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  1. Firefly Blog

    This week's article on Black Gate explores 2 more episodes of Firefly. We're in the home stretch now.

    http://www.blackgate.com/2014/03/19/...ective-part-6/
  2. Arwen's Blog

    Recently I've been on a roll listening to the Original concept album of Evita-- in particular the Lament, the last song in the musical which was cut down.
    "The choice was mine and mine completely,
    I could have any prize that I desired,
    I could burn with the splendour of the brightest fire
    Or else, or else I could choose time."


    I think the song is incredible; in particular the lyrics. I could burn with the splendour of the brightest fire ...

    Updated August 26th, 2014 at 10:46 PM by Arwen Evenstar

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  3. Why I will never, ever, EVER shop at Best Buy again

    by , January 31st, 2014 at 08:09 PM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    So I bought a Beats Pill for Kim for Christmas. It was the wrong color ( I knew it was the wrong color when I bought it, Red was out of stock at the time, staff assured me I could trade it later). Kim called every week to ask if the color she wanted was available. Finally, Red is available, I go in to exchange it, on the day we found out it was available. They refused to hold one of the red ones *(should have raised a flag then and there). Great customer service story is already starting.
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  4. Book 3: The Liar's Prophecy

    by , January 20th, 2014 at 06:18 PM (Task Force: Gaea)
    "Even death cannot protect you from your past."—the tagline of the third novel in the Task Force: Gaea series, The Liar's Prophecy. No spoilers to follow.

    The third installment of this series picks up not long after Memory's Curse ends, and the members of the United Nations Task Force: Gaea—Aegis, Talon, Aether, and Zodiak—will encounter something that has had millennia to fester with a deep-seated yearning for vengeance. While the gods possess the powers of the natural ...
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  5. I Write for Word Nerds

    by , January 20th, 2014 at 06:15 PM (Task Force: Gaea)
    "Why don't you just use regular words? You know, like 'dumb down' the vocabulary a little?" I was asked recently. By regular, I assume that meant easier or more commonly used. So, what you're saying is that you want a novel spoon-fed to you with language you don't have think about. Dumb down? I won't disrespect my readers by assuming they can't understand what I've written. Where's the fun in that? I certainly understand the desire to write for an audience, but I like the idea of providing ...
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  6. Open to Submissions - 2014

    Wars to End All Wars

    Alternate Tales From The Trenches

    There are many worlds and many histories, but The Great War happened in all of them.

    A complex web of events, both great and small, lead to a conflict of unimagined proportion, scope, and duration, and left the Worlds reeling in its wake. Wars to End All Wars - Alternate Tales From The Trenches is an anthology of speculative fiction re-imagining the causes, actions, and effects of the Great War, and the stories
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  7. Submitted.

    I have submitted to Angry Robot, but not full of hope. I can't be. I know how tough it is to be taken up by them.
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  8. The cybersp@ce series

    Cyberspace Series:
    The Cybersp@ce trilogy follows the Reynolds family as humanity takes its first steps out into the cosmos.

    Book 1- Cybersp@ce
    Nick Reynolds, a former NSA analyst now working for Cyber Command, has found his workload growing, as cyber attacks against the United States begin increasing exponentially. When the world approaches the brink of World War III, however, he comes to realize that he must find whatever means he can, however unorthodox, to prevent ...
  9. Burnout Blackout live on wattpad (nanorwimo13)

    by , November 30th, 2013 at 06:58 PM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    The whole thing is up. Novel complete at 50,996 per the official validator.

    I'm not sure the old links will work, so here's an updated link as I renamed the bugger a little hoping to make sure it got into the $2,000 drawing over on wattpad, which is why the novel now has the nanowrimo13 at the end of the title.

    http://www.wattpad.com/story/9722929...ut-nanowrimo13

    --Brian.
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  10. The Cybersp@ce Series

    Book One: Cybersp@ce

    Nick Reynolds, a former NSA analyst now working for Cyber Command, has found his workload growing, as cyber attacks against the United States begin increasing exponentially. When the world approaches the brink of World War III, however, he comes to realize that he must find whatever means he can, however unorthodox, to prevent a massive cyber attack that will cripple the United States, and trigger an apocalypse.
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W-UKhPcUs4 ...

    Updated November 24th, 2013 at 09:02 PM by JWHorton

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  11. Burnout Blackout live on wattpad (nanorwimo13)

    by , November 22nd, 2013 at 03:01 PM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Parts one to eight (roughly the first twenty days) are up on wattpad if anyone's interested.

    http://www.wattpad.com/29498035-burnout-blackout

    --Brian.
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  12. Done it

    Ok, feeling quite sick. I have just sent off my submission to Jo Fletcher books of my newly minted manuscript for Hand of Glory. They tell you to aim high to begin with, but still. Jo Fletcher is one hell of a superb editor/publisher.

    Anyway, fingers crossed for a request for a full. Though I doubt it very much.

    Still, if nothing heard by the middle of December I will submit to the Angry Robot open door. There again I have big doubts if a full will be requested. ...
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  13. Burnout Blackout live on wattpad (nanorwimo13)

    by , November 9th, 2013 at 11:13 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    I know some people in the Nanowrimo community post their novels and progress live, unedited, as they work.

    This year I'm joining the scrum, I guess.

    So, should you like to read the progress so far, here's the link.

    Expect sporadic updates, I'm going to try to keep updates to once or twice a week.

    http://www.wattpad.com/story/9722929-burnout-blackout

    --Brian.

    Updated November 9th, 2013 at 12:26 PM by expatrie (typo)

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  14. NaNo 2013

    by , November 9th, 2013 at 10:57 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Hoping I can get closer to "par" over the weekend, though getting distracted by setting up on Wattpad hasn't helped.

    At any rate, work should start laying off a little over the next week (although not really, I have 11 projects to complete and two from last week still "hanging" and revisions expected on the four I "completed" last week.

    We'll see.

    Other than that, as story gossip, I've picked up Burnout from last year (I ...

    Updated November 9th, 2013 at 11:05 AM by expatrie (expanded information)

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  15. names

    Can you all help me pick one name out of the following?: DementiaMoonstone, RauraMoonstone,JocelynMoonstone, CarmillaMoonstone, DemoniaMoonstone
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