Gunsmoke & Dragonfire!

From the drought-plagued plains of Mars, to a post-apocalyptic Canada, to the familiar American West and Mexico, to other dimensions and other worlds weird and wonderful, an international cast of bestselling, award-winning, established, and emerging authors brings you 25 strange western tales: Robert Lee Beers – A hardboiled P.I. and his partner must find their […]

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2018 Awards Eligibility Post!

Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]

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“Writing is Fractal” – Mary Robinette Kowal’s Guide to Flash Fiction

Want to create fiction on the fly? Haven’t finished anything in years? Mary Robinette Kowal @MaryRobinette, Hugo and Nebula-winning SFF author, has a wonderful method of story construction she recently tweeted about. Check it out! Writing is fractal – Once you understand how a technique works at a paragraph level, you can scale down to […]

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Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]

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Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo

Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]

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