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Dear Stargate fans

STARGATE ATLANTIS: The Furies (book 4 in the Legacy series) is available exclusively in ebook format from TODAY - a week ahead of paperback copies going on sale at stargatenovels.com.

Get your Kindle copy from Amazon (that’s Amazon US, UK, Germany and France) at $4.95/£3.20/€3,73 or in other ebook formats from Crossroad Press.
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Next on Earth Station One….

Are you ready to talk Stephen KingNext week, the Earth Station One crew turns out the lights, checks the locks on the doors, locks up the dogs, and grabs a flashlight as we discuss the master of the macabre, author Stephen King. ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite Stephen King novels and/or movies and why? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

The ESO Crew

J.K. Rowling teases with news of a post-Potter novel for grown-ups

J.K. Rowling plans for post Harry Potter BookBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

Even though writing for children has made her rich beyond the dreams of mortal man, J.K. Rowling has announced that her next novel will be “very different from the Harry Potter series.” And she’s already signed the deal for its release.

Details, as you can imagine, are scarce at this point: All that’s known is that an announcement about the title and time of release will come later in the year. To wit, Rowling released a statement that doesn’t clear up too much:

“Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.”

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Anne McCaffrey, Dragonriders of Pern creator, dead at 85

Anne McCaffrey passes at age 85By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

Anne McCaffrey, the groundbreaking, award-winning fantasy author who won a dedicated following with her sci-fi/fantasy blending series Dragonriders of Pern, passed away Tuesday, November 22. She is survived by her three children.

After beginning her writing life by contributing short stories to sci-fi magazines in the ’50s and ’60s, McCaffrey kicked off her stellar career as a novelist in 1967 with Restoree, and since then published more than 100 books, including short story collections, guides to her fantasy worlds and even cookbooks. She won acclaim from fans, becoming the first female writer to win a Hugo Award in 1968, and from her sci-fi and fantasy peers as well, becoming the first female writer to win a Nebula Award in 1969. Despite the praise, she initially struggled financially as a writer, living in Ireland in the early ’70s and fighting to make ends meet. Continue reading