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On Loving Speculative Fiction in Nigeria by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Before the start of each workday, I do at least thirty minutes of reading. I do this either on my commute (when I don’t drive), or in the car at the car park (when I do drive), or at my … Continue reading

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Exploring a House of Unlit Rooms by Jim Anderson

One of the things I find most fascinating about the writing I do is how different it is from my day job. In my day job, I’m a mathematician. In my day job, I take a question, a strange little idea, … Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Café anthology – By Nancy Jane Moore

I don’t think Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate, intended to encourage dissent when he sanctioned Senator Elizabeth Warren with the words, “She was warned. She was given an explanation.  Nevertheless, she persisted.” He probably thought … Continue reading

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Things I Didn’t Know When I Started to Write a Trilogy – by Jacey Bedford

Nimbus, the third book in my Psi-Tech trilogy is out today. Let me say that again because I only have twenty four hours to keep repeating is and it’s one of those phrases that doesn’t get old. Nimbus, the third … Continue reading

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Creating Aliens by Deborah Walker

When I first started writing, I read Orson Scott Card’s advice about creating aliens in How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy. Card discusses developing the evolution of the distinct biology of an alien species, and how that imagined evolutionary process informs … Continue reading

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Live blogging from Milford 2017: Monday 11th September – 11.55 a.m.

Jacey Bedford Writes: Milford is here again. The week in September when 15 writers of science fiction and fantasy gather in a not-so-secret location in Wild Welsh Wales to eat chocolate and critique each others’ pieces of fiction. North Wales … Continue reading

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Helsinki Worldcon 1 by Val Nolan

WorldCon 75 was my second time attending the World Science Fiction Convention (the first was in London three years ago) and it was both a terrific con and a wonderful opportunity to explore a fantastic city. Helsinki is a beautiful, … Continue reading

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