We’ll miss you, Terry Pratchett

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  As most of you have probably heard, Sir Terry Pratchett (an author whose works I dearly loved) passed away yesterday, March 12th, 2015.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, and managed to fight it, while continuing to write best sellers.  He called it his “embuggeration.” I greatly admired Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, he was knighted) not just …

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Humble eBook bundle! Go buy one!

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So I’m guessing at least some of you have heard of the Humble Bundle.  It’s a platform for independent game developers to get their games out to the masses.  Customers pay what they want, and get to decide where that money will go. Some of the cash goes to developers, some goes to the Humble Bundle people (to keep things running), …

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Here’s a cool idea for writers and readers everywhere: real sci-fi

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I’ve found out that a couple of scientists on the Kepler Spacecraft project have written an anthology of stories called Kepler’s Dozen. What makes that so awesome, you ask?  Simple–they’re stories about REAL exoplanets with environments and technologies that are all completely scientifically accurate (based on what we know now). This science fiction writer finds this idea fairly kick-ass.  I’m …

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Random House has turned to the dark side?

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Well . . . sort of–at least a little bit.  I just read an article up on i09 about RH’s new eBook-only imprints, and it sounds pretty crappy.  Also, yes, I know that Harry Potter is not published by RH (or one of its imprints).  The picture just seemed too perfect to pass up. (For those that don’t know, imprints …

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