New Books (January)

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Featuring: André Alexis, Jennifer Armstrong, Rob Boffard, Ezekiel Boone, Algis Budrys, Matthew de Abaitua, Patrick Flanery, Ian Graham, Elizabeth Greenwood, Sarah Hilary, Joe Hill, Gregg Hurwitz, Davide Mana, Samuel Marolla, Vonda N. McIntyre, A.D. Miller, Tim Murphy, Daniel José Older, Chris Pavone, Aidan Donnelley Rowley, Adrian Selby, Nick Stone, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Fran Wilde

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Guest Post: “Intro to Genre” by Patrick S. Tomlinson

TomlinsonP-AuthorPicOkay, so you’re writing your first novel. Excellent! Now stop. Writing novels is for amateurs. There’s groundwork that has to be in place before you begin. The sort of preparations that will lay the foundations for your assured success.

First things first, you need to sit alone in your study and drink an entire bottle of single-malt scotch while all the illusions about the world and the people you hold dear slowly unravel, until you are face to face with a naked singularity of total truth.

Wait, you don’t have single-malt scotch in your liquor cabinet? Jesus Christ, kid, get yourself together. You’re in the majors now and you’re still acting like a Double A player. Have some self-respect. All the best writers are barely-functioning alcoholics. You’re not even allowed to call yourself an author until you’ve gone on this whiskey-fueled vision quest. Do you want this or not? Continue reading

New Books (August-September)

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Featuring: Paul Cornell, Patrick DeWitt, John French, John Grisham, Garth Risk Hallberg, Lauren Holmes, Chrissie Hynde, Michael Livingston, Jonathan Maberry, Joel McIver, Patrick Ness, Nnedi Okorafor, K.J. Parker, Daniel Polansky, Alter S. Reiss, Geoff Renoff, Anthony Reynolds, Jeffrey Rotter, F. Wesley Schneider, Angela Slatter, A.J. Smith, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Michael R. Underwood, Matt Wallace, Chuck Wendig, Kai Ashante Wilson, Tom Wood, Sunil Yapa

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