Blaster Bolts Kickstarter

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Hey Space Cadets, I wanted to reach out to you and tell you about a Kickstarter for an anthology that includes two of my short stories. I had a lot of fun writing them with Jaime DiNote and thought you should hear about this exciting offer!

What is Blaster Bolts?

Blaster Bolts is a zine with short science fiction (with a western or military vibe), fun art and new adventures and rules content for the White Star Roleplaying Game (including a lot of new content from system creator James Michael Spahn.)

With the help of some talented artists, fiction authors and gaming writers – we released 13 complete issues of Blaster Bolts this year. 

But, why?

We wanted to create a magazine that was both fun to read and to look at and that was reminiscent of well-loved fan magazines of the early 80s (such as Dragon) that combined  fiction with tabletop gaming content. While Dragon  was specifically a fantasy magazine, we wanted to do a science fiction spin on that idea.

So, what is this Kickstarter for?

This Kickstarter will fund the layout on two compilation books:

  • The anthology of the short stories from the 13 existing issues of Blaster Bolts. 
  • An omnibus of the new rules content and adventures for the White Star RPG from the 13 issues of Blaster Bolts.

Why a two-book set?

Short answer: We have had a lot of requests for both an anthology collecting just the fiction and an omnibus with just the RPG content.

Longer answer: This two-book set lets you get the full Blaster Bolts experience as you immerse yourself in this rich science fiction to set the stage on your game table for retro sci-fi fun.

Until next time, stay frosty, and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!

brown_bess

JR

Book Review: The Renegade Star Series

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Hey Space Cadets, I hope this blog post finds you well. I’m doing well – still working on getting healthy.  I am also dragging my boys with me.  I am still working on my super-secret project with J. R. Ward.

I wanted to repost this book review of a series I really enjoyed.  I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

New Short Story in eMagazine Release

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Hey Space Cadets, how is everyone doing today? I’m doing well, enjoying the coming of spring. The weather is gorgeous, making my daily walks a lot more fun! Unfortunately, it also means Elvis, the doggo, goes a tad nuts for the squirrels. While I’m at work in the book writing factory and getting heckled by fans I want to let you know about a short story I have in an eMagazine! Continue reading

JR Handley’s Cyberpunk Extravaganza!

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Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today?  While I’m dealing with real-life issues, a friend reached out about doing another anthology.  Since I thought this was a new area to explore, I said – Why not! So, after brow-beating my admin staff (you know, the boss) we decided to go for it.  If this is up your alley, read below! This is an open call for short stories for this anthology! Continue reading

OPEN CALL FOR A CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY

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Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today?  While I’m dealing with real life issues, I needed a hobby. So, as one does, I read my emails as one does. There was a lot of interested in an anthology concept I’d joked about for years. The idea centered around a picture of Santa as a knuckle dragging, door kicking, Grade-A Operator. You know, just joking around. One email friend egged me on – then another, and now here we are.  So, after talking to my admin staff (you know, the boss) we decided to go for it.  If this is up your alley, read below! We’ve got an open call for short stories for this anthology! Continue reading

New Anthology Release

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today? I’m doing well, still pushing myself. I’m desperately trying to get the scale going back in the right direction. In addition to my daily walks, I am also trying a new fasting diet of one meal a day.  Which me luck. I just wanted to take a break from my writing to let you know about the release of my new anthology. Continue reading

Tales of Summer Sales: Order of the Centurion Box Set

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today? I’m doing alright – well besides taking one step forward and two steps back.  But that is just life I guess.  I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about a fantastic sale.  The Order of the Centurion Box Set is currently on sale for .99 USD.  Don’t miss out!!

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Until next time, stay frosty, and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!

brown_bess

 JR

 

 –> As usual, all images came from Google’s images in the “labeled for reuse” section or are owned by JR Handley.

DANGER ZONE SCI-FI BUNDLE SALE

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Hey Space Cadets, how’s everyone doing today? I’m doing well, pushing myself to keep up my exercise routine no matter what life throws my way. Moving forward – I just wanted to drop you a line about a sale that is going on for the next 19 days. It is…. Continue reading