Monthly Archives: February 2014

Getting Real with Science Fiction

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“The Time We’re In” is a new 22-minute SF drama in post production now. It is a project that promises to show the serious side of science fiction and its ability to focus on characters and their plight–something the great … Continue reading

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Hugo v Nebula 2013

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In selecting your next science-fiction novel to read, should you pay attention to awards granted; and if so, which awards? The two most prestigious science fiction awards offered–this is strictly opinion, and based upon my limited experience growing up with … Continue reading

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Southern California Free Short Story Writing Workshop

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9 ELEMENTS OF PLOT with JAMES LINCOLN WARREN Writing a good mystery story involves a whole palette of skills, but none is more critical than constructing an engaging plot. Join crime fiction short story specialist James Lincoln Warren for an … Continue reading

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Status Report–the eBook Revolution

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The sale and popularity of eBooks continue to rise against the 570-year reign of printed tomes. I haven’t seen the numbers yet for 2013, but a quick look at sales figures for the past couple of years shows an explosion … Continue reading

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Buy a Romance for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is about romance. Romance novels are about romance. It’s a nice combination. If you are looking for a chance to see what the hottest genre has to offer, now is the time to do it. Romance publishers are … Continue reading

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The Wow! Signal – 6EQUJ5

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It’s old news, but it bears repeating from time to time. The Wow! Signal is a radio signal detected during a SETI scan in 1977. Its name derives from SETI volunteer Jerry Ehman’s written marginal comment on the computer printout … Continue reading

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The Smooch Finalists Announced

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Having started in 2010 with the first trophy awarded in February 2011, The Smooch writing contest, sponsored by the Yosemite Romance Writers, is in its fourth year. The contest is for the best submitted ”First Kiss” scene from a romance work in progress, … Continue reading

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Tales of the Talisman Publishes “Gentle Push”

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My science-fiction story, “Gentle Push,” is now published and available in print in Volume IX, Issue 3 of Tales of the Talisman, produced by Hadrosaur Productions and edited by David Lee Summers. The issue includes other great stories as well, … Continue reading

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New Royalty Anthologies Open for Submission at Thirteen Press

Thirteen Press announced today the opening of three new short-story anthologies: War, Wildwood, and Pyromania. These are themed anthologies. Thirteen Press is a new imprint of Horrified Press. The themes are described by the editor as follows: War: “A chance … Continue reading

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Liquid Silver to Publish Hearts in Ruin

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My new contemporary romance novel, Hearts in Ruin, will be published by Liquid Silver Books, with an anticipated release in May 2014. Hearts in Ruin is the tale of two young archaeologists in conflict. Lies, betrayal and regret pave the … Continue reading

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