Benjamin Sperduto

Fantasy, Horror, & Science Fiction Author

Month: January 2017

12/12 Project Podcast Available on iTunes

I’ve posted elsewhere on the site about my new roleplaying game group and its effort to play 12 games in 12 months. We’re doing a podcast in conjunction with the endeavor and the first two episodes went live yesterday. Click on the link below to check it out! Be sure to subscribe and leave a review if you enjoy it. We’ll be trying to do at least one episode per week, but the format won’t always be the same.

Listen to Episode 0 and Episode 1 here!

If you have a technological or philosophical aversion to iTunes, you can listen to the same episodes on SoundCloud here.

I may try to get around listing them on another podcast service like Stitcher, but I’m sticking to what I know for the moment.

Email List Update

I recently changed the free story people receive for signing up with the email mailing list, but after thinking about it for a bit, I decided to make another change. Offering a free short story seemed a bit underwhelming, so instead I decided to combine  two novelettes into a single volume and provide it to new signups. Now when you sign up for the email list, you get a pdf of The 88th Floor and The Wolf Queen.

“Darkscapes” Anthology Artwork Reveal

Curiosity Quills Press recently revealed the cover for their upcoming anthology Darkscapes. As is so often the case with CQ, the design by Eugene Teplitsky (who also did the cover for The Walls of Dalgorod) is fantastic.  The anthology is scheduled for release on January 31. There’s a pretty detailed rundown of the contents on the CQ website, so click on the image below if you want to have a preview. My short story, “Lena’s Song,” is a cyberpunk tale about an aspiring musician looking for her first big break.

 

Last Chance to Snag a Copy of “Don’t Open Till Doomsday”!

Unfortunately, I just came across the announcement that PunksWritePoems Press has decided to close up shop and cease operations. Their online store is already closed, but you can still pick up a copy of the anthology “Don’t Open Till Doomsday” on Amazon through the end of January 2017. My short story “Mira” appears in this volume, and I’m not sure if it will be back in print anytime soon. Get it while you can!

New Email Signup List Offer

To commemorate the new website launch, I’ve added an updated email signup link for anyone wanting semi-regular updates on new releases and events. By signing up for email updates, you also get a free e-copy of an unreleased short story entitled “A Most Refined Taste.” A gothic fantasy story written several years ago, it’s always been one of my favorites and I’m excited to share it with everyone (though I should let you know that it’s definitely a tale for adults!). To join the email list, you can either click on the signup link on the sidebar (or at the bottom of the page if you’re using a mobile device) or simply click the image below.

 

 

New Website Up and Running

So, as you can no doubt see, I have the new website up and running. It’s pretty basic right now, but seeing as how this was my first stab at using WordPress, I didn’t want to try to get too crazy with the design. I’ve included menu links to the publications page and Morana’s Breath discography; all of the hypertext links should be working as well. There’s also a new entry for something called the 12/12 Project, which I’ll be providing more detail for later. I saved some of the more worthwhile posts on my old website and I’m going to post them here eventually, but I haven’t decided if I want to do it all at once or parcel it out a bit at a time.

So far I have a Twitter link integrated, but I haven’t set up anything for the mailing list, Facebook, or Google+. When I activated the Facebook plug-in, the website crashed, so I need to take some time to figure out why that happened and how to avoid it in the future.

That’s the state of things at the moment. I actually have some writing news to announce, but I’ll save that for a dedicated post later today or tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoys the new site!

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