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Introducing an Introduction by Robert Hoge

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Introducing an Introduction by Robert Hoge

We are very excited to announce that Robert Hoge will be writing the introduction to Defying Doomsday! About Robert Hoge: Robert Hoge has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier. He has had numerous short stories, articles, interviews and other works published in Australia and overseas. He also enjoys photography, and is interested in disability advocacy and social engagement. While he never went far with his professional lawn bowls career, Robert did carry the Olympic torch in 2000. His memoir, Ugly, is about growing up ugly and disabled. It’s also about bad haircuts and reading and awful teen love poems and underarm bowling as a metaphor for… well, you’ll just have to read the book. He is married and lives in Brisbane. He has an eleven-year-old daughter who thinks his Olympic torch would make a really great cricket bat. You can find out more about Robert Hoge on his website, and connect with him on Twitter. In order for you to read Robert’s introduction, as well as all the stories in Defying Doomsday, we need to reach our funding goal. Help us out at: www.pozible.com/project/188146  ...

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Author Spotlight: Corinne Duyvis

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Author Spotlight: Corinne Duyvis

We have already acquired some fantastic stories for Defying Doomsday and today we’re shining the spotlight on author Corinne Duyvis! About Corinne Duyvis: A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing speculative young adult and middle grade novels. She enjoys brutal martial arts and gets her geek on whenever possible. Otherbound, her YA fantasy debut, released from Amulet Books/ABRAMS in the summer of 2014. She is a co-founder of Disability in Kidlit and team member of We Need Diverse Books. You can find out more about Corinne Duyvis on her website, and connect with her on Twitter. Corinne Duyvis’ story “And the Rest of Us Wait” is about surviving a comet impact and rocking out the apocalypse in an all girl band. You will be able to read “And the Rest of Us Wait” in Defying Doomsday. Help us fund at: www.pozible.com/project/188146...

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Author Spotlight: Janet Edwards

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Author Spotlight: Janet Edwards

We have already acquired some fantastic stories for Defying Doomsday and today we’re shining the spotlight on author Janet Edwards! About Janet Edwards: Janet Edwards lives in England. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She studied Maths at Oxford, and went on to suffer years of writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework. Janet is the author of the Earth Girl trilogy. You can find out more about Janet Edwards on her website, and connect with her on Twitter. Janet Edward’s story “I Will Remember You” is about an alien invasion and a girl who doesn’t die when she’s supposed to. You will be able to read “I Will Remember You” in Defying Doomsday. Help us fund at: www.pozible.com/project/188146...

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Author announcement: Seanan McGuire

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Author announcement: Seanan McGuire

Today we are excited to be able to announce that we are going to have a story from Seanan McGuire in Defying Doomsday!   About Seanan McGuire: Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot. Her Newsflesh series, written as Mira Grant and beginning with the novel Feed, is set post-zombie apocalypse on a US presidential campaign trail, and features a character suffering from light sensitivity. Seanan’s story “Something in the Rain” is about deadly rain and a girl with a cat and a plan to stay...

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Tsana’s superpower at Skiffy and Fanty

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Tsana’s superpower at Skiffy and Fanty

The next stop on our blog tour is at Skiffy and Fanty! As part of their “My Superpower” feature, Tsana talks about her amazing ability to dislocate joints in her sleep, and, of course, Defying Doomsday. My superpower is being able to mildly dislocate my joints in my sleep. My genetic medical condition makes me double jointed — not enough to ever become a contortionist, alas — and some of my joints are a bit unstable. Let me tell you a funny story. Read the story at Skiffy and Fanty: http://skiffyandfanty.com/2015/04/20/my-superpower-tsana-dolichva/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/  And find our Pozible campaign...

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Defying Doomsday at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog

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Defying Doomsday at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog

The next top on our blog tour is at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog. Tsana talks generally about Defying Doomsday. We are particularly excited to be working with Twelfth Planet Press, who have published many books, especially by Aussie women writers. They have also won and been short-listed for many awards, both Australian and international. You can see some of the reviews of their books that have been submitted to the AWW Challenge here (not a complete list, it’s only those books that were tagged as published by them). Read more at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog: http://australianwomenwriters.com/2015/04/defying-doomsday/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/  And find our Pozible campaign...

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Author Spotlight: John Chu

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Author Spotlight: John Chu

We have already acquired some fantastic stories for Defying Doomsday and today we’re shining the spotlight on author John Chu! About John Chu: John Chu is a microprocessor architect by day, a writer, translator, and podcast narrator by night. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming at Boston Review, Uncanny, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Apex Magazine and Tor.com. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. You can find out more about John Chu on his website, and connect with him on Twitter. John Chu’s story “Selected Afterimages of the Fading” is about a world disappearing and a man afraid of doing the same. You will be able to read “Selected Afterimages of the Fading” in Defying Doomsday. Help us fund at: www.pozible.com/project/188146...

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Why the Apocalypse? at A Fantastical Librarian

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Why the Apocalypse? at A Fantastical Librarian

The next top on our blog tour is at A Fantastical Librarian. Tsana talks about why we chose the apocalypse theme for Defying Doomsday. My first thought was that I wanted to show through fiction that disabled and chronically ill people are capable of surviving hardship just like those women had in real life. I’m primarily a reader (and writer) of speculative fiction, so it made sense for me to try and think of a theme that was both speculative and could showcase disabled and chronically ill characters overcoming extreme adversity. Read more at A Fantastical Librarian: http://www.afantasticallibrarian.com/2015/04/guest-post-defying-doomsday.html *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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The Myths of Disability in Life and Fiction

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The Myths of Disability in Life and Fiction

The next stop on our blog tour is at Stephanie Gunn’s blog. Holly talks about the myths surrounding disability. “There’s nothing black and white about disability. I don’t think it’s the sort of topic that many people would assume is black and white, and, yet, that’s definitely how it tends to be treated by a lot of society and mainstream culture.” Read more at Stephanie Gunn’s blog: http://stephaniegunn.com/guest-post-the-myths-of-disability-in-life-and-fiction-by-holly-kench/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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One of our editors interviewed on Galactic Chat

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One of our editors interviewed on Galactic Chat

Not quite a stop on our blog tour because it’s not quite a blog. The Galactic Chat podcast has interviewed Tsana, one of our editors. In this week’s chat, David talks with Tsana Dolichva about her work as an Astrophysicist, providing scientific advice for authors and her role in the upcoming crowd funded anthology Defying Doomsday. They also chat about reviewing in small communities and the Australian Women Writers Challenge. You can listen to the podcast here: http://galactichat.podbean.com/e/galactic-chat-65-tsana-dolichva/ or if you usually listen through iTunes or an iDevice, try this...

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