Imagine the situation...
A student working away at a dissertation, alone in a student house. He's spent most of the day crunching numbers and researching obscure details for a 15000 word whopper.
To keep him company, the TV's on but with the sound down way low. Music would distract, but the television's background murmur is a pleasingly comforting sound, used mainly to cover up the sound from outside the room.
He looks up just in time to see the screen
Anyone hear the NPR story this morning about how Star Trek (TOS) influenced the African-American astronaut Ronald McNair? He was a member of the Challenger crew 25 years ago.
My inclination has always been to believe that equality portrayed in entertainment could be influential in the real world; so it was a good thing, for example, that Star Trek way back in the ‘60s showed an integrated crew, and that William Shatner kissed Nichelle Nichols onscreen. I worried I was being naïve,
Be sure to enter one of the drawings below for a free copy of The Great Collapse: Survivors of the Pulse, before they end.
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Ive been looking for a while now for some books on Druids (fantasy druids, not the pre-christian pagans but the d&d class) The Shannara books druids arent really what im looking for either. R. A. Salvatore's Canticle has some druids in it but thats all Ive ever read about them. Anyone know any books where druids are involved?
My son likes the Dinosaur Cove series by Rex Stone.
I assumed that "Rex Stone" was a pseudonym, and it is; I hoped it was the pen name of some struggling single mom, you know, or some disabled former firefighter who got lung damage rescuing babies, or something; turns out that apparently it's used by several ghostwriters.
Anyway my son, in 1st grade, likes the series. Two boys find a way to travel back in time to the Cretaceous, where they befriend one
Author Simon Royle interviewed me on his web site about The Venom of Vipers. He's giving away a free ebook copy of it to the person who makes the coolest comment!
Another scientist posted a review of Venom on Goodreads and was "delighted at how seamlessly The Venom of Vipers tied the real science in with the science fiction. You could almost even call it science future since the theory behind the concept is real (transgenic organisms). I was also thrilled with how the author
Updated January 27th, 2011 at 08:21 AM by kcmay
From my new fantasy novel; for kindle, and eventually hard copy:
“So this baron for whom Vianko worked was jealous of Olsen and his racehorse and disparaged the animal as they drank. He kept claiming that the horse was not as fast as other horses he had seen, not as fast as horses of Oluvai, and so on. Olsen answered him every time by mentioning some great race in Oluvai itself which the horse had won by so many lengths.
“Well, the old baron kept drinking and after
From now until I decide not to do it anymore , I'm giving away one ebook copy per day of my sci-fi novel The Venom of Vipers.
Details are on my web site: http://www.kcmay.com
DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK
A vision appeared before Gothia’s mind’s eye; a black stone bridge rising from a stormy sea, a bridge of giants a hundred feet high and a hundred miles from end to end, spanning the Straits of Darkness and joining Bosoboloria to the Doom Walk, binding that wild and ancient continent to Gehenna like a beautiful bride tethered to a beast of the vilest evil. The bridge ends were guarded by shiny black skulls a hundred feet high, with a gaping open mouth arched like
As I have made my book launch a public event on facebook... I wonder if any random person can click on 'attending'....
Don't suppose there's anyone out there game enough to click attend (even if you're not in Aus or just not interested in coming... I just want to see if it works)
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Darkiss, on his review blog Darkiss reads, wrote this about The Kinshield Legacy:
"Well written and highly entertaining, you are taken on an adrenalin fuelled roller-coaster ride of excitement and exhilaration. K.C. May is well worth adding to your fantasy collection and will sit comfortably beside David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist and Stephen Donaldson."
Full review can be read at http://www.darkissreads.com/2011/01/...y-k-c-may.html
DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK
Stargard flipped open a trapdoor and climbed up through the floor, before grabbing his astounded disciple’s wrist and hauling him up with effortless ease.
Gothia found himself in a circular wooden gazebo, open-sided but for a low fence running around the seven edges, elaborately carved in intertwined Norse patterns, and interspersed by seven pillars holding up the roof, each carved in the likeness of a distinctly individual Norse dragon. It reminded
After reading a lot of forum discussions lately about cover designs and taking a long, hard look at the cover for The Venom of Vipers, I decided it needed a change. It needed to be interesting. And I needed the help of someone who designs book covers, not just an artist, so I contacted Carl Graves of Extended Imagery.
Not only did Carl "see into" my book based on what little description I gave him, he picked out the most interesting tidbits and put together a cover that
Updated January 17th, 2011 at 10:30 PM by kcmay
Here's a look at the cover art for my next book, Shadow's Lure. Another Komarck masterpiece imo.