Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I came across the following on Moorcock's Miscellany and thought I'd pass it on. I am no friend of cancer as such, so this seems an opportune way to help fight it.

Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.


Please take a moment to help these folks fight breast cancer.

Take care,
Dave Hardy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

From his secret headquarters over at No Fear of the Future comes news that two of Chris Nakashima Brown's tales of futuristic madness. Chris, if you'll recall is the guy that crafted one of the finest homage/pastiches of Robert E. Howard I have ever read: "The Bunker of the Tikriti" in Cross Plains Universe.

Just now he has a story appearing in Fast Forward 2 edited by Lou Anders. I had the pleasure of hearing Chris read excerpts of "The Sun Also Explodes" at Armadillo con this August. High art and bioengineering make a nexus in the West Texas desert where the trees grow Prozac.

Also appearing is "Wild Tchoupitoulas" in Spicy Slipstream Stories edited by Nick Mamatas and Jay Lake. I got to hear excerpts of this at World Fantasy Con back in 2006. It mixes the risque adventures of the pulp-era "spicies" with the waking dream of modern slipstream in a post-deluge New Orleans. Very cool.