Crisis Time!!

This from Infinity Box Theater Project:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis!” is an adaptation of the short story by Kate Wilhelm and follows the weekend life of Lottie and Butcher as they immerse themselves in the lives of four contestants on the reality TV show “This Is Your Crisis!” Dropped into the Alaska wilderness, with nothing but a backpack of essential supplies, the contestants have 72 hours to reach the perimeter or possibly die trying. Originally published in 1976, and more timely today, Ladies and Gentlemen shows us the extremes to which television may go, and its effect on those of us who watch it.

“Ladies and Gentlemen” will open on Friday, June 29th at The Ethnic Cultural Theater, with shows that weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The following weekend will have shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All evening shows are at 7:30 pm; Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm. Look for more information soon about ticketing and how to make reservations. Visit us at Infinitybox.org.

New Books on the Way

We are excited about the future, especially the next six months. The recent release by St. Martin’s Press of Kate’s novel Death Of An Artist heralds the last of her books to be published traditionally, in print. On September 17, 2012, we’ll release her new Barbara Holloway novel, By Stone, By Blade, By Fire. On December 3, 2012, we’ll release her new novella, The Fullness Of Time. All will be in e-book formats. In addition we plan to release several out-of-print novels and collections of short fiction. It promises to a great first year for Kate’s fans and for InfinityBox Press! Check back regularly for new releases. Better yet, subscribe to our email newsletter and we’ll keep you informed with monthly updates.

In addition we plan to release several out-of-print novels and collections of short fiction. It promises to a great first year for Kate’s fans and for InfinityBox Press! Check back regularly for new releases. Better yet, subscribe to our email newsletter and we’ll keep you informed with monthly updates.

InfinityBox Press Launches

In October, 2011, Kate called and wanted to talk about an idea she had been mulling over for awhile. She had recently finished a new novel and was ready to have it published. Her agent sent it to a major publisher and she received the contract. She and her agent made revisions and returned it, as is customarily done. This time, though, the publisher held fast and acceded to none of her changes.

A few weeks and endless discussions later, we all decided to open a new small, independent publishing company and we would call it InfinityBox Press. We agreed to reissue all of Kate’s out-of-print works and publish her new work, then begin the same effort for all of the works by her late husband/writer/editor, Damon Knight. Eventually, we decided, we would open the press to works by other writers.

Now, seven months later, we are proud to announce the launch of InfinityBox Press and the release of 10 of Kate’s works from her Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn Mysteries series.

Kate has published more than 50 novels, a dozen novellas, and nearly 100 works of short fiction, including short stories to novelettes. In the coming months, InfinityBox Press, with Kate’s guidance, will release her novels, novellas, and collections of short fiction.

Finally, our goal is to publish everything as e-books. While our love for holding and reading printed books and wandering through the lignin-perfumed aisles of small bookstores has not diminished, we now have a way to offer Kate’s earlier works to new and old readers alike, and for a fraction of the cost of reprinting the books. We believe e-book technology will breathe new life into great works that otherwise would have had their fifteen minutes and then unceremoniously flickered out. We want to celebrate these great works.