News for Aberrant Dreams and HD-IMAGE
I hope this announcement finds everyone well. Recently, Aberrant Dreams has hit a spot of bad luck with many different factors. Not too long ago, we were infected by a Trojan virus which occurred because our web host was compromised, and a text document containing numerous FTP passwords was stolen, our being among the list. Though I have fixed the problem, relapses have been occurring from time to time. Additionally, our email has been functional only intermitted at best, which has made direct communication very difficult. There have been many other issues to arise, but I won’t go into them here.
For all the headaches and frustrations this has caused, I apologize, and now make this announcement publically, in an effort, albeit a bit late in the game, to at least explain where things are with Aberrant Dreams.
Because of all of the problems we have been experiencing, I am in the process of re-designing the site from the ground up and moving to a new hest host. This should resolve the recurring virus attacks we have been experiencing. The new site design will also allow for easier updates and reduce the lag time between content additions. The re-launch of Aberrant Dreams will be in December 2009.
All of that being said, I am sure the first question that comes to mind is in regards to stories and poems already accepted and in queue for publication. For these cases, please feel free to send these along to other publications, and once things return to normal at Aberrant Dreams, I will contact the authors to inquire as to the continued availability of their works.
The only exceptions to this are for those stories to be included in the Aberrant Dreams I, The Awakening anthology. The work on the anthology is continuing, and though delayed several times due to various reasons, it is slated for late 2009 or early 2010 release. I will be in direct contact with those authors involved soon in regards to this with galleys, once the final proofread is completed, and additional details.
Again, I apologize for the frustrations, and I hope that all of you will continue to have patients with us as we get things back in order.
More details will be made available soon.
New content is available on Aberrant Dreams. For details see below:
Additional content to be posted over the course of the next week.
Just wanted to take a moment to explain that the Aberrant Dreams site is down, but it is only a temporary thing! Our web host has come under a virus attack that they seem to be unable to resolve. The outage has lasted since Monday (2/23/2009) evening, so I truly hope it is nearing an end.
I will keep you posted as things change.
P.S. Incidentially, our email is currently still working so if anyone has a question, feel free to drop me a line
The fourth episode of the Aberrant Dreams Podcast is available for your listening pleasure.
For this episode, Nobodies and Somebodies, By Eugie Foster. Read by Cori Samuel.
You can find it at the following URL: AD Ep004: Nobodies and Somebodies
Greeting, new Aberrant Dreams content is now available online! Details can be found below.
We hope you enjoy.
Aberrant Dreams is looking for four additional speculative fiction editors who would be willing to donate their time to help out and join our virtual family. There is at this time no funds from which to pull payment for these services, but that may change at a future date.
Again, this is a chance to work with us, help build a lasting literary institution, and to put your two cents in for the stories we select. What we will offer is that while you are working with us you will receive a contributor’s copy for the annual anthology, a brief bio for you will be included on the site.