Louise Blackwick

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Louise Blackwick is a Dutch jungian-nietzschean writer, author of many thought-provoking stories themed on "subjective reality" and "states of altered consciousness"

Blackwick is particularly known as the writer of the Vivian Amberville book series, a philosophical fantasy saga centred around an orphan whose imagination can reshape reality.

Upcoming books include: the science fiction novel "God is a Robot" and the much-awaited sequel "Vivian Amberville - The Book of Chaos"

Blackwick is a long-term pupil of the psychoanalyst Carl Jung, her writing digging deep roots into jungian concepts like: "individuation", "synchronicity", "archetypes", "shadow-work" and "the collective unconscious".

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Louise Blackwick In-between writing the second instalment of the Vivian Amberville series, I'm writing "God is a Robot" - a humorous sci-fi novel.

Set in a world where…more
In-between writing the second instalment of the Vivian Amberville series, I'm writing "God is a Robot" - a humorous sci-fi novel.

Set in a world where humankind is long gone, 4 unlikely robots will embark on a whimsical journey to answer the question: Why have the humans created us?(less)
Louise Blackwick I have always been a great believer in the power of imagination; that given enough effort, any great idea can be shaped into a waking reality. We…moreI have always been a great believer in the power of imagination; that given enough effort, any great idea can be shaped into a waking reality. We wouldn’t have as much as a bridge in this world without a mind to imagine it. We have built and continue to build this world on the premise: thoughts become things.

Vivian’s story merely extrapolates on that idea. She is a 13-year old, who discovers she can reshape reality in her image. This fantasy book, thus becomes my way of telling the reader: we are responsible for the ideas we breed, and we are responsible for the world we create.(less)
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The souls we inspire are not statistics.

The souls we inspire are not statistics.

When my agent first informed me 50K batches won't cut it and that we needed to roll 500K paperback units of my debut novel, I very nearly swooned. I knew only 8 weeks ago we were counting our pennies as we started out with a measly set of 500 units. I immediately believed my success was a fluke. I was as shocked as anyone, but the numbers... that's all th... Read more of this blog post »
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Thought made Flesh - a Vivian Amberville microstory (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2019 05:34AM
Description: Every December, bestselling author Louise Blackwick releases FREE collections of short-stories in the form of Advent Calendars. For each calendar, you can read a total of 24 micro-stories set in the quirky and popular Vivian Amberville universe! Check every day of Advent to unlock all the stories! NB: This micro-story was published under the Vivian Amberville calendar of 2017. Click here to view the full calendar: https://www.vivianamberville.com/advent-calendar/2017
Madhad Munchies - a Vivian Amberville microstory (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2019 05:33AM
Description: Every December, bestselling author Louise Blackwick releases FREE collections of short-stories in the form of Advent Calendars. For each calendar, you can read a total of 24 micro-stories set in the quirky and popular Vivian Amberville universe! Check every day of Advent to unlock all the stories! NB: This micro-story was published under the Vivian Amberville calendar of 2017. Click here to view the full calendar: https://www.vivianamberville.com/advent-calendar/2017
A Thread of (Mis)Fortune - a Vivian Amberville microstory (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2019 05:29AM
Description: Every December, bestselling author Louise Blackwick releases FREE collections of short-stories in the form of Advent Calendars. For each calendar, you can read a total of 24 micro-stories set in the quirky and popular Vivian Amberville universe! Check every day of Advent to unlock all the stories! NB: This micro-story was published under the Vivian Amberville calendar of 2017. Click here to view the full calendar: https://www.vivianamberville.com/advent-calendar/2017
The Monster Archives - a Vivian Amberville microstory (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2019 05:27AM
Description: Every December, bestselling author Louise Blackwick releases FREE collections of short-stories in the form of Advent Calendars. For each calendar, you can read a total of 24 micro-stories set in the quirky and popular Vivian Amberville universe! Check every day of Advent to unlock all the stories! NB: This micro-story was published under the Vivian Amberville calendar of 2017. Click here to view the full calendar: https://www.vivianamberville.com/advent-calendar/2017
...who’s the fairest of them all? - a Vivian Amberville microstory (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 11, 2019 05:20AM
Description: Every December, bestselling author Louise Blackwick releases FREE collections of short-stories in the form of Advent Calendars. For each calendar, you can read a total of 24 micro-stories set in the quirky and popular Vivian Amberville universe! Check every day of Advent to unlock all the stories! NB: This micro-story was published under the Vivian Amberville calendar of 2017. Click here to view the full calendar: https://www.vivianamberville.com/advent-calendar/2017
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“As the Weaver, so is the Thread”
Louise Blackwick, The Weaver of Odds

“Our dream of happiness is waiting for another universe to collide with our own, and change what we ourselves cannot.”
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“A day may come when all hope is lost; when the oceans run red with our blood, and our darkest hour is upon us— and when it comes, that red day of reckoning, we turn, my dears, not to our rulers-in-good-times, but to our leaders-in-bad-times.”
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“As the Weaver, so is the Thread”
Louise Blackwick, The Weaver of Odds

“Our dream of happiness is waiting for another universe to collide with our own, and change what we ourselves cannot.”
Louise Blackwick, The Weaver of Odds

“A day may come when all hope is lost; when the oceans run red with our blood, and our darkest hour is upon us— and when it comes, that red day of reckoning, we turn, my dears, not to our rulers-in-good-times, but to our leaders-in-bad-times.”
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“Vivian’s first impression of Solidago was that she had travelled back in time, but not to a time where architecture had been invented. All houses were twisted out of shape, to say the least. Windows either too large to open or too small to make a difference peppered the city in places one would never dream of having one.

The walls were mostly cast in brickwork by the kind of stonemason whose day job was financial advising. Skewed walls with more bricks than mortar, knotted chimneys keeping the smoke inside and cupping rooftops whose main purpose was to gather rainwater – Solidago had it all and more.

As the oldest civilization of the cosmos, Alarians might have been excellent at healing, philosophizing and weaving into the fabric of reality, but they were very poor city builders.”
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“By weaving their thoughts and feelings into the substance of reality, the Weavers had ensured anyone writing about them would secure an instant bestseller – which wasn’t particularly difficult, considering the Weavers held the strings on the one holding the pen.

Those who controlled the Pattern, controlled reality.”
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Louise Blackwick If you enjoy Carl Jung's work on the collective unconscious, you might enjoy perusing "The Underworld Rhapsody."

A novella of the archetypal, the transcendental and the metapsyche; a psychedelic read on the nature of reality.

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Louise Blackwick The Weaver of Odds

Vivian Amberville, the orphan whose imagination can reshape reality, has finally been made available in over 500 bookstores and libraries!

Should your local bookstore or library prove to be out-of bounds and you'd like to follow Vivian Amberville on her adventures beyond the fabric of reality, place your order on the official website. Our warehouses in the Netherlands can ship internationally!

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