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Literary-friendly entertainment fiction: the "progressive rock" of books

I had an interesting discussion with the Beautiful but Evil Space Mistress about more literary sci-fi and its sales potential the other day, and was reminded of this when I heard the audio of a Coldplay concert last night. 1,060 more words


5 reasons why you should go to GenreCon

If you’re in Australia, and love genre writing, then there’s one place you have to be in November this year: GenreCon. I went to my first GenreCon, Brisbane’s biggest and best celebration of all things genre writing, in 2015 and I snapped up my early bird ticket’s to this year’s event without thinking twice. 361 more words

Signal Boost #12: A Conversation about Conventions, Economics, and Inclusion

On today’s Signal Boost, Shaun and Jen discuss conventions, the economics of attendance, and how they can be more inclusive. They’re particularly concerned with how convention culture tends to be somewhat exclusive, how conventions often fail utterly at disability access, and how something called WorldCon should MAYBE travel around the world a bit more. 178 more words

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Give Readers a Sneak Peak at the Wild Action to Come

As a novelist, you will one day inevitably be required to write a query letter or pitch an agent in person, and you’ll quickly realize how important it is to get straight to whatever element of your story can fascinate and intrigue in a sentence or two. 1,168 more words

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329. Inclusivity in Games -- A Discussion w/Lorraine Fryer, Vladimir Barash, and Carlos Hernandez

Magic circles, subverting Cthulhu, and preserving heritage, oh my! Lorraine Fryer, Vladimir Barash, and Carlos Hernandez join Julia Rios to discuss Inclusivity in Games! This discussion tackles the importance of representation, colonization of cultural folklore, and how these game designers have specifically worked inclusivity into the narratives of their games. 160 more words

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7/17/17 FREE DEAL Ballardvale Blues by Rachel Veznaian (Coming of Age)

Stay where you are? Saturate in familiarity? Perfect your ecosystem? Follow a blueprint? Or, forge a new path?

Addie Dalca dances on the line between what her life is and what it could be. 109 more words

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Cormac McCarthy - Suttree

In preparing for my article on Kentucky Route Zero I am reading contemporary southern gothic fiction, and Suttree is the latest on my list.  Thoughts: 763 more words

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