10 May 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Bull Spec #1 Review

Bull Spec #1 Review

If you are looking for variety in your Speculative Fiction, Bull Spec is the magazine for you. The stories cover a wide spectrum for fans of all types. The reviews and interviews follow the same pattern. I believe that is wise if the editors are looking for a wide audience. I did see one thing that linked them all together. All the stories, as well as the subject in the chief interview, were a shade on the darker side. Could be it was just a coincidence but I worry it could become common because of the prevailing tastes. Knowing that all the works of fiction carry that same theme would make them predictable over time.

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19 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

And the Bull Jumped Over the Moon: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn

And the Bull Jumped Over the Moon:  Samuel Montgomery-Blinn

Having the first issue actually in my hands is a good feeling, but my commitment is to establish Bull Spec as an SFWA market by following up with quarterly issues for at least a few years. I think the “pie in the sky” hope for me is that a first-time author I publish has one of their stories picked up by one of the big anthologies, or nominated for an award. That would be a great feeling, to have been a part of getting them started as an author.

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16 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Winner of Bull Spec #1

And the winner is: Damon Shaw. I’ll be sending a copy of Bull Spec #1 to the address of his choice. Congratulations, Damon!

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08 April 2010 ~ 10 Comments

Giveaway: Bull Spec #1!

Giveaway:  Bull Spec #1!

We at Diabolical Plots have recently reached a landmark–our ten thousandth hit! Around the same time, Bull Spec, a new magazine of speculative fiction, released its inaugural issue.

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04 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Fiction Sale #4–Turning Back the Clock to Bull Spec

The story: Turning Back the Clock, a time travel story about a man trying to prevent his wife’s death.
The publication: Bull Spec, a brand new market. Their premier issue is scheduled to come out in the next couple weeks. They’ll have both audio versions and print versions. http://www.bullspec.com The date: Not sure yet. Not Issue #1, but perhaps #2 or #3, Summer 2010

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