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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 7, 2012 - 1:30pm

To be released 1st July 2012, in PDF E-book format, absolutely free!

Nova Parade is a festival of theatrics. An offering to two of the great powers of art, tragedy and comedy. This anthology is a twisted helix of stories that will lead you on a journey through many strange landscapes. It will introduce you to characters you will adore, and to characters that will appall you.

These are stories to be read beneath a dying sun.

There are ghosts. Monsters. There are jesters and there are nightmares.

There’s sex, drugs, and there’s violence.

Horror and hilarity, bizarro and sci-fi and all kinds of trangressive voodoo.There’s a whole lot of great fun. This collection will wound you, but hey, then it will make you laugh. It’s a NOVA PARADE, BABY!

Let’s ride this carnival all the way to the sun.

Let’s kill the bastard!

 

CONTENTS

Richard Thomas – On A Bent Nail Head
Martin Garrity - Walking On Water
Bryan Howie – Tides
Bradley Sands - Giant Monster Attack!
Nathan Pettigrew – Today Our Future Is Born
Tony Rauch – That’s Where Your Real Parents Live
Rebecca Jones-Howe – Blue Hawaii
Andrez Bergen – An Octopus’ Grotto Is His Castle
Jessica Taylor – Just A Man
Paul D. Brazill – Catch As Catch Can
Chris Lewis Carter – Kill Screen
Amanda Gowin – Charlotte & Jolene: How To Make A Baby
Michael Paul Gonzalez – Ingénue
Jason Lairamore – Jack?
Jay Slayton-Joslin – Awkward Mornings Beat Long Lonely Nights
Chester Pane – Dreadlocks™
Joshua D. Moyes – A Stronger Family
Nikki Guerlain - King Neptune Sucks Off The World’s Largest Potato!
W. P. Johnson - Cold Heart
Laurance Kitts – Poetry
Clint Rhodes – ATTN: Human Resources
Dakota Taylor - A Day In The Life
Phil Jourdan - Vomit As A Talent
Caleb J. Ross – Vertigo Unbalanced

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 7, 2012 - 1:31pm

So yeah, it was Solarcide's anniversary just a little while back and we asked some people to party with us.

Then this happened.

Love y'all if you check it out.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 7, 2012 - 1:55pm

Awesome! Lots of familiar names!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 7, 2012 - 2:34pm

Any plans on making it a free book on amazon or something like that?

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 7, 2012 - 2:42pm

And also, this looks awesome.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks June 7, 2012 - 3:53pm

Hooray!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz June 7, 2012 - 6:05pm

Yes.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read June 7, 2012 - 6:28pm

@Bryan: Absolutely. Will be available in Kindle in the not too distant future. We're kicking off the party with the free PDF first, which will include the great links for each author's work, be it places to purchase books and stories, home sites, all the goods. Then a few weeks after we'll release in other digital formats, and yeah through Kindle on Amazon. Free. 

@SparrowStark: Definitely. Some authors appearing are LitReactor members who have been doing some serious damage as of late, and we're extremely excited and proud to see they showed up for the party. I mean the TOC is right there for everyone to see, but there's Horror's New Baddie On The Block—W.P. Johnson, Chester Alabaster Pane, and LitReactor's WAR King, Rebecca Jones-Howe—just to point out a very few. 

Hot stuff for sure. It's on July 1st!!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 8, 2012 - 3:10am

Yummy stuff. Though @ Nathan - surely Bekka 'Slayerface' Jones-Howe is in fact a war queen.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin June 8, 2012 - 7:16am

That is very cool :)

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 8, 2012 - 8:38am

Awesome.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 8, 2012 - 2:19pm

Every time I get published in a book, I'm getting a tattoo of a different alphabet.  So far, I only have the nordic runes around my bicep.  I want more.  Next up is probably the alphabet, but the version you learn to type:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

or

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 9, 2012 - 10:39am

@howie - That's cool, I like that alphabet idea better than any quote I've seen as a tattoo, even quotes I like. The Greek alphabet is a beautiful thing.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 June 9, 2012 - 1:18pm

Brothers from another page number.

 

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner June 13, 2012 - 3:05am

Brilliant. Biased I am.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 13, 2012 - 10:44am

Kindle Kindle Kindle Kindle ... ;-p

pushy little tart, aren't I?

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne June 13, 2012 - 10:46am

Count me in. That description sold me, and I'd love to read some published material from LitReactor folks.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 13, 2012 - 10:55am

I realize that 98% of you already know this, but....

"Jessica Taylor"

^^ that's me ^^

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 13, 2012 - 10:58am

Kindle kindle kindle.  Kindle Fire?

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 13, 2012 - 10:58am

jumblies jumblies jumblies ... Kindle Kindle Kindle ...

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 13, 2012 - 10:59am

Oh, yeah.  Totally jumblies before kindle.  Good call, Nikki.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 13, 2012 - 10:59am

Fire!

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne June 13, 2012 - 11:14am

I realize that 98% of you already know this, but....

The 2% that includes me thanks you.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks June 13, 2012 - 2:31pm

And I'm W. P. Johnson, for all of you that just call me "typo".

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 13, 2012 - 2:50pm

You mean 'typo' is just a 'typo'?  Now I'm all confused.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks June 13, 2012 - 2:58pm

Martin and Nathan, be sure to link this in my bio: https://www.createspace.com/3903287

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 13, 2012 - 6:29pm

So we're linking to published work in addition to just our websites?

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz June 13, 2012 - 7:05pm

We are linking to Jumblies and Plethoras.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 13, 2012 - 11:41pm

A jumbplethora!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 14, 2012 - 3:29am

Loving the enthusiasm for this one so far. Loving it!

@ Bekka - We will be linking to both, though it depends really on how much stuff each writer has to link to! I mean, folks like Richard, well he has a million published stories, so we will most likely link to just a couple of his biggest hits, plus his blogsite for the rest. But not everyone has his back catalogue to show off with heh, so we adapt the format to suit each writer. Yourself, we will link your site, plus a couple of your stories, plus we'll give some war related praise too.

@ kindle talk. - Yeah. We want that stuff to happen too. But chill your biscuits on that one, I am far more interested in making sure all the deadlines for this version are met first. The kindle version is the next stage of the plan, but it will be later. Unless one of you wants to pay my wages so I don't have to be at the hospital what seems like all  the goddamn time. Heh.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 14, 2012 - 3:30am

We are linking to Jumblies and Plethoras.

Yes. This.

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. June 14, 2012 - 10:05am

Regarding Kindle talk.

Since this is a PDF. you guys can convert the PDF into a mobi. for your kindle with MobiPocket creator. I think it's free but if not you can always pirate it. 

I'm sure most of you guys know this but if you don't PM if you have any questions. 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 June 14, 2012 - 10:47am

Actually a Word file is best to convert into .Mobi format and yes it's free.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 14, 2012 - 10:51am

@Martin - Sounds good.

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner June 16, 2012 - 3:02pm

Jumblies and Plethoras are underrated.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 16, 2012 - 4:34pm

Totally.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 16, 2012 - 5:50pm

Jefe, would you say it's a plethora of jumblies?

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner June 21, 2012 - 12:48pm

...or a jumble of plethoras?

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three June 21, 2012 - 8:56pm

Booked. Podcast will be reviewing Nova Parade. :-)

Yay!

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. June 21, 2012 - 9:33pm

Sweeeeeet!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz June 21, 2012 - 11:01pm

Booked? Oh man! I just plethora'd.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig June 21, 2012 - 11:25pm

My favorite part about this anthology is that it is free. Wait. No. The jumblies. No, dammit. The authors. Yes, my favorite part about this anthology is the long list of talented authors being featured.

You can quote that in whole or in part for promotional material.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. June 22, 2012 - 1:26am

plethorauthors???

Yeah, the Booked gig is going to be awesome. I am very happy they are interested in reviewing. Buy Nikki a beer, folks.

Also, there will be a few 'tie-in' posts on the Solarcide site in the week leading up to release. A couple of stories, an interview or two, all stuff relating to Nova Parade writers. Good stuffs.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons June 22, 2012 - 9:40pm

I can't wait to read these stories! Even  more fun knowing (sort of) the people. Congratulations to all.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz June 22, 2012 - 9:43pm

Oh, I will be buying Nikkles more than a beer. Shots of New Deal and Lappies.

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner June 23, 2012 - 3:25am

Great news about Booked - bloody brilliant, mates. Plus what Chester said (above).

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter June 23, 2012 - 8:37am

I'm pretty excited about the Booked deal.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read June 23, 2012 - 3:55pm

Nova Parade is geared toward promoting the authors who have contributed stories, interviews, or helped out with Solarcide in some way over the past year. Those were the authors we reached out to for stories.  

Direct links to purchase the works of each author will be provided within the anthology, be it Amazon or Barnes&Noble stores, links to the purchase sections of indedpendent presses, along with links to author websites. 

So the possibility of these authors making bank is still existent, at least for the ones selling work at this time. 

Free, at least in our minds, increases the chances of a reader actually downloading the Nova Parade anthology and learning about these authors and where to go to buy and read more of their work, and that's really the whole point at this stage, simply to reach as many people as possible. 

The release of more volumes or anthologies from Solarcide in the future, for Sale, is definitely a strong possibility.

But at this time, we're simply celebrating 1 year of existence, and Nova Parade is our Thank You and Promotional Tool for the authors of today who have helped to make Solarcide what it is. 

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. June 23, 2012 - 8:00pm

Sounds great to me.  I like free.  Making money is so 80s.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz June 23, 2012 - 8:48pm

Fuck Money. Unless I need it, then don't fuck it. Get fucked and make some coin. 

Free is magic though.

Free opens minds.

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. June 23, 2012 - 10:25pm

T minus

days.