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Book Trailers

I haven’t yet learned a great deal about making book trailers. I’m interested. I am aware of a few resources that have been useful, and some others that might become useful. While it seems clearly possible to build a book … Continue reading

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Persons of Interest — Dorothy Davies

Dorothy Davies is one of my favorite publishing editors. She has put together countless themed anthologies for various publishing companies, presently editing anthologies for the Thirteen O’Clock Press imprint of Horrified Press. Dorothy Davies lives on the beautiful Isle of … Continue reading

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Large Space Vessels — Other Designs

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We’ve look at cylinders and toroids–popular shapes for large space vessels using artificial centrifugal gravity. These shapes obey the canon that form follows function. Almost everything humanity has learned to do has been learned in Earth’s gravity well. The human … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal — Towers of Earth

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The publisher has completed the striking cover for my new novel, Towers of Earth. The book is released by Double Dragon Publishing. The e-book format is now available on Amazon. The paperback will be released soon. At the brink of … Continue reading

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2017 Audie Award Nominees in Science Fiction

The Audie Nominations have been announced. I, for one, am a steady audiobook consumer, and I’m always interested in learning what people think are the best in any category. The Audies®, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the “premier … Continue reading

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Characters are at the heart of every story. They do things. Things happen to them. We love them and we hate them. But choosing and developing characters, from protagonists to one-time mentions, can be a challenge. Here are some quotes … Continue reading

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2016 Physics Nobel Prize uses Topology

Originally posted on Delightful & Distinctive COLRS:
The Nobel Prize explanation uses breads (e.g. bagel, pretzel) to explain topology Related Resource: CBC/Canada, Oct 2016 It cited the three for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”…

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A Reality Check

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I’m putting this one on my list of books to read. Although I continue to read every day (or almost every day) this list seems to get longer as time passes. Still, it’s worth keeping, and it serves as a … Continue reading

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #127

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Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”. Black to play and mate White Gerasimov v Smyslov, Moscow 1935 Solution This has shades of the famous Rubinstein ending vs Rotlewi : 1….Rd3! 2 Qb6 Rh3!…

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New Release: Blood Dragons by Rosemary A. Johns

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A hidden paranormal London lies beneath our own. Escape into the supernatural world of the Blood Lifers – where vampires are both predator and prey. 1960s London. Light is a rebel Rocker Blood Lifer with a photographic memory. And a … Continue reading

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