Farewell Vonda

Vonda N. McIntyre died at 6:25 pm, Pacific Time, in no pain and surrounded by friends. Vonda was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 7, less than two months ago. Her dedicated band of friends and caregivers have let me know that they’ll be organising a reception within about a…

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Writing fantasy with one eye on the Newsfeed by David Hair

The third book of my epic fantasy series The Sunsurge Quartet – entitled Hearts of Ice – comes out in March 2019, and I’ve just finished drafting the fourth book. As the series has progressed its political content has caused my publisher to ask for a blog about its politics:…

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10 Things the Women of The Shattered Kingdoms Aren’t

To celebrate the publication of Strife’s Bane, the final instalment of The Shattered Kingdoms series, in paperback, Evie Manieri takes us through ten things the women of the Shatter Kingdoms most certainly are not. One day, the debate about what makes a Strong Female Character will cease. I know I’m an…

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Development of a Space Opera by Dominic Dulley

With Shattermoon about to come out in paperback, I thought I’d write a little something about my influences and how I set about writing the book. Shattermoon was the third novel I finished, and the first to get published. I’d always wanted to write a space opera, and my previous…

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Assistant Editor Molly Powell is bullied into choosing her favourite Christmas reads . . . December: it’s dark, it’s cold, and it should be snowing,but we’re stuck with rain instead. It’s that time of year again – time for closed curtains, lit candles, fuzzy socks, and more time on the…

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Halloween Memories – Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher, author of The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and Idle Hands gives us his take on Halloween – from memories, to popular culture, to it’s important in his own work. Halloween. The first thing that comes to mind is apple bobbing – trying to eat apples as they floated in a…

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