Hit Me

All of her clients know that anything above her neck costs fifty dollars more. But when a flesh-smashing session with one of her regulars takes an unexpected turn, there’s a lot more put on the line than a broken nose or a crumpled President Grant.
Written by Christa Faust
Narrated by Leann Mabry

Tag In the Seam

Hit Me
Copyright 2008 Christa Faust

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Tattered Souls on Amazon

Tattered SoulsThe anthology from Cutting Block Press, Tattered Souls, is now on Amazon. Tattered Souls includes The End of Flesh by Matt Wallace. The End of Flesh first appeared on Variant Frequencies as Children of the Androphagi.

The are a couple of reviews on Amazon. Check out this clip from one:

The absolute winner, however, is The End of Flesh, by Matt Wallace, a dark, dystopic science fiction story that just might rock your world. This revelatory novella could and should be expanded into a full novel. Drool and The End of All Flesh are worth the price alone, but all the stories should provide an enjoyable read. –Monstor Librarian

Tattered Souls is selling for $16.95. It is well worth the price.

Sci Phi Journal

Still want more of Matt Wallace’s writing? How about more reading by Rick Stringer? Our friends at Sci Phi – The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy have that and more for you. Issue #1 of Sci Phi is available from their site for $7 for the download version or $13 for the print version.

How is this for a great lineup?

Table of Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. What is Sci Phi? By Jason Rennie
  3. Irwin Goes to Hell By Jason Pomerantz
  4. The Oracle in the Red Limousine by Geoffrey Maloney
  5. Requiem for a Harlequin: Two Perspectives on Time, and a Celebration of Kairos, in Three Stories by Harlan Ellison by Michael Spence
  6. You Pretty Thing by Lee Battersby (This is the story read by Rick Stringer)
    Requiem for a Silent Planet by Stephen Dedman
  7. The Big Questions Part 1 by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj and Ben Goertzel
  8. A First Look at Lookism by Ryan Nichols
  9. The Losting Corridor by Matt Wallace
  10. Epilogue by Paul S. Jenkins


Obsession is close kin to determination. For one man, an alien peak seems just another obstacle capable of being conquered with the right set of tools. But any climber will tell you — you don’t want to look back the way you came.
Written by Jonathan C. Gillespie
Narrated by John Cmar

Playing for Keeps

Murder At Avedon Hill

12 Volt Theater

The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness

Wander Radio

Copyright 2008 Jonathan C. Gillespie

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Wander Radio

Wander Radio

Recently, Anne and Rick had the pleasure of being interviewed by Wander Wolf for his podcast Wander Radio. We were honored to talk with him.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Anne talk about her craft, and you can hear some of the background of Variant Frequencies.

Check it out!


Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

My print copy of Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty arrived today. What a great thing to come home from work to.

For that one person out there who doesn’t know, Playing for Keeps is Mur’s latest novel. She is currently in the process of podcasting it.

Here is the description from LULU.com:
Playing for Keeps tells the story of Keepsie Branson, a bar owner in the shining metropolis of Seventh City: birthplace of super powers. Keepsie and her friends live among egotistical heroes and manipulative villains, and manage to fall directly in the middle as people with powers, but who just aren’t strong enough to make a difference. Or that’s what they’ve been told. As the city begins to melt down, it’s hard to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad.

Mur has done a fantastic job with this book. I’m really enjoying the podcast. Now that I have the book, it is going to be hard not to skip ahead of the podcast.

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