Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Legacy

The Legacy is reveals how Sorcha Kennet’s life transforms when she discovers her true heritage. The Legacy Darlene Reilley   “I’ve got a story to tell you, Sorcha. It’s about our family and the legacy we carry.” As he said … Continue reading

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Dar’s Top 10 Favorite Sci Fi TV Series

So a writer buddy asked me what my favorite science fiction tv series were…and I didn’t know. I had a list…of all the ones I loved…and realized that it was really long. In an effort to be creative and answer … Continue reading

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Sympathetic Characters and Violence in Vladimir Sorokin’s Ice Trilogy

Vladimir Sorokin’s Ice Trilogy, a compilation of three books: Bro, Ice, and 23,000, is an epic tale of what happens if alien entities fall to Earth in a meteorite and must take over human bodies to get to their next … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

In Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade, a soldier bounces through time, meets aliens, and relives points in his life, centering around Dresden, Germany, during his tour during the Second World War. Vonnegut uses anaphora for a comical, … Continue reading

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Ethnographic Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

  In The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin has written twenty chapters in a woven epic account of Genry Ai’s experience as an Envoy to the planet Gethen. The book works because of the way Le Guin … Continue reading

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The Champion of Barésh: a review

Books and Dragons When I say I’m a Book Dragon, I mean that when I find a writer whose words inspire me or who creates something special, I will put aside every other book in my pile and read that … Continue reading

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What If: The Deserted Island Scenario

This post is about a question. What if? Instead of taking about the question and the meaning for your writing, I’m going to deep dive in and I’m sure you’ll see the benefit. Ready? Here we go.     What … Continue reading

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Cloud Layout: David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

  In David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, several generations search for truth, knowledge, and the means of survival. Mitchell captures the essence of each time period and builds on it like an orchestra building to a crescendo and then he … Continue reading

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Format and World Immersion in Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One

  Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a fast-paced, user-friendly video game of a novel. How does Cline craft it so masterfully that I am engrossed from page one and don’t want to stop? He uses specific formatting, pacing, and … Continue reading

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Six Tips You Can Use To Add Emotion and Take Your Fiction from Good to Unforgettable by Charlee Allden

Guest Post Time! Introducing Charlee Allden, writer of the fantastic Arena Dogs series! Take it away, Charlee!   Authors know that emotion is the key to engaging readers in the story, but we’re often urged to trim backstory and inner … Continue reading

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