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  1. SF Reading in October 2014

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    Quills
    by Doug Wright




    This award winning play was turned into a film back in 2000. The book contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts and other debaucheries often disturbing and horrific. It examines the effects the Marquis' writings had on readers, censorship and hypocrisy. Quills depicts the last days of the Marquis de Sade at the Charenton insane asylum.
    Spoiler:
    When it's discovered
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    Updated October 21st, 2014 at 03:40 PM by Jesse412

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  2. SF Reading in October 2014

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    Ultimate World
    by Hugo Gernsback



    One of his few novels and while it's not his best work by any means, it may be worth checking out for those interested in his writings. Ultimate World depicts an alien invasion and the consequences it has on the human race. The aliens, who the humans name Xenos, are so advanced that the human race is utterly helpless against them
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  3. Looking for Magic and Technology?

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    Changeling
    by Roger Zelazny





    I'm not a big fan of fantasy but I enjoyed how this novel perfectly melded magic with science fiction by pitting them against each other. When the terrible and powerful wizard Det Morson was defeated his infant son was sparred and sent to live on a parallel world without magic. To maintain the balance between the worlds another baby of the same
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  4. SF Reading in September 2014

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    Just finished re-reading...

    Babel-17
    by Samuel R. Delany



    Delany makes some interesting commentary on language and how it effects the way people think and act while telling an epic outer space adventure featuring a colorful full cast of characters, espionage and plenty of action. The Earth Alliance is fighting an interstellar war with the Invaders who have developed
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  5. SF Reading in August 2014

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    The Left Hand of Darkness
    by Ursula K. Le Guin





    To say this book was progressive or ahead of its time does it little justice. Le Guin gives us a fascinating look at an alien culture that examines what makes us human. An envoy from an interplanetary collective called the the Ekumen is sent to a frozen planet populated by a race of ambisexual humans. Through his eyes
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  6. SF Reading in July 2014

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    Pebble In The Sky
    by Isaac Asimov





    Considered part of the Galactic Empire series which I have not read more of. Literally between footsteps Joseph Schwartz, a retired suburban tailor from Chicago finds himself thrown tens of thousands of years into the future. Asimov very effectively uses the fish-out-of-water trope to introduce the reader to a future where Earth is mostly
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    Updated September 1st, 2014 at 07:30 PM by Jesse412

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  7. SF Reading in June 2014

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    At the Earth's Core

    by Edgar Rice Burroughs



    Recently reread what is probably my favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs story. This book features some of Burroughs' finest world building and wastes no time getting right into the action. After a brief prologue where the narrator reveals that this story was told to him by a man he encountered while on safari in Africa,
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  8. Labor Day Weekend Giveaway!

    Labor Day Weekend Giveaway!

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    Hi Everyone.

    I wanted to announce an upcoming Labor Day Weekend Giveaway of an eBook copy of my latest release,[book:Frontiers|22015435], a family-friendly, science-fiction thriller. Just click on the link below Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1.

    Fair reviews are appreciated!

    http://tinyurl.com/kmzwnj4

    Book Trailer for Frontiers:
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  9. I have no idea why I'm doing this... (Google Docs) Background on Knecht Ruprecht

    As the title says, I have literally no idea why I'm doing this, but here is a Google Docs link to a draft of a fantasy story I'm working on based on folklore about the character of Knecht Ruprecht.

    For those who might be thinking "What the hell is she talking about?", Knecht Ruprecht is basically a Santa's helper/gift-giver. In some regions of Germany (although it's not clear exactly which regions, from what I've heard I'd have to say he's better known in the northern ...
  10. Excerpt from the New Science-Fiction Novel, Frontiers

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    His ship continued skimming the ocean no more than a hundred meters above its surface. He soon came across a number of large, circular, majestic cities, which sat atop platforms that rose from the oceanís floor every hundred kilometers or so, floating high above the ocean waves below, evidently drawing power from the tidal energy of the ocean churning beneath them. Large cities also dotted the many landmasses, though there remained a significant amount ...

    Updated August 13th, 2014 at 12:26 AM by JWHorton

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  11. The rulers above Volume 1: The Traitor's fool.

    Hello everyone, my epic fantasy is now available to buy on Amazon! It is the first part to probably one of the most passionate, angelic stories ever made before. Think of Lord of the rings but with angels. It is very creative and imaginatively n treating. I hope you all enjoy. :-) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00J...&robot_redir=1
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  12. In Flux - What's Good and Bad Now

    It seems lately that my life trend features "rejection letters" quite a bit, specifically friends of mine are receiving damaging rejection letters, the type of which actually catalog why a potential writer should simply quit because they are "talent less." Personally, I would suspect that if I had a publishing house that was actually doing it's job and keeping busy, I would not have time to submit a written list of proof as to why an author is crummy. I'd be too busy looking ...
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  13. Cleaning up

    by , May 10th, 2014 at 10:08 PM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Well, I'm finally starting to revisit Burnout Blackout, my 2013 National Novel Writing Month effort, and part 1 over on wattpad is now cleaned up of the most obvious typographical errors from November last and is now posted.

    Sadly, this is another form of procrastination, as I'm doing this instead of working on a non-fiction project, but it is writing, so....

    It's getting closer to being worked on, I have a first reader and a topic, and proofing writing is a lot closer ...
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  14. Published author now

    Wow. I'm a published author now. My writing group decided to put a short story anthology together to celebrate our group turning 18. (everything's legal by that age, in Australia)

    www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4CNFJW is the link. www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00K4CNFJW is the AU version, but I don't think many here will need that one.

    Check it out. Not just because I'm in it. It's actually pretty darn good on its own merits. *handed a note* OOOH, I'm supposed to be *humble*.
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  15. Frontiers is Now Available

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    http://www.amazon.com/Frontiers-Cybe...=9781629890869

    Trailer:

    I'm very excited to announce that FRONTIERS, a Christian Sci-Fi novel, is now available.

    Here's a blurb about Frontiers, a link to find it on Amazon, and a link to the book trailer. I hope you'll give ...
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