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Decision Tree

Leo

A Rational House

Before

The Angel’s Death Knell

The Roommate

The Roommate

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Decision Tree

Trapped in a life pod attached to a dying spacecraft, an aging, battle-weary engineer has less than three minutes to live and an impossible choice to make. However, thanks to two computer programmers—over 100 years in the past—he’s not alone.

Leo

Meet Leo. Experiment, child, or monster? What makes him beautiful is that he is not human. He’s better.

A Rational House

A tightly wound architect is forced to extremes when ridding her house of a man who keeps growing from the walls.

Before

What happens when today’s interstellar travelers meet those that arrived before them?

The Angel’s Death Knell

What happens when the Angel of Death simply gives up?

The Roommate

The hole in my floor descended deep into the ground. Damp, mildewy air wafted up.

The Roommate

A tale of two sisters too close.

A Taste of Online Dating

Online dating can be predatory, but who exactly is doing the hunting?

Moira and Ellie

Jenna can’t wait to meet her imaginary friend–but her ghost turns out to have a closer connection to her family than she imagines.

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Integrating Science Into Fiction with Larry Niven.

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

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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.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for May 6, 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 fleet science fiction, dystopian futures, urban fantasy, romance, and both historical and urban fantasy.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Apr. 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 fallen goddesses, gothic mystery, cozy mystery, alien romance, and retold fairytales.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Apr. 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 a dystopian future, a metaphysical fantasy, romance, witches, werewolves, vampires, and a dragon rider.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Apr. 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 EMP survival, metaphysical fiction, romance, science fiction adventure, sword and sorcery, and a dystopian future.

Pavlov Shack — free realistic multiplayer combat game for Oculus Quest II

Pavlov Shack is one of the best free VR combat shooter games I’ve seen for the Oculus Quest 2.

Free Friday: Today’s top free Amazon sci-fi and fantasy books for Apr. 8, 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, changelings, a cozy magical mystery, a supernatural apocalypse, and a snarky magical private eye.

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.

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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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.

Head of Russian space agency makes bizarre mistake

The head of Russia’s space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, made a bizarre and wildly inaccurate statement last Thursday.

On Writing

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

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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.

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for May. 1

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.

Google offers free AI-powered audiobook narration

Today, Google announced a free service to convert your EPUB file into an audiobook, using its AI voices.

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

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

How to create short URLs to promote your work

Link shortening services can help you track which of your book marketing efforts are actually working.

This week’s top writing advice from around the web for Apr. 10

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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