A hybrid writer is calling for submissions for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology. Submissions open immediately. This is a collaborative project in which each contributor (writer, editor, etc.) will receive one share of profits, if any. Contributors are encouraged to make best use of their collective resources for marketing (social media, blog, YouTube […]
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It’s always an odd thing to decide how to present yourself on the internet. This site will be strictly for my fiction writing projects.
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The Penti-Con is a comic-con style event that happens annually in Penticton. This year was the second year of the con but it’s already grown exponentially. They expanded from one day to two, and even had to change venues this year to accommodate. I was pleased to be part of last year, when I was […]
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This was a livestream of how sorting through Baen’s slush pile works. I think it’s excellent insight on how publishing companies select the work they want to publish. On the other hand, it pisses me off. Publishers say they want the whole manuscript done and run through an editor before you query. So chances are […]
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse Now Reading Challenge. For me, this book was a resounding meh. I have read an awful lot of post-apocalyptic fiction. For me, Pulitzer Prize or not, this book added nothing new to the genre. It’s beautifully written, don’t get me […]
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By Andrew Masterson The technological challenges involved in sending a crewed mission to Mars are daunting, but new research highlights the need to focus on the psychology of spaceflight to prevent world’s first Mars explorers arriving at their destination stark raving crazy. A paper in the journal American Psychologist reviews the already extensive research done by NASA into […]
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By Ryan Plummer and Madeleine Monson-Rosen Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and […]
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