now with the ebook coming soon.
At Philcon 81 last weekend, Steve Wilson and Phil Giunta celebrated the release of Firebringer Take Two, the double horror novel comprised of Steve’s vampire tale, Freedom’s Blood, and Phil’s paranormal mystery, Like Mother, Like Daughters.
Also, if you donated to our Kickstarter, please be aware that all paperback rewards have been shipped! So check your mailbox over the next week or so. For those backers expecting eBook rewards, we will soon be in touch via email with instructions for claiming your reward.
This year marks the 81st anniversary of Philcon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Convention, happening November 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.
If you happen to be attending Philcon, Steven H. Wilson and Phil Giunta invite you to check out their book launch on Saturday evening, 11/17, at 5PM in the con suite. Their double horror novel, Freedom’s Blood and Like Mother, Like Daughters will be premiering at the con!
We’re thrilled to release a book reminiscent of the classic ACE doubles where you read one story, then flip the book over to read the other.
Special thanks to Renee Volker Wilson for assisting with the book launch party preparations!
We’re excited to announce that we exceeded our Kickstarterfunding goal for Firebringer Take Two thanks to the following generous donors:
Lewis G. Aide
The Creative Fund
Sharon Miller VanBlarcom
We appreciate your generous support and will continue to keep everyone updated as the book nears completion and rewards are ready to ship (paperbacks) or claim online (ebooks).
As promised in a previous update, we are thrilled to present Caio Cacau’s finished cover art for Steven H. Wilson’s vampire novella, FREEDOM’S BLOOD! Since our double novella will be formatted in the style of the classic ACE Doubles, the book will have two front covers. The cover art for LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTERS was created by Laura Inglis who also produced the covers for Phil’s previous paranormal mystery novels, Testing the Prisoner and By Your Side.
There is still time to donate to our Kickstarter to help us bring the paperback to publication. We appreciate your support for small press authors!