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Dec.14.2013
Written by Laurel on December 14th, 2013   A Recommended Steampunk Read This month I received more exciting news about Shanghai Steam, the steampunk-wuxia anthology containing my short story, “Moon-Flame Woman.”  Shanghai Steam has been mentioned twice in the new...
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Aug.23.2013
Written by Laurel on August 16th, 2013   Read Moon-Flame Woman by Laurel Anne Hill Nominated for an Aurora Award in Canada!   Your assignment, if you care to accept it, is to head for the blog of Melanie Karsak: Steam U!  There, my character Cho Ting-Lam (the Moon-Flame Woman in...
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Jun.14.2013
Written by Laurel on June 14th, 2013   Laurel Anne Hill  Come to Expo Hall (Fine Arts Galleria Stage) at the San Mateo County Fair, June 15, 2-6 pm. Award-winning science fiction/fantasy author Laurel Anne Hill will participate in the “Author Day Book Signings” (2-4 pm) and the Podcast...
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Apr.27.2013
  Shanghai Steam Anthology I just received awesome news.  “Shanghai Steam” (the anthology containing my Moon-Flame Woman short story) has been nominated for an Aurora Award.  The annual Aurora Awards are sponsored by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA...
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Dec.20.2012
Written by Laurel on December 21st, 2012   Get ready to shelve the dragon and uncoil the serpent. The Chinese Year of the Snake slithers into the 2013 waiting room. As you can see, David and I are trying to get a grip on what sort of luck Snaky might bring. All because we’ve “cashed in”...
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Dec.12.2012
Got steam? How about clockwork and goggles? Shanghai Steam, the recently released anthology from Absolute XPress, has all three and way, way more. Qi powered machines and flying monks. Philosophical automatons and paper lantern revolutions. Shanghai steam—a mashup of Chinese wuxia fantasy and...
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Oct.25.2012
"Names are humanity," posted Rich Maggiani on his blog in 2009.  "Names create a connection that moves beyond the mundane, the everyday transactions of life." I agree.  Few of us would prefer being addressed as "Mr. 2271" or "Ms. H7m4Y."  Our traditional surnames and given names...
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Sep.25.2012
Hi all, Today I created my first book trailer using Animoto and I'm happy with the result.  Most of the work was done beforehand collecting royalty-free pictures and music.  Making the actual video was pretty fast, all things considered.  Authors out there should give it a try. Go to...
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Sep.25.2012
  I stare at the crimson printing on my computer screen.  Crisp black lines frame electronic words of caution.  What is this, anyway?  The 1877 U.S. Senatorial report on Chinese immigration I Googled?  Or the “boxed warning” for a toxic drug? The red letters form an...
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Sep.25.2012
  I stare at the crimson printing on my computer screen.  Crisp black lines frame electronic words of caution.  What is this, anyway?  The 1877 U.S. Senatorial report on Chinese immigration I Googled?  Or the “boxed warning” for a toxic drug? The red letters form an...