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An Interview with R.A. Salvatore: The Future of Drizzt, Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, and More


An Interview with R.A. Salvatore: The Future of Drizzt, Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, and More

Over the course of several decades, fantasy author R.A. Salvatore’s action-packed novels have earned millions of fans. Whether he’s writing his own all-original fiction or another installment in the chronicles of the dark elf ranger Drizzt Do’urden, solid storytelling, big-hearted characters, and an epic sense of adventure makes the release of every new Salvatore book [...]

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The Unbelievable Orphaned Fiction of 1d4chan


There’s no denying that image board/online community 4chan’s reputation as one of the internet’s dankest, darkest sewers is well deserved. It’s like the grease trap of the online world: A place where all of the refuse and offal slurry gurgling through the net’s “series of tubes” accumulates in a thick, oily layer.
There’s a lot of [...]

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‘Galaxy Game’ Author Karen Lord on ‘The Greater Game’


‘Galaxy Game’ Author Karen Lord on ‘The Greater Game’

Guest essayist Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier, and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, the William L. Crawford Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy [...]

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Read Fiction? You’re Probably More Empathetic Than Others


We all know that reading science fiction and fantasy is good for the imagination, but did you know that reading (and being absorbed into) fiction of any sort means that you are probably more empathetic than other people?
MIC has the story:
It may sound hooey hooey, but it’s true: Fiction readers make great friends as they [...]

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Take Five With Erin M. Evans + ‘Fire in the Blood’ Giveaway


Take Five With Erin M. Evans + ‘Fire in the Blood’ Giveaway

Dungeons & Dragons author Erin M. Evans is the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a regular series where we ask authors and editors to share five facts about their latest books. We’re also giving away five copies of her latest book, Fire in the Blood.

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Original Fiction: “Another Satisfied ‘HORRORSTÖR’ Shopper”


Original Fiction: “Another Satisfied ‘HORRORSTÖR’ Shopper”

The following original piece of fiction was inspired by  HORRORSTÖR a new novel by Grady Hendrix. It’s available from Quirk Books and your favorite book retailers right now!
MORE ABOUT HORRORSTÖR:
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized [...]

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The Power of Fandom: Enable Fiction When You Can’t Write It


I love fiction, and I know a lot of novelists. Some of them are very good friends of mine. I’ve known them for years, and watched a handful of them them go from part-time scribblers to highly successful authors with multiple book deals and movie options with big Hollywood studios.
At one time, I thought I’d [...]

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What’s In A Name? Thirteen Writers On How They Name Their Characters


What’s In A Name? Thirteen Writers On How They Name Their Characters

If you’re a major science fiction or fantasy fan looking for a baby name, I’ve got the resource for you: Sci-Fi Baby Names by Robert Schnackenberg:
Boldly Go Where No Parent Has Gone Before!
Here are 500 out-of-this-world baby names from classic science-fiction movies, books, and television shows. Choose James to honor the captain of [...]

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Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’


Get Ready for The Dystopian World of Pierce Brown’s ‘Red Rising’

You may not know too much about Pierce Brown’s debut novel Red Rising right now, but get ready: You will very soon. This is one of those novels that you just know is going to blow up and become a pop culture phenomenon. Think Hunger Games or Ender’s Game or Divergent – That kind of [...]

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What Would Conan Do? What Fictional Characters Would You Look to For Advice?


What Would Conan Do? What Fictional Characters Would You Look to For Advice?

Success guru Napoleon Hill once wrote about something he called his “Cabinet of Invisible Counselors”: a creative problem solving technique in which Hill imagined how nine of his favorite historical figures would advise him on his life’s problems. It’s a a great way to examine an issue from multiple perspectives, even if all of these [...]

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