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Howdy, pardners. This stagecoach may have gone off the trail and wound up in a dry gulch for a spell, but by reverse engineering some alien technologies it looks like we can make the necessary repairs and get back on the road. You better hold on tight, though. We may encounter some turbulence between Concord, NH and the frontiers of your imagination.

Since we’ve stepped up the pace of the pulp fiction flow this year, co-editor Elaine Isaak and I have decided to extend the deadline until the end of February. We’ve had a lot of attention just recently and this will give any new writers who have just climbed aboard the NH Pulp Fiction bandwagon (or, in this case, stagecoach) enough time to conceive their own Granite State Western. This also gives you slow pokes who have been just sitting around the campfire whittling on your pencils a little more time to start spinning your yarns. But don’t let the cry of the lonesome coyote lull you to sleep. Get those stories in to livefreeorridefiction@gmail.com before Feb. 28 or you’ll be eating trail dust.

Reading Reminder

Live Free or Sci-Fi will be the featured book on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Littleton Village Book Store and Cafe at 81 Main St., Littleton. A handful of our pulp fiction authors will be reading there starting at 3 p.m. and there’s a contest for the best mask or headgear representing a Sci-Fi character (or theme).

The readers who will be there (along with Editor Rick Broussard) will be

Elaine Isaak reading from Merge
Clay Wirestone reading from First in the Galaxy
S.J. Cahill reading from Touchdown
Alex Caldwell reading from The Wormhole of Wilson, NH
Gregory Norris reading from The Moths

This is a wonderful roster of readers and stories. If you can make it, you should.

See you there.

WNTK Presents the Pulp

Just had a great interview with WNTK Talk Radio. Thanks Abby Peel! Forgot to mention the reading in Littleton at the Village Book Store and Cafe on January 12 at 3 p.m. so I encourage all WNTK listeners to check it out.

The excellent NH Public Radio program “Word of Mouth,” hosted by intergalactic priestess of cool Virginia Prescott, broadcast an interview today with the editor of the NH Pulp Fiction series talking about Live Free or Sci-Fi. No problem if you missed it, since they post the show online. Check it out at the friendly attached link.

Live Free or Sci-Fi will be the featured book on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Littleton Village Book Store and Cafe at 81 Main St., Littleton. A handful of our pulp fiction authors will be reading there starting at 3 p.m.

Just to prove that quaint Littleton is not immune to the quest-into-the-unknown DIY mindset of pulp fiction, the store is planning a cool event to tie into the current volume:

“Getting into the sci-fi spirit, the Village Bookstore is running a contest: At least one complimentary, and signed, copy of the anthology will be awarded to the most creative–and original−sci-fi-inspired head gear or above-the-shoulder mask to be worn by a patron during this Sunday afternoon reading.”

So, start preparing your headgear and roll out your star charts. Littleton is a bit of a drive for those in the Southern tier, but as one who has made the trip many times with less incentive than this, I can tell you it’s worth it. I call it the Shangri La of NH. Once you get there you won’t want to leave.

*In the event of snow, this program will be scheduled for the following Sunday, January 19.

The Media Responds!

Here’s a great Concord Monitor story by Melanie Plenda on the NH Pulp Fiction series (particularly “Live Free or Sci-Fi”) with some great quotes from contributor Alex Caldwell. http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/9430125-95/pulp-fiction-rooted-in-nh-back-for-a-third-round

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