Broad Universe, an international non-profit organization promoting, encouraging, and celebrating the writing of women and alternatively gendered persons in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror, invites you to visit the virtual stores of the writers who were unable to attend
HELIOsphere, WonderCon and Norwescon this spring due to the current public health crisis. We hope to have the opportunity to connect with you in the future!
WonderCon Dealers Room Table Broads:
HELIOsphere Rapid Fire Reading Broads:
Norwescon Rapid Fire Reading Broads:
This week saw the release of "Alien Redemption," a science fiction novel by Gloria Oliver. The publisher is Zumaya Publications, LLC.
What if the savior was the one who needed saving?
All Claudia wanted to do was escape the mistakes of the past and start over. But when she answers an ad for a medical officer on a merchant ship in the Fringes, the captain recognizes her and blackmails her into taking the job.
The Holiday's Captain Bennet is amoral and has a short fuse. Claudia steers clear of him as much as possible, while trying to care for the crew he lashes out on. Then the rumors start that their latest mission is to a location Bennet won't even share with the pilot.
The secret coordinates take the ship and crew to an uncharted system in the Fringes. To a planet that holds intelligent life, and despite the odds, also a humanoid one.
Bennet plans to use these aliens to climb up the power ladder at the borders of the Dominion. Even if it means placing the Avians into brutal servitude for the rest of their lives.
Can Claudia stop the impending exploitation of this newly discovered sentient species all on her own? Or is there a worse fate than blackmail waiting for her if she tries?
Sample chapters and more info at www.gloriaoliver.com/alien-redemption
Kindle and Nook are currently available, with trade paperbacks soon to follow.
The Motherboard would like to clear up some of the recent confusion about the focus of Broad Universe and who benefits from our various services. Since Broad Universe was founded nineteen years ago, our mission has been and continues to be, to promote, celebrate, and encourage women writers in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This mission has been stated in multiple places on every version of our website and all of our promotional literature. At this time, we are looking to expand that mission to include alternatively gendered writers because we recognize a similar challenge for this group.
Misinterpretation of our website and other printed material including instructions for signing up members, participating in BU programs, and other BU support documents have inadvertently contributed to this confusion and may have prompted members to pass on misinformation to others, adding to the confusion. Updates are coming to all of these areas.
We’ve reviewed our Bylaws, history, and policies, are talking to an attorney, and we will be making changes to our website, social media, and literature to ensure we communicate our long-standing mission, purpose, and goals as an organization as clearly as possible. Should anyone wish to review our by-laws, they can be found on the Broad Universe website, under the "About Us" tab.
Get a free copy of Storm Forged by Patrick Dugan. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
One prize of $30 is given annually for a speculative fiction novel published during the previous year (calendar year 2017) by a female/trans woman/queer author with an emerging career (first published after 2012). Authors and publishers may submit three copies of the work to:
c/o Kate Kaynak
PO Box 247
Contoocook, NH 03229
Please include a cover letter with the following information:
Title of Work
Date of Publication
Contact information, including email, snailmail, phone number, and name of contact (if other than author)
Submissions opening and closing deadline: March 1 - August 1, 2018
No entry fee
Winner will be announced at Arisia in January 2019!