Originally posted on The Toy Soldier Saga:
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…
Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge. I read this book in part because I’ve come to know Cat Rambo through my work with the SFWA YouTube channel (for those who don’t know, she’s the current President of SFWA.) I heard she […]Read more "Book Review: Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo"
By Jerry Useem If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. But can it cause brain damage? When various lawmakers lit into John Stumpf at a congressional hearing last fall, each seemed to find […]Read more "Power Causes Brain Damage"
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 […]Read more "Call for Submissions: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire"
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 […]Read more "The Penti-Con @ThePenti_Con"
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 […]Read more "Inside Baen’s Slush Pile"