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Robin Hobb On The Importance Of Being A Friend

BY admin, JUNE 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Fantasy author Robin Hobb discusses what makes a story a keeper  ...


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Nnedi Okorafor And The Story That Demanded To Be Told

BY admin, JUNE 02, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Nnedi Okorafor discusses the way this novel grabbed her imagination and refused to let go...

 

So, I’ve written this novel titled Who Fears Death. A woman named Onyesonwu (which means "Who Fears Death" in the Nigerian language of Igbo) materialized in my head and she started telling me a most incredible story. Any writer who hears a good story will write it down. I’m no different.

When I consider Who Fears Death, I realize this woman’s voice rose from an unheard collective voice shouting at me from the “Dark Continent”. That is why I feel this post-apocalyptic science fiction/fantasy/magical realist novel is as much a piece of African Literature as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.


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The Apocalypse Is Coming (To Fiction That Is)

BY admin, MAY 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

In a world overwhelmed by environmental disasters, terrorism, and corrupt government regimes, it is interesting that readers would turn to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for their escape. However, more and more readers are doing just this. On Wednesday morning at BEA, four authors took on the topic of dystopian fiction and how they write about the breakdown of society. 

Authors Allyson Condie, Sigrid Nunez, Lesley Hauge, and Adam Dunn


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L.J. MCDONALD ON CREATING THE WORLD OF THE SYLPHS

BY admin, MAY 21, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author L.J. McDonald gives a behind the scenes look at the world building she's becoming known for.


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ANN AGUIRRE AND CARRIE LOFTY TEAM UP TO CREATE NIGHTFALL

BY admin, MAY 18, 2010 | PERMALINK

Authors Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty team up as Ellen Connor to create the Dark Age Dawning series.


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LORI HANDELAND GETS MOVIE MADNESS WHEN IT IS TIME TO TITLE HER BOOKS! - WITH GIVEAWAY

BY admin, MAY 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Lori Handeland ponders "what's in a name?" and talks about the cinematic inspiration for her titles. And make sure to check out the GIVEAWAY after the blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Chaos Bites!

One of the things I'm often asked about my urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles, is how I come up with the titles.


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SCI-FI FOR FEMMES AT THE RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2010 GUEST BLOG: ANN AGUIRRE

BY admin, MAY 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Ann Aguirre wraps up Wednesday's "SF For Femmes" panel at the convention. She captained the panel that also included author Colby Hodge aka Cindy Holby, Stacey Klemstein aka Stacey Kade, and agent Lucienne Diver from the Knight Agency.


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HAVING A BLAST AT THE INTERGALACTIC BAR & GRILLE PARTY - RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2010

BY admin, MAY 01, 2010 | PERMALINK

The Intergalactic Bar & Grille Reader Party on Wednesday was out of this world.


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Faery Dinner and Dance Ball - RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2010

BY admin, APRIL 30, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT convention goers brought out the big guns (sometimes literally!) for this years Faery Dinner and Dance Ball. There were wings, glitter and wigs galore!


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Peter V. Brett On Writing As Communication

BY admin, APRIL 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

Bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett explains how there has never been a better time to be a writer.


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