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Guest Post: Jack Campbell: ‘My Cousin Vinny’ and the Art of Science Fiction


The_Lost_Fleet_Beyond_the_Frontier_GuardianSuvudu.com is proud to present the following guest essay by Jack Campbell, whose latest book is The Lost Fleet – Beyond the Frontier: Guardian.

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S.G. Browne on ‘I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus’


Zombies Santa Claus Cover #2S.G. Browne is the author of I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus, a follow-up to his 2009 novel Breathers: A Zombies Lament. Here Browne discusses his new book and how it relates to its predecessor:

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Guest Essay: ‘Untested’ by Joe Brassey, Co-Author ‘The Mongoliad: Book Two’


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It’s a Wednesday morning. I just finished my workout, showered, and am now sitting in front of my computer screen staring at the two documents that lie open on it. The first is a simple RTF containing my notes from last Sunday’s meeting at the Subutai loft, the space where the Mongoliad writing team meets to train in the mornings before the writer’s meeting.

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Guest Essay: ‘Why Philippine Speculative Fiction’ by Charles Tan


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These books, while entertaining, made me realize that there was more to fantasy; not escapism, but kernels of truth that define us and our world. Since then, like the Ohmsfords clan who are heirs to the Sword of Shannara, I strove to eschew self-deception and seek out the truth, even if it is painful.

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Guest Essay: The Aesthetics of Beating a Man to Death With His Own Arm


yesterdayshero I’m just going to come clean and say it: I like writing action scenes. I mean, yeah, characterization, and emotions, and subtext are all well and good. And who doesn’t love a grand metaphor for the existential horror of the human condition? But, quite frankly, it’s the bit where the monster rips a man’s arm off and then uses it to beat the aforementioned hapless soul to death that I really enjoy.

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‘Zombie Outlaw’ Co-Creator Brian J. Apodaca on ‘The Origins of an Outlaw’


My interests run the gamut from science-fiction, to fantasy, to melodrama. I’ve grown up reading the adventures of Marvel and DC superheroes, and following the artists of Image (like many, I’m sure) as they departed Marvel and made a name for themselves outside of the industry of comics. Jim Lee and Todd Mcfarlane were, of course, the top of the totem pole in the eyes of most of our friends. Chris (ahem, Topher) and I were stunned (!) to find ourselves in the same elevator as Todd Mcfarlane one summer at Comic-Con as we were descending from a high floor at the Hyatt. Another year, we encountered the booming voice of Stan Lee in the Marriott elevator, and half-expected an Animated Incredible Hulk to come bashing through the metal doors!

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‘In the Arms of Nightmares” with Robert Dean: Black Sabbath, Bukowski and Booze


nightmaresNo, I don’t drink chicken’s blood, or wear corpse paint when I go to the grocery store. I don’t obsess over murdering everyone in sight. I don’t even really like horror movies, or read horror anything. When I was peddling it, I would talk Nightmares up as a psychological thriller that happened to have a lot of killing in it. I still don’t think it’s a horror novel just as I don’t think The Silence of The Lambs or American Psycho are.

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Guest Essay: Zack Parsons on ‘Liminal States’


liminalstatesI have been writing satire (at Somethingawful.com) and non-fiction (My Tank is Fight!) for over a decade, so when I decided to write my first novel, Liminal States, I wanted to put all of that experience to good use by immediately setting it aside.

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Guest Essay: Raymond Wiley: ‘The Georgia Guidestones: Bizarre Undercurrents of the Human Psyche’


Cover1I began researching the Georgia Guidestones seven years ago while creating a weekly talk radio series for my college FM station. I was interested in mysterious and Fortean topics, and this enigmatic monument was just a few counties over from my home in quiet Northeastern Georgia.

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Guest Essay: Artist and Writer Eric Orchard on ‘Marrowbones’


Marrowbones-EricOrchardscreen_Page_01Eric Orchard is an award-winning illustrator whose work has charmed the young and old alike in books like Carrie Muller and Jacqueline Halsey’s The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirateand Jeff VanderMeer’s The Situation. His newest project is titled Marrowbones.

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