Friday, August 26, 2011

Subscription Drive at Doctor Fantastique's

Faithful readers! I'm quite proud to announce that Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders is officially offering SUBSCRIPTIONS

Click on the Subscriptions page in the left sidebar and fill out the form for us to get your information. Once you do that, we'll be in contact with payment details.

Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell your dog to subscribe!

Oh, and we're also offering some impetus to tell your friends. For every 10 people you convince to subscribe, you'll get a $25 gift card to a retailer of your choice.

If you convince 100 people to subscribe, then you'll get a personal phone call from Chief Editor Matthew Delman and a copy of the 2012 Great Plains Steampunk calendar, signed by James Conrad Agin and his team. All proceeds of the calendar go to charity, so this is for a good cause! 

Get 1,000 subscribers to sign up and you'll select a prize of your choice. Your prize has to be $500 or less though; that's the only rule.

The best part about this? Is that you can win these prizes MULTIPLE times.  

The Rules
  1. Only paying subscriptions are counted. An email newsletter sign-up, while good, is not counted toward your referral number.
  2. All referrals must be submitted by December 31, 2011.
  3. The person you refer MUST LIST YOU AS THE REFEREE in the "Who Referred You?" box on the sign-up form.
Happy referring!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Summer of Steampunk

The Summer of Steampunk

By Matthew Delman, Chief Editor

Abaddon Books is declaring the next two weeks The Summer of Steampunk in honor of their Pax Brittannia series of novels, the world's longest-running series of Steampunk novels.

Starting today, they're launching the promotion that'll mark a new direction in the series at the dedicated Pax Britannia Facebook page. Michael Molcher, the PR coordinator, also mentioned that "the event will culminate in a major announcement about a surprising new book which throws away the rulebook of how genre publishing works."

If you haven't heard of Pax Brittania, it's a series of stories set in the late 20th Century where Queen Victoria is kept alive by Steampunk technology and the British Empire never fell. With characters like Jonathan Green's swashbuckling agent of the Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver, and Al Ewing's ultra-violent El Sombra, Pax Brittannia is sure to excite Steampunk readers.

There'll be free eBooks and competition giveaways as well as debate and word from the Abaddon authors about what makes steampunk so much fun.

According to Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books, “Pax Britannia is one of the longest running steampunk adventures in publishing, and our Summer of Steampunk will bring a host of goodies bound to appeal to new and old readers of the series alike.”

Editor's Note: This originally ran on