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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!

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

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

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

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

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

Lightning Between Your Fingers

A sordid tale of vice and corruption takes shape as Knight-Sister Arlise Dun investigates the mysterious death of courtesan Emerei Dawson.

Twinkle Twinkle

A mother, son, and grandmother evacuate a dark, frozen planet earth but dread something even worse.

Six Things you can Build with a Radish when You’re only One Inch Tall

When you’re married to a witch don’t make empty promises or you may find yourself learning a hard lesson.

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Reviews

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Jun. 24, 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 fairies, vampires, werewolves, a magic school, demons, and highlands time travel.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Jun. 17, 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 witches, zombies, vampires, gothic horror, romance, monsters who live in the woods, and lots of magic.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Jun. 10, 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 EMP survival, nordic myth and legend, vampires, time travel, action and adventure, wizards, and space exploration.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Jun. 3, 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 space opera, angels and demons, witches, fairies, and plenty of sexy supernatural action.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 27, 2022

We read the first chapters of the top ten free spec fic books on Amazon. Today’s list has space-traveling telepaths, mystery-solving witches, vampires, zombies, FBI agents tackling supernatural horrors, and a lust demon.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 20, 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 EMP survival, dragons, witches, King Arthur’s knights, space battles, and a lonely rutabaga.

5 Shocking Facts from Memory: The Origins of Alien

Grays. Blobs. Symbiotes. When it comes to aliens, I love ‘em all. I’m especially fond of the acid-
dripping, face-hugging, chest-bursting aliens that Sigourney Weaver fights in Ridley Scott’s film
series.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 13, 2022

We read the first few chapters of each of the top ten free fantasy and sci-fi books on Amazon. Today’s list has time travel, cozy magical mysteries, fallen angels, shapeshifters, and a dying civilization at the end of the universe.

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

motional 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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Nebula 2022 Awards honor new and emerging writers

New and emerging writers as well as some familiar names received the recognition they were due this month at the 2022 Nebula Awards awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the 2022 Nebula Award recipients, covering science fiction and fantasy novels, novellas, short stories, and games.

Space Perspective unveils luxurious capsule interior for high altitude balloon rides

In just a few years, you’ll be able to fly high above the earth’s surface in a luxurious space lounge carried by a balloon.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Apr. 1, 2022

We read the first chapters of the top ten free spec fic books on Amazon. Today’s list has galactic empire science fiction, occult suspense, a cozy paranormal mystery, vampires, genetic alteration, and lots of romance.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei lands on earth in Russian spacecraft

An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have landed on earth in a Russian spacecraft despite increasing tensions between Russia and the United States over the conflict in Ukraine.

NASA says it’s spotted 5,000 exoplanets

NASA says it’s spotted 5,000 exoplanets By Jim DeLillo NASA recently announced that it’s discovered 5,000 exoplanets, a milestone that’s taken 30 years to achieve. An exoplanet is a planetary body outside of our own solar system, and the search for them started in 1992 with NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program. The program

2021 Nebula Award finalists announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America just announced the finalists for the 2021 Nebula Awards.

Brandon Sanderson is a dirty liar

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

NASA says Soyuz spacecraft will return American astronaut as scheduled

An American astronaut returning to earth on a Russian spacecraft might be cause for concern as tensions heat up between Russia, the United States, and other countries opposed to the invasion of Ukraine.

On Writing

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Jun. 19

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 Jun. 12

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 Jun. 6

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 May. 29

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 May. 22

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.

Ringworld the television series, and Larry Niven’s tips on working with co-authors

Recently on Metastellar’s Long Lost Friends YouTube show, we were delighted to spend a couple of hours talking to science fiction legend Larry Niven. During the interview, shared the exciting news that his classic 1970 novel Ringworld is in development with Amazon and MGM.

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for May. 15

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 May. 8

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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