Anike Kirsten

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May 25, 1989

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Anike Kirsten is an emerging science fiction writer of poetry and prose, occasionally exploring fantasy or horror and literary fiction. She is a wife and mother living in South Africa. Anike often writes to include issues the world faces both in the social and the natural world, speculating on possible futures. She has a love for the natural and social sciences, particularly physics, and uses current understanding to bring her work to life.

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Anike Kirsten Having my story out there, for others to read and dwell upon as I do with the authors I love, is probably the most satisfying thought. The escape from…moreHaving my story out there, for others to read and dwell upon as I do with the authors I love, is probably the most satisfying thought. The escape from reality as part of a job is definitely the best part about being a writer.(less)
Anike Kirsten It started with the beginning of simple life on Gliese, proto-bacteria thrived; the find of the century! Then the shuffles began.
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Abaddon, a SF Poem

Earlier this week, the Winter 2019 issue of Illumen magazine was published and made available for purchase. In this issue is my first poetry sale (!). The poem in question is titled Abaddon. My poem is published alongside fellow writer and poet, Jasmine Arch, who is also a friend and in my critique group, INK-ubator. Illumen is a SFF poetry magazine…
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Children To The Slaughter by A.I. Nasser
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This was a rivetting read.

Horror, psych thriller, and a bloody lot of suspense. There isn't really anything I don't like. Solid characters, strong pacing, good plot, and satisfying ending with just little enough to make you want to find out what happ
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The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
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Quite a far-future thriller.

There's a lot I liked and a bit I didn't but The Last Librarian had me hooked all the way through. The only grievances I have is the seamingly forced reminders of both past and of setting. I get tech is highly advanced in
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Chased by Fire by D.K. Holmberg
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A refreshing fantasy and good story.

Holmberg's world-building is amazing. I loved the idea of shaping and sensing, the elementals. They usually cliche but this was new. And the story was believable within this world. Tan, the main character, builds s
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The Sighting by Christopher  Coleman
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An enjoyable, wuick read.

I really enjoyed the story, short as it is. It's a light horror, perfect for rainy nights.

The head-hopping was a bit confusing, and I'm left wanting more from both the narrative and the plot. The character arc is solid, howev
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The One Apart by Justine Avery
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A provocative, fascinating, and intelligent read!

I'm beyond words, beyond thought, for this book. Avery's mind is at once so familiar and yet strange. And this story is more... all. I am in awe of Avery's writing, the speculation and philosophy blant
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The Storm is, by far, one of the most intriguing and different stories I’ve read and I’m honestly not sure how to express how I feel about it. The book definitely has an Arthurian feel and vivid, wild world-building that I’m absolutely enamoured with ...more
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Qualify by Vera Nazarian
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Rivetting!

Face-paced, action-packed, and thrilling read. I couldn't stop, just one more chapter until I'm sleep deprived. Honestly, some great sci-fi action. I didn't much care for the romance stuff, but that's just me. Couldn't understand how any te
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An intriguing read.

True to the blurb, 2084 is very reminiscent of Orwell's 1984. And, for me, the constant similarity held this story back from what it could've been. The nods to Orwell's dystopia felt forced into the narrative and world-building, of
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“Heraclitus once said "we cannot exist without strife" but that does not mean we cannot co-exist without it.”
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“It is not the goal that drives me, but the strife in achieving it.”
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“Heraclitus once said "we cannot exist without strife" but that does not mean we cannot co-exist without it.”
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“HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM. (Death)”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

“It is not the goal that drives me, but the strife in achieving it.”
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“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.”
Philip K. Dick

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