Recently I’ve seen several discussions about the value or harm of book reviews. Authors need them to help with sales and even negative reviews aren’t necessarily going to hurt sales. 374 more words
It’s somewhat surprising that publishers have allowed The Silkworm to continue to be listed under the name Robert Galbraith instead of J.K. Rowling – after all, this is an industry where female writers are often asked to abbreviate their names so that sales don’t get affected, so I can’t imagine that leaving Rowling’s name off is appealing to them. 501 more words
Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans
Former special operations agent Paul Scharre helped create U.S. military guidelines on autonomous weapons. His new book Army of None, looks at the advances in technology, and the questions they raise.
The celebrated author and film maker died when the bus he was in crashed into a truck, today the 23th of April. He was 44 years old. 62 more words
She felt cold. She felt cold and maybe a little damp.
Most definitely damp.
She began to open her eyes.
Do you know that awkwardly comforting feeling when you first wake up, when your eyelids are the heaviest not simply because of sleep, but also because of that fine layer of goop keeping your eyes pried together? 608 more words
Heroes are only as good as their villains. But the black hats don’t always get their due. So, it’s exciting for me and my writing partner, Camilla, to showcase one of our Werewolf Whisperer baddies in the Golden Box Books Publishing’s “meet the bad guys” issue. 80 more words