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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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…. ...
  4. 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

  5. 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
    now calm
    into blissful
    slumbering rest

    (c) libithina
  6. "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 ...
  7. 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 ...
    Mystic Fantasy

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    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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  9. New Book: Beyond the Hedge

    Beyond the Hedge by K. A. Wolberg (published by Tate Publishing) is a new fantasy novel to be enjoyed by pre- and young teens but also a story that will be much appreciated and enjoyed by adults. If you enjoy the imagery, symbolism and mythical worlds found in such works as The Chronicles of Narnia, you are bound to like Beyond the Hedge. K. A. Wolberg takes you on extraordinary adventures with magical creatures in the world of Fayria. Twists and turns abound as good and evil battle for the future ...
  10. Interesting Tidbit for Reviewers

    While browsing some sites today I came across The Book Smugglers site. This little disclaimer caught my eye.
    [QUOTE]In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, The Book Smugglers would like everyone to know that while we do purchase our own books for review on occasion, you should assume that every book reviewed here at The Book Smugglers was provided to the reviewers by the publisher or the author for free unless specified otherwise.[/QUOTE]

    This ...
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