Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Playing For Keeps

Yay! More of my favorite podcast fiction is being released in print!

Yet again, we're gonna show Amazon how the small press does it, this time hero-style. Please go to on August 25 and purchase Playing For Keeps. If everyone does it on the same day, strange and wonderful things can happen! Please show your support for small press and podcast fiction on August 25!

August 25 Release Date for Mur Lafferty’s Playing for Keeps

Swarm Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of breakthrough podcaster and author Mur Lafferty’s newest novel of superheroic action Playing for Keeps. Originally a self-released “podiobook,” this new printed version of Lafferty’s novel is due to hit shelves on August 25, 2008.

Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty.
Welcome to Seventh City, the birthplace of super powers. The First Wave heroes are jerks, but they have the best gifts: flight, super strength, telepathy, genius, fire. The Third Wavers, like bar-owner Keepsie Branson and her friends, are stuck with the leftovers: the ability to instantly make someone sober, the power to smell the past, absolute control… over elevators. They just aren’t powerful enough to make a difference… at least that’s what they’ve always been told. But when the villain Doodad slips Keepsie a mysterious metal sphere, the Third Wavers become caught in the middle of a battle between egotistical heroes and manipulative villains.

“Playing for Keeps grabbed me and kept me reading straight through when I should have been plotting a new fantasy series for Tor Books. Mur, thank you. Tor, however, does not thank you.” – David Drake, author, Hammer’s Slammers.

Mur Lafferty is an American podcaster and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in English. Her nonfiction work has appeared at, as well as in the magazines Knights of the Dinner Table, PC Gamer, Computer Games, Scrye, and SciFi Magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Hub, Escape Pod, and Scrybe. She was, until July, 2007, the host and co-editor of Pseudopod, and is currently the host and creator of the podcasts Geek Fu Action Grip and I Should be Writing. Visit Mur online at

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Once again I'm asking you guys to support the publication of podcasted fiction!

The sequals to two award-nominated podcasted novels of which I am a HUGE fan have been published and are currently available on Amazon and from booksellers everywhere. The novels are: Tee Morris's Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Pitcher's Pendent, the sequal to his awesome podcasted novel Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, and Philippa Ballantine's Digital Magic, the sequal to her recently-concluded, amazing podcasted novel Chasing the Bard.

To make the biggest impact, Tee and Pip are asking everyone to storm tomorrow, August 8, 2008 (08-08-08) on or after 11:00 AM (U.S. Eastern Time - 8:00 AM U.S. Pacific Time) to buy your copy (or copies!) of their books!

For more details, and for the Amazon links to use to help further support this effort, please visit

And thanks again for helping support podcasted fiction. I promise both of these books are worth it!

~ Lisa T.