Category Archives: fantasy

Advice Disguised as a Story

Conscientious Inconsistencies

I have been thinking about the current conflict within science fiction a lot this week, but the ideas I have on it refuse to jell into a readable blog post. That may be just as well, since so many people … Continue reading

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When angels and demons fall together: writing It’s Raining Angels and Demons

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What if, jobless and without even a pair of pants between them, they thankfully accept subcontract work…as sex demons? Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Immortal, by Pati Nagle

Immortal

Immortal by Pati Nagle Barb came out from the front desk and started going to each of the patrons, quietly informing them that the facility was about to close. I glanced at my watch, which read 4:55. Caeran seemed not … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Group Readings

Elwin Cotman

I really love it when SF/F conventions set up group readings rather than scheduling individuals in slots by themselves. Not only is this an advantage to the writer – imagine going to a con where you’re not well known and … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Alma Alexander

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She was born on the banks of the blue Danube in a country whose name is but a memory. She left that home at ten, and lived in five countries on four continents before setting up shop in cyberspace. When asked about her life, all she will say is that she was born six years before men walked on the moon, and is married to a man who wooed her in cyberspace and lured her to America. But if you want to know about Alma Alexander’s stories, ah, that’s something else entirely. Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith

The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith

The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith In this romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel, Flian is an ordinary princess who would rather be left with her music, but gets abducted not once, not twice, but … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Guardian of the Balance by Irene Radford

Guardian of the Balance

Guardian of the Balance Merlin’s Descendants Book 1 by Irene Radford KA-THUMP-THM. Ka-Thump-thm-thm. The drums echoed Myrddin’s heartbeat. Faster and faster the drums beat, calling the college of Druids to Beltane revelries. Myrddin Emrys stepped into the center of the … Continue reading

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I Love Short Stories!

The Zanzibar Cat

Writing about Karen Joy Fowler’s “The View From Venus” last week got me to thinking about other short stories that I love. And that gave me the idea of coming up with a table of contents for my dream short … Continue reading

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New Story: “The Way Home”

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Operation Arcana, an anthology of military fantasy stories edited by John Joseph Adams, is out today in both print and ebook editions. The anthology includes stories by T.C. McCarthy, Genevieve Valentine, Myke Cole, Elizabeth Moon, and many more, including me. … Continue reading

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Shameless Iron Axe Giveaway

Here’s a business-of-writing thing for you.  The magic number of reviews at Amazon is 20. Once a book has 20 reviews, Amazon starts recommending a book along with other books.  This is a huge help to the author in the … Continue reading

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