Monday, July 23, 2012

Reviews of DLC's "The Cosmic Stringbusters" appearance in The Speculative Edge magazine



“‘The Cosmic Stringbusters,’ by D. L. Chance, opens the magazine’s short fiction set with a sci-fi yarn infused heavily with bluegrass. Now since bluegrass runs deep in my veins (being from Western Kentucky, where bluegrass was literally born and living in the selfsame city where the International Bluegrass Museum is located) I was immediately curious about this story. On board a space vessel with a mission of spending 100 years away from earth the people are segregated into two groups: those that look back to Earth and those that look to the future. Suffice it to say that there is some tension between the two. “The Cosmic Stringbusters” is more philosophic than action-filled, but it was nevertheless a rather unique and fun story to begin with.”  by Logan K. Stewart for Remorandom


“…that said, ‘The Cosmic Stringbusters‘ by D L Chance is a very good take on the social problems likely to be encountered in a generation starship. It elegantly questions whether the psychological pressures of the journey will be better faced by abandoning the past and only looking forward, or whether censorship of those things reminding people of the past would, in its own right, cause more problems than it would solve.” 
by David Marshall for Thinking About Books

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New DLC Novel On The Way

In "Henry 401" antiquities journalist Peyton Locke, an expert not so much in the value of antiques as the authentication of objects from the past, reluctantly accepts a pair of contracts from competing collectors to trace the history of one unique old object; a Model 1859 Henry rifle with two distinctive characteristics: a rare iron frame and a serial number that is as mythical as the old gun itself.
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Along with Dana Casper, an old girlfriend and internet research wizard who works for the same publishing company, Peyton begins a search that will take the two of them all over the country. If they can only survive the attempts of a mysterious international dealer in antiques of questionable provenance to stop them, even if it means killing them, Peyton and Dana stand to earn a considerable payoff from completing the contract. If they survive.



New Print Anthology Includes TWO Sci Fi Short Stories By DLC

Released in late May, The Colonies features two of DLC's most popular Sci Fi short stories.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Colonies-Ryan-Priest/dp/1617062065/ref=la_B004KIS0VY_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342589642&sr=1-1

A New Sci Fi Magazine Features A DLC Short Story

Launching in August, The Speculative Edge features “The Cosmic Stringbusters."

Editor Shane Collins explains the story this way: “The Cosmic Stringbusters” by D L Chance is a very good take on the social problems likely to be encountered in a generation starship. It elegantly questions whether the psychological pressures of the journey will be better faced by abandoning the past and only looking forward, or whether censorship of those things reminding people of the past would, in its own right, cause more problems than it would solve.”

The Speculative Edge might not be published on cheap pulp paper, but DLC is proud to have his early Sci Fi work made available in the tradition of the great Sci Fi authors he has read for so much of his life, such as Robert Heinein, Frederick Pohl, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Azimov, Poul Anderson, Lester del Rey, L. Ron Hubbard, Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clark, on and on.