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Podcasts > S&L Podcast - #151 - Myke Cole Will Kick Your Ass For Free

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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1665 comments Mod
We have the distinct pleasure of chatting with author Myke Cole about his Shadow Ops series, playing D&D with SFF authors and how he took on the challenge of writing from the POV of a 12-year-old-girl. Plus he offers free ass-kickings if you need writing motivation right now. It is NaNoWriMo, after all.

http://swordandlaser.com/home/2013/11...


message 2: by Tamahome (last edited Nov 20, 2013 02:12PM) (new)

Tamahome | 6096 comments Nice blog, Justin. Is everyone on here a blogger?

What other blogs did he list?

fantasy faction
io9 tor justin (staffer's book review)
a dribble of ink (aidan)


message 3: by Casey (new)

Casey | 654 comments Really enjoyed the interview.
Just wish it was longer.


message 4: by Micah (new)

Micah (onemorebaker) | 1071 comments I'm not. Just you know...FYI


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris (kvolk) Great Interview...like this Myke guy...more books to read...


message 6: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6096 comments I'm suprised he hasn't read David Weber. Isn't that like canon for military sf? By the way, I don't think he was ever in the military either.


message 7: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 588 comments I want to try these books! Anyone read them yet? Would they ok for a 14 year old?


message 8: by Rob, Roberator (new)

Rob (robzak) | 6715 comments Mod
Tamahome wrote: "Nice blog, Justin. Is everyone on here a blogger?"

I have a blog about blogs. it's called blog squared.

Actually no, I don't have a blog either..who'd want to read one?

I'm also not an aspiring author..I don't really fit in around here..


message 9: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome | 6096 comments I'm an aspiring blogger.


message 10: by Rob Secundus (new)

Rob Secundus (quintessential_defenestration) | 1035 comments These interviews normally leave me interested on nan author, but this one left me absolutely resolved to try out his books. I don't know why this was so much more interesting/engaging (the only other one so far to have a similar effect was with Jim Butcher)


message 11: by Joe Informatico (new)

Joe Informatico (joeinformatico) | 888 comments He's even more thoughtful and articulate in interviews than some of the blog posts of his I've read. Now I really need to read his books.


message 12: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Hooper (vickythinks) | 18 comments Here are the links to the blogs he mentioned:

Fantasy Faction - I write for this site, so very much recommend it! ;-)
io9
Tor
Staffer's Book Review
A Dribble of Ink

You mentioned you were interested in other blogs, so here are a few that you might like (hopefully there's a good range of different types of blogs there):

Pornokitsch (not about sex)
SF Signal
The Mary Sue
The Book Smugglers
Fantasy Book Critic
Bookworm Blues
Fantasy Cafe
Wilder's Book Review
There are also some fascinating articles on Strange Horizons

You can find lots of fun SFF discussion on various publishers' blogs too, so that's always worth looking for.

There are so many great blogs out there, but I didn't want to post too many links, so hopefully that'll get you started. :-) Hope there's something useful in there for you!


message 13: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Hooper (vickythinks) | 18 comments Oh, and fantastic interview by the way! Really need to read some of Myke's books now. :-)


message 14: by Tamahome (last edited Nov 24, 2013 08:48AM) (new)

Tamahome | 6096 comments Thanks Victoria!

Sometimes I check Chuck Wendig's http://terribleminds.com http://whatever.scalzi.com and http://locusmag.com


message 15: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Hooper (vickythinks) | 18 comments Oh Chuck Wendig's blog is great! :-D


message 16: by David(LA,CA) (new)

David(LA,CA) (davidscharf) | 327 comments Kristina wrote: "I want to try these books! Anyone read them yet? Would they ok for a 14 year old?"

I read Control Point. I can't recall anything in it that made me think a teenager shouldn't read it, but I had more of a "why did I bother to read it?" reaction.


message 17: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 588 comments
I read Control Point. I can't recall anything in it that made me think a teen..."


I was just coming back to say how much I'm enjoying it. I'm around chapter 5. I told my son that so far it seems like something he'd reall enjoy too. It' very action-y and a lot of fun.


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