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It's been a long month full of back-to-back-to-back conventions, but September is finally over. We would like to thank everybody who hung out with us at Monster-Con, Imaginarium, and Comic Con over the last couple weeks. We had a blast, and we hope you are currently enjoying some of our books.

Now that September has passed, that brings up to October 1st, the date we announce the winner of our Walking Dead contest. We previously stated that on this date, we would randomly pick one of our newsletter subscribers to win seasons 1-3 of The Walking Dead on DVD. We also mentioned we would be giving some paperbacks away to a few other winners. Well, we decided just to keep the DVDs and watch them ourselves. Sorry. Better luck next time.

... Heh. Just screwing with you.

The winner of the Walking Dead contest is Chris Bryan Brown.

The winners of some free books:
Rose Blackthorn
Kevin Bufton
Paul Anderson
Jacob Haddon


Winners, please email us at pmmpublishing@gmail.com and let us know which title from our library you'd like us to send you. Also, don't forget to tell us your mailing address.

To those who did not win, be on the lookout for another giveaway in the near future.

And now... VAMPIRE STRIPPERS.
 
Are you ready for Vincenzo Bilof's Vampire Strippers from Saturn? Well, regardless of your answer, here's the new cover anyway (designed by George Cotronis):
Time is infinite, and so are strippers.

The beautiful and sultry Rene leads her trio of vampire strippers from (around) Saturn to destroy Earth. Their demonic foes—the plots—have hunted them across time; Earth is the last remaining planet with sentient life in this version of the universe. Rene’s love affair with a man who is half-horse, half-boy in a future version of Earth threatens her desire to inspire the apocalypse; if the vampire strippers fail to destroy the world now, men will be nearly extinct, and women will be hunted for sport by the surviving males.

True love, time travel, bad music, shapeshifting plots, and a brooding supernatural detective named Will decide the fate of Earth in more than two realities. Can Rene prevent an apathetic future while allowing Earth to survive?

Time travel, it turns out, really isn’t all that complicated, and neither are women.

Coming March 2015.
Until Vampire Strippers from Saturn comes out, we recommend pre-ordering a copy of our newest anthology, Truth or Dare, which will be released just in time for Halloween. Truth or Dare is a shared-world horror anthology featuring the morbid writings of many prominent authors in the field today, as well as quite a few new kids on the block you’re gonna want to keep an eye on.



Pre-order HERE.
 

"REDUCTION"
by
Robert S. Wilson

 
 
There are only a handful of factors that distinguish the trajectory of a bullet. Wind speed, velocity, the shooter's aim, steadiness, control. Only a few definable variables come into play when examining the result of that bullet's expulsion. The tissue damage on impact; flesh, bone, skull, brain matter, arterial shredding, that thin line between life and death.

Physics and biology, that's all it is. The two biggest claims to fame for any asshole trying to prove that there's something behind the clockwork elements that work together to make the universe tick. It's practically a joke. The complexity of the living organism, the intricacies of the universe? All just a long list of interacting facts, laws, and falsifiable, tangible integers, text book diagrams, and testable, repeatable building blocks of reality.

If you want to prove that something magical exists, why look for answers in fact, algorithm, precise increments of measurement? Take meteorology for instance, economics, sociology, or psychology.  Try predicting anything within a millimeter of a doubt with one of those crybaby, diaper-filling, thumb-sucking excuses for a branch of science and see what you come up with. They're practically one wrong forecast away from predicting unicorns.
 
What do all those infant branches hold in common? Sheer number of factors. And every single one of them consists of or is affected by a living system. An overwhelming multitude of tiny factors called living beings that each introduce a new integer into the equation while holding a poker face with thousands of unknown possible variables.

And if you think meteorology isn't affected by DNA, then consider for a moment that once you've calculated the amount of sunlight entering into the Earth's atmosphere, every single factor involved becomes tainted by something living. The atmosphere, filled with gasses created by living things; plant life producing oxygen, animals pumping out carbon dioxide like it's one of the planet's platinum-selling greatest hits, and that's not even beginning to break the ice on the amount of non-biologically produced gasses that your friendly neighborhood fossil fuel market puts into the air.

Face it.

We are all fucked by life.

Thus introducing the precise reason I choose to take that delicate little flower you so cherish and cling to.

The door is locked and the SA58 I bought online with the 20-round clip waits patiently in the middle drawer of my desk.
I stand in front of 27 ten-year-old children in my hemmed-up gray slacks, white ironed dress shirt, and brown polyvinyl chloride pocket protector grinning and pointing to a single word written in chalk on the blackboard.

“Class, today we’re going to learn all about the word: Reduction.”
 
Robert S. Wilson is the author of SHINING IN CRIMSON and FADING IN DARKNESS, books one and two of his dystopian vampire series: EMPIRE OF BLOOD. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of BLOOD TYPE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF VAMPIRE SF ON THE CUTTING EDGE, a co-editor of HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY and NIGHTSCAPES: VOLUME 1, and lives in Middle Tennessee with his family and a silly obnoxious dog. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, online, and paper publications, and his cyberpunk/horror novella EXIT REALITY was chosen as one of e-thriller.com’s Thrillers of the Month in July 2013.

His debut fiction collection WHERE ALL LIGHT IS LEFT TO DIE is scheduled to release on September 23rd, 2014. He is currently working hard to finish a number of novels and novellas all at once like a blind juggler given knives and led into oncoming traffic.

Samples of his work as well as the free audio serial for Shining in Crimson can be found on his website.
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