Posts Tagged ‘writers’

The Real: Michael Carroll

Posted: 5th December 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Cthulhu always told me:

… “You can’t hurry love. No, you just have to wait. Love don’t come easy—” Wait, that wasn’t Cthulhu, that was Mama. Or Phil Collins. I can never remember which is which.

Writing Prompt!

Posted: 26th April 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Stretch the minds, flex the fingers, and here we go: Pick one Setting: Space ship Shopping mall Hot springs Pick one Character: Buyer Buddhist Monk Brain suregon Pick 3 Words that most be central to the plot and appear in your first 1000 words: Crystal Coal Claymore Centipede Centrifugal Chlorine Gans Camping gear Crossroad Contamination […]

Thanks Stacey.

One of the things I’ve noticed about even some of the really good books in the science fiction – fantasy continuum is what isn’t there. Of the most enduring books and longest running series, they all cut a wide swathe through the mainstream of social and cultural events and activities. Sherlock Holmes plays a musical […]

The names have been changed to protect well, no one It was just fun to do. I thought after the delightful weekend battle of the titans, that the publishing industry could use a slightly more amusing bit of nonsense to talk about. Friend: You deal with writers, right? Me: Yes. Me: Why? Friend: Interested… Me: […]

Arisia the AASSR*

Posted: 19th January 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I had a really good time at Arisia. I got to see some fans, writers and other folk I either hadn’t met or haven’t seen in too long.

Agent’s Value

Posted: 13th November 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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There have been a few posts lately about the value of agents across the internet. Some by agents, some by writers who love their agents, and some by people who seem to think agents are on the far side child molesters on their list of favorite kinds of people. Leaving completely aside the debate of […]

Sunset without shadows   Let me start off by saying I’ve read more YA in the past three years, than I did as a young adult, or teenager, or adolescent or young person or whatever it is we’re supposed to call homo sapiens between twelve and eighteen. That said, the total number of YA books […]

The Essential Why?   People ask; What does it take to get published? It takes a number of things. One is certainly, luck. It is almost certainly the smallest factor, but present. Finishing a novel is another, and by finishing I don’t mean simply writing until you toss in “the end”, but polishing the delivery, […]

(Normally I don’t but) 15 SF/F authors

Posted: 25th June 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I normally don’t do stuff like this, but it was floating around Facebook, and I had no idea what else to post. And I thought it might give people some idea as to what makes me sit up and take notice. This is of course not an exhaustive list of people who’s work I adore, just […]

Today I was busy

Posted: 14th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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It was 11:14pm ET when I started this post eight minutes after I got home, as I mentioned I’ve been busy. I signed a new client, one Irene Radford. The divine mind behind the Dragon Nimbus series, the Star God’s series, and Merlin’s Descendants series, among others. Go buy dozens, they’re good reading and it will help […]

Four on the floor, another ASR

Posted: 14th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The four books I read this time are all interesting, and from just two publishers. K. E. Mills’ The Accidental Sorcerer is a fantasy, set in a world that has an early electric age feel with a lot of magic. Gerald Dunwoody is our title character who has all the good fortune of a plague […]

Anti Slush Report a fantastic foursome

Posted: 24th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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   First up was Amsterdam by the redoubtable Elizabeth Bear. I really liked this one, it has an episodic feel with each chapter leading into the next, but semi distinct. The first chapter feels like The Orient Express which I suspect is as accidental as pulling your own teeth. The main characters are fun, and […]

Straight from the writers

Posted: 7th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I asked a couple of the writers in the Better off Undead anthology about their stories,   Dave Freer says: "If you are writer who has ever wondered just how some works of ‘literary genius’ escaped the toilet, and adore the taxman, read this." Jay Lake says of his story:  Zombie chef searching for an out […]

While Science Fiction and Fantasy have helped lead the way to some extraordinary things in our world, there are some things that just shouldn’t be. Hopefully a few people will take this topic and run with it as I shall quite lazily point out only the simplest and most obvious things being the shiftless and […]

The greatest alive?

Posted: 13th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So who is the greatest living science fiction and fantasy author? Is it Ray Bradbury who has done the rarest of all things for genre fiction and crossed over to being used in English classes from elementary school all the way to college and universities?  Does it go to Stephen King? He’s sold oodles of […]

Blind Item

Posted: 25th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Writer Friend (7:24 PM): any suggested cure for writer’s block? Me : Fear. Writer Friend : ? Me: I will sing to you if it doesn’t go away. Writer Friend: mental note. don’t answer the phone if Mike calls