Boneyard of Lost Dreams is LIVE

and wow, a bunch of you bought it as it went live. Thanks. My writers and I couldn’t do this without you, so now is your chance to go tell all your friends about us as well. I’ve already started reading the submissions for next time: Ray Guns And Space Babes.

Yup, doing a pulp issue. Gonna be hilarious, as my writers went a little goofy with this one.

But thanks for buying Issue 005!

We’ve got a series page now!!!

Yes, I know that this is coming along slowly, but when you consider that we just launched the magazine this year, and issue 005 is coming out in two weeks, we’re doing pretty well.

Over on Amazon there is now a SERIES PAGE available that will list each issue, if you consume them there.

For Kobo readers, you can stay up to date with this search link.

New issues could out Quarterly, obviously, on Jan 10, April 10, July 10, and October 10.

There will be a newsletter going out in a couple of days, and that’s where most of the news is, so you should sign up now for it.

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Hey, gang.

Just a quick note that the monthly newsletter went out tonight and hopefully you got it. If not, make sure to sign up here so you don’t miss out next time. Since it’s monthly these days, that’s where most of the news will be, as we do cover reveals, TOC reveals, and notes from various authors in any given issue about what they thought.


Robots, Cyborgs, Androids, Oh My

So we have now completed Year One of Boundary Shock Quarterly, with the four issues now available at all major retailers.

All my authors have now gotten me their stories for issue 005 and I’m hard at work reading and organizing things. Boneyard of Lost Dreams will be out in January 2019, so watch this space for more news. And maybe now would be a good time for you to sign up for the newsletter ( so you don’t miss.

We’ll do a monthly newsletter, around the first. Cover reveals, Table of Contents, quick essays from the authors as to why they wrote the story they did or what exciting things are happening in their lives.

Remember to tell all your friends about Boundary Shock Quarterly, and it would be lovely if you could leave reviews at wherever you pick up your issue. We’re a small magazine, and doing this on royalty share, so your favorite author gets something from every issue sold.

Welcome to Boundary Shock Quarterly Magazine

This is the home page for Boundary Shock Quarterly. We are a Syndicate of over a dozen speculative fiction authors, putting out a quarterly magazine of stories all inspired around a single theme.

As we are in the process of launching, not everything is done, and there will be more stuff coming visible as we get it all done. For regular news, I suggest you sign up for the newsletter. As a rule, those will come out a few weeks after each issue, as a reminder to people that the issue is out, and to teaser/preview the next issue.

Our issue schedule looks like this:

  • 004 – Robots, Androids, Cyborgs, Oh My (Fall 2018)
  • 003 – Grand Theft Starship (Summer 2018)
  • 002 – Tuesday After Next (Spring 2018)
  • 001 – Captain’s Log (Winter 2018)

There will also be interviews with Syndicate members, answering questions like “Why this story?” and such.

Starting Year Two (Issue 005), we have also begun to invite Special Guest Authors to participate on a one-time basis. Partly, this is so we can try them out for future openings in the Syndicate, as I expect authors to come and go over time. Life happens. Best plan ahead.

So what is Boundary Shock?

Each issue has a theme. Let’s take Issue 001 as an example. As the editor, I challenged all of my authors with this topic:

    • For many of us, those opening words “Captain’s Log…” were our introduction to our science fiction dreams. Voyages to explore strange, new worlds, seek out new life, and boldly go. What will we find out there, when we go? What dangers will we confront? Who will survive?

The result was 70,000 words of exciting fiction, ranging across the spectrum of ideas, from serious to silly. From Horror to Heart.

Also, as editor, I am not fulfilling the traditional role. The members of the Syndicate send me their story as they want it published. My job is to read them all, organize them, and publish the issue, with fantastic covers by the Fabulous Publisher Babe(tm). Because we are a closed Syndicate, I don’t have to read slush, and the stories I get will hopefully be good.

We are working on the royalty-share model here. And the egalitarian version, at that. The editor gets a share of every dollar that comes in the door, but authors share the rest. Many others setups don’t start to pay authors until the up-front costs are recouped, but we have a model here where my costs are relatively low, and I’m not trying to make a living from the magazine, as I have more than a dozen novels out myself and make a living from my own science fiction.

So what will you get? Speculative fiction from a vast mix of mindsets and opinions. Eventually, Guest Authors. Hopefully, one of these days, graphic art and maybe a poet or songwriter, so I can have a space rock-opera. Who knows.

But stay tuned. This will be a grand adventure, and we’re going to have fun.