The fashion industry is the kookiest contender in the futurist camp, but it belongs there. From the thousand-yard stare of runway models to the lament of “that’s so last season,” the discourse is always intent upon the horizon. It’s no cosmic coincidence that a serious sci fi, fantasy and comic slant dominates designer n...
Two of our ebook releases—our latest, Mr. Stranger’s Sealed Packet, and our premiere, A Plunge into Space, took us to Mars long before we had any idea of what it looked like. When we finally got the red planet to pose for a picture with the Mariner 4 probe (1965) and the landing of Viking I (1976), the results were neither the canals o...
FIVE DAYS LEFT TO SAVE THE ADVENTURE!
Greetings, fellow adventurers and delvers into the unknown! We are just five days away from our kickstarter deadline! Your support has been overwhelming, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. With time ticking away, we just need a few more of you to open your hearts (and, let's be honest, your wallets) in order to ensure that we can rescue the scores of hidden Adventure gems that are just waiting to be rediscovered. We are very close... and with your help we can still hit our goal.
Tell your family, tell your friends--tell your enemies! (Just cackle madly when you do, to disconcert them- they are your enemies, after all.)
...is Kickstarter time, because it means we're about to bring you a whole new line of vintage pulp, delivered straight to your newfangled mobile devices!
Because of the huge, incredible outflowing of support for our original SavetheScifi Kickstarter, and of all the subscribers since then, we're happy to announce that we're expanding our offerings into the realm of Adventure novels. So many amazing stories going woefully un-ebookified! Well, we're about to change all that.
Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us so far! You're what makes this all possible, and we can't wait to bring you the new line, which will include lifetime and yearly eBook subscriptions, just like its Scifi sister.
A word for our original SavetheScifi Kickstarter backers: if you choose to back SavetheAdventure too, we'll send you an awesomely pulpy vintage paperback Adventure book as a thank you.
Here's a list of some Adventure titles similar to those you might see coming your way soon, just to whet your appetites
- Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre’s crime adventure "Fantômas" (1911)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs’s atavistic adventure "Tarzan of the Apes" (1912)
- Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction adventure "The Lost World" (1912)
- Zane Grey’s Western adventure Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs’s science fiction adventure A Princess of Mars (1912)
- Sax Rohmer’s espionage adventure "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu" (1913)
- André Gide’s "Les caves du Vatican" ("Lafcadio's Adventures") (1914)
- John Buchan’s Richard Hannay adventure "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (1915)
- Rafael Sabatini’s sea-going historical adventure "The Sea Hawk" (1915)
- E. Phillips Oppenheim’s espionage adventure "The Great Impersonation" (1920)
Grab your guns and the hat of your choice, and back the SavetheAdventure Kickstarter now!
We can't believe it's our birthday already, but you can bet that we're planning a party! Watch our Facebook page for event date and details. If you joined us for last year's launch party, you know it was out of this world. This year we plan to top ourselves, with drinks, trivia contests, prizes and more! Costumes strongly encouraged.
Our August book is out! Subscribers can find 'Brand New World' ready and waiting to transport them far, far away.
Autumn heralds the return of our beloved monthly reading series, hosted by the fabulous Ryan Britt and Emily Asher-Perrin, sponsored by Tor.com! Join us for the re-launch of LUST FOR GENRE, a night of our favorite humans reading their favorite genres. As always, these immensely popular afterhours events combine enthusiastic readings and spirited libations on the FIRST THURSDAY of every month, starting this October!
Did you know Singularity&Co has a happy hour? Check out our Happy Hour Book Deals, every Wednesday through Friday, from 5pm to 7pm!
Keith R.A. DeCandido was back at the shop on August 23rd, for a reading from his new book 'Ragnarok and Roll.' Author of copious Star Trek novels, Farscape graphic novels, convention superstar, and much more, Keith read from his latest genre-bending story collection featuring Norse gods kicking back in Key West, making for a singularly entertaining evening.
Don't miss the next round later this Fall, when Keith returns to S&Co to read from his SUPER SECRET new book, which the Roddenberry estate won't let us tell you about just now…
It's almost back to school time! Before hitting the textbooks, might we suggest a fantastical tome? Our table of scifi and fantasy selections for kids and young adults (and the young at heart) awaits your perusal. Visitors under 15 receive a consult with S&Co. staff and a free book to get started!
Hold onto your fedoras! There's an exciting announcement looming on the Singularity & Co horizon. Watch out for whip cracking bad guys, buried treasure, gold-hearted dames, espionage, intrigue, and much, much more! We always said we were out to save more than just science fiction...
QUOTES OF THE MONTH! CLARKE'S THREE LAWS
1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
--Arthur C. Clarke