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Diabolical Plots is a Sci-fi/Fantasy zine that covers virtually every media related to the genre from books to movies to video games. This site also features regular content related to the craft of writing. Take a look around!

31 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The Absent Willow Review 2009 Anthology is Here!

Absent Willow Review 2009 AnthologyThe first annual Absent Willow Review Anthology is now available here.

You can learn more about The Absent Willow Review at their website.

Also, in the interest of full disclosure, you will be able to read my story, Normal, in their January 16th, 2010 issue. Be sure and check it out!

29 October 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Niche Game: The Lost Treasures of Infocom

LostTreasuresThe Lost Treasures of Infocom is a package of 20 Infocom games that was released in 1991. The collection was released by Activision, who had closed Infocom, then their child company, back in 1989. The games included are Zork 1, Zork 2, Zork 3, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero, Enchanter, Sorcerer, Spellbreaker, Deadline, The Witness, Suspect, The Lurking Horror, Ballyhoo, Infidel, Moonmist, Starcross, Suspended, Planetfall, Stationfall, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

27 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

We have a winner!

Book-COVERwebWe performed our super-secret giveaway ceremony. I can’t tell you too much, but it involves both names and hats. And we can now declare a winner!

Congratulations, Cat Barth! Your autographed book will be in the mail as soon as humanly possible.

26 October 2009 ~ 2 Comments

I Only Paint Dead Cowboys: Nick Rose

Nick RoseThe face of “Horror” has changed. It takes more and more to scare us. For a while Hollywood thought, “Gore” was the answer, but it wasn’t. It just cut into the profit made from snacks at the Theater. Hollywood has run out of options. They have remade the movies of past that scared audiences 50 years ago, but now make them yawn.

23 October 2009 ~ 10 Comments

Giveaway! Win a free copy of Shadows of the Emerald City

Book-COVERwebDiabolical Plots is giving away one free copy of Shadows of the Emerald City. Do you want to enter? It’s very simple. All you have to do is reply to this topic and name your character from any Oz-related media. (That’s the land of Oz, not the OZ TV show). We’ll pick a winner at random from those who respond.

You have until Monday 10/26/2009 at midnight CST to enter. If you’ve already paid for the special discount offer, then you can still enter–we’ll just refund your money if you win.

22 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Special Offer in the works for Shadows of the Emerald City!

Book-COVERwebI have a special offer in the works for discounted copies of Shadows of the Emerald City. The awesomeness of the discount depends somewhat on how many are interested. If you think you might potentially be interested, drop me a line at:

steffenwolf

22 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming Interview: John Joseph Adams

Upcoming Interview: John Joseph Adams, editor of numerous anthologies, currently the assistant editor of F&SF, and soon-to-be fiction editor of new magazine Lightspeed. Have any questions for him? Drop me a line and we’ll try to work them in.

22 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The Utility of Love now available!

Book-COVERwebDavid here. My first published work, “The Utility of Love” is now available to the public in the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology, edited by JW Schnarr, published by Northern Frights Publishing. The story is a retelling of the Wizard of Oz, but the Tin Man is two stories tall and does not hesitate to kill if it can benefit him.

22 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Niche Game: The Lost Vikings 1 & 2

The Lost Vikings

In the intro sequence, the three Vikings are abducted from their homes by the evil alien overlord Tomator. They manage to escape through a time portal which takes them to to Prehistoric times. You control each of the Vikings, one at a time, and you must work your way to the exit. All three have to be at the exit or you can’t move on. Each Viking has his own unique abilities, and you’ll have to use each of them to fullest advantage to make it through the levels.

19 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Raising Dead Authors: J.W. Schnarr

JWS ProfileNFP has its roots in a business plan I made up about a year ago to publish and market my own books. At some point I realized that I could easily turn the project into an Indie Press, something I’ve wanted to do since I was in high school. I love writing, but in College I realized I also loved editing and publishing as well. This has been a perfect mix for me, and allowed me to justify spending all that money on college getting a journalism arts diploma.