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The Rogue Commodore by Kenneth Tam | Other Indie

Rogue Commodore Kenneth Tam

Well, that certainly was a lot of fantasy over the last few months! Time for a palate cleanser I think, and I can’t think of a better way than with some military-grade science fiction.

The Rogue Commodore is the first novel in The Martian War series by prolific author Kenneth Tam. Tam has been writing since 2001 and has published nearly sixty books with Iceberg Publishing, currently based in Edmonton but with strong ties to Newfoundland and Newfoundland culture. Under the Iceberg banner, Tam has four series: the now-complete Equations series, the Martian War series, the His Majesty’s New World series, and The Champions series. He has also a contributed to the Wes Prewer’s creator-owned series Seas of Sand, also from Iceberg. Continue reading The Rogue Commodore by Kenneth Tam | Other Indie

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s a little bit about Ali House, who first penned for Sci-Fi from the Rock and has proven herself a formidable force in the indie short fiction scene.  She returns this year with her short story: Honour and The Invisible Boy.

A native Newfoundlander, Alison is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters. Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

Sam Bauer on Sci-Fi from the Rock

sammyYoung author Sam Bauer, who debuted in 2016’s stellar anthology collection Sci-Fi from the Rock has taken the time to share his thoughts and feelings about his neighboring stories in the collection.

Whitecoat by Kenneth Tam:
“After reading this, I definitely need to pick up a copy of the novel itself. Set in an alternate Newfoundland, with a somewhat nebulous difference from our own, the quality of this story promises great things from the novel.”

Sunny Days by Jennifer Combden:
“I love a good hard sci-fi piece. With this dealing with our own sun destroying us, it certainly fulfills the author’s purpose of informing people with literature.”

The Shoe by Matthew LeDrew:
“A brilliant story. This piece reminds us about how we may be viewed many years from now with other than human eyes.”

Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Immune by Jennifer Combden:
“Perspective plays a big role in literature, and the perspective chosen for this piece is excellent. The perspective of a child in a disaster is not one I often see, and it was used phenomenally in this piece.”

Hag Ridden by Tara Murphy:
“I love horror, as can be discerned from the fact I wrote a bit of horror in this anthology. This one is frightening because what happens in it could happen to anyone, without you being able to stop it. Brilliantly done!”

Invasion by Matthew LeDrew:
“Another chilling story by Engen’s resident horror writer. One of two horror stories by Matthew in this anthology, its unnerving tone and final reveal sent shivers down my spine.”

Continue reading Sam Bauer on Sci-Fi from the Rock

Just read ‘Whitecoat’ by Ken Tam… what now?

Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)So you just read the Whitecoat prologue from Sci-Fi from the Rock and you’re wondering, as well you should be: what happens next? Are there other Champions? How did the world get to be this way in 1940? What am I missing? the story was amazing and I need to know!

First, calm down. This is a perfectly normal reaction… you’ve just been KenTaminated. Sadly there is no cure, but there is a treatment: The Champions series by Kenneth Tam.


 

WhitecoatWhitecoat by Kenneth Tam

Since 1881, Britain, Canada and the United States have been colonizing another planet. Now it’s 1940, and tensions between the world’s Empires are mounting because the English-speaking nations enjoy exclusive control over a uniquely powerful resource: genetically-enhanced humans known as ‘Champions’. Lady Alex Smith is the newest Champion, and her best friend Stephanie Shylock has joined the British Army so they can work together. Along with Sergeant Mike Strong, a veteran soldier with a colorful reputation, these two must follow in the footsteps of their famous parents, and save the world… perhaps both worlds.

Continue reading Just read ‘Whitecoat’ by Ken Tam… what now?

Sci-Fi from the Rock eBook available!

Sci-Fi from the Rock (2016)Sci-Fi from the Rock launches at the 10th Annual Sci-Fi on the Rock in just 7 days!! What’s that you say, that’s too long to wait to get your hands on the newest stories by the most influential independent authors in the Atlantic provinces? 7 days is too long to go without reading about the first Super Galactic Space Explorers prose story? The introduction to Kenneth Tam’s Champions series? The first story in Chris Walsh’s Gold and Steel series? The birth of Ali House’s new universe?

Well you’re in luck! Just for you guys, the book is available for download on Kindle now! Download at an amazing discount, less than $4 CAD, to get all the action, suspense, and thrills you can handle!

Those reading this after the fact who already have a physical copy: fear not! Sci-Fi from the Rock is a part of the MatchBooks program! Owners of the physical book can receive a digital copy at an extreme discount: only 99 cents!

So you say you just can’t wait? You don’t have to!!