Morphing Man

Morphing Man

A telemarketing firm is struggling to make a profit. A star top biller is hired to turn the business around, but he presents a greater face of horror than the sight of a shrinking bottom line.
Camelot’s Last Heroes

Camelot’s Last Heroes

An exiled fairy knight must lead a mismatched band of would-be heroes against the ultimate evil. The story is full of action, humor, and surprises. There are dwarves, fairies, magicians, an assortment of monsters… oh yeah, and some kids with a dog. What more can one want?
Hand-me-Down Days

Hand-me-Down Days

A magical take on the pain of not fitting in, and rising above it.
The Way of Water

The Way of Water

A woman stands two metres from a public paying water tap, dying of thirst in a water-scarce world rife with corporate/government corruption and global resource warfare.
Space Time Rewind

Space Time Rewind

A young girl devised a plan to get even with her brother.
The Inverness Soliloquies

The Inverness Soliloquies

Horror in an undersea refuge with an acrostic and deliberate reference to Shakespeare thrown in for good measure.
Releasing Hitler

Releasing Hitler

What if, one million years from now, Hitler is paroled from Hell?
The Marina Morgue

The Marina Morgue

People were dying faster than souls could leave.
Drive, It Said

Drive, It Said

The story of a ride-share gone really weird. A little bit noir, a little bit sci-fi, a little bit romance.
Metallosis

Metallosis

A post-apocalyptic story that mixes cyberpunk with biopunk. It conveys the message of maintaining your humanity while surrounded by so much technology (so much that it feels that you’re becoming a cyborg yourself).
Asexuals of the Cosmos, Unite!

Asexuals of the Cosmos, Unite!

A darkly humorous sci-fi tale of a federation of aliens on a cosmic mission to ‘a-sex’ civilizations throughout the universe, including Earth’s. After reading this piece, you will never think of UFO abduction stories in the same way again.
The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

Finding lonely sanctuary in the woods the protagonist finds the only company he has is the waterlogged wedding party bobbing in the pond.
Corvid King Seeks Perfect Wife

Corvid King Seeks Perfect Wife

For the King it is love at first sight, but can love, no matter how intense and generous, be forced?
The Uryuom Plight

The Uryuom Plight

Trapped on a backward planet hundreds of light-years from home, a brave astronaut hides in plain sight among the resident aliens and laments the dying world he left behind.
For Love, I Tear

For Love, I Tear

A not-quite-human entity roams the world, hoping to find true love before her kind is erased from existence.
Morphing Man

Morphing Man

Thomas WhiteAug 19, 2022
A telemarketing firm is struggling to make a profit. A star top biller is hired to turn the business around, but he presents a greater face of horror than the sight of a shrinking bottom line.
Camelot’s Last Heroes

Camelot’s Last Heroes

Art LaskyAug 15, 2022
An exiled fairy knight must lead a mismatched band of would-be heroes against the ultimate evil. The story is full of action, humor, and surprises. There are dwarves, fairies, magicians, an assortment of monsters… oh yeah, and some kids with a dog. What more can one want?
Hand-me-Down Days

Hand-me-Down Days

Andrew DunnAug 12, 2022
A magical take on the pain of not fitting in, and rising above it.
The Way of Water

The Way of Water

Nina MunteanuJul 29, 2022
A woman stands two metres from a public paying water tap, dying of thirst in a water-scarce world rife with corporate/government corruption and global resource warfare.
Space Time Rewind

Space Time Rewind

Marie LeClaireJul 22, 2022
A young girl devised a plan to get even with her brother.
The Inverness Soliloquies

The Inverness Soliloquies

Andrew DunnJul 15, 2022
Horror in an undersea refuge with an acrostic and deliberate reference to Shakespeare thrown in for good measure.
Releasing Hitler

Releasing Hitler

Larry HodgesJul 11, 2022
What if, one million years from now, Hitler is paroled from Hell?
The Marina Morgue

The Marina Morgue

Marie LeClaireJul 8, 2022
People were dying faster than souls could leave.
Drive, It Said

Drive, It Said

Pete BarnstromJul 1, 2022
The story of a ride-share gone really weird. A little bit noir, a little bit sci-fi, a little bit romance.

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feminist Science Fiction Writer Sheri Tepper scrutinized patriarchy with a cudgel

feminist Science Fiction Writer Sheri Tepper scrutinized patriarchy with a cudgel

Judith JudsonAug 16, 2022
Tepper’s science fiction often explored the toxicity of patriarchy which she often depicted as the justification behind the ruthless exploitation of alien planets. that the earth and any planet mankind decides to take over is fair game for ruthless exploitation and destruction.
Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Aug. 12, 2022

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Aug. 12, 2022

We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes fae princes, telekinetic witches, angels, a demonic private eye, a couple of different dystopian futures, vampires, werewolves, and zombies.
Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Aug. 5, 2022

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Aug. 5, 2022

Maria KorolovAug 5, 2022
We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes a dystopian future, murderous creepy mermaids, grim reapers, sexy aliens, and a six-thousand-year-old werewolf named Cain. Yup, THAT Cain.
Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 29, 2022

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 29, 2022

We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes mystery, galactic empires, a mermaid, dark magic, post apocalyptic survival, and lots of romance.
July Meeting of the WPL’s Science Fiction Book Club – WWW: Wake

July Meeting of the WPL’s Science Fiction Book Club – WWW: Wake

Melody FriedenthalJul 23, 2022
Multi-award-winning hard science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer new book The Downloaded is coming out later this year, and it will be out in audiobook first. In fact, Audible is getting an exclusive for the first six months, before the print and ebook versions come out.
Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 22, 2022

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 22, 2022

We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes wizards, space fleet battles, bridges to other worlds, a sexy shape-shifting crocodile, and dragons.
Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 15, 2022

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for July 15, 2022

We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list includes post apocalyptic multi world traveling, cozy magical mystery, horror, werewolves, high fantasy, and a superhero.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 goes fast, hits some speed bumps

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 goes fast, hits some speed bumps

Terrence SmithJul 12, 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a Sonic fan’s dream, with heavy action scenes, as well as winks and nods to the franchise’s history.

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Viper Pit or Brad Pitt

Viper Pit or Brad Pitt

Tish EastmanMay 11, 2022
What I have a hard time believing is that a Reptilian would be clueless enough to think a wife wants to be woken up in the middle of the night to have sex with her husband.
What is the metaverse?

What is the metaverse?

Maria KorolovMar 20, 2022
The term “metaverse” was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash. He used it to refer to an immersive, virtual reality world in which people are embodied as their avatars.
Writing Classes that Rock: Emotional Truth from Odyssey Writing Workshops

Writing Classes that Rock: Emotional Truth from Odyssey Writing Workshops

Robert StahlMar 8, 2022
Emotional Truth from Odyssey Writing Workshops is a 5-week class that does a deep dive on techniques to heighten the emotional quality of your writing.
Brandon Sanderson is a dirty liar

Brandon Sanderson is a dirty liar

I never should have trusted him. Sure, he’s incredible with his fans. But I feel so betrayed.

NEWS

Aurora Awards Recipients For 2022 Announced

Aurora Awards Recipients For 2022 Announced

Terrence SmithAug 16, 2022
This past weekend, the winners of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association’s 2022 Aurora Awards were announced, honoring excellence in native Canadians and Landed Immigrants.
Finalists announced for 2022 Dragon Awards; Get ready to vote

Finalists announced for 2022 Dragon Awards; Get ready to vote

Alex KorolovAug 12, 2022
The 2022 Dragon Awards are coming up, and Dragon Con has just announced its finalists.
Midjourney is a great new AI image generator — if you’re a fan of Discord

Midjourney is a great new AI image generator — if you’re a fan of Discord

Maria KorolovAug 2, 2022
A new AI image generator called Midjourney offers images comparable in quality to Dall-E 2, but is open to the public.
Wahlbeck App Hiring Fiction Writers

Wahlbeck App Hiring Fiction Writers

Amira LoutfiAug 2, 2022
Wahlbeck App Hiring Fiction Writers By Amira Loutfi Editor in Cheif of Wahlbeck Inc. Mark Wahlbeck recently released a Loom video to his discord community saying that he was going to pay writers $3000 for the rights to 30,000 words of science fiction. The stories will be broken up into 10 installments of 3000 words …

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First anthology released

First anthology released

Maria KorolovJul 29, 2022
MetaStellar’s first anthology is out today, a collection of short stories from our first year of publication.
July Meeting of the WPL’s Science Fiction Book Club – WWW: Wake

July Meeting of the WPL’s Science Fiction Book Club – WWW: Wake

Melody FriedenthalJul 23, 2022
Multi-award-winning hard science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer new book The Downloaded is coming out later this year, and it will be out in audiobook first. In fact, Audible is getting an exclusive for the first six months, before the print and ebook versions come out.
This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 17

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 17

Maria KorolovJul 17, 2022
I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification.
James Webb Telescope Reveals a Galaxy of Galaxies

James Webb Telescope Reveals a Galaxy of Galaxies

Jim DeLilloJul 13, 2022
NASA just released the first images from the world’s most powerful and largest space telescope, and it gives us a mind-numbing view of the cosmos.

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This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Aug. 14

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Aug. 14

Maria KorolovAug 14, 2022
I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification.
This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Aug. 7

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Aug. 7

Maria KorolovAug 7, 2022
I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification.
Midjourney is a great new AI image generator — if you’re a fan of Discord

Midjourney is a great new AI image generator — if you’re a fan of Discord

Maria KorolovAug 2, 2022
A new AI image generator called Midjourney offers images comparable in quality to Dall-E 2, but is open to the public.
This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 31

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 31

Maria KorolovJul 31, 2022
I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification.
Free cool space backgrounds from NASA

Free cool space backgrounds from NASA

Maria KorolovJul 30, 2022
All NASA images are available for free, for any use — including commercial. They’re particularly great for background images on sci-fi author websites.
10 tips for the free Craiyon AI image generator (formerly Dall-E Mini)

10 tips for the free Craiyon AI image generator (formerly Dall-E Mini)

Maria KorolovJul 27, 2022
I’ve been collecting AI-powered image generation tools for the past year and one has become my go-to over the past couple of weeks — Craiyon (formerly Dall-E Mini).
The best video from this month’s AuthorTube conference

The best video from this month’s AuthorTube conference

Maria KorolovJul 25, 2022
One of the videos from this year’s AuthorTube Writing Conference was so impactful that it deserved to be spotlighted in its own article. The main idea? Stop doing all the things.
This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 24

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jul. 24

Maria KorolovJul 24, 2022
I subscribe to more than a hundred writing advice sites and YouTube channels and lovingly pick the best posts from this previous week for your edification.