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zhana-books's picture
Jul.13.2009
Your assignment: spotlight science fiction and fantasy titles where people of color are the leads, works by people of color in these genres or discuss your thoughts about race in these genres. Do you notice the absence of color? In what ways is race portrayed in fantasy and science fiction beyond...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jul.12.2009
In his terrific book On Writing Stephen King notes that he once asked Amy Tan what she's NEVER asked about at public readings. "They never ask about the writing," Tan tells him. Which spurs King to write a book about exactly that. Now controversial UK publishing guru Scott Pack goes one...
alex-pepple's picture
Jul.05.2009
The Workshops Issue of Able Muse (Summer 2009) is now online at: http://www.ablemuse.com with: - FEATURED ARTISTS : Terri Graham, Andy Dolphin- FEATURED POET : Jennifer Reeser(INTERVIEWED BY: Tim Murphy)-POET SPOTLIGHT : Catherine Chandler(INTRODUCTION BY: Tim Murphy) POETRY:Dennis Loney, Rachel...
gary-starta's picture
Jul.03.2009
Review - War of the Soulites - By Gary Starta Shipmates fighting divided allegiances must somehow battle an enemy that is often intangible in War of the Soulites, recently published from Lyrical Press. Natasha Bennett's novel treats readers to plenty of twists and turns as she exploits the divided...
irma-fritz's picture
Jul.03.2009
Reviewed by Fran Lewis A circle has no beginning and no end and yet this story comes full circle in its entirety. From 1938 where the story truly begins and the horrors faced by many during the Second World War, this book helps to remind us of events that we cannot and will not ever forget....
clifford-henderson's picture
Jul.03.2009
So I’ve been madly editing Spanking New, coming out February 2010. My partner is out of town and I have the house to myself, which pretty much means, when I’m not teaching improv at the Fun Institute, I’m chained to my desk. But with this edit, I’m trying something different than I did with The...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jul.03.2009
Who did I want him to be and what were his plans and goals? For me, that was the starting point of characterization and the heart of the story's plot. I knew he was a vampire, and an ex-Templar Knight. In many ways they are opposites and yet synonymous. Both killed without remorse. Both considered...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Jun.30.2009
SPECTRAL SENSATIONS Erotic Horror Anthology. Incubi. Succubi. Lascivious demons, lustful gods and goddesses, possession and ghostly sensations that drive you mad. Welcome to the world of “Spectral Sensations” a spine-tingling, panty-soaking collection of the best erotic horror stories. This...
james-buchanan's picture
Jun.30.2009
This is not so much a literary story as it is one that I am still chuckling about. This past weekend my family and I were at a memorial service for a very dear friend that died suddenly of a heart attack on Memorial Day. While this was a sad time, there was also a lot of laughter and warmth as we...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.28.2009
Political writing at its best highlights the unexpected changes in parts of our world that are hidden to us. That’s true of writing about the corridors of power in our own capital cities, but it’s even more of a factor for a writer like Adam Lebor whose work – fiction and nonfiction – has captured...