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Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow's blog:


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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 22:15 • 1 view
Shannon Selin Shannon Selin's blog:

July 4th balloonOn 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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 03:00 • 3 views
Billie Johnson Billie Johnson's blog:
Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! As always, thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website,www.oaktreebooks.com/bookstore.html,for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 03, 2015 15:07 • 5 views
Ann C. Pizzorusso Ann C. Pizzorusso's blog:
Tweeting Da Vinci just won another gold medal. This time for best nature book in the Foreword Reviews Best Book Awards for 2014. We are so excited. Thanks to the judges and congratulations to all the winners. Thank you Foreword Reviews for giving us all this extraordinary opportunity to showcase... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 04, 2015 00:09 • 30 views
Dale Lazarov Dale Lazarov's blog:


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Published on July 03, 2015 17:07 • 5 views
Glinda Izabel Glinda Izabel's blog:


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 »
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Published on July 03, 2015 10:13 • 5 views
R. Lee Smith R. Lee Smith's blog:

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 22:55 • 6 views
Jacob Stanley Jacob Stanley's blog:
I had a very good day yesterday on my current work in progress, the second volume in my Titan's Song series.

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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Published on July 03, 2015 23:55 • 95 views
Michele Orti Manara Michele Orti Manara's blog:

tecla
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,...

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Published on July 03, 2015 12:42 • 4 views
Garry Rogers Garry Rogers's blog:
There is a continuing effort by the U. S. Congress to eliminate the Endangered Species Act's impediment to progress, the wasting of the land. The current Administration has abetted the effort. Whether our president acts in ignorance or in shared short-term greed is unclear. Here's a letter to the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 03, 2015 15:27 • 1 view
Bradley Poage Bradley Poage's blog:
The long overdue next story in the April Kills series is going to be out soon! More details and synopsis coming!
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Published on July 03, 2015 22:53 • 4 views
Danielle E. Shipley Danielle E. Shipley's blog:

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“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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 06:00 • 1 view
Eli Easton Eli Easton's blog:

audiocover


“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!


READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.


ELi

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Published on July 03, 2015 08:11 • 1 view
Jared Shurin Jared Shurin's blog:

Brave New GirlsThis 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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 06:15 • 5 views
Brett Kiellerop Brett Kiellerop's blog:
Wormholes do exist. Tunnels through time and space, allowing you to travel faster than the speed of light. Can’t wait until your eighteenth birthday? Why not enter a wormhole and arrive there in a few short moments? The idea is far more appealing the more boring, mundane route of real time.

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Published on July 03, 2015 22:44 • 4 views
Megan Mitcham Megan Mitcham's blog:
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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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 08:40 • 5 views
Sara Raasch Sara Raasch's blog:
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GUYSSSSSS

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 06:00 • 8 views
Cate Ashwood Cate Ashwood's blog:
AgainstTheGrain_CRBanner ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Charlie Cochet reveals the beautiful cover art for the next book in her THIRDS series titled Against The Grain.It releases on August 3, 2015, published by Dreamspinner Press.**~~*~*~*~~** BLURB As the fiercest Defense Agent at the THIRDS, Destructive Delta’s Ash... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 03, 2015 21:14 • 4 views
Margaret A. Daly Margaret A. Daly's blog:
Well, first what is writers block and what is a distraction?

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 »
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Published on July 03, 2015 22:08 • 33 views
Gwen Wilson Gwen Wilson's blog:
So honoured that Professor Ian Brown, Head of School of Education at the University of Wollongong, has agreed to launch my book. Many of you will know that I studied at UOW as an (extremely) mature-aged student. Two other special speakers on the day also – come along and find out who! Plus I prom... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 19, 2015 20:21 • 4 views
Susan M. Toy Susan M. Toy's blog:

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 09:12 • 5 views
Elaine  White Elaine White's blog:
Today we’re going to take a look at my all time top 10 hottest of the hot reads. I’ll provide the cover, blurb, a snippet of my review, the purchase links and possibly a few quotes from the book ;) Then, all you have to do is go read them, if they appeal to you. […] Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 03, 2015 02:05 • 5 views
Brad Vance Brad Vance's blog:

ALTBSticker$80 each to IAVA and Puppies Behind Bars from “A Little Too Broken” royalties! That’s $4,050 to veterans’ organizations so far…


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EN2M37O


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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 15:35 • 4 views
Terry Brooks Terry Brooks's blog:

cover-theshannarachroniclesFriday, 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.

I am left with...

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Published on July 03, 2015 13:18 • 7 views
Joseph Finley Joseph Finley's blog:
Some of my favorite words ever written, 239 years ago:
“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.”
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Published on July 03, 2015 15:22 • 4 views
Vonnie Winslow Crist Vonnie Winslow Crist's blog:

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:...

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Published on July 03, 2015 16:13 • 1 view
Cristina Rivera Garza Cristina Rivera Garza's blog:
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“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 »
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Published on July 03, 2015 19:11 • 5 views
David S. Atkinson David S. Atkinson's blog:

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 17:00 • 7 views
Tammy-Louise Wilkins Tammy-Louise Wilkins's blog:
Hello lovely readers, it’s been a short while since I’ve properly spoken to you all and today I’d like to explain why.
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 »
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Published on July 03, 2015 10:36 • 6 views
Ashley Capes Ashley Capes's blog:

envious –
even of crowds
in the postcard

crushed beneath
taxi after taxi –
elm leaves


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Published on July 03, 2015 07:48 • 6 views
Max Frei Max Frei's blog:
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И два:

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Published on July 03, 2015 15:40 • 6 views
Jerome R. Corsi Jerome R. Corsi's blog:

unemployment

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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Published on July 03, 2015 18:10 • 6 views
Thea van Diepen Thea van Diepen's blog:
I am the voice in your soul that tells you you are not safe. I am the voice that whispers in the night and saysdanger, danger, you have not done enough, your walls are not high enough, your armour not thick enough. You will be hurt, you will be trod underfoot, you will be forgotten, […]
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Published on July 03, 2015 11:02 • 4 views
Shannon McDermott Shannon McDermott's blog:

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 19:52 • 6 views
Lance Morcan Lance Morcan's blog:

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 .


MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 3)


Excerp...

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Published on July 02, 2015 21:14 • 4 views
Danny Gregory Danny Gregory's blog:
I saw some cops having lunch at the diner the other day. There were three of them, big […]
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Published on July 03, 2015 04:00 • 7 views
Garrison Kelly Garrison Kelly's blog:
NAME: Mittens
AGE: 4
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 »
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Published on July 03, 2015 20:19 • 7 views
Jagannath Rao Adukuri Jagannath Rao Adukuri's blog:
One has no dreams in afternoons only day mares, belly fish of fears wrought into heavy-lidded sleep,mares ,not being equine animals of diurnal type but the belly ones where you enact fearful plotlines.

Caucasian doctor from anywhere appears by your side to diagnose an unnoticed fleshly protuberanc... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 03, 2015 20:18 • 37 views
Chloe Thurlow Chloe Thurlow's blog:

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...

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Published on July 03, 2015 07:22 • 7 views
J.A. Huss J.A. Huss's blog:

10K LIKES GIVEAWAY: Six Signed Books & Surprise from JA Huss

Abbi Glines, Chelle Bliss, CM Stunich, JA Huss, Michelle Valentine
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense

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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Published on July 03, 2015 10:17 • 7 views
Giovanna Fletcher Giovanna Fletcher's blog:


Setting the Twitter birdie free!

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Published on June 30, 2015 02:58 • 2 views
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