Monthly Short Story Winner: Fanfic
 

Monthly Short Story Winner

“A Song of Rings and Thrones”

 
The Kaladin Book Soundtrack based on The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Call To Action
 

Kaladin Book Soundtrack - Story & Kickstarter

Music Inspired by The Way of Kings

 
Small Press, Big Stories: Mrs. Claus Anthology – Cover Reveal
 

Small Press, Big Stories

Mrs. Claus Anthology - Cover Reveal

 

Browsing all articles tagged with science fiction.

Keeping the Fun in Science Fiction – Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey

Keeping the Fun in Science Fiction – Guest Blog by Joseph Brassey 

Islands sit suspended in an endless heaven, drifting amidst clouds and storms, high above a distant abyss below. Cities crouch upon the edges of cliffs, their walls jutting out into the empty air, and enchanted skycraft hurtle through the heavens, their magnificent wings catching the light of sunsets as the blue-white glow of their exhaust […]

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Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs

Publishing and LGBT Erasure or My Issues with Robo-Boobs 

I always knew someone would tell me to add a Sexy Lady Robot to my book. When I first starting writing my novel, Echo of the Larkspur, I set out to write a story that was first and foremost about love. Love between a male human and an omnipotent, genderless robot that identified as male, […]

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In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
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Technically, my entry for this month (and for the next few months to come) won’t be fantasy. I’ll be delving into science fiction, though you could argue that the Young Wizards series was about as close as you can get to science fiction while still talking about wizards and wizardry. (One of the characters is […]

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Adam Roberts Interview – The Real-Town Murders

Adam Roberts Interview – The Real-Town Murders 

Adam Roberts is the BSFA Award winning author of Jack Glass (2012), a mixture of locked room murder mystery and golden age science fiction, Bete (2014), which imagines a world in which animal rights activists implant farm animals with computer chips that give them the ability to talk, and The Thing Itself, which uses John […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review

War for the Planet of the Apes – Movie Review 

War… Huh… Yeah! What it is good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again y’all! Okay, with that tired joke out of the way, it turns out that war is in fact good for one thing after all. Specifically, for giving us yet another really rather good Planet of the Apes movie. (And a rather belated […]

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Urskuul’s Reading Circle: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Urskuul’s Reading Circle: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland 

Welcome all, to another edition of Urskuul’s Reading Circle newsletter. I would say, “another exciting edition”, but I fear I might be lying if I did. And I’d hate to mislead you. Especially if I misled you and I didn’t even get any monetary reward for it. Then, not only would I have lost your […]

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Jo Walton Interview – 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jo Walton Interview – 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival 

Jo Walton is the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author of Among Others (2011), Tooth And Claw (2003), a comedy of manners fantasy novel about a family of dragons, the Small Change trilogy (2006-8) which imagines an alternate history in which Britain capitulated to the Nazis in 1941, the Tiptree Award winning My […]

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Ada Palmer Interview – Seven Surrenders

Ada Palmer Interview – Seven Surrenders 

Ada Palmer is the winner of this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her debut novel Too Like The Lightning, first in the Terra Ignota sequence, was nominated for the Hugo Award, and its sequel Seven Surrenders is out now. Ada Palmer was attending the Edinburgh International Book Festival and kindly agreed […]

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The Creatures We Base Aliens On

The Creatures We Base Aliens On 

One of the interesting things about fictional aliens is that they’re almost never completely alien. We have no real idea what extra-terrestrials would look like, and it’s nigh impossible to imagine an entirely new species unlike anything we’ve ever seen. As such, we usually fall back on earthly species for inspiration, combining known elements to […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Book Review

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Book Review
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When I kicked off the Fantastic Literature column, I mentioned that Hulu was producing a series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. And that television show has helped spur a renaissance around the 1985 book, with libraries seeing waitlists for the book run a mile long, and the iconic costumes popping up at state […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: 1750

Monthly Short Story Winner: 1750 

Imagine you or someone from our time is transported back to the year 1750 (the start of the industrial revolution) with everything you/they know. There’s no going back. What is your/their plan? What can or will go wrong? Rules: 1. This must be prose or poetry. 2. The main character must travel back from our […]

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The Rift by Nina Allan

The Rift by Nina Allan
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“Remember when we were small, Selena, the worlds we made? I was happy then, at home in the world in a way I’ve never been since. Perhaps it was my dis-ease with the world that lost me my place in it.” “No book is completely true or completely a lie. A famous philosopher at the […]

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