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Psycho Holo Suite is a new zine with bizarro/popculture stories and metafictional interludes featuring the authors.

Mine's about immortality. And stalking.

Here's a preview of the zine!
# Zine: Psycho Holosuite [Issue 1] Pages: 80 [print version], 90 [e-version] Contributors: Berit Ellingsen, Frankie Sachs, Soren Melville [cover artist], Thomas Stolperer, Marc Horne, Tyson Bley an...
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The Apex Book of World SF 3 edited by Lavie Tidhar and featuring one of my stories, Dancing on the Red Planet, is a NPR pick of best book of 2014!

Thank you so much Lavie for reprinting my story and to Ian Sales for publishing it in the awesome hard SF antho Rocket Science first.
Visit the #bookconcierge, NPR’s guide to 2014's great reads. http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014/
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A few months ago, Cartridge Lit graciously published my story Every Thought, Every Motion.

The editors asked a few questions about favorite games, writing versus gaming, what the biographical game of my life would be, which novel I’d most like to see converted into a game, and more.
I started writing fiction because while playing MMOs I was trying to create a narrative with the character within the very narrow confines of those games. After a while it got so frustrating being locked inside a game narrative with minimal variation and leeway, I stopped playing and started writing instead.
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In connection with the release of The Apex Book of World SF 3, editor Lavie Tidhar asked me to write a list of 5 things connected with writing.

Here are my 5 settings for stories:
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"She sent him to an island in the Antarctic so small and remote only a handful of intelligence agencies knew about it."

Every Thought, Every Motion is my story in Cartridge Lit,
the only lit mag (so far) dedicated to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction inspired by games!

Thank you so much to editors for letting this story sneak in! Go check out their other awesome stories and poems!
He couldn't say what had started it. The still openness between the walls and the floor and his body? The howls from the Antarctic wind outside? The knowledge that his heart was the only human one beating more than a hundred kilometers out?
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Extremely happy and excited on a nearly molecular level to say that my novel Not Dark Yet, will be published by Two Dollar Radio!

More about the novel in this interview with the publisher:
http://twodollarradio.tumblr.com/post/111379704741/as-we-like-to-do-when-we-sign-up-a-new-book-weve
ABOUT "[Ellingsen] is just starting what promises to be a major career, but already giving readers a unique and fascinating perspective." —Jeff VanderMeer Synopsis Brandon leaves his boyfriend in the city for life in the mountains after an affair with a professor ends with Brandon killing a research animal. His new neighbors are staging an ambitious agricultural project thanks to changes in the climate, and Brandon gets swept along with their p...
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Georgia Bellas has read and featured Midsummer Murders, my homage to the TV series with the (almost) same name in her podcast, Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon/The Secret Lives of Stuffed Animals.

Very thrilled to have the story read and podcasted, alongside a story by Kelly Link! Go check them out!

Thank you so much Georgia for featuring my story and for creating a great audio version of it!
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"People tend react to Svalbard in two ways,” Joe, our guide, said. “They either love it and want to stay for as long as possible, or they can’t handle it and leave after a few days. The Arctic has a way of getting under your skin."

Natura Dominatur - or: How the Arctic Gets Under Your Skin

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"From the glacier it was just a short distance to Pyramiden, the northernmost abandoned town in the world. On the old wooden pier we were met by our Russian
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Kathy Fish, one of my favorite writers, invited me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour.

I talk about the writing process and a little bit about the two novels I have been working on the last year.
(Image from Wikimedia Commons) Kathy Fish, one of my favorite writers, invited me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Kathy is the writer of the awesome collections of short stories Wi...
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Writer Craig Pay shows how to reuse the hard drive of an old laptop as a portable HD.

Thank you so much for the solid advice, Craig!
First off, this isn't much of a mod. It's just a case of getting busy with a screwdriver. But some people might be wary of cranking open a laptop, even an old one that they don't use any more. So I...
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"The forest is tarn dark and hollow.

The dream ends at a well. We stop and peer into the fall."

- From Gold-Flecked Water

- in LIES/ISLE


http://liesisle.com/issue07/ellingsen.html
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Berit Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose stories have or will appear in SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, Metazen, decomP, Unstuck and other literary journals.

Berit's novel, The Empty City, is a story about silence. Berit’s short story collection, Beneath the Liquid Skin, was published by firthFORTH Books in November 2012.

One of Berit's stories was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012. Find out more at http://beritellingsen.com.


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