News for March 26th, 2010

Read Part 4 of The Moonborn Code by C.L. Dyck here: http://scitascienda.com/2010/03/22/the-moonborn-code-part-4/

The Diplodocus Effect, a new fantasy humour story by Rob Hunter, is now up at Residential Aliens: http://www.resaliens.com/2010/03/the-diplodocus-effect/ - Includes a link to a podcast version read by the author.

The CSFF Blog Tour this month is focusing on Faery Rebels: Spellhunter by R. J. Anderson. Here is the first post by Rebecca LuElla Miller: http://rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/csff-blog-tour-%E2%80%93-faery-rebels-day-1/
and another by Fred Warren: http://frederation.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/march-csff-blog-tour-day-1-faery-rebels-spellhunter-by-r-j-anderson/
and Amanda Barr: http://christiansciencefiction.blogspot.com/2010/03/review-of-faery-rebels-spell-hunter.html


News for March 24th, 2010

For a limited time only, Geralyn Beauchamp has made her book Time Masters: The Call available for free on scribd.com. The first half of the book is here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/28130739/Time-Masters-Book-One-The-Call-Part-One and the second half here: http://www.scribd.com/Time-Masters-Book-One-The-Call-Part-Two/d/28130807. This is a great book with a lot of cool concepts and imaginative writing.

C.S. Lakin has unveiled a new website and blog for her upcoming fantasy series The Gates of Heaven, due for release in September. Go here to see the cover and blurb: http://www.gatesofheavenseries.com. On her blog she explains her motivation in writing fantasy: http://www.gatesofheavenseries.com/blog/

For writers - C. Maggie Woychik has posted an article on why some writing is without heart: http://msghomeschoolauthors.blogspot.com/2010/03/case-of-missing-heart-tell-tale-signs.html

The Guardian has a post on choosing names for fantasy stories:

Want to write a superhero story? Here's an extensive list of superpowers:
(thanks to Karina for this tip!)


News for March 22nd, 2010

Maurice Broaddus is celebrating the UK and Australian release of his novel King Makers, and it's already garnering great reviews: here's the first one - http://www.sciencefictionandfantasy.co.uk/king-maker.htm - no doubt the first of many, by the sounds of it.

C.L. Dyck has published Midwife, Part 3 of her online serial The Moonborn Code at  http://scitascienda.com/2010/03/15/the-moonborn-code-part-3/.

Tor.com has an interesting article on the place of religion in science fiction. The perspective is not from inside the church but is definitely worth a read: Religion and Science Fiction: Asking the Right Questions

The Restorer's Journey by Sharon Hinck: new evaluation at Splashdown Reviews http://splashdownreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/restorers-journey-by-sharon-hinck.html