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Women’s Book March: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! This time I read Binti by Nnedi Okorafor! I’d heard … Continue reading

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Women’s Book March: vN: The First Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! Madeline Ashby’s vN is one of the gnarliest, most biological … Continue reading

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Women’s Book March: The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! The Tea Master and the Detective is a tautly focused … Continue reading

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Women’s Book March: Updraft by Fran Wilde

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! Delequerriat: The act of concealment, in plain sight, may only … Continue reading

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Women’s Book March: Monstress Vols. 2 & 3 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

I’m challenging myself to read only novels by women and femme people for a full year, from March 2019 through March 2020. Read this post to get the full story! I’m kicking off April with Monstress Vol 2: The Blood … Continue reading

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What Would Life be Like on a Planet with Binary Stars?

It’s an iconic shot: Luke Skywalker watches double sunsets as evening falls on Tattooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Science fiction films like Star Wars, and novels like Brian Aldiss’ The Dark Light Years and Fire Time by Poul … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write a Book Series Part 3: Creating Continuity

I’ve seen a lot of writers talk about the importance of writing book series to gain and keep readers, especially as an independent author. But what they don’t often discuss is how to write a great book series, one that … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write a Book Series Part 2: Managing Plot and Character

I’ve seen a lot of writers talk about the importance of writing book series to gain and keep readers, especially as an independent author. But what they don’t often discuss is how to write a great book series, one that … Continue reading

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Writing Convincing Aliens Part 3: Interstellar Relations

This series is intended to help writers brainstorm the elements that go into creating convincing aliens. It can also be applied to creating convincing nonhuman fantasy creatures, artificial intelligences, and so on. My science fiction novel, Absence of Blade, is … Continue reading

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Writing Convincing Aliens Part 2: Culture and Society

This series is intended to help writers brainstorm the elements that go into creating convincing aliens*. It can also be applied to creating convincing nonhuman fantasy creatures, artificial intelligences, and so on. My science fiction novel, Absence of Blade, is … Continue reading

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