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N.  Davis N. Davis's blog:
It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons
-J.R.R. Tolkien

I agree with this quote, not just because I’m a fantasy author but because some of the best books ever written have dragons in them. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons Riders of Pern is one worth mentioning, along with Ge... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 27, 2017 01:38 • 15 views
Hannah Fielding Hannah Fielding's blog:
‘I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.’ So wrote Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. How many book lovers have since taken these words to heart? Here are just a […]
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Published on February 27, 2017 01:00 • 4 views
Marc Abrahams Marc Abrahams's blog:

The National Museum of Scotland includes in its vast collection this item, number T.2012.28:



Description

Fire alarm for waking deaf people by nasal irritation with synthesized wasabi, awarded 2011 Ig Nobel prize in chemistry, designed by Makoto Imai, Naoki Urushihata, Hideki Tanemura, Yukinobu Taj...

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:40 • 1 view
Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling's blog:
Jenny  Lawson Jenny Lawson's blog:
Victor and I have had running pun wars since we first got married.  One person starts with a terrible pun and the next has to come up with a worse one on the same subject until the other person gives up. … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 11:32 • 3 views
Victor D. Lopez Victor D. Lopez's blog:

Is reality nothing more than a computer simulation? Some physicists seem to think so according to a report in the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160901-we-might-live-in-a-computer-program-but-it-may-not-matter). I played with this theme in one of my short stories many years ago (“What Pric...

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Published on February 26, 2017 22:16 • 2 views
Meghan Ciana Doidge Meghan Ciana Doidge's blog:
I took these shots in the wrong season (Dec 31. 2016 and Jan 1, 2017 to be specific) and from a higher floor but I thought you might be interested in seeing the view from Wisteria’s hotel window in Catching Echoes, Reconstructionist 1. An excerpt from Catching Echoes, Reconstructionist 1, Chapter... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 12:12 • 1 view
Ariel Seraphino Ariel Seraphino's blog:
Hari Selasa (21/2) kemarin salah satu sastrawan besar Indonesia yang saya idolai datang ke Galeri Soemardja Book Fair 2017 dan melakukan orasi kebudayaan yang menarik. Jarang sekali saya melihat Seno Gumira Ajidarma datang ke sebuah acara dan bicara tentang kebudayaan. Meski kemudian hal yang dia... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 07:59 • 1 view
Jennifer Niven Jennifer Niven's blog:


Happy Oscar night, everyone! The most magical night of the year here in L.A. I came to this city 20+ years ago because I was chasing my dreams. This night always reminds me of why I came out here in the first place. Thank you, L.A., for all you mean to me and to all the other dreamers out there....

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Published on February 26, 2017 18:02 • 3 views
Peter L. Berger Peter L. Berger's blog:

President Trump might turn out to be our nation’s NIMBY-ist in chief, and that could be a death sentence for the country’s nascent offshore wind industry—and, to an extent, onshore wind as well. Well before he set his sights on the Oval Office, Trump tangled with offshore wind developers, calling...

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:00 • 1 view
Kelly Hashway Kelly Hashway's blog:

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.
Here's what's on my mind today:Disconnecting  Since it was my daughter's birthday on Sunday, I promised her I would disconnect all weekend, which meant... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 21:00 • 4 views
Christina Courtenay Christina Courtenay's blog:
As I’ve been away, I’m a bit late posting about this, but I was absolutely over the moon to find out that not just one, but TWO of my books have been shortlisted for this years RoNAs! The RoNAs are the UK Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual awards for excellence in romantic fiction, and this... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 06:20 • 1 view
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:


vetyr:


Part gem, all magic

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Published on February 26, 2017 10:32 • 4 views
Johanna Rothman Johanna Rothman's blog:

I offer three online workshops for your writing and product ownership pleasure. All three are open for registration.



Practical Product Owner: Deliver What Your Customers Value and Need Workshop (Q2 session starts May 8, 2017)
Writing Non-Fiction Workshop 1: Enhance Your Business and Reputation (The... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 09:56 • 2 views
John Piper John Piper's blog:
Am I Really Ready for Heaven?

Receive Christ, the one who did all the doing that had to be done as the foundation of our acceptance with God.

Listen Now

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Published on February 26, 2017 16:00 • 1 view
Mary Beard Mary Beard's blog:

Hurtfeelingssnowflake


In my long experience (including being a student myself), students protest about many different things. Some of it is irritating, some of it is silly and some of it is absolutely spot on and makes people change their views. If you asked me to define the duties of a student I would certainly in...

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Published on February 26, 2017 10:28 • 4 views
Rowan Coleman Rowan Coleman's blog:


Ja arī tevi interesē attēlā redzamā procedūra, tad noteikti dodies uz zobārstniecības klīniku!

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:39 • 1 view
Jon Michaelsen Jon Michaelsen's blog:

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Jack Dolan has spent almost thirty years solving homicides in Denver, his uncanny ability to speak to the dead learned from his aged mentor whom other cops refer to as Old Grim because of his incredible solve rate. For almost as long, Jack has repressed his sexuality, fearing discovery...

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:41 • 3 views
Kate Collins Kate Collins's blog:
By Mary Kennedy                                   
 Here's a work-related embarrassing moment. I still remember my cheeks turning tomato-red when I think about it. Like many things in life, it's only funny in "hindsight."  By the way, if you're a fan of embarrassing moments, you might want to ch... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 25, 2017 21:00 • 1 view
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges's blog:

The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.





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White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire




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Published on February 26, 2017 16:51 • 8 views
Scot McKnight Scot McKnight's blog:
From The Hum of Angels Try this in a Bible study; you might be surprised how many of us have had angel experiences. Here’s a list of some angel appearances that remind us that God is present with us even when we do not know. I want to put my conviction about the constant presence of [Read More...... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 22:27 • 9 views
Roxana Truţa Roxana Truţa's blog:

Februarie a fost o lună foarte întunecată. Weekendul și ploaia. Și ploaia. Și ploaia. Așa că în loc să mă urnesc și să scriu despre ce citesc, am citit tot mai mult și mai mult… și iar am rămas în urmă (unde mai pui că-s datoare și cu niște postări de anul trecut, care sunt jumătate-ntr-un caiet...

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:26 • 11 views
David M. Gross David M. Gross's blog:

Some links of interest:

Tax Resistance Heats Up in the U.S. Allen D. Madison of the University of South Dakota Law School has written up a good summary of The Legal Consequences of Noncompliance with Federal Tax Laws [in the U.S.]. There’s an important difference between what the IRS can do and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 27, 2017 00:07 • 1 view
Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin's blog:

“Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of the world through colors.”


–Johannes Itten, The Elements of Color


My color obsession continues! What a beautiful, fascinating subject. I just finished a book about green–that’s right, a whole book about green. I...

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Published on February 26, 2017 11:55 • 13 views
Beth Kephart Beth Kephart's blog:
Long before my son enrolled in Dana Spiotta's undergraduate fiction workshops at Syracuse University, I was a Spiotta fan. No need for proof. I was.

You can't blame me, though, for confessing that my affection for Spiotta deepened as I learned more about her from my son. She's just really great,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 14:04 • 12 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:

I think I have to accept the fact that from Saturday to Sunday, any writing or editing that gets done is purely happenchance, and all the planning or good intentions in the world won't change that...
(I put in 7+ hours at the tasting room on Saturdays, from open to close, so my brain's down for th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 07:36 • 2 views
Sharon Lee Sharon Lee's blog:

As mentioned Elsewhere, Steve and I will be Writer Guests of Honor at MarsCon in Minneapolis next weekend.  I know some folks will be coming in from Far Places (Alaska!), and some will be attending their first con, or their first con in years.  Below, is a quick idea of what we’ll be doing when a...

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Published on February 26, 2017 07:03 • 1 view
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
We are creeping closer and closer to the close of Hugo nominations for That Finnish Worldcon. I hope that all of you reading this who are eligible to nominate will do so. Even if you only nominated one or two of your favorite things in one or two categories, that's better than not nominating at a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 16:03 • 12 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

I haven’t read this book, but someone mentioned it to me, so I read the synopsis and I now I want to. Has anyone gotten a hold of an ARC?  How was it?


Sarah Gailey’s wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls “preposterously fun.”



In...

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Published on February 26, 2017 09:56 • 17 views
Naomi Novik Naomi Novik's blog:

Naomi Novik ended her acclaimed, beloved nine-volume Temeraire series last year with a stunning finale, League of Dragons. Fans missing their favorite series can now rejoice: Novik returns with an original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an...

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Published on February 26, 2017 10:35 • 17 views
Keri Arthur Keri Arthur's blog:

City of Light picked up the award for the favourite Scifi, Fantasy or Futuristic novel at the 2017 ARRA awards!!!!!

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Published on February 26, 2017 13:25 • 2 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
Zaki heard Xa asking his friends what was the most beautiful sound on Earth. ‘The sound of the flute,’ said one. ‘Birdsong,’ said another. ‘A woman’s voice,’ said a third. They continued the discussion late into the night, without reaching any conclusion. Days later, Zaki invited Xa and his frien... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 17:43 • 8 views
Nalini Singh Nalini Singh's blog:
Happy news! This weekend, WILD EMBRACE won the Australian Romance Readers Award for Favorite Paranormal Romance! 

Thank you ARRA and woohoo for Kenji and crew.  Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 17:20 • 14 views
Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman's blog:
posted by Neil Gaiman

I'm typing this on a plane to Australia where I will hunker down and go back to being a man writing a novel, and life will turn into a long-running battle between man and blank page, between man and what happens next, between man and the people in his book who have other idea... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 01:20 • 51 views
Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow's blog:

I’m touring 20 US cities (plus dates in Canada and the UK!) with my forthcoming novel Walkaway; the full tour hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m delighted to reveal that the NYC stop on May 3 will be at the New York Public Library, where my interlocutor will be the whistleblower Edward Snowden....

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Published on February 26, 2017 11:07 • 1 view
Eugene Knight Eugene Knight's blog:
Congratulations to all the winners on the goodreads book giveaway, I will get all the books out as soon as possible. I did have to hold the release date off for a couple weeks due to some editing issues, I apologize for that, but the issues are being taken care of, as soon as it is done I’ll get... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 22:43 • 12 views
Allan J. Ashinoff Allan J. Ashinoff's blog:
The Vostok Revelation has attracted immediate interest which has resulted ion a steady stream of purchases for two consecutive weeks. Slowly but surely reviews are starting to come in:

"..fascinating; a true page-turner."

"I thoroughly enjoyed this opening book in a series that should have plenty... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 22:36 • 15 views
Gerry  Stewart Gerry Stewart's blog:
I have had a frustrating three weeks. A mixture of a virus and problems that appear to have resonated from the spinal injury that caused my early retirement from the police service. The virus thankfully is subsiding, leaving me with the aches and pains from my injury. Hopefully this will be sorte... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 22:11 • 13 views
Gregory  Ness Gregory Ness's blog:
Thank you Faith Jones for the magnificent review of Alexandria: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Wow! Amazing!!!!

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Published on February 26, 2017 21:54 • 14 views
Lisa M. Prysock Lisa M. Prysock's blog:
Hello Goodreads! Just dropping in to say hello! I have some great Giveaways going on for you to enter for a chance to win!

The Shoemaker by Lisa M. Prysock


Here's a chance to win one of several Kindle version eBook copies of my newest release, "The Shoemaker," going on at Amazon through tomorrow, Feb. 28th. This is the link to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 21:44 • 33 views
John Stamp John Stamp's blog:
Michael Niemann





I like to highlight certain authors if I'm a fan. Michael Niemann has a new release coming March 1, 2017, Illicit Trade. If you’re a fan of the international thriller, in the vein of John Le Carre, Len Deighton Illicit Trade will be something to take a look at.

Illicit Trade follows two poor Keny... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 26, 2017 19:33 • 41 views
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