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Cover Reveal: The Death Bringer – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Death Bringer - J. Scott Coatsworth

It’s time for the cover reveal of the Tharassas Cycle book four: The Death Bringer. AIK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME… AND NEITHER WILL HIS WORLD War is coming. Aik has become the Progenitor, and the Seed Mother has released him to transform the world for her alien brood. Silya and Raven, Aik’s former friends, are the only ones who can save him and the world. But what if the cure is worse than the invasion? As Silya rushes to prepare Gullton for the battle to come, she’s determined to save as many people as she can. But new crises emerge … Read more

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Double Review: The Death Bringer – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Death Bringer - J. Scott Coatsworth

Just got two great early reviews for The Death Bringer: Reviewers: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild; Maryann Preorder Now About The Book AIK WILL NEVER BE THE SAME… AND NEITHER WILL HIS WORLD War is coming. Aik has become the Progenitor, and the Seed Mother has released him to transform the world for her alien brood. Silya and Raven, Aik’s former friends, are the only ones who can save him and the world. But what if the cure is worse than the invasion? As Silya rushes to prepare Gullton for the battle to come, she’s determined to save as many people … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Nine

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, Ainsley flirts with a different future… < Read Chapter Eight | Read Chapter Ten > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter NineHer First Fan Ainsley lay on her back staring up at the poster of one … Read more

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Review: The Ministry for the Future – Kim Stanley Robinson

The Ministry for the Future - Kim Stanley Robinson

Genre: Sci-Fi, Cli-Fi, Near Future Get It On Amazon About The Book The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us. Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year, this extraordinary novel from visionary science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis. The Review I’ve been meaning to read Kim Stanley Robinson’s Ministry for the … Read more

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Point of View: Bring me Something Good

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In the last ten years, life has rained down a crap-ton of shit on our lives. Politics, Covid-19, income inequality, rising prices, and the endless drumbeat of climate change doom. I’m a naturally optimistic person. Sure, life sometimes gets me down, but usually I bounce back up like an inflatable ball plunged underwater in the pool, shooting toward the sky with unlikely exuberance. But lately, even I have a hard time finding my buoyancy. So when that happens, I find it helpful to seek out happy things, hopeful things, joyous things to regain my balance. I’ll share three of my … Read more

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Author Spotlight: E. H. Lupton

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Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today: E. H. Lupton (she/they) lives in Madison, WI with her husband and children. Her debut novel, Dionysus in Wisconsin(2023), won third place in the New England Romance Writers Readers’ Choice contest and has been shortlisted for both the Lambda Literary Award for gay romance and the Midwest Book Award for fantasy/scifi novel. Her poetry has or will shortly appear in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Paranoid Tree, and House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, among others. She is … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Eight

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, Gio comes face-to-face with a piece of his past… < Read Chapter Seven | Read Chapter Nine > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter EightSmoke and Moonlight Gio slung the garbage bag over his shoulder and … Read more

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Review: Ice + Alligators – Angel Martinez

Ice + Alligators - Angel Martinez

Genre: Fantasy, Holiday LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian Get It On Amazon About The Book Offend the Frost King? Get kicked from the Court. Land in the jaws of a living dinosaur? Ink, the black ice fairy, isn’t shocked that his frostiness banished her, but she’s shocked to find herself sent to a swamp. It’s hot, sticky and mucky—an ice fae’s worst nightmare. Banishment means she’s stuck with the heat and the stupid, hungry alligators. She’s gone from knowing all the rules of her world to knowing absolutely nothing about existing in her soggy new home. At least the draiad guardian’s kinda … Read more

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Review: Storm on Mars – Kate Rauner

Storm on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization Get It On Amazon About The Book Something weird happens? Zeker swears it’s not his fault. An AI may be a psychopath’s only friend. Zeker sets out to make a difference in the expanding colony. Gaining a place in the elite Tower Guild proves others recognize his talents, and the AI embedded in his brain helps keep his impulses under control, usually. But when his temper lands him in a lawless burg among desperate outcasts, and one special lady, he discovers humanity’s survival on the Red Planet is in peril. Will he care enough to save them? … Read more

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Point of View: What Will It Mean to Be Human in an AI Future?

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I’m a sci-fi writer, which means, among other things, that I am tasked with thinking about the future and how it will unfold and sharing this with my readers. And there’s a lot to think about these days. There’s climate change, first and foremost – if it goes unaddressed, it will eventually smash human civilization to bits. There’s the rise of right-wing populism, which threatens to upend democratic institutions around the world (and already has in many places). But nothing has captured the public imagination at this moment more than Generative AI, and its impacts on the human condition. Something … Read more