Want to check out WARS fiction, but have never had a chance? Always been curious about what the Universe was like but never dabbled in it?
Wanted to pick up a WARS Novella but weren't sure if it was worth your money? Wonder no more!
Here for your reading pleasure are two WARS Short Stories (one of which is illustrated!) and a 3-chapter preview of Nathan P. Butler's Novella "Healers and Hunters. Happy Reading!
WARS: A Matter of Life or Death, by Michael A. Stackpole
WARS: Rousing Leap, by Chuck Kallenback II
WARS: Healers and Hunters Preview, by Nathan P. Butler
The Zocho is late on the Uptake, but the new WARS novella "Red Lion, Blue Lion" by Sabrina Fried has been released! If you like Ebooks, Wars, Gongen, Spamurai, or just like life this is the perfect purchase. There doesn't seem to be a Nook version at the moment, but we'll update here when/if there is.
Congrats to Sabrina on the Publication, and I hope you guys enjoy reading it!
Last week we announced our WARS fan fiction contest to promote Grail Quest Book's release of "WARS: The Battle of Phobos Vol.1 Preludes", offering a cards and a T-Shirt if you wrote a WARS story and put a post up on your wall about the novella's release, linking to the wars page. Well today we have a new announcement, and some of your minds might be blown.
The winner of the Zocho WARS fanfiction contest will get their story submitted to Decipher for potential inclusion in an upcoming short story anthology.
Yeah. You read that right.
Note that it is potential, not guarunteed, and also take note you will not recieve finacial compensation for the story. You will however have the chance to be published in the same anthology as writers like Michael A. Stackpole, Chuck Kallenbach, Mark Tuttle, as well as the authors of the Battle of Phobos novella series, and te upcoming comic series.
Heres the fine print:
Winning entry will be submitted to Grail Quest Books & Decipher, Inc. for consideration of publication in the upcoming WARS anthology. Winning does not guarantee inclusion into stated anthology, nor that it is considered official WARS canon if not included in a Decipher-approved publication.
Further, publication of winning entry in a Decipher-approved publication in no way includes an agreement to financial compensation, or any other compensation related to said publication of entry. Winning entrant will sign a written agreement acknowledging these terms before entry is submitted for approval.
One final adendum: to be elligiible for this prize, you must like the Battle of Phobos Preludes Facebook page, FOUND HERE.
Good luck- and ge
The collection of the first three WARS Novellas in one sleek trade paperback is now here! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Nobles (though B&N is cheaper).
The Novellas are:
Healers and Hunters, by Nathan Patrick Butler
Firefight at the Overwatch Command, by Jim Perry
The Great Journey, by Sean E. Williams
You can buy the collection
HERE at Amazon.com
or HERE at Barnes and Nobles
Let us know how you like them in the comments and the forums!
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Its up! Part 2 of our interview with Nathan P. Butler, author of WARS: Hunters and Healers is now available for your reading pleasure.
You can read it right HERE!
This isn't the end of Zocho fun. Look for us every Wednesday!
If you haven't read part one, you can also read it right HERE.
We Recently had a chance to chat with the author of WARS: Earther-1 "Healers and Hunters" about WARS, his writing, fans, and plenty else.
The interview was fairly meaty so we're splitting it up over 2 weeks.
Part one can be read right now, at the link below. Check back here next wednesday for part two of the interview!
READ IT RIGHT HERE!
Its finally here! I Novella which had an excerpt read at the Hanvoer College Geek-A-Thon is available for Nook and Kindle! Links below:
Be sure to check it out, the bit we heard form this book at the Geek-A-Thon was incredible, hilarious, fast paced, and with people you could latch onto. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
What are you waiting for-
I was searching for more WARS art to use for the big project the Zocho is working on (You'll find out soon!) and stumbled accross the origional press release for the WARS novellas, from back in February of 2009. In it I found an interesting tid bit that I had either ignored or forgotten:
"Sean E Williams, who is also developing an animated series based on WARS‘ Gongen faction, will be writing the opening story arc for the comic book series. "
I did a double take. Then a tripple take. Really? An animated WARS series? How awesome would that be? Hopefully the project is still in production, and hopefully we'll be hearing more about it as time goes on. Keep your fingers crossed.
Also hopefully, we'll be updating this article again if we learn more.
Origional Press release: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=64470475878
UPDATE: We confirmed with Josh Radke that the Animated Series is still on the table! It won't be out soon however, as it seems to be in early development.
Yes, it has arrived. The first WARS novella is in my possession, and it looks amazing. Once I finish reading it there will be a review up, untill then check it out yourself, because IndyPlanet's price on it has dropped from $20 down to $15.99. You can get your own shiny copy right HERE: http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4568
And you can still check out the first three chapters in PDF and Audio formats right HERE: http://www.grailquestbooks.com/index/?p=304
If you have yours, how do you like it? Discuss in the comments!