Barbary Station — Review

If you’ve ever secretly entertained a plan that involved going on a crime spree in order to pay off your student debts, you might enjoy Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns. Our two heroines in this story are recently-graduated engineers. Adda is a software engineer and Iridian is a mechanical engineer. They’re also lovers, and they […]

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My Dream Book Adaptations

Late last week, news started circulating that Amazon was in talks to do an adaptation of Lord of the Rings. While I’m certainly happy about the bounty of SF/F movies and TV shows currently available, I’m just not too excited about another Lord of the Rings property. Nothing against Tolkien, it’s just that it’s already […]

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September TBR

The Books I’ll be stuffing my nose into this month. What’s on your TBR shelf?

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What is Speculative Fiction?

Speculative fiction is an umbrella term.

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What’s A Word Count?

Don’t be ashamed if you are new to the writing world and haven’t the foggiest what a word count is. Part of the life of a writer is encountering a host of terms you aren’t familiar with and there is nothing wrong with asking good ol’ Google for the answer. To keep this simple, a […]

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Ten Genres Defined

What the heck is a genre? For a word we use so often to describe our taste in music, books, or art, do we know what it means? A genre is a category that we assign depending on focus and style. By organizing tastes into specific genres, we create rules that define whether or not […]

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The End of Another Draft

It’s official. I can say with certainty that I understand how Frodo felt when he destroyed the ring and declared,”It’s over. It’s done.” Am I proclaiming I saved the world from an evil overlord thirsting to regain power? Hell to the no. I wouldn’t want the pressure and I’d rather get into trouble with Pippin. Sorry, Middle […]

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