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Full Chicks Dig Gaming Table of Contents released

Mad Norwegian Press has released the full Table of Contents for Chicks Dig Gaming, the forthcoming essay book on sale November 11th. The book features contributions by 35 female authors on  topics ranging from hardcore game analysis to personal anecdotes — from a celebration of world traveler Nellie Bly and the board game she inspired to the art of corporate spying and murder in Eve Online, and much, much more.

• Thank You, Mario, but Our Princess is in Another Castle, by Catherynne M. Valente
• ’Round the World With Nellie Bly, by Rosemary Jones
• Select Hero or Heroine, by Dawn Foran
• How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers: a Girl, a Rulebook and Arithmetic, by Seanan McGuire
• Look Behind You! A Three-Headed Monkey!, by L.M. Myles
• So You Want to Start a Fight, by Dorothy Ail
• Who in the Hell is Carmen Sandiego?, by Teresa Jusino
• An Interview with Lisa Stevens
• Intuition, Gaming and the Laboratory Scientist, by Kelly Swails
• Saving the Galaxy in Cute Shoes, by Zoe Estrin-Grele
• The Silence of the Games, by Sarah Groenewegen
• Raising Gamers, by Filamena Young
• Game Change, by Linnea Dodson
• The Evolution of a LARPer in Three Acts, by Johanna Mead
• Black Windows, by E. Lily Yu
• Another Puzzle Solved? Professor Layton and the Passive Princess, by Mags L. Halliday
• An Axe Up My Sleeve, by Cheryl Twist
• A Chick Who Doesn’t Dig Games Plays “Portal,” by Fiona Moore
• An Interview with Margaret Weis
• How to Design Games for Boys, by Lynnea Glasser
• The Grace of Dice and Glossy Cardstock, by Lucy A. Snyder
• THAC0 of a Gamer Girl, by Jaleigh Johnson
• Let Us Play, by Lene Taylor
• The Hero in My Story, by Caitlin Sullivan
• When the Stars are Right, by Wendy N. Wagner
• A Vicarious Tale of Getting into Video Games for the Plot, by Hannah Rothman
• We Play to Lose, by Emily Care Boss
• It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, by Amy Hanson
• Saving Throws, by Jody Lynn Nye
• Go for the Eyes, Gamer Girls, Go for the Eyes!, by Sam Maggs
• Looking for Group, by G. Willow Wilson
• Refuge, by Mary Anne Mohanraj
• Leopards at the Wedding: Finding Love in a Glitchy Landscape, by Miriam Oudin
• Blood on the Hull: Gender, Dominion and the Business of Betrayal in “Eve,” by Jen J. Dixon
• Castling, by Racheline Maltese

Chicks Dig Gaming slated for November release

Mad Norwegian Press is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Chicks Dig Gaming, the newest installment in its Hugo Award-winning range of essay collections on women and various kinds of fandom.

In this book, editors Jennifer Brozek (Apocalypse Ink Productions), Robert Smith? (Who is the Doctor?) and Lars Pearson (editor-in-chief, the Chicks Dig series) bring together essays by nearly three dozen female writers to celebrate the gaming medium and its creators, and to examine the characters and series that they love.

Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, Indistinguishable from Magic) examines Super Mario Bros. through the lens of Samsara, the Wheel of Birth and Rebirth; Seanan McGuire (the October Daye series) details how gaming taught her math; G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen) comes to terms with World of Warcraft; and Rosemary Jones (Forgotten Realms) celebrates world traveler Nellie Bly and the board game she inspired.

Other contributors include Emily Care Boss (Gaming as Women), Jen J. Dixon (The Walking Eye), Racheline Maltese (The Book of Harry Potter Trifles), Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion), L.M. Myles (Chicks Unravel Time), Jody Lynn Nye (the MythAdventures series), and E. Lily Yu (“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”). Also featured: exclusive interviews with Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens and Dragonlance author Margaret Weis.

Chicks Dig Gaming will be published on November 11, 2014, with a retail price (print version) of $14.95. The book will also be available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook and iBooks on the day of release.

Space Helmet for a Cow: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who slated for December release

Mad Norwegian Press is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Space Helmet for a Cow, a grand opus that provides a sweeping, wry and warm look at the behind-the-scenes story of Doctor Who – not just the greatest TV show ever made, but frequently the most insane TV show ever made. Which other program, for example, would attempt to sink Atlantis, wage inter-planetary war and crash Concorde – all in BBC Television Centre, on a budget that would barely cover a sitcom?

This is the story of how, over 50 years, a bunch of very clever, very dedicated and sometimes plain crazy people made Doctor Who happen, often against seemingly insuperable odds; a story of triumph and tragedy, tears and tantrums, and an awful lot of men called Donald.

This book also answers the burning questions few have dared tackle before. Questions like: How does a talking cabbage get an Equity card? What would have been in William Hartnell’s Glastonbury set? And if you meet a Yeti coming out of a loo in Tooting Bec, how long should you give it?

Space Helmet for a Cow will be published on December 9, 2014, with a retail price (print version) of $14.95. The book will also be available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook and iBooks on the day of release.

Volume 2 of Space Helmet for a Cow, covering the behind-the-scenes story of Doctor Who from 1990 to the end of Matt Smith’s tenure, will see release in 2015.

Cat Valente’s Indistinguishable from Magic on sale today

Indistinguishable from Magic, a collection of more than 60 essays by Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland…), is officially on sale today. The Kindle version is available for purchase, and the Nook and iBookstore versions will swiftly follow.

Queers Dig Time Lords nominated for 2014 Hugo Award

Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, an essay collection about all things non-hetero and Doctor Who, has been nominated for a 2014 Hugo Award in the category of Best Related Work. The winners will be announced at WorldCon in London in August.

Queers Dig Time Lords was edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas, with a cover by Colleen Coover and an introduction by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman. Contributors included Tanya Huff, Paul Magrs, Melissa Scott, Gary Russell, David Llewellyn, Rachel Swirsky, Hal Duncan, Amal El-Mohtar, Brit Mandelo, Mary Anne Mohanraj, and Jed Hartman.

Catherynne M. Valente’s Indistinguishable from Magic slated for May

Mad Norwegian Press is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of Indistinguishable from Magic — an essay collection by renowned author Catherynne M. Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Palimpest, Deathless).

Brought together in print for the first time, these essays provide Valente’s observations and insights about fairy tales and myths, pop culture, gender and race issues, an amateur’s life on planet Earth and much more. All told, this collection sheds light upon Valente both as a person and as a writer, making this a must-read for readers seeking further insight into her beliefs and work.

Indistinguishable from Magic will be published on May 6 2014, with a retail price (print version) of $14.95. The book will also be available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook and iBooks on the day of release.

About Time 7 on sale today…

About Time 7: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Series 1 to 2) by Tat Wood and Dorothy Ail, is officially on sale today. This newest volume of the About Time series covers Christopher Eccleston’s tenure and David Tennant’s first series.

An ebook version of About Time 7 will be released about six months from now, in early 2014. About Time 3 [Second Edition] is newly released as an ebook.

About Time 3, FP: Warring States available as ebooks

Mad Norwegian Press has announced that About Time 3: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Seasons 7 to 11) [Second Edition] by Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles, is now available as an ebook.

Publisher Lars Pearson said: “A lot of our readers have shown interest in the About Time series being sold digitally, so we’re offering an About Time 3 ebook to test the waters on this. Like most publishers, we have to be cautious and make sure that digital doesn’t unduly cannibalize our print model, but if this goes well, more About Time ebooks should be forthcoming.” Mad Norwegian has already confirmed that About Time 7 will be offered as an ebook in early 2014, about six months after the print version goes on sale September 10th.

Additionally, Faction Paradox: Warring States by Mags L. Halliday is now available as an ebook for only $5. Pearson commented: “Mags was kind enough to supply us with her Author’s Notes on the work, as well as a related story that she wrote for the Myth Makers anthology series to promote the title. We’re really pleased to have such supplemental texts available in the ebook version, which should doubly make it of interest to Faction Paradox fans.”

Ahistory ebook now for sale on Kindle

Mad Norwegian Press is pleased to announce that Ahistory: An Unauthorised History of the Doctor Who Universe [Third Edition] by Lance Parkin and Lars Pearson, is now up for sale on Amazon.com as a Kindle ebook. It can be purchased on Amazon US here, Amazon UK here and Amazon Canada here.

Co-author Lars Pearson commented: “The Ahistory ebook has been a long time coming, requiring loads of coding time for something this complex. But, it takes Ahistory to an entirely new level that we hope readers will enjoy, benefiting from the portability and search-ability that an ebook provides.”

The Third Edition of Ahistory incorporates 1400 Doctor Who-related stories (all released before Dec. 31, 2011) into a single timeline, with a wide array of sidebars, footnote features and commentary.

Queers Dig Time Lords print, ebook on sale today

Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, featuring an introduction by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman, officially goes on sale today in print and ebook formats.

The Kindle version of the book is available here.

… and the Nook version is available here.