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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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Heroic Factasy by Ben Jeapes

I don’t read much heroic fantasy, for various reasons. A good one is that it all comes in such fat multi-volume series that I simply don’t have the time. But a deeper, slightly more sneaking one is that, well, it’s … 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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It’s the Best Novel I’ve Ever Written by Gus Smith

I recently came across my very first novel, buried away in the bottom of a drawer, 179 pages of badly-typed foolscap. It’s called And We Shall be Changed, and the page after the title page carries a quote from Ovid’s … 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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The Milford Write Up for 2017

Contributors: Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Dolly Garland, Mark Isles and Steph Bianchini Setting: Trigonos Centre, Nantlle Valley, Wales In the beautiful Trigonos centre, under the cover of clouds and rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, fifteen writers gathered together for one … Continue reading

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