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  1. New blog software

    Welcome to the new blog section.

    I've now installed a brand new blog software that is fully integrated with the discussion forum. Hopefully this will prove to be a much better and more professional solution for blogs than the previous one.

    Enjoy
    Dag

    Updated March 8th, 2009 at 07:12 AM by daigoro

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  2. New dragonized book cover

    Originally posted on October 1, 2009...

    I finished Labyrinth of Fire (for now) and have sent out a couple of copies for proofing. One went to my brother Darren in England, who has one or two eyes for detail and is a qualified proofreader. Another went to Laura Canning, who is Irish but currently living in Australia. She's a journalist, author and proofreader. I might send out a couple more proofs shortly.

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    Updated October 3rd, 2009 at 01:37 PM by Keith Robinson

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    Progress and updates on novel writing
  3. The Value of Science Fiction in the Real World

    Some of the greatest books, movies, and stories ever produced were Science Fiction books, movies, and stories. But is Science Fiction good for anything other than entertainment?

    I say Yes! Science Fiction is essential for technological, social, and scientific progress.

    First, Science Fiction inspires inventors, engineers, scientists, and others to create new technologies and to explore new areas of science. It opens one's mind to what is possible. Would scientists today ...
  4. Get a FREE copy of my latest short story.



    I've been a huge fan of ebooks ever since I got my Kindle a year ago. It's so much easier to read on a Kindle than on paper. Every book can be a large print edition, and there tends to be a greater selection at much better prices.

    This week is "Read an eBook Week", and to celebrate, I'm offering my latest short story, The Hook (a Wandering Koala tale) as a FREE download for ALL ebook platforms this ...
  5. Scariest Book Cover

    So: what's your scariest Book Cover?

    Here's one that my dad had, that I found at the bottom of the bookshelf at about the age of 5. Frightened the bejeebus out of me and turned me into a quivering wreck, when there was just me and it in the bottom of a wardrobe one day....



    And now... nothing to it. Plasticene.

    Actually, there was also this one, which was one I actually ...

    Updated March 29th, 2010 at 06:41 AM by Hobbit

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  6. The checkout chick

    “Hello sir how are you today?” Asked the checkout chick with no reply. “Good morning sir how’s the weather outside?” A dumb look on his face appears. Oh aren’t you so chatty she thought to herself and put his groceries through. “Have a good day” she said as he left. Thank God she thought to herself and went onto the next customer.

    “Hello how are you today?” “Do you really wanna know?” the customer snapped. No it’s what I have to say to all customers you idiot is what she really wanted ...
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  7. THE END, MY FRIEND [Prelude to the Apocalypse] by KIRBY WRIGHT

    This is a sort of prequel to THE HUNGER GAMES, that is, what happened to society to get us to that point. The main characters are pregnant Evo and Tony and they flee the suburbs of Southern California for "the Northern Territories," and end up at a secret lake in Oregon. The chapters have an episodic feel because new threats are constantly threatening this 30-Something couple in their quest to find safe haven in a world that knows no rules. I actually found this more compelling than ...
  8. Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012 by David Powell

    “Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012” written by David L. Powell III centers on the title character in her effort to create a measure of chaos for “the righteous.” Incorporating a conception of spiritual faith, the narrative explores relatively complex notions of loyalty, power, and belief. The author’s portrayal also take into account an understanding of certain contemporary political and social conditions to implicitly consider the way the twenty-first century may unfold. With elements of suspense and ...
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  9. The Fourth Dimension and Time

    You've probably heard it said that the fourth dimension is time. This idea is especially popular with SF authors when writing time travel stories. But what does this mean? And what are the implications?

    Forgetting about time for a while, in ordinary life we deal with three dimensions: left-right, forward-back and up-down. What this means is that every material object and every location in the universe can be described mathematically using only three numbers. When we measure a material ...
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  10. The Masquerade

    The darkened hall sparkled by

    The spark of life of all….



    Sand kissed the lips of Aqua

    Then that form breathed the Air

    With the warmth of Fire; the Heir of Air

    Then the dance has begun…….





    Karma scales the soul’s weight

    Then the souls comes to the eve

    They select the earthly forms so fast

    And the forms begin to breathe…. ...
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  11. The double-edged sword of inspiration

    If you refer to almost any "how-to" book in any creative field (e.g. writing, painting, music etc.), most authors will suggest to immerse yourself in the respective field you're trying to break into. The logical thinking is that this will inspire you and help you keep your finger on the pulse of new ideas, even if they are spun upon old ones.

    Wanna write fantasy? Read any and all fantasy that you can. Wanna paint? Pick up a subscription to Juxtapoz magazine and go to every ...

    Updated May 19th, 2009 at 02:05 PM by jackacid

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  12. wishes hush on a wintry eve

    Wishes Hush on a Wintry Eve

    Delicately hushed
    falling softly
    Slipping into the warm blanketing of the indigo night
    Stretching out each limb
    flexing sinews catching
    dazzling shards from a fallen star granting
    wishes upon wish
    in crystalline frostings that
    drift as blown snow flakes
    lull
    now calm
    into blissful
    slumbering rest

    (c) libithina
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  13. "Ringturn" Fast Moving New SF Title for YA market

    "Ringturn" Fast Moving Action packed SF novel published by Local Legend Publishing September 2009, by British Author John C. Mawson:

    Sundered from Earth during the time of the Black Death, frightened and bewildered humans are transported by benign aliens to a planet of a nearby star. Slowly they recover and a much changed society flourishes; science is re-learnt and discoveries are made.

    A scientist, Sir Giles Fitzgerald, desperate to know more of the origins ...
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  14. The Fallen- Part One

    The Fallen
    By: W.T. Anderton
    Tale One:
    An Angel Falls

    Kyria Kathyriana, a female agent of the Isadian Empire as both a spy and assassin, sat quietly upon the roof of her aunt's house. She looked up at the silver and gold stars in the dark sky above and sighed to herself. This place, on top of the city below her, felt like the only true safe place where she could be safe from him. After all, it was her aunt who had taken her in ten years ago and worked hard to ...
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  15. ROLLIN BLUESTONE by JASON OLIVER

    [QUOTE=JASON OLIVER;573903][URL="http://http://www.filedby.com/author/jason_oliver/3646833/works/7599069/Rollin_Bluestone/"]http://http://www.filedby.com/author/jason_oliver/3646833/works/7599069/Rollin_Bluestone/[/URL][/QUOTE]
    The year is 2252. The Earth is in chaos, its environment and creatures threatened with destruction. Humans share consciousness with animals, androids, and dozens of alien species. Uneasy alliance and dangerous confrontation are part of everyone’s life. ...
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