Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Second Best Challenge, the Apocalypse Now! Challenge, and the SF Masterworks Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: nuclear war I am not a fan of PKD; I think those who follow my reviews probably know that by now. I don’t […]Read more "Book Review: Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick"
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? Welcome to another Friday Author Spotlight! This week Diane Morrison is here to tell us about her novel, Homefront, which is part of the On the Horizon Bundle. She’ll also be sharing an excerpt from her book, so keep reading! Diane Morrison lives with her partners in Vernon, BC, where…
When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a Star Wars movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and astronauts with ray guns. And just as easy to then dismiss the whole thing as nonsense. It’s why last month’s call by President Trump […]Read more "Are We Ready for War in Space?"
Writing morally grey characters readers will love. @coinsanddeadlypoisons asked: Do you have any tips about writing from the point of view of a manipulative character? I don’t want him to be an asshole but i am afraid the readers would see him as such. The large majority of the characters in The Warlord’s Contract are morally grey in […]Read more "Morally Grey But Still Likable?"
By Mary Halton Science Reporter, BBC News An unusually transparent galaxy about the size of the Milky Way is prompting new questions for astrophysicists. The object, with the catchy moniker of NGC1052-DF2, appears to contain no dark matter. If this turns out to be true, it may be the first galaxy of its kind – […]Read more "Ghostly Galaxy May Be Missing Dark Matter"
By Delilah S. Dawson This is like that Couch to 5k thing people do to gear up for a marathon. Except you can do it without leaving your couch. And for me, a book is a better souvenir than a popped-off toenail. What follows is the quickest, dirtiest, most simple route to writing a novel […]Read more "25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author"