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Camelot’s Last Heroes

Hand-me-Down Days

The Way of Water

Space Time Rewind

The Inverness Soliloquies

Releasing Hitler

The Marina Morgue

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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

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

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

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

The Inverness Soliloquies

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

Releasing Hitler

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

The Marina Morgue

People were dying faster than souls could leave.

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

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).

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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

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

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

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

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

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 is a Sonic fan’s dream, with heavy action scenes, as well as winks and nods to the franchise’s history.

Birth of the Anima: An Ambitious, Though Unfocused, Ecological Fable

Birth of the Anima, Kelsey K. Sather’s debut novel, is an ambitious ecological myth in the vein of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth books, with extensive lore and dozens upon dozens of characters that interweave throughout the narrative.

Essays

Viper Pit or Brad Pitt

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?

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

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

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

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Finalists announced for 2022 Dragon Awards; Get ready to vote

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

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 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

First anthology released

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

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

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

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.

Scientists puzzled by double crater on the Moon

On March 4, 2022, a rocket booster crashed into the Moon and left a unique mark: not one, but two craters.

On Writing

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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.

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