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Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to all!

Around the Interwebs

Best. Meme. Ever – Zoo keepers, animal handlers all over the world have been spoofing a scene from Jurassic World. I sometimes allow myself to have faith in the world when I see things like this.

Tansy Rayner Roberts on Fantasy, Female Writers & The Politics of Influence – Tansy Rayner Roberts’s GOH speech at Continuum 11 in Australia, 7 June 2015 is an incredibly powerful piece of remembrance and the history of women writers.

If you missed it:

We revealed the brilliant cover for The Merger by Sunil Patel, a romantic comedy with ALIENS and the second story in Book Smugglers Publishing’s First Contact series. The ebook, which contains the story, a lot of extra goodies, and exclusive deleted scenes will be out on Tuesday but you can pre-order it or even read it now through our direct sales. You can also add the book on Goodreads.

Thea continues with her Old School Wednesdays Stephen Kind’s Dark Tower Reread. This week, it’s Wizard and Glass‘s turn.

We published a new piece in the SFF in Conversation series: Ink and Ashes‘ Valynne E. Maetani talks about writing and being the winner of the first New Visions Award

Newsletter Reborn

It’s BACK. Like the undead, our newsletter is now REBORN! And I have so many plans, precious! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, you can do so by using our handy form below.

If you have trouble using the signup form above, you can visit the form directly online HERE.

Fangirl Happy Hour – Episode 13


Episode 13 of Fangirl Happy Hour is now live – Renay and Ana just went with the flow on this one! From the Tor Fiasco and our teenage experiences of sexism to answering listener questions and listing our top 5 Matt Damon movies, this episode is full of our usual flair.

You can also follow them on itunes or add their feed to your preferred podcatcher.

In the meantime, you can find Fangirl Happy Hour on the interwebs at their website or:

Email –
Twitter — @fangirlpodcast
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Facebook — Fangirl Happy Hour

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we are delighted to host Sunil Patel as our guest author for the day, talking about the Inspirations and Influences behind The Merger.

Sunil Patel

On Tuesday, it is PUBLICATION DAY! HOORAY! The Merger by Sunil Patel goes on sale at all major e-retailers, through our own site, and we will be posting the entire short story for free here on The Book Smugglers. Stay tuned – and get ready to laugh your face off (or, if you are an extraterrestrial, your amorphous, indecipherable blobby parts off).

The Merger (final cover)

On Wednesday, it is time for our June Old School Wednesdays readalong! We tackle Morning Glories Volume 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma.

Morning Glories

And on Thursday, we are delighted to serve up an awesome Percy Jackson giveaway. More details (including an Old School Wednesdays readalong feature for Percy Jackson) to come!


On Friday, we close out the week with Ana over at Kirkus with her review of House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard.

House of Shattered Wings

And that’s it for today! As usual, we remain…

Nintenbooks by Astor Alexander

Pulpy Nintendo-Inspired Book Covers by Astor Alexander

~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers

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