Why My Second book is Nothing Like the First by Alexes Razevich

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When I find a book I like, characters I enjoy following, a writing style that speaks to me—I want more. I want to follow the hero, hiss the villains, tag along on “the further adventures of . . . ”  So why, when I sat down to write my second novel was it nothing like the first? A little background. I never expected my first novel, Khe, to find the kind of reader-love that it did. Set on an alien...

SFFWorld Best of 2014: Part 3 – Genre Film & TV

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Best of 2014 It’s that time of year when, as we have done for the last decade or so, we have dragged ourselves from the revelries here at SFFWorld to try and put some sort of order to our favourite (and not so favourite!) stuff from 2014. And so, here’s the third part of our attempt to show what we liked (or didn’t) this year. (The first part, on Fantasy & Horror books, is HERE, and the...

SFFWorld Best of 2014: Part 2 – Science Fiction

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Best of 2014 It’s that time of year when, as we have done for the last decade or so, we have dragged ourselves from the revelries here at SFFWorld to try and put some sort of order to our favourite (and not so favourite!) stuff from 2014. And so, in the finest traditions of trying to reduce our lists to five in each category, here’s the second part of our attempt to show what we liked (or...

SFFWorld Best of 2014: Part 1 – Fantasy & Horror

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Best of 2014 It’s that time of year when, as we have done for the last decade or so, we have dragged ourselves from the revelries here at SFFWorld to try and put some sort of order to our favourite (and not so favourite!) stuff from 2014. The second part, on Science Fiction books is HERE and the third part on Genre Film & TV is HERE. And so, in the finest traditions of trying to reduce...

The Top 5 Earth Invasion Methods from Movies

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The Top 5 Earth Invasion Methods from Movies It’s a scenario that makes the perfect block buster: you’re at the office, or driving home with the kids, or even at the local watering hole when you hear an ear-shattering blast. Entire buildings shake. Cars screech across asphalt and crash into each other. Even the wind rages away as if trying to escape the impending danger. People flood into the streets...

Writing a prequel by Jim Bernheimer

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When I decided to write a prequel to Confessions of a D-List Supervillain to add more substance to the universe before advancing the storyline, I underestimated the amount of reluctance that goes along with prequels in general. Curse you George Lucas! You’ve tainted the concept of prequels forever. I guess it’s not all his fault (just mostly). From a reader’s perspective, they know how the story...

Article: Empires: Extraction and Empires: Infiltration

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On the recent release of Empires: Infiltration and Empires: Extraction, both authors involved (Stephen and Gavin) wrote about their reaction to each other’s work, and the joys and perils of working collaboratively. CAUTION: Some of this may be NSFW. Here’s the second part of this article – Gavin’s reaction to Empires: Extraction:   Empires: Extraction – A Reaction Or what...

Article: Empires: Infiltration and Empires: Extraction

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On the recent release of Empires: Infiltration and Empires: Extraction, both authors involved (Stephen and Gavin) wrote about their reaction to each other’s work, and the joys and perils of working collaboratively. CAUTION: Some of this may be NSFW. Here’s the first part of this article – Stephen’s reaction to Empires: Infiltration: Empires: Infiltration  – A Reaction For...

Why Adults Need to Read Young Adult and Children’s Books by Jeyn Roberts

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I always find it odd when people tell me they won’t read young adult novels. When I will ask them why, I get a numerous amount of different excuses. — They’re dumbed down. — They aren’t mature enough. — They deal with subjects only kids care about. — They’re not literary enough. — I only read books that I can discuss with my peers. I’d be embarrassed to admit I read YA. I could...

The Quirks of Playing in Two Sandboxes: Erin Lindsey on Pseudonyms [GUEST POST]

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I remember very distinctly the first couple of times I mentioned to another author that I had just sold a second series to Ace/Roc. There were looks. Not looks of envy – oh no. It was more of a have-you-gone-completely-barkers thing. Which, it turns out, was not an unreasonable question. The thing is, I have a full-time day job. A busy one, which requires a lot of “overtime” and international...
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