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  1. Life imitates art imitates life imitates art imitates...

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 09:07 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Now that the news on Timothy Ray Brown has broken, (and presuming it holds up to scientific scrutiny), is anyone thinking of Virtual Light besides me? I seem to recall that character even had a "Ray" in their name.

    --Brian.

    P.S. Bonus points to whoever puts the hardcover page that oblique reference to the AIDS vaccine posited by Gibson appears, so I can look it up for myself.

    Well, after (on the second try) remembering to grab my copy of Virtual ...

    Updated May 31st, 2011 at 10:11 PM by expatrie

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  2. "Lufer-Ma'ar and the Otherworld" merchandise!

    I sort of view this as an innovation. I've never before seen an author sell any merchandise aside from their novel, unless, of course, you are J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer, but I'm a little guy in the literary world, and no big company is distributing my merchandise to major stores.
    Now available on my website is a CafePress shop that I have titled "Otherworld Village."
    There are three designs currently available that you can buy as either a t-shirt, hoodie, baseball ...
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  3. GRRM Has Made Me See the Light

    So Iíve read the first seven of Terry Goodkindís Sword of Truth books after watching and enjoying the TV show Legend of the Seeker which was based (loosely) on those books.

    Please.

    Donít judge me.

    Of the seven I read, I really enjoyed two (Stone of Tears and Soul of the Fire) I thought three were okay (Wizardís First Rule, Blood of the Fold and Faith of the Fallen) and I really hated the other two (Temple of the Winds and The Pillars of Creation ...
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  4. Works in progress

    The works I am presently outlining are:
    Prospekt's March
    The Queen of Arcadia
    Phantom
    Terminality

    The first is a discourse on World War II, intelligence, and optimism. It will be a novel - and yes, it is based off an album by Coldplay. I doubt it will get published, but I would still love to write it.

    The second is an ancient poem-style epic about the founding of civilization following the discovery of a DJ rig in a glade in Arcadia. It discusses ...
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  5. Forums and Blog on my website.

    There is a member's area on my website that you can long into and participate in the forums or comment on my blog there.
    The forum includes sections for discussion on my stories, Fantasy in general, and Off-Topic discussions. There is also an area for Fan Fiction, as long as the Copyright Laws are not violated, and an area where you can post your own short stories to share with my fans and with me for my own personal enjoyment. I always am delighted to read a follow writer's work.
    ...

    Updated May 11th, 2011 at 08:22 PM by PeterWilliam (siphon links (i.e. to another forum))

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  6. Lufer-Ma'ar and the Otherworld (About)

    I published my short story, "Lufer-Ma'ar and the Otherworld" to the Short Stories section of this website. I love talking about my stories, and considering this is the place to do that, I will do so.
    This story was inspired by an odd dream I'd had about sink faucet travel (it was a Benadryl induced dream, considering I have quite severe allergies, and Benadryl is infamous for strange, vivid dreams) and a story that a co-worker had told me about his son having a dream that a doctor ...
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  7. Introduction, introduction . . .

    Hello everyone,

    I would just like to introduce myself to all of the members sffworld.com.
    My name is Arjay Murray, and am a writer of Surreal and Epic Fantasy. I have been practicing this art since the age of fourteen, and currently have two self-published* short stories available for free on my website.
    I am planning to post those short stories to the forums, so that you can all enjoy them here.
    Also, I am working on a series of Epic Fantasy novels, which I ...

    Updated May 12th, 2011 at 10:16 PM by Arjay.Murray (siphon links (i.e. to another forum))

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  8. OMG! A Readable Blurb!

    I think I've finally hit on an angle for a readable blurb! I'm horrible at these kinds of things, and I just realized why: I've been trying to *describe* the story instead of *sell* the story!

    Every time I started writing a blurb, I began at the beginning, which locked me down in the number of ways I could introduce things and made my book sound like a hundred others out there. But the "beginning" is a prologue (yeah, I know) and while it's very important to the story, ...
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  9. best lost sci-fi novel of all time

    I'm trying to get my hands on Gath the Death Dealer's series by Frank Frazetta and the dude who created Spawn. Anyone know how to get at it?
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  10. Meet Lou Anders

    Check out my interview with Pyr Books Editorial Director Lou Anders.

    http://jonsprunk.blogspot.com/
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  11. Revision

    by , May 5th, 2011 at 01:01 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Well, it's no secret I send things out based on the theme calendars on duotrope and the condensed list based on it that I post here.

    But one of the anthologies I submitted to had a great email from the editor that was sent to all the submitters at the close of the submissions period.

    I asked Hollie if I could share it here and with her permission, here it is:

    (Edit: This isn't the whole email, just the good bits about editing).

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollie Snider
    A FEW QUESTIONS
    ...

    Updated May 7th, 2011 at 02:37 PM by expatrie (To revise it. The irony!)

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  12. Letting It Breathe

    Well, now that the first draft for Shadow's Master (Book 3 in the Shadow Saga) is done, I'm going to set it aside for a couple weeks. I'd like to say a solid month, but I can never let a manuscript go for that long.

    In the meantime, I'm going to be messing around with other projects. I've been kicking around a short story idea about the incident(s) that led Caim into the assassination profession.
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  13. Galactic Consultants, Chapter 1

  14. Galactic Consultants, Prologue

  15. Tales from the Boiler Room: Free for y'all

    I wrote a story about a Mayan who refuses to play along with his local theocratic rule, human sacrifices, etc., and I realized that he is pretty much what Holden Caulfield would have been like had he lived 1800 years ago in Mesoamerica. This collection of stories also has aliens for whom chocolate is a narcotic; a nagging ghost still complaining about his apartment buildingís heat from beyond the grave; and a yeti who ought to join a labor union.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Boiler-R...4520202&sr=8-1 ...
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