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    Illustrators of the Future 26

    The winning art for Volume 26 of the Writers & Illustrators of the Future contest, is now available for viewing at the Writers of the Future website. One of the coolest aspects of winning the Writers of the Future contest was that each winning story received an illustration by one of the illustrators who had won the Illustrators of the Future contest. This particular piece, by Rebecca Gleason, accompanied my story ‘Digital Rights’. I was thrilled during the art unveiling when I saw this and I think it fits the story quite well. You can still purchase a copy of Writers of the Future 26.

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    New review for Digital Rights

    ‘Digital Rights’ my Writers of the Future winning story just received a new review today. “Digital Rights kept me interested. I was hooked right away, and I didn’t stop reading until I finished, despite its being fairly long for a short story at 12K words. There are a number of really good things about the story.” You can read the full review here. And the story is available in Writers of the Future Volume 26, along with a horde of fantastic stories or on its lonesome from Amazon or Smashwords.

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    Read This: Digital Rights by Brent Knowles (Writers of the Future Winning Story)

    The Assistant responsible for the primary thruster arrangement killed itself just ten days after Izzy arrived on the solar station. The panicked chatter of the other Assistants prevented them from continuing with their own duties. Horror, speculation, and worse of all, wonder, flowed across the station’s network. Izzy had to stop it. And it was her fault; it never should have happened. She had been distracted. Later she would blame the ghost, but for now, she simply reacted. Simply acted. Her body twisted and jerked, her fingers puncturing the holographic displays that surrounded her, initiating commands as she fought for the station’s survival. Earth, beautiful, blue, perfect, floated in front…

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    ‘Digital Rights’ – AnthologyBuilder

    My Writers of the Future winning story ‘Digital Rights’ is now available at AnthologyBuilder. So there are now four places to read this story! I really am making this as convenient for you as possible. – In Writers of the Future XXVI – On the Kindle – On a variety of eBook devices through Smashwords (also check here for how to read it for free until the end of the week) – As part of a custom print anthology via AnthologyBuilder

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    Review for “Digital Rights”

    A positive though short review for Writers of the Future 26 went up at SF Site… not sure if its been there for a while but ego-surfing today I stumbled across it. My story and Adam Colston’s are the only ones really discussed, with both of us getting nice reviews. Specifically for ‘Digital Rights’ Sandra Scholes says Knowles writes with a fresh outlook on sci-fi and has created a strange new world that sounds daunting even if it is far away. Head over to SF Site to read the full review. And remember you can read Digital Rights by buying the Writers of the Future anthology or you can download…

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    Writers of the Future XXVI Review

    Diabolical Plots has posted a review of Writers of the Future XXVI, the first full review of the anthology that I’ve seen so far. There’s some spoilers over there so don’t go read it unless you’ve already read the anthology. I’m pleased with my review, I think the criticisms levied against my story are certainly fair though I’m in a bit more disagreement over some of the ratings given to the other stories. But that’s the cool thing about writing and reading… we all interpret stories differently. Anyways its nice to see a review… I’ve been a bit disappointed about the lack of reviews having expected a few more by…

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    Auroras, Stories, and More

    Just a reminder that my story ‘Digital Rights’ is free right now as part of a Smashword promotion. If you are Canadian and enjoy it please consider nominating it for an Aurora reward. If you are not Canadian and liked it please consider writing a Smashword’s review (and if you are on Empire Avenue let me know and I’ll go buy a wack of shares in you). Smashword Stories Amazon Stories And my latest story, ‘Stealing Death’ is in Necrotic Tissue. Fantastic magazine, check it out. And for those of you who are here looking for game design advice or my thoughts on Dragon Age 2, check out the Lazy…

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    Digital Rights… free for a limited time

    To help readers with their Aurora Award nominations I’ve uploaded my Writers of the Future winning story ‘Digital Rights’ to Smashwords. Blurb: Izzy’s new job aboard a solar station orbiting Earth becomes more complicated when she begins receiving cryptic messages from a ghost. And if you use coupon HB67G on checkout you can have the story for free. If you enjoy ‘Digital Rights’ please consider nominating it for an Aurora award. Nominations are free and the deadline for them is April 30 2011. Not coincidentally that is also the day the coupon expires :) Thanks! Read the story Nominate the story – Brent p.s. I’ll be putting the story up…

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    Writers of the Future XXVI

    Just a reminder for new readers to this blog that Writers of the Future Anthology #26 is full of top-notch science fiction and fantasy stories, including my own ‘Digital Rights’. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, here’s some handy dandy links for you. Note that you can purchase Kindle versions instead of print if that’s your preference. Amazon.com Amazon.ca Kindle ‘Digital Rights’ is also eligible for the Aurora Awards so if you read it and like it please consider nominating it!

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    Writers of the Future ‘gear’ has arrived

    A couple days late to be used as props for my Writers of the Future panel at Pure Speculation but I am glad to have finally received my extra copies of Writers of the Future 26, the trophy, and most importantly the framed print with Rebecca Gleason’s illustration for my story ‘Digital Rights’. For those who don’t know one of the perks for the writer winners of the contest is that each story receives an illustration from one of the illustrator winners… the writers don’t see the illustration until an unveiling at the end of the writing workshop week. And the writer gets to keep the illustration! Eventually there will…