Monthly Archives: May 2007

£1,000 'Ethical Futures' Short Story Award

For non professional writers only apparently? From the news release: Ethical Futures: £1,000 short story competition about the future of the human race Imagine a world where people are able to choose from a menu of ‘enhancing’ techniques: IQ, strength, … Continue reading

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I am Legend

While I was waiting for crappy Kylie Chan to arrive, I delved into some other much better sci fi/fantasy and landed upon I am Legend by Richard Matheson. This is a great book, well worth a read. Since it was … Continue reading

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The Greatest Mystery: Making a Best Seller

Check out this article from the NY Times if you’re interested in book marketing, what books sell and why publishers bid for books. It has some interesting quotes and examples from the US publising industry. Also, apparently Romance Writers USA … Continue reading

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Kylie Chan – White Tiger

Ok, why? David/Ellen, why? Even though I haven’t finished this book, I feel compelled to write a brief review as David has chosen to propose about six books! I am really struggling to get into this book. Maybe its because … Continue reading

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A Storm of Books!

We are reading our way through books left, right and centre! The current reading is Conn Iggulden’s Emperor series, about the life of Julius Caesar. All four books. We’ve already read through Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series (3 books) without mentioning … Continue reading

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