Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Author David Ellis Overttun’s Excerpt from Universe: Awakening (Chapter 1) and Exciting contest

Universe: Chapter 1 Background, Commentary and Excerpt and Contest! Win a Copy of Universe: Awakening Space-time distorted Distended to breaking point Then tears asunder * * * * * There is a word embedded in Natasha’s artwork above. Can you decipher it? If you can, you have a chance to win an Kindle version of Universe: Awakening. To enter: Just …

Guest post by Author Kit Falbo – The “Who” of Characters in Fiction

When writers conceptualize a character, they usually know who that character is. That complete picture of their personality and how they will react in different situations, that is how writers often write them once they master consistent characterization. The big problem is how do writers convey the who of their character to the readers.  The expectations protagonists create going forward. …

A Story of Violence – “Vigilance” by Robert Jackson Bennett

About From the publisher, “Robert Jackson Bennett’s Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence. The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces “Vigilance,” a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a “game environment,” and the survivors get …

Review of The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu

“To her sons in their capped silk cradles — and they were all sons — she whispered the precepts she had developed while calculating flight paths and azimuths, that there should be no queen and no state, and that, as in the wasp nest, the males should labor and profit equally with the females.” STATS 5 out of 5 starsHardcover462 pagesStory …

Guest Post – Writing, A Maelstrom of the Unusual and Normal by Author Kit Falbo

Fiction is often the art of blending the mundane and the strange. The mundane of the readers to the strange of the worlds created. There are many reasons for this. Building connections with experiences, bringing contrast to a story, adding that hook for readers to want to see where it is going, to create empathy or horror. Exactly how you …