Wild Stars Comics Giveaway! [Aug 23 – 30th]

With Wild Stars V: The Artomique Paradigm coming to a close next month in the Fall issue of Cirsova Magazine, we’re thrilled to be able to run this promotion in concert with Michael Tierney!

We’re giving away a complete set of the 2000s Wild Stars Comics! We’re also giving away a rare copy of the Across the Distance Wild Stars Art Portfolio.

In the 1970s, Michael Tierney wrote a series of novels that formed the Wild Stars universe: Wild Stars Rising in 1976 (a different novel from Wild Stars 4: Wild Star Rising), Moonshadow in 1977/78, and First Marker in 1978 (later adapted into the graphic novel Wild Stars 1: The Book of Circles), which were the first uses of the trademarked term of Wild Stars.    In 1978, Michael released a portfolio illustrating scenes from these novels and his then-recently released magazine, The Multiversal Scribe . Each print was individually signed with matching numbers, with three plates illustrated by Michael Tierney and three plates illustrated by Bruce Conklin.

One of Bruce’s plates featured the first appearance of Phaedra.
One of Michael plates featured the first appearance of Eagal Ir Radin.
While Phaedra has since appeared in the comics and novels, Eagal Ir Radin will make his first series appearance in 2022 when Cirsova Magazine begins serialization of Wild Stars 6: Orphan of the Shadowy Moons (originally the 1977/78 Moonshadow novel).

To enter, send an email to: Cirsova at yahoo dot com

Subjectline: Wild Stars Giveaway

In the body of the email, include the answers to the following Wild Stars trivia question:

1. In Wild Stars 4, Part 2, what is the Lantern Star?
    A. A lodestar
    B. A pair of stars in very tight orbit.
    C. A stellar signpost used by Roy Kirk’s grandfather.
    D. All of the above.

2. In Wild Stars 4, Part 2, what is the the E=MC2 trigger used for?
    A. Assassination.
    B. Manufacturing beer.
    C. Launching a starship.
    D. All of the above.

3. In Wild Stars Volume One: The Book of Circles–Recalibrated, what was the identity of the telepathic armored warrior?
    A. A time traveling First Marker.
    B. A time traveling Ancient Warrior.
    C. A time traveling agent selling auto warranties.
    D. None of the above.

For the Across the Distance portfolio:
   
4. Who is Eagal Ir Radin?   

A. The Ancient Warrior.
    B. The Ancient Warrior’s father.
    C. The Ancient Warrior’s adoptive father.
    D. The immortal known as God Father.

All Entries must be received by 8 PM CST August 30th! Entries with the most correct answers for Questions 1-3 will be entered for the drawing to win a complete set of Wild Stars Comics. Entries with correct answers for Question 4 will be entered for the drawing to win a copy of the Across the Distance Portfolio.

Be sure to visit http://thewildstars.com/ and https://cirsova.wordpress.com/wildstars/ for more about The Wild Stars!

Clock’s Watch Anthology by Michael Reyes Out Now (And Free Today)

One of our contributors, Michael Reyes, has a new anthology out. It features several stories about Clock, the invisible dwarf chaos sorcerer who guards Coney Island from all manner of extradimensional horrors. You might remember him from the title story, Clock’s Watch, in Cirsova #3.

The eBook of Clock’s Watch is free all day today, but soon, you’ll also be able to buy it in softcover and hardback.

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I think if you like Weird Occult pulp, this sort of thing would be right up your alley—I think that one thing that is strongly to Clock’s benefit is that rather than being a throwback in time, setting stories in the pulp era, Reyes takes the classic weird occult format and places it in the modern day. So rather than pastiche or homage, Clock feels more like a contemporary, new weird* (but not New Weird) occult adventure series.

Disclosure: While I didn’t edit these, I did do cover and interior layout and formatting (it’s not a service I advertise, because I don’t always have time to, but it never hurts to ask if you need it done), so when the physical copies are available be sure to check them out, too, and let us know how we did!

If you enjoy this book, the next story in the sequence, The Iynx, will be featured in the upcoming spring issue of Cirsova.

Clock’s Watch Available now at:

https://www.amazon.com/Clocks-Watch-Michael-Reyes-ebook/dp/B076TMMRVV

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/clocks-watch/id1300775637?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/clocks-watch-michael-reyes/1127289826ean=9781641863834

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Michael_Reyes_Clock_s_Watch?id=2FY7DwAAQBAJ

https://store.kobobooks.com/ebook/clock-s-watch

Last Reminder: Comment for Free Copy of City at the Top of the World

This is the last call for anyone who wants a free copy of City at the Top of the World!  Leave a comment here or on the stickied post.  Your comment must be associated with a valid email.  A “Like” doesn’t count, because there is no email address associated with the Like.  Comment by no later than Sunday (or the wee hours of monday morning).  I’ll be sending the free copies out Monday.Alexcirsova-72dpi-1500x2000

I really need the weekend to come.

Batman: Arkham City, Painkiller (which I found for $3 and bought on Yahtzee’s by now many years old recommendation), and a biography of Talleyrand are all competing for my time and attention. Plus, I need to follow through on buying the full Defender’s Quest now that I’ve exhausted the demo content. And no, I haven’t forgotten my promise to come up with some more MYFAROG related content!

I desperately need to force myself to do more work on the as-yet untitled City at the Top of the World followup. I may have turned a corner on my fall fuguing, and I may actually have the energy to start working on it again.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with HALLS anymore, due to recent events. I know it needs some work before it’s worth even tossing out as an alpha, but the OBS situation has thoroughly demotivated me. Same with polishing up my OSR classes & monsters, which are actually fairly close to ready for publication (they’d just need to be formatted), though I’d probably need to do so without the original art associated with them for various copyright reasons. I really wish that Paul Thornton, AKA Shortymonster, hadn’t disappeared off the face of net, considering it was one of his character portrait texts that was associated with the Prodigal Apprentice class and I would’ve loved to have him write something for the Abbey Monk class, but I don’t know where or how to track him down, which is a shame, since he was one of my first friends in the online tabletop community.

At the risk of further reducing my chances of winning a free copy of Eric Holmes’ Maze of Peril, I’ll take a moment to mention that Zenopus Archives is doing their annual Holmes for the Holidays give-away. Leave a comment for a chance to win.

Speaking of give-aways, I’d like to remind anyone who “liked” the post for the Free copy of City at the Top of the World, a like won’t get you a copy (as much as I’d like to give you one!) because a like doesn’t show your email address.