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Milford 2022 by Ramya Jegatheesan

The weeks leading up to the Milford conference did not bode well. A whole bevy of train strikes and rail line cancellations meant some very frantic and desperate emails begging any stranger who would have me for a ride to … Continue reading

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5 Tips for World Building by David Gullen

Getting world-building ‘right’ seems to be a fascination with many writers. Panels at cons, podcasts, and blogs on this subject are ever-popular and seem to loom large compared to those on character, plot, tension, pace, and all the other things … Continue reading

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A Picture’s a Thousand Words? by Terry Jackman

I have no problem recalling my first Milford, 2011, because I went into surgery the next week. Though “not a lotta people know that”. Anyway minus the kidney [ see same quote] I then did three years of clinical trial … Continue reading

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Fantasycon 2022 by Susan May Oke

The British Fantasy Society annual convention was held September 17th – 18th at the Raddison Red Hotel, Heathrow. Although a slightly curtailed version of the annual convention that we all know and love, it was still well worth the time, … Continue reading

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Humber SFF by Sue Oke

Humber SFF (Speculative Fiction) organises free events for those interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction in general. These events feature both established and upcoming writers who discuss their work and offer up readings from their most recent … Continue reading

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Naming Favorites by Nancy Jane Moore

A few years ago I heard someone ask Vonda N. McIntyre which of her novels was her favorite. Her answer? “The one I’m working on now.” It’s possible that she meant she was most excited about that particular book, the … Continue reading

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Milford at Fifty: Milford One -1972 and Beyond – A Retrospective by David Redd

From David Redd’s Milford retrospective (website) and comments from his 2019 interview in SF Magazines. Milford 1972 attendeesMark Adlard * Brian Aldiss * James Blish * John Brunner * Kenneth Bulmer * Richard Cowper * Judith Anne Lawrence (Judy Blish) … Continue reading

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War! What Is It Good For? Remix 2022 – by Juliet E McKenna

Like many other authors, I have been thinking what a hard time a writer would have with an editor, if they presented a fictional character to equal the very real Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, voice of Paddington Bear, … Continue reading

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Wyldblood Press by Mark Bilsborough

So I’m eighteen months in to my foolish and time-sucking venture, Wyldblood Press, and I’m still sane (or at least as sane as I was before). During that time we’ve published 58 stories in seven issue of Wyldblood Magazine, 82 … Continue reading

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Style Sheets by Jacey Bedford

Posted onOctober 6, 2020 byJacey Bedford Originally posted on February 7, 2017 by Jacey Bedford There’s a lot of information to keep in your head if you’re writing a book. There’s even more if you’re writing a trilogy or a … Continue reading

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