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 […]Read More Writing Women Characters into Epic Fantasy without Quotas
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By Django Wexler I am, I have to admit, a war buff. I read military histories for fun, the kind with fold-out maps covered in little colored arrows and notations like “Kollowrath (40,000)”. As I am also a fantasy novelist, the nature of war in fantasy fiction has…
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Livestreamed reading of Chapter 1 of Homefront, my Toy Soldier Saga novella, which appeared in the limited edition On the Horizon book bundle! Want the rest of the story? You can get it here or here, or you could sign up for my Patreon at the $2 a month plus level, which will give you […]Read More Homefront: Toy Soldier Saga Livestreamed Reading!
At All Costs by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Military Spec-Fic Reading Challenge, the Read the Sequel Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. This book is a lot of things at once. The first half of it is a romance novel. Which is excellent; after all, fans of the […]Read More Book Review: At All Costs by David Weber
Hey everyone, I’m doing an audit of my time versus return for my effort, and I’m beginning to rethink this blog. For more than a year now, I have published something every single day. I tend to share other articles more than writing my own, but I made a commitment to post daily, and consistently, […]Read More Rethinking the Blog
I’m offering livestreamed readings of Homefront strictly for my Patrons! $2 or up per month gets you the audio packages, which includes Mp3 audio files of my stories; and this month, that includes live readings of my new Toy Soldier Saga novella Homefront. I will be reading one chapter per night at 8 pm Pacific […]Read More Livestreamed Readings of Homefront!
It’s finally release day for the On the Horizon Book Bundle! If you haven’t got your copy yet, you can get it here: https://amzn.to/2HMH56H or here: https://www.books2read.com/u/bQBgZP. And why wouldn’t you want a copy of this awesome set? 22 novellas and novels by 21 different authors in worlds of low or no tech! Features my […]Read More On the Horizon RELEASE DAY!
A series of posts about firearms by William R. Bartlett: A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Assault Rifles Mar 13, 2018 | My friends’ Guest Posts, Writing This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. Assault rifles have featured prominently in the horrific events in Florida, Las […]Read More A Writer’s Guide to Firearms
Enemy Mine by Barry B. Longyear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge and the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge. This book won the 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo and Locus Awards for Best Novella. I saw the movie many years ago. In the days of […]Read More Book Review: Enemy Mine by Barry B. Longyear