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Manx Prize

Manx Prize by Laura Montgomery Montgomery takes all the strengths of The Sky Suspended—world-building, flesh-and-blood characterizations, intricate plot, great line-by-line writing, and an all-too-believable view of future bureaucracy—and puts them to work in a second novel every bit as good … Continue reading

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Fat White Vampire Otaku

Fat White Vampire Otaku by Andrew Fox   Andrew Fox has one of the most unique, off-the-wall voices of any writer alive. And to say I’m a fan is an understatement, given he’s the author not only of Fat White … Continue reading

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I Have Been Book Hauled!

Video blogger Ross Palmer-Willmott reviews Let No False Angels and five other worthy indie books. My part starts around 1:45. Thank you, Ross!

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Link, Synopsis, Translation III

Link: “The Amazon E-Book Price Fandango: In Which a Corporation Shares Its Opinion, Because Apparently Corporations Have Those Now?” Synopsis: Head-scratching (and lengthy) comparison of the ice cream and e-book industries followed by criticism of someone else’s “poor analogy.” Not particularly … Continue reading

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A Piece of Eternity

I spent ten years as a struggling screenwriter. The first five years were one of the best times of my life. The second five years, not so much. A Piece of Eternity was written early in those first five years. … Continue reading

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The Sky Suspended

The Sky Suspended by Laura Montgomery   This book is unlike most others I’ve ever read. Humanity’s one and only starship returns after 30 years, but before we can spread to other worlds, ownership of the patent for the star … Continue reading

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Fresh Cut

Fresh Cut by Eve A. Floriste Dark memoirs of people dealing with early trauma and the bad decisions that follow later in life are a dime a dozen. This one works, though. The insider’s view of the flower shop industry … Continue reading

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#IndieBooksBeSeen

Today is #IndieBooksBeSeen day over on Twitter. So click over there and discover some deserving authors you’ve never heard of. Like this guy: Let No False Angels is currently on sale at Amazon for Kindle for only $0.99, by the … Continue reading

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Link, Synopsis, Translation II

Link: “Self-Publishing Is Not Revolutionary – It’s Reactionary” Synopsis: Traditional publishing is actually far more democratic than indie publishing because “every writer can submit a manuscript” (pay no attention to getting an agent and everything that comes after submission), traditional publishers … Continue reading

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How to Make A Social Justice Warrior

How to Make a Social Justice Warrior by Will Shetterly Great recap, good insights, and an always readable account of some of fandom’s less-than-stellar online moments. While clearly having his own strong point of view, Shetterly is a writer you … Continue reading

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