June 21, 2016

Creative Corner-June 2016 Edition-Part Two

Our Creative Friends have been busy!
We had so many announcements this month, we've had to divide "Creative Corner" into two posts. If you missed the first one, click here!

Mitchell Bentley

Artist and regular contributor Mitch Bentley is delighted to announce that his painting, Into the Fires of Heaven, has been included on the final ballot for a Chesley Award, in the Product Illustration Category. It was the cover art for his 2015 Calendar. "I am absolutely stunned and honored to be included," Bentley says.

The Chesley Awards are prestigious annual recognitions for outstanding achievements in science fiction and fantasy art, presented each year (normally at the Worldcon), by ASFA, the international Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists

Bentley also has finished and delivered the cover art for Piers Anthony and Kenneth Kelly's Amazon Expedient, the sequel to Virtue Inverted, for which he also created the cover art.

Bentley plans to attend Midamericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, MO, and hopes to see many KaCSFFS friends there.

Wm. Mark Simmons 
William Mark Simmons has announced that the second book of the Dreamland Chronicles, When Dreams Collide, has just become available as an Amazon Kindle ebook (cover artist unidentified). 

Dreamland Chronicles Book One, In the Net of Dreams, also is currently available from Amazon Kindle. 

Book Three, The Woman of his Dreams, is slated for a future release date.

SoonerCon 25 Update
Mel. White has alerted us that she also will attend. SoonerCon 25 is set for June 24-26, 2016, in Midwest City (Oklahoma City metro), OK.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt's latest anthology, Galactic Games, is now widely available via Baen Books, with a Dominic Harman cover. Of the anthology, the publisher says

"Top authors, including 8 New York Times best-selling authors, imagine sports in intergalactic, Olympic-like competitions of the future. George R.R. Martin, Larry Correia, Mercedes Lackey, Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Seanan McGuire, David Farland and many more. Eighteen stories, eighteen different sports, many never written about in science fiction before."

Robin W. Bailey and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Schmidt's co-editing project with Robin W. Bailey, Little Green Men--ATTACK! is scheduled for a March 2017 release date. 

Here's a teaser from GoodReads: "From the far reaches of outer space they come – inscrutable aliens, malicious invaders, wacky tourists from another planet – to conquer, study, and tickle us. From the battlefields of the Ozarks to the marble halls of the Boston Library, from Central Park to the skies above Washington, on the moon and in the seediest bars of Kansas City, they’re here!

"But do they really know who they’re up against?

"Here are nineteen top-notch science fiction stories guaranteed to make you think-–and laugh--featuring such major writers as Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Allen M. Steele, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, James Gunn and many more."

Robin W. Bailey
Robin W. Bailey also has recently sold a new Frost story, titled "Black Dust," to Sword and Sorceress 31

He also has finished another story, "Icarus in Freefall," for Speculations KC, the special Worldcon anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.  

Our Mission: Creative Corner, originally conceived by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, is a monthly feature to keep KaXFEN and friends of KaCSFFS informed about what the creative people in our circle of members and friends are doing professionally. 

IMAGES: Many thanks to Mitchell Davidson Bentley and Atomic Fly Studios for the 2015 Calendar cover and the cover art for Amazon Expedient, and to William Mark Simmons for the cover of When Dreams Collide. Many thanks to Amazon, for the cover of Galactic Games (art by Dominic Harman). The Ed Emshwiller cover concept for Speculations KC is courtesy of the Kickstarter campaign that funded the anthology.

1 comment:

  1. Great work on Amazon Expedient cover. Gary Kelly