My July 2015 Locus column, Skynet Ascendant, suggests that the enduring popularity of images of homicidal, humanity-hating AIs has more to do with our present-day politics than computer science.
As a class, science fiction writers imagine some huge slice of all possible futures, and then reade...Read more of this blog post »
On July 4, 1821, in Napoleon in America, Mr. Renault puts on a balloon and fireworks display to honour Napoleon’s presence in New Orleans, and to celebrate “the liberty of our country.”
Such a display actually did takeplace – or at least was planned – for Independence Dayin New Orleans in 1821. On...Read more of this blog post »
Pyramids of Mars is one of the most well-remembered, frequently-watched episodes of the original Doctor Who...Read more of this blog post »
Che caldo asfissiante, ragazzi. Oggi, dopo essermi tolta i punti (per chi non lo sapesse sono reduce da un'intervento ai linfonodi), mi sono detta: "Be', sono una reclusa da più di un mese, approfittiamo di questa uscita per fare un po' di commissioni arretrate! POSSO FARCELA!". Ma non ho fatto i... Read more of this blog post »
Welp, edits on The Land of the Beautiful Dead are continuing, and I have come to the first painful batch of deleted scenes. Normally, I keep everything that can’t go into a book for whatever reason (length being the biggest reason why a scene will be cut. You may not believe that’s ever a factor...Read more of this blog post »
An aspect of the storyline that had been giving me trouble suddenly came together, and now I have the plotline for one of my main characters worked out from the beginning to the end of the... Read more of this blog post »
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Non so bene perché, e riguardar la serie adesso per scoprirlo mi pare eccessivo, ma quando ero bambino il ragno Tecla dell’Ape Maia mi terrorizzava. E sì che i ragni, in generale, mi son sempre piaciuti. Era cattiva, Tecla? Era solo triste, come in questa immagine? Chissà. Comunque, ragno Tecla,...
“Welcome, one and all,” says Will Scarlet, with a broad smile and a bow, “to Will & Allyn’s Interactive Theatre!”
“Every second Friday,” says Allyn-a-Dale, “Will and I and our friends from the story world of ‘The Outlaws of Avalon ’ trilogy—”
“Coming one of these days to a book retailer near...Read more of this blog post »
“How to Howl at the Moon” was the first audiobook my husband and I self-produced. I interviewed the narrator, Matthew Shaw, about what it was like to read his first m/m romance!
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This week's guest is Mary Fan, co-editor of the brand newBrave New Girls. The anthology collects science fiction stories featuring "brainy young women who use their smarts to save the day". That is to say: it not only brings readers a whole pack of awesome role models, but they're also clever sto...Read more of this blog post »
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I’ve been locked in the writing cave for the last month, hammering out the follow up to For All to See, PAINTED WALLS. It’s going really well. I just hit 56k and I have another 20k already written that needs some TLC, but I’ll have it to my editor on time.
While in the deep relations with my work...Read more of this blog post »
I am so excited to give out this prize icanteven.
The winner of the Summer Join the Blizzard contest…
The proud recipient of the ONLY annotated ARC of ICE LIKE FIRE…
is Lacey Knox!!
CONGRATULATIONS! I’ll be shooting an email out to you today!
Winterians: if you didn’t win, FEAR NOT. Like the...Read more of this blog post »
Distractions: Is it the phone, TV or maybe even social networking? I'm guilty of overindulging when it comes to the popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, but I need them for promotional tools. Some days its hard to get off... Read more of this blog post »
I know we’re only (only!) half-way through the year, but I’ve already read a stack of great books and I’d like to share those titles with you now. Just in case you’re looking for something good to read over the summer months.
These titles are listed in the order I read them since Jan. 1 and, with...Read more of this blog post »
Yeah, this Amazon clusterfuck hasspun me around so much that I forgot to do June’s end-of-month donationuntil just now… It’s the perm...Read more of this blog post »
Friday, June 12th, marked the finish of the filming of the Shannara TV show in New Zealand. With filming now complete, attention will be focused on editing and refining the various episodes of the first season and the telling of the story of The Elfstones of Shannara in video form.
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”Happy July 4th to all! Read more of this blog post »
The Story Arc, or as it’s formally known, the Narrative Arc is something we learned in school. It was simplified and taught in a watered-down wayin elementary school, re-taught to us in middle school, and finally, some time in high school we really got what our English teacher was talking about:...Read more of this blog post »
“La literatura es uno de los pocos espacios donde podemos explorar los límites de nuestra experiencia con el lenguaje, los cuales son los mismos de nuestra experiencia con el mundo.” ha dicho Cristina Rivera Garza sobre la literatura y en sus libros esta idea deexploración... Read more of this blog post »
Is it permissable to talk in hypotheticals about your own book? Is that bad form or not? Personally, I’ve always thought authorital intent only held so much value. It’s illuminative, but the text is controlling. Still, why not a hypothetical to consider?
Let’s consider a hypothetical aboutThe Gard...Read more of this blog post »
Every day, life impacts us somehow; whether it is an insignificant prod or life-threatening blow. Each moment, our mentalities change a little more. When I was diagnosed with Chro... Read more of this blog post »
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series about the unprecedented dependence Americans have on their federal government. The first story shows how the food-stamp program has doubled under President Obama, as it did under President George W. Bush. The second story reports the strain on the w...
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I’ve covered a bit about what makes Jurassic World such a good movie. If you read my article yesterday, CLICK TO REVIEW, you already know I love museums and that the Discovery Center at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of my favorite places on earth—because it’s a dinosaur museum.
I’ve covered a bit about what makes Jurassic World such a good movie. If you read my article yesterday, CLICK TO REVIEW, you already know I love museums and that the Discovery Center at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of my favorite places on earth—because it’s a dinosaur museum.I love t...
One of the most striking aspects of America’s founding is how many men of such great quality joined in the enterprise. They were men of different talents, different temperaments, different classes, different places. And thus they fitted together almost perfectly, certainly better than some of the...Read more of this blog post »
No-one can object to the pharmaceutical companies making profits. Surely that’s the aim of all companies – to make profits. But how much is too much? We ask that very question in our new release book MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures .
Excerp...Read more of this blog post »
OCCUPATION: Domestic Cat
CANON: Deviant Art Role-Plays
This question is strictly for people who currently have or used to have a Deviant Art account. When you have a lengthy conversation with a fellow member and that member has a sweet disposition, do you oftentimes find yourself... Read more of this blog post »
Caucasian doctor from anywhere appears by your side to diagnose an unnoticed fleshly protuberanc... Read more of this blog post »
We all know bare breasts make men go a little gaga. Now we learn, bare legs can drive them to murder.
It was a warm evening in June and two girls slipped into their short skirtsand low-heeled shoes. Both hairdressers working in the same salon, the girls styled each other’s hair, put on make-up, th...Read more of this blog post »
Abbi Glines, Chelle Bliss, CM Stunich, JA Huss, Michelle Valentine
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Wow, this blog is almost three years old! We have put up a lot of posts, promoted a ton of authors, and done thousands of dollars in giveaways over that time. And now we’re gonna d...
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