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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My story “The Android Graveyard” is live in Terra! Tara! Terror!, along with an amazing lineup of excellent authors! I gotta say, it’s quite the fangirl thrill to see my name listed in a work with Robert freakin’ Silverberg! (They secured a rare reprint.) And it’s also available in paperback now, and that paperback is […]
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Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West by Diane Morrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the long-promised print collection of the first six of the Wyrd West Chronicles, originally written as an ebook serial. Some minor changes to the text have been made in order to facilitate the flow of a […]
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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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By Arkady Martine Right now, the largest and most deadly wildfire in California history is burning. Last year, Hurricane Harvey drowned southeast Texas under punishing, endless rain; a month ago, Hurricane Florence did the same to North Carolina. Apocalyptic-scale disasters happen every day (and more often now, as climate change intensifies weather patterns all over […]
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By Jennifer Brozek Blurbs… those short endorsements on the front and back of your novel. They are the icing on the cake of months of hard work. Sometimes, those pithy phrases are what it takes to make a sale. For new authors, and lesser known authors, getting the right blurb for your book can make a […]
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We’re hosting a live virtual write-in today from 11 am to 7 pm Pacific time! Come join us if you’re working on the last words for you National Novel Writing Month project, or just if you want to write! Different sprint leaders will be in and out throughout the day. Love to see you there!
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Please do yourself a favour and watch this video. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful and awe-inspiring! Thanks! – Diane
European Space Agency release
Since the very first module Zarya launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 20 November 1998, the International Space Station has delivered a whole new perspective on this planet we call home. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of international collaboration and research for the benefit of Earth with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s longest time lapse yet.
In just under 15 minutes, this clip takes you from Tunisia across Beijing and through Australia in two trips around the world. You can follow the Station’s location using the map at the top right hand-side of the screen alongside annotations on the photos themselves.
This timelapse comprises approximately 21,375 images of Earth all captured by Alexander from the International Space Station and shown 12.5 times faster than actual speed.
Read the full article (and watch the video) at Phys.org.
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Deadline extended to December 31 2018! Rosalind’s Siblings is an anthology of speculative stories about people of marginalized genders/sexes who are scientists: scientists doing good, changing the world, or just getting on with their work of expanding human knowledge in a speculative context, presented in a positive light. This anthology…
By Kate Elliot The cold equations of “realism,” some claim, suggest there is little scope for women taking an active and interesting role in epic stories set in fantasy worlds based in a pre-modern era. Women’s lives in the past were limited, constrained, and passive, they say. To include multiple female characters in dynamic roles […]
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