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“Fast paced, with interesting characters, humor, and of course, some movie references (this is Daniel Kimmel, after all).” —Michael A. Ventrella, author of Bloodsuckers and the Arch Enemies series
First there was Jar Jar Binks Must Die, the Hugo-Award finalist collection of essays discussing science fiction film which Analog called “intelligent and entertaining” and F&SF called “terrific.” Then came Shh! It’s a Secret, the comedy science fiction novel that Publishers Weekly called “a freewheeling, laugh-out-loud satire.” Now Daniel M. Kimmel is back with Time On My Hands, his quirky take on time travel, lost love, divided loyalties, and the eternal search for really good scotch.
Time On My Hands investigates the myriad time travel troubles over which most science fiction readers have pondered, but it presents a fresh take on the time travel novel by adhering to the Aristotelian Unity of Time: it all takes place within a single day.
In the book, Professor Price tells the story of how he came to be in possession of a time travel device (which he may or may not have invented), and how he found his future hiding in his past. But the discovery of time travel will necessitate far more than just building a really cool machine: it’ll take the efforts of many people to figure out how to talk about time travel, the requirements necessary to be an ethical time traveler, and just whose office it is when my yesterday becomes your tomorrow without the courtesy of a knock on the door.
Film critic and professor Daniel M. Kimmel has taught film and media classes at Emerson College, Boston University, and Suffolk University. His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network, received the Cable Center Book Award. His other books include a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team, and I’ll Have What She’s Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester (where much of Time On My Hands is set) and his law degree from Boston University.
“A sweet shaggy-dog tale of philosophy and paradox in which it’s never too late for true love or redemption, even if you’re a time traveler.” —LJ Cohen, author of the Halcyone Space series
We brought the idea to a crowd-funding site, which interested enough people to provide the seed funding to turn this anthology into reality. We took that springboard, and gave eighteen talented authors the task of writing a great story with only one guideline: the story had to include the phrase “Release the Virgins.”
The results are surprisingly varied and creative: science fiction, fantasy, outright comedy, serious imaginings… in this anthology, you’ll find Manhattan gangsters, sad superheroes, marathon-running aliens, teenage Cthulhu worshippers, ghost dinosaurs, computer hackers, and even a unicorn or two. And we think you’ll agree: it’s a good thing that phrase stuck in our minds.
Featuring stories by: Nebula, Hugo, and Stoker Award-winner David Gerrold; Hugo Award-winners Allen M. Steele and Lawrence Watt-Evans; IAMTW Grandmaster Keith R.A. DeCandido; Skylark Award-winners Daniel M. Kimmel, Sharon Lee, and Steve Miller; WSFA Small Press Award-winner Alex Shvartsman; and Matt Becthel, Shariann Lewitt, Gordon Linzner, Gail Z. Martin, Jody Lynn Nye, Beth W. Patterson, Hildy Silverman, Patrick Thomas, Cecilia Tan, and Brian Trent.
“Release the Virgins is a hoot of an anthology! Fun, weird, and wildly entertaining!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Silence and V-Wars
With aliens or angels? Or a ground hog?
Bleak despair? Martial fervor? Or a belly laugh?
Whatever the Apocalypse. It will be borne by people and their families and their dogs and most of all, it will challange their notions of themselves.
The best selling “Alternative” series continues with the unique look at the Apocalypse, brought to you in the sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always quality you’ve come to expect from B Cubed Press.
This book contains stories from writers in seven countries.
They range from the wildly popular blogger Jim Wright. In this book Jim publishes his first short fiction, The Deserter. A war that brings the hosts of heaven to earth as you’ve never imagined them before.
But wait, there is more. Mike Resnick, one of the most widely read science fiction masters of the 20th and 21st century brings his vision of the final play in an alien invasion, as he brings you to know the The Dog.
From Greece, we have Christine Lucas, a retired Airforce Officer, from Nigeria, Ugonna-Ora Owoh, recipient of a 2018 Young Romantics/Keats Shelley prize, a 2019 Erbacce Prize and winner of the 2019 Stephen A Dibiase International poetry prize.
The writers have multiple and varied backgrounds, Henry Gasko, author of Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword, was born in a displaced persons camp in Yugoslavia after World War Two, raised on a vegetable farm in Canada, and is now living in Australia (international law prohibits publishing an Apocalypse Anthology without at least one Australian).
The list also includes writers from New Zealand, the UK, Canada, USA, Texas to name a few. A book worth buying.
In 1935, Elsa Lanchester married the monster.
And now, Daniel M. Kimmel updates the myth, and tells us the tale from the point of view of the most important character: the Father of the Bride of Frankenstein.
This is not Ms. Shelley’s monster, but (dare we say it?) a dazzling urbanite, literate and thoughtful… and Jewish?
Science has always outrun the guidelines of ethics. It’s not unthinkable that interspecies relationships will be the next big question. And with those relationships will come a father’s love for his daughter, and that father’s fears for his bankbook when his doting daughter plans the most outrageous of weddings.
Making your daughter happy can be a wild ride when her fiancé is being called subhuman, sued because of his very existence, and trying to keep a good Jewish home.
Also includes the bonus, rarely seen short story “Cinema Purgatorio.”
Film critic and award-winning author Daniel M. Kimmel is the author of the Hugo-finalist non-fiction volume Jar Jar Binks Must Die… and Other Observations about Science Fiction Movies, and the novels Shh! It’s a Secret: a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender’s Guide, and Time On My Hands: My Misadventures In Time Travel. He is the winner of the 2018 Skylark Award (formally known as the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction), which is given by the New England Science Fiction Association for lifetime contributions to science fiction.
Thirteen contemporary authors—including Narrelle M. Harris and Jody Lynn Nye—riff on the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes in this imaginative anthology.
In the first Baker Street Irregulars anthology, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant and beloved character appeared as a hologram, a parrot with great deductive skill, and on a reality show. Now in this second edition, thirteen more authors offer their own highly original takes on the mystery genre’s greatest crime solver.
In Keith DeCandido’s “Six Red Dragons,” Sherlock is a young girl in modern New York City. In Sarah Stegall’s “Papyrus,” Sherlock is a female librarian in ancient Egypt. In Daniel M. Kimmel’s “A Scandal in Chelm,” Sherlock is a rabbi. Derek Beebe sends Sherlock to the moon, while Mike Strauss casts him as a comic book character.
The settings of these stories range from a grade school classroom to an alien spaceship. While preserving the timeless charm and intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, these authors pen stories of the world’s greatest detective as you’ve never seen him before.
Jim Wright (of Stonekettle Station) imagines Trump giving the Gettysburg Address. Blaze Ward, Daniel Kimmel, Janka Hobbs and I explore dystopias. Marleen Barr and Adam Troy-Castro envision humorous, kinky, and scatological endings. What can I say? It rocks.
As the title Jar Jar Binks Must Die indicates, Daniel M. Kimmel is not only a film critic with strong opinions, he's also a fan. In this collection of essays, he covers movies from Metropolis (1927), answering the absurd claim that the restoration of this silent classic negated its status as a science fiction film, to how Star Trek, Avatar, Moon, and District 9 may have made 2009 a "miracle year" for the genre. Along the way he looks at neglected works like Things to Come (1936), explains why remakes aren't always bad, and how seeing E.T. in an empty screening room changed his mind about Steven Spielberg. Whether to rediscover old favorites or add new titles to your Netflix queue, this is a must-have for lovers of SF movies.
Daniel M. Kimmel is a past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics. When it was discovered he is also a science fiction fan he started getting invitations to participate at a number of SF conventions, which he continues to do. He reviewed for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and now writes for Northshoremovies.net. He is a correspondent for Variety, the "Movie Maven" for the Jewish Advocate and teaches film—including a course on SF and horror—at Suffolk University. His essays on classic science films have appeared in several publications including Clarkesworld, Space and Time, and the Internet Review of Science Fiction. He is the author of a history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network (2004) which received the Cable Center Book Award. His other books include a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team (2006) and I'll Have What She's Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies (2008).
The curtain doesn't fall once love is recognized or evil is vanquished. Credits don't roll once the giant is slain or the big bad wolf is boiled alive. Wicked stepsisters, malevolent rulers, and hideous creatures still have lives after their sinister roles play out; heroes, lovers, and dreamers often find their victories lead to more troubles.
Within these pages are more than seventy continuations, retellings, and eldritch stories that explore the dark forests, magical castles, and gruesome monsters After the Happily Ever After.
Tiffany Michelle Brown, Claudia Quint, Amanda Iles, Amelia Steiner, M.T. DeSantis, Dana Wright, Jody Sollazzo, Michael Seese, Brian H. Seitzman, Daniel M. Kimmel, Sati Benes Chock, Rohit Sawant, Amanda Bergloff, Mary Victoria Johnson, Chris Chelser, Tom Williams, Sita C. Romero, KT Wagner, David Turnbull, John Little, E.M. Eastick, David J. Gibbs, Jonathan Shipley, Raven Ashwood, Robert Dawson, Shaun Avery, Kayla Bashe, Josh Burnell, Dimitra Nikolaidou, Kevin Hopson, Charlotte Bond, M. Regan, Jaap Boekestein, David W. Landrum, R.C. Mulhare, Megan Fuentes, Clara Lawryniuk, Lillian Csernica, James Pratt, Jenn Tubrett, J. Rossi, Daniel Hale, Robert Kibble, Matthew Brockmeyer, Randy Rubin, R. Judas Brown, Helen Dring, Juliet Boyd, Somer Canon, Edward Cooke, Deanna Smith, Alisha Costanzo, Ryan Chu, Linda G. Hill, Nathan Smith, Gregory Norris, Saryn Chorney, Jenner Michaud, Claire Davon, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, Michael M. Jones, Rob Rosen, Walt Giersbach, Renuka Raghavan, Jaren Rubiscoe, Marie Lathers, Jaclyn Adomeit, Anthony S. Buoni, Maren Matthias, William Gilmer, Jack Haigh, Candace Gleave, M. R. Deluca
Just remember—one sitting, one read! Others are waiting!
Includes First-Time-in-Print stories by film critic Daniel M. Kimmel, film-maker Douglas van Belle, mystery writer Brendan DuBois, SETI pioneer H. Paul Shuch, and software engineer Steven Popkes! Also, a bonus micro-story by David Brin!
Stories by: Gregory Benford, Lloyd Biggle, David Brin, Michael A. Burstein, James L. Cambias, Brenda Cooper, Dave Creek, Robert Dawson, Paul Di Filippo, S.B. Divya, Brendan DuBois, Marianne Dyson, Michael F. Flynn, Jeff Hecht, Liam Hogan, Daniel M. Kimmel, Nancy Kress, Edward M. Lerner, Paul Levinson, J.D. MacDonald & Debra Doyle, Leslie Starr O’Hara, Steven Popkes, Cat Rambo, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Don Sakers, James Sallis, Stanley Schmidt, Holly Schofield, Darrell Schweitzer & Lee Weinstein, H. Paul Shuch, Alex Shvartsman, Steven H Silver, Bud Sparhawk, Douglas Van Belle, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Gerald Warfield, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jay Werkheiser, and Fran Wilde.
The Brogardi appeared out of nowhere, and -- telegraphing their peaceful intentions -- they landed in the middle of nowhere: New York State's Catskills Mountains resorts. It was an alien invasion, of the most peaceful, friendly kind. But there had to be something sinister behind it all, right?
Movie executive Jake Berman lives fiction for a living, promoting movies to the masses. He's happy, and only moderately harried. But his peaceful existence is thrown into overdrive when one of the aliens sets his sights beyond the decaying resorts of the east -- when he decides it's time to invade Hollywood!
Daniel M. Kimmel is a film critic and professor of film. His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network received the Cable Center Book Award. His other books include a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team, and I'll Have What She's Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies. His collection of essays, Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and other Observations about Science Fiction Movies, was a 2012 nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. He is a past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and current co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. This is his first novel.
"This first novel by Kimmel throws caution to the winds as it spins a whimsical, amiable satire on alien first encounters, the movie industry, and American society." --Library Journal
"…plenty to like in this freewheeling, laugh-out-loud satire of the movie industry." --Publishers Weekly
"...a true joy... let’s hope there are more to come." --Don Sakers, Analog Science Fiction and Fact
"Dan Kimmel’s first novel is as witty, smart, and funny as his non-fiction books. In large part, this stems from Kimmel’s unrestrained sense of fun, as he takes aim at Tinseltown and scores one direct hit after another. Kimmel’s love of science fiction and expertise in the genre also comes to the fore… but above all else this is a book about friendship and family." --Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston
"...exceptionally funny... pretty damned spectacular... This is the funniest book of the year and one of the best debut SF novels in ages!" -- Chris Garcia, The Drink Tank