- Hello chaps and chapetters,
April 15th is not a great day, really. Except it is publication day
for John Kessel's new collection The Baum Plan for Financial
Independence and Other Stories and you can download it for free. Not
Here's the short form�more links and so on below:
Please do pass the word along and enjoy the book. More from us soon
with further plans to send more great books out into The World.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2008
Today, April 15, 2008, is tax day in the USA and we all need cheering
up. We�re celebrating at Small Beer Press by publishing John Kessel�s
first collection of short stories in ten years, The Baum Plan for
Financial Independence and Other Stories, as well as releasing it as
a free download in a number of completely open formats�with, of
course, no Digital Rights Management (DRM).
The Baum Plan includes Kessel�s Tiptree Award winning �Stories for
Men� (gender inequality meet Fight Club . . . on the moon), �Pride
and Prometheus,� a mashup of Frankenstein and Jane Austen, and
�Powerless,� an amazing mix of pulp fictions, paranoia, and academia.
The Baum Plan is licensed under a Creative Commons (Attribution-
NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license allowing readers to share the
stories with friends and generally have at them in any remixing/
interpretation/Web 2.0 huddly-cuddly noncommercial manner. The
collection is provided in these formats: low-res PDF, HTML, RTF, and
text file. We encourage any and all conversions into other formats.
John Kessel is the co-director of the creative writing program at
North Carolina State University in Raleigh. A winner of the Nebula,
Sturgeon, Locus, and Tiptree Awards, his books include Good News from
Outer Space, Corrupting Dr. Nice, and The Pure Product. His story
collection, Meeting in Infinity, was a New York Times Notable Book of
1992. Most recently, with James Patrick Kelly he edited the
anthologies Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology and
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology. He lives with his wife and
daughter in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Small Beer Press is an independent press based in Easthampton,
Massachusetts. Since its founding in 2000 in Brooklyn, Small Beer
Press has published Kelly Link�s collections Stranger Things Happen
(Salon Best Books of the Year) and Magic for Beginners (Time Magazine
Best Books of the Year); Ursula K. Le Guin�s translation of Ang�lica
Gorodischer�s novel Kalpa Imperial; Carol Emshwiller�s The Mount
(Philip K. Dick Award winner); Sean Stewart�s Perfect Circle; Story
Prize Finalist Mothers & Other Monsters by Maureen F. McHugh, and
John Crowley�s Endless Things, among others. Small Beer also
publishes a small lit-zine, LCRW.
In July 2005 Small Beer Press released Kelly Link's first collection,
Stranger Things Happen, online under a Creative Commons license. It
has since been downloaded more than 50,000 times.
Get your copy here: http://lcrw.net/kessel/
Small Beer Press
150 Pleasant St., #306
Easthampton, MA 01027
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