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Norwescon 44 Report – Locus Online

Norwescon 44 Report – Locus Online

Norwescon 44 was held April 14-17, 2022 in SeaTac WA at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport. This was the first time the convention has been held in person since 2019; the 2020 event was postponed, and in 2021 it was virtual. This year’s theme was ‘‘The Stars of Home.’’ Guests of honor were writer Cat Rambo, artist Rob Carlos,…

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Mythago Woods by Robert Holdstock

Mythago Woods by Robert Holdstock

Encounter myth and terror in the forest deeps in Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood—a classic fantasy novel in The Mythago Cycle now available in a Tor Essentials edition, with a new introduction by Michael Swanwick. The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain’s last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley’s entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his…

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The Painted Man 10th Anniversary Edition

The Painted Man 10th Anniversary Edition

Get a look at these beautiful Illustrations by @dominikbroniek for The Painted Man 10th-anniversary edition from @harpervoyager_uk. While hard to choose, the last one is a personal favorite of mine. I can feel Arlen and Renna’s strength through their tight grip. Wind Demons are brutal and best avoided entirely Throw Arlen Bales into a demon pit and he doesn’t give…

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All the Dirty Secrets by Aggie Blum Thompson

All the Dirty Secrets by Aggie Blum Thompson

Set in the upscale DC private school scene, where silence can easily be bought, Aggie Blum Thompson’s All the Dirty Secrets asks how far you would go to protect your status and your family, and if some secrets should ever be revealed. One warm summer night twenty-five years ago, Liza Gold and her friends celebrated their high school graduation with a party…

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The Memory in the Blood by Ryan Van Loan

The Memory in the Blood by Ryan Van Loan

The Memory in the Blood is the pulse-pounding conclusion to Ryan Van Loan’s The Fall of the Gods series, featuring sea battles, hidden libraries, warring deities, old enemies, and one woman’s desire for liberation and revenge. When her quest to destroy the Gods began, Buc was a child of the streets. Now she is a woman of steel, shaped by gaining…

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The Evolution of a Signature!

The Evolution of a Signature!

I saw a recent post in the Fantasy-Faction Facebook group where a reader had found a hardback copy of Prince of Thorns in a charity shop. He was very happy, and deservedly so, since on ebay the same thing is this much!  BUT … he was worried, because the signature didn’t look like the signature he’d seen online. Did he…

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SLF Older Writers Grant Now Open – Locus Online

SLF Older Writers Grant Now Open – Locus Online

Submissions for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s (SLF) Older Writers Grant are open now through May 31, 2022. The $1,000 grant is awarded to a writer who is fifty years of age or older, who is “just starting to work at a professional level”. The award is “to be used as each writer determines will best assist their work.” The recipient…

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A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

“Many a reader longing for a sense of homecoming in the realm of romantic fantasy will find it in A Strange and Stubborn Endurance.”—Jacqueline Carey “Stolen me? As soon to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky.” Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his…

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There Will Be Hard Times

There Will Be Hard Times

Gareth L. Powell at The Cube, May 2022 I spend a lot of my time online providing aspiring authors with tips, advice and general encouragement. I even wrote a book to help them. But too much positivity can be dangerous, and sometimes we all need to feel the cold draught of reality blowing under the crack in the door. And,…

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Sci-Fi Writers, We Need YOU!

Sci-Fi Writers, We Need YOU!

By Callie Robertson Posted on May 4, 2022 in Competition, Science Fiction with tags Calling all budding science fiction writers! To celebrate the Science Museum’s Science Fiction exhibition opening in October we’re joining forces to launch an exciting new writing prize. From Arthur C. Clarke to Octavia Butler, from Star Wars to Dune, science fiction creators have long imagined and built…

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Smith Wins Feminist Futures Award – Locus Online

Smith Wins Feminist Futures Award – Locus Online

Jane Smith’s “Salt Water” is the winner of the Feminist Futures Award, which recognizes “excellence in feminist storytelling and capture the complexities and other aspects of identity, as well as intersectionality, through the imaginative power of science fiction.” The prize is part of the Omega Sci-Fi Awards, which announced other results yesterday, including the Roswell Award finalists. Roswell and Feminist…

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