Two Alerts: Plagiarist David Boyer, Unauthorized Sales at Dorchester

More on “Iron” David Boyer

Writer Beware has learned about another David Boyer project in the works–a book called Vast Horizons, to be published in 2011 by Boyer’s own Darkened Doorways Press. Like his Prodigies and Legends books, it features interviews, in this case with SF writers, including some who are very well-known. Here’s the full list, taken directly from the Table of Contents:

Authoress Tessa B. Dick
Nebula Award winner Mike Resnick
Author Allen Steele
Greg Bear, author of Blood Music
Jeff Somers – Author of the Avery Cates series of Sci-FI noir novels and editor of The Inner Swine.
Warren Fahy, author of Fragment
David Gelber, author of the ITP series, Future Hope; Joshua & Aaron
Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War
Kevin Bohacz, author of Immortality
Jeremy Robinson, author of Pulse and Instinct
Terry Lloyd Vinson, author of Desolation Outpost
Todd A. Fonseca, author of The Time Cavern
Barry Longyear, award-winning author of Enemy Mine
Steve Alten, best-selling author of Meg and Grim Reaper: End of Days
Terry Bisson, author of Planet of Mystery
Jack Dann, multi-award winning author or editor of over seventy-five books, including The Man Who Melted and The Memory Cathedral
Ray Faraday Nelson
Stel Pavlou
David Brin
Robert J. Sawyer, author of WWW: Wake
Paul Witcover
John Eric Ellison
Jeffrey A. Carver

I should say that there’s no evidence of malfeasance with the interviews, although the formatting of the manuscript is sloppy and amateurish. Also, given recent events, Vast Horizons’ prospects of actual publication are probably much reduced (although Darkened Doorways, unlike many of Boyer’s other magazines/websites, is still alive and kicking and soliciting submissions). However, you never know–and at least some writers might not want to have their names associated with this project.

More Troubles at Dorchester

Smart Bitches Trashy Books reports on apparent unauthorized sales of ebooks.


  1. Nothing to do with the alerts, really, but it has been a very long time since I've heard anybody use the word "authoress" in a non-ironic fashion.

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