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You Wanna Piece of Me?

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Tue, March 27, 2018 12:36:04
I hope you do. I am currently included in an amazing anthology called THE EDGAR ALLAN POE CHRONICLES. It's a sci-fi reimaging of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. My contribution, The Oval Portrait, is widely considered by my girlfriend to be the best part of the whole thing.

Other than me there are artists who have worked on Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor comics plus many well known indy creators. It's up on Kickstarter right now so you can join in the fun.

CLICK HERE to check it all out.

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Angelic Review

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Fri, March 16, 2018 15:53:29
Angelic Musings, a wonderful blog hosted by Aaron-Michael Hall, just tossed out a nice 4.5 star review of The Brittle Riders, everyone's favorite trilogy about the apocalypse.

CLICK HERE to read it all.

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Stay Healthy (non fiction)

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Thu, March 15, 2018 14:11:31
In this age of miracle cures, and stupid memes, it's a good idea to do some research before you sign off on anything related to your health. Smart people like Steve Jobs fell for crap they read on the internet and died. So did a friend of mine. Today's blog takes a look at some of the bogus claims and how you can avoid them.


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And In Summation ...

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Tue, March 13, 2018 19:14:58
This sums everything up nicely. Now buy my shit.

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Vote Now! Get Free Stuff!

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Mon, March 12, 2018 16:22:07
Click the link, vote for Legends Parallel and Svarožič (just hover over the cover of each and then click on the heart icon), and then check out all the other great creators who are there. You can read issue #1 of each title for free (online only).


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Try Not to Get Ripped Off

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Thu, March 08, 2018 11:13:31
There's an old adage, "If something sounds too good to be true, it is." Variants of that phrase are, literally, older than the United States. And yet, thanks to people being stupid and greedy, it gets ignored every day. And then the saps who fell for this week's obvious con take to the internet to moan and wail about how unfair life is.

They never go on here to admit how fucking stupid they are.

While I know I may as well beat my head against a wall and hope a million dollars pops out, I still feel someone must take a moment to rail against the criminals among us. And, since I'm just as much a someone as anyone else, today I took a moment out of my busy day to do just that.

GD Deckard, owner of the Writers' Co-Op, allowed me to steal some room on his website to post a lengthy, and well documented, rant. Use the link to read who the known scammers are, who the worst agents are, and what the most common scams are.

What sucks is, despite how long and in depth my post is, it's just tip of the iceberg shit. Still, we have to start somewhere and this is as good a place as any.


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I'm a Busy Busy Dude

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Wed, March 07, 2018 09:31:37

Okay, I've been a touch busy, so here's an update so you can all play along. You might want to sit down and make sure your coffee's full.

I have been commissioned to do a nonfiction book which has a working title of THE KIND: FROM CHICAGO TO CHICAGO. I am currently in the interview phase of this. It will focus on the Chicago music scene from 1978 to 1984.

THE BRITTLE RIDERS, my trilogy about the fun you can have with an apocalypse, is now being groomed to be sold in stores. You remember, those places with people in them who help you find what you're looking for.

Legends Parallel is getting more love and issues 1 & 2 are out on Nerdanatix and doing well. Issue 3 is in the hands of the artist and headed your way as quickly as possible. Svarožič is also out on Nerdanatix. The, young adult, story of a transgender Serbian fire god seems to be gaining serious fans. You can check out the 8 page character introduction for free at There will also be 3 complete issues this year as well as an ICC Anthology, which spawned the title, on Kickstarter.

Pestilent, which makes Legends Parallel seem like a toddler's tea party, has begun penciling and will have three issues, and a complete graphic novel, for you to spend all your hard earned money on later this year.

Bob: Sins of the Son is going through a rewrite and will have 3 complete issues for you to enjoy in the early fall.


In addition to all that there is a collection of short stories I wrote currently being assembled for release by Azoth Khem, 4 more anthologies which have been blessed by my presence, and an anthology featuring sci-fi reimaginings of Edgar Allen Poe's work which has Brian Biggerlion Daniel & me reworking THE OVAL PORTRAIT. There will be more on that soon.

I think that's it.

No, fuck, I forgot Alokia the Kaiju Hunter. Issue one of that masterpiece originally created by Joey Carlon, is headed off to artists as I type and should be available this summer. It's a traditional Kaiju tale filtered through my mind and now features a drunken gorilla king and a talking centipede. I also gave the titular character gills. The character art by Esma Kurbegović is awesome and you need to scour my FB pages to soak it all in.

Oh, and I'm doing a rewrite on someone else's comic (more soon) that has the attention of an international magazine.

Speaking of magazines, don't forget that I'm now a regular contributor to ICC Magazine. That comes out quarterly and is cool as hell. The next issue will deal with all things Black Panther related.

Of course you can just click the link below and stay up to date that way. Please do, these long posts are exhausting.

Bill McSciFi

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We Have a Winner!

McSciFi OnlinePosted by Bill McCormick Thu, March 01, 2018 12:25:06

Congratulations to Brian Adair who won the Valentine's give-a-way for the coolest Science Fiction and Fantasy books. His copy of the custom edition of The Brittle Riders, with extended commentary and unreleased graphics, has been sent and I'm sure he will soon be erecting a shrine in my honor.

Or he'll just chuck it and go have a beer. Either way, he still won.

Get your copies of the commercial release, either in paperback or Kindle, via the link below.


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