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Jonathan Wood: Top 5 Things I Should’ve Done To Prepare For This Damn Book Launch


Book launches sneak up on you, don’t they? At least, that’s what author Jonathan Wood says, and we’re too frightened of him to disagree. (Something about that sinister British accent…) Anyway, we’re very proud to feature this guest post from Wood, whose newest book, Broken Hero, is set to magically appear in the inventory of [...]

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Guest Post: On Not Killing The Parents by Erin M. Evans


Ashes of the Tyrant by Erin M. Evans is in fine bookstores today!

And here, she guest blogs about writing and how sometimes killing the parents of the main character is not a good thing!

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‘Beyond Redemption’ Author Michael R. Fletcher: ‘NO SUCH THING AS GRIMDARK’


NO SUCH THING AS GRIMDARK
by Michael R. Fletcher
A billion years ago, back in the spring of 2014, my agent looked at the manuscript I’d sent her and said, “the GrimDark crowd is going to love this” and I went scurrying off to find out what the heck GrimDark was.
While at first I was miffed to [...]

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Guest Essay: ‘Lazarus Gate’ Author Mark A. Latham on Roleplaying Games and the Narrative Arts


“The Narrative of Destiny: Roleplaying Games and the Narrative Arts” by Mark A. Latham
Due to my background in the tabletop gaming industry, I’ve been asked a fair few times whether or not writing for games helped, influenced or otherwise inspired my fiction. While it’s fair to say that dice mechanics and statistics play absolutely no [...]

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Guest Post: Seth Dickinson On Building A Better Evil Overlord


The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson is in fine bookstores now! It’s a fantastic read deserving to be on your radar reading list.

Here is a guest post from Seth about the book. Learn more here!

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Guest Post: Michael Swanwick & Con Men


Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick is published! It features two con men.

And in his Guest Post today, Swanwick details his own run in with real-life con men!

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A Must-Read: Ken Scholes on ‘How Far Our Dreams Might Take Us’


RequiemI’m been a fan of Ken Scholes‘ work ever since I reviewed the first book of his The Psalms of Isaak series, Lamentation, for Realms of Fantasy magazine. Its mix of forgotten ancient technology, religion and magic reminded me of several favorite works, including Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth and M. John Harrison’s Viriconium stories. Scholes writes high-concept sci fi/fantasy, and he makes it fun. Sadly, these things aren’t always the same thing. In contrast, Happily, Scholes’ books are both cerebral and a pleasure to read.

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GUEST POST: Django Wexler: ‘The Day of Battle: Writing Battle Scenes’


9780451465108_large_The_Thousand_NamesThe Thousand Names Blog Tour: The Thousand Names is, basically, the story of a military campaign, and so it’s no surprise that it contains quite a few battles, skirmishes, ambushes, and generally combat of all sorts. These scenes—not just action, but full-on battles—can be a lot of fun, but they can be a headache as well. Here are a few of the things I picked up after reading the masters of the genre and going through many, many revisions of my own work:

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Fun with Dead Things: 10 Zombie Comedies You Don’t Want to Miss (Part One)


Fun with Dead Things: 10 Zombie Comedies You Don’t Want to Miss (Part One)

Guest contributor William Todd Rose is the author of Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. The first book to be released from Hydra, a new digital-first imprint from Random house.
Look for part two of “Fun With Dead Things” tomorrow, and download Apocalyptic Organ Grinder next Tuesday!
A fatal virus—a biowarfare experiment unleashed on an unsuspecting world—has reduced the [...]

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Guest Post: Helen Fitzgerald on ‘The Duplicate’


dupeHelen Fitzgerald is the author of The Duplicate, available now from as an ebook from Snubnose Press:

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