Wandering into Night Vale…


Wandering into Night Vale…

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It was a hot summer night when I took a detour off my usual route, following a yellow sign that, in retrospect, had to have been misplaced. I say this because no one ever followed me and when I retraced my route it had disappeared.

But that’s another story.

My radio scanned the airwaves for a local station and discovered the Night Vale Community Radio Show, hosted by a man called Cecil.

I drove…

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Each new video that Anita Sarkeesian posts is a sign that the bullies are losing


Each new video that Anita Sarkeesian posts is a sign that the bullies are losing

sherylnantus:

No matter how hard they try these whiny little boys won’t win – real men don’t need to stoop to threats or need to abuse virtual women to prove they’re men. ’nuff said.

Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:

Anita Sarkeesian, still standing

Anita Sarkeesian, still standing

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest installment of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series on YouTube, a half-hour…

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Pre-order “Heroes!”


Pre-order “Heroes!”

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And if you’re looking for a faboo short story anthology with superheroes galore…

Originally posted on A Futurist’s Observations:

HEROES anthology coverSilence in the Library Publishing has issued pre-order details for Heroes!, the superhero anthology book that will contain one of my short stories, The Never-Ending Battle.

My story will be among many short stories from a notable list of authors,…

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It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston


It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System?

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In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into a brutal situation, basically a descent into hell. Trapped on a station with one or more killers, along with…

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Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too

If you’re considering writing for the Kindle Worlds (fanfiction) system here’s a post worth reading….

Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too

If you’re considering writing for the Kindle Worlds (fanfiction) system here’s a post worth reading….

Game review - Tokaido


Game review – Tokaido

It’s no secret that I LOVE Japan. All things Japanese, from sushi to anime to continually trying to learn the language. So when I tripped across Tokaido, a board game simulating a walk along an ancient road in Japan, I leapt on it.

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The first thing that caught my eye was the fantastic board art – here’s a sample of the artwork:tokkaido boardtokaido game spread alpha As you can see this is a beautiful game and one with a very original…

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IN THE BLACK giveaway! (and, what does a Mercy ship captain do on her birthday…)


IN THE BLACK giveaway! (and, what does a Mercy ship captain do on her birthday…)

I’m over at My World today to help celebrate their anniversary and wrote a little ditty about how Sam Keller, the Captain of the Bonnie Belle, celebrates her birthday while in deep space.

Carina_0514_9781426898358_InTheBlackThere’s a giveaway over there for one copy of IN THE BLACK – drop on over, say hello and check out the rest of the site for some great reading and enter for a free copy!

 

Don’t forget the second book in the…

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A Brief List of Standard Answers For the Amazon/Hachette Thing


A Brief List of Standard Answers For the Amazon/Hachette Thing

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Sane words among the insanity that seems to be running rampant in relation to the Amazon/Hachette brawl…

Originally posted on Whatever:

Because it will be useful to do this, to refer people to later: Various complaints/comments/questions about the Amazon/Hachette negotiations and my commentary on it, that I’ve seen online, or have been sent to me via e-mail/social media are below,…

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