When I was a kid, DragonLance was the first series of fantasy novels that totally hooked me. I still get chills thinking about Raistlin changing his robes from red to black.
Now, my friend and fellow author Richard A. Knaak (longtime DragonLance author and New York Times bestselling author of Black City Saint and Black City Demon) has started up a Facebook page focused on spotlighting the undiscovered gems of fantasy and science fiction.
Check it out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnaaksKnoll/
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As a kid, I had a brief brush with fame when I met the local Asteroids arcade champ, Joel, an “old timer” of about eighteen. Joel had braces like a Cadillac grille and a truly awe-inspiring white-guy fro. He earned his notoriety in an epic arcade smackdown that stretched into the night, eliminating competitors one by one, until he was the last one standing. Joel never succumbed to “GAME OVER” — he lasted just long enough to blast everyone else into submission, and then coolly strutted away from the machine. (Actually, after hours of free caffeinated beverages, it was more like a sprint for the restroom.)
Joel’s advice for racking up points: shoot out all but one asteroid, then lurk near the edge of screen and hunt UFOs. It’s a dangerous gambit, this “Joel Maneuver,” but it racks up points fast. IF you’ve got the skills to survive.
Think you’re as good as the legendary Joel? Scroll down and find the Asteroids screen on your right. Click “//Yes, I understand” and then “PLAY GAME.” Use your arrow keys for thrusters, and your space bar to fire.
Now THAT will bring back some memories!
Just don’t blame me if the boss catches you.
Congratulations to Charity Bradford, winner of the first-ever SciFiBookshelf.com contest!
Charity, email your mailing address to me at LaurenceMacNaughton(at)yahoo(dot)com, and I’ll pop that book in the mail to you.
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I’m thrilled to announce the very first SciFiBookshelf free book giveaway! I’ve been working hard to fit it in with all of the award-winning author interviews, science fiction news and fun stuff you can use. But the time has finally come for our first contest.
No sweat, though. Trust me, it’s an easy one. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win!
And what book will I give away?
I’ll give you a hint: it’s from a bestselling author I’ve interviewed right here on SciFiBookshelf. I’d love to spill the details now, but patience — gotta wait until Friday!
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