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Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest

Has anyone here entered the Writers of the Future Contest? It is an impressive event where writers can submit fantasy and science fiction tales, which get judged by professional authors and can really help to launch your career as a writer as well. I’ve entered pieces on occasion, but a few days ago I gotContinue reading “Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest”

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Book Review: The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

Walter Moers’ The City of Dreaming Books is a novel-length declaration of adoration to the writing craft and all its creative possibilities. This fantasy, written in a humorous spirit reminiscent of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, takes us to the vast world of Zamonia, and follows a young Lindworm (basically a dinosaur-like being) named OptimusContinue reading Book Review: The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

Book Review: Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle

Published by: Roc Fantasy Release Date: 1997 Number of Pages: 269 Peter S. Beagle’s Giant Bones is a collection of six short stories set within the same universe as his novel, The Innkeeper’s Song. I must admit, right now, that I’ve only read The Innkeeper’s Song once, many years ago (although now I definitely planContinue reading “Book Review: Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle”

A Conflict of Interests by MercenaryBlade (AKA Derek Cottrell)

[Author’s Note: So I think the idea for this story was just laying dormant in my mind until the right time. Years ago when I was in High School I did renfaire on the weekends. Near the same town was an old Civil War encampment, and at the same time as faire season there wouldContinue reading “A Conflict of Interests by MercenaryBlade (AKA Derek Cottrell)”

The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart

Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart is a fairytale tribute to the magical qualities that stories possess. Young Maggie resides with her father, a well-traveled bookbinder she has always called Mo, in a humble farmhouse where books crowd every available nook in piles and stacks. They lead quiet but pleasant lives dominated by a love of reading, untilContinue reading “The Fairytale Rhythms of Inkheart”