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Review: A Brightness Long Ago – Guy Gavriel Kay

A Brightness Long Ago - Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Fantasy Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra’s intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: Clarity Anthology

Clarity anthology

Queer Sci Fi’s newest LGBTQ+ speculative fiction anthology is here: Clarity. And there’s a giveaway. Clarity (noun) Four definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) Coherent and intelligible2) Transparent or pure3) Attaining certainty about something4) Easy to see or hear Clarity features 300-word speculative flash … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: How Close Are We to Climate Tipping Points?

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Climate tipping points — the “points of no return” past which key components of Earth’s climate will begin to irreversibly break down — could be triggered by much lower temperatures than scientists previously thought, with some tipping points potentially already reached. There are also many more potential tipping points than scientists previously identified, according to … Read more

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Review: Volaria – M.D. Neu

Volaria - M.D. Neu

Genre: Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Horror Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Volaria, your home away from Earth. Humans are no longer alone; they have been joined by Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires. It’s been over a hundred years since the Earth went through The Shift. Where once almost eight billion humans lived, the population … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway – In Light’s Shadow – Warren Rochelle

In Light's Shadow - Warren Rochelle

Warren Rochelle has a new MM alternate history fantasy out: In Light’s Shadow. Gavin Booker, a school librarian, leads an orderly, normal life. Work, jogging, friends from work, his son every other weekend. Gavin is also a secret. He is a hybrid, or part-fairy, and in the Columbian Empire, hybrids are under an automatic death … Read more

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Writer Fuel: How Water Bears Survive Being Dried Out

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Tiny tardigrades can survive conditions that would kill most other forms of life. By expelling their body’s water and transforming into a seemingly lifeless ball called a tun, they enter a state of dried-up suspended animation in which they can survive for decades without food and water and withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and even the … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: Volaria – M.D. Neu

Volaria - MD. Neu

M.D. Neu has a new gay paranormal book out: Volaria. And there’s a giveaway. Humans are no longer alone; they have been joined by Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires. It’s been over a hundred years since the Earth went through The Shift. Where once almost eight billion humans lived, the population now holds at four billion. … Read more

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Writer Fuel: What’s the World’s Oldest Civilization?

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Countless civilizations have risen and fallen over the millennia. But which one is the oldest on record? About 30 years ago, this question seemed to have a straightforward answer. Around 4000 B.C., the earliest phase of the Sumerian culture arose as the oldest civilization in the Mesopotamia region, in what is now mostly Iraq. The … Read more

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Medieval Map of Britain May Show Mythological Lost Welsh Islands

Waterfall at Tresaith Beach, Cardigan Bay, Wales.

A faded medieval map of Britain may reveal evidence of “long lost” islands detailed in Welsh mythology, a new study finds. Researchers discovered the “missing” islands after analyzing the 650-year-old Gough map, which is now housed in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. In the area now known as Cardigan Bay, in Wales, … Read more

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Writer Fuel: Earth’s First (Tiny) Dragons

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While most ancient reptiles crawled, scuttled and hopped through their prehistoric habitats, one stealthy creature opted for an airborne technique: gliding. Tiny, “dragonlike” Coelurosauravus elivensis (see-luh-roh-SAW’-rah-vus eh-lih-VEN’-sis) used a pair of patagials — thin membranes that extended from its torso to its front limbs, forming a winglike structure to travel from treetop to treetop, according … Read more