Jacey Bedford

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Jacey Bedford is an English writer who is published by DAW in the USA. She lives and works behind a desk in Pennine Yorkshire. She's had stories published on both sides of the Atlantic. She has five novels out now and a sixth under contract for November 2018, Empire of Dust, Crossways, and Nimbus are science fiction (space opera) which make up the Psi-Tech trilogy. Winterwood, a historical fantasy, is et in 1800, it has a cross-dressing privateer captain, the jealous ghost of her dead husband, and a sexy wolf shapechanger. A sequel, Silverwolf, is out now and the third in the trilogy, Rowankind, is due in November 2018.

Jacey is secretary of the UK Milford Writers' Conference, a peer-to-peer workshopping week for published SF writers. She al
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Jacey Bedford Write. Even if you are not inspired. Just sit down and write something, anything. Words will come. Even if you don't think they are good words and…moreWrite. Even if you are not inspired. Just sit down and write something, anything. Words will come. Even if you don't think they are good words and know you'll ditch them tomorrow, write them today. Even fifty bad words are better than no words at all.(less)
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Winterwood (Rowankind, #1)

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Empire of Dust (Psi-Tech #1)

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Crossways (Psi-Tech #2)

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I was asked to give a talk on worldbuilding and research at the Escafield SF event in Sheffield on 10th November. I came up with a checklist and promised to post it here for the people who attended. I may yet refine the order, but here’s the first draft as it came off the top of my head.



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This is a Vorkosigan novella centered on Miles' wife Ekaterin who is working with scientist Enrique Borgos on a scheme to clean up the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, radioactive since the Cetagandan invasion. When Enrique's bioengineered bugs g ...more
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This is a follow up book to White Silence, featuring Elizabeth Cage, who sees people's moods/auras in swirling colours, and Jones, spy and possibly killer, whom she is drawn to, but does not trust. On the run from Sorenson (who imprisoned her in a ps ...more
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The Future Falls by Tanya Huff
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This is the third book about the Gale Women. (I still think the first, Enchantment Emporium is my favourite.) Charlie, talented Gale woman, musician, and cousin to Allie who runs the Enchantment Emporium, is on her way to becoming a Wild Power. Not q ...more
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I kept getting the feeling I'd read this before, but I couldn’t quite remember it. Three main characters come together to retrieve the stone that holds the magic of the volcano in check and prevents it from rising and destroying the city. Princess Ch ...more
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Loving Lieutenant Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden
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This is a straightforward (clean) romance. Not much happens, except the two protagonists, each with a total lack of self-esteem, finally get over their self-doubt and see what's been right under their noses since the beginning of the book. Not terrib ...more
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Jaine Fenn has a gift for building unusual and fascinating worlds. The shadowlands are protected from the deadly sun and exist as autonomous city states. Between the city states the skylands are deadly. Exposure to solar radiatio
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The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews
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Justin Thornhill, lately Captain in the army in India, needs a wife, someone to smooth the way for him with locals, to manage his bleak household and to occasionally warm his bed. An advertisement seems like just the thing. Helena Reynolds is despera ...more
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“He should be building a wall between them if he didn’t want to get hurt, but walls sometimes kept in the bad and kept out the good. You couldn’t live your life behind walls. It wasn’t living.”
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