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  • thepenmuse
    17.10.2021 - 8 minutes ago

    Release Blitz: Plague of Flies

    Release Blitz: Plague of Flies

        Alternate History Science Fiction, Coming of Age Fiction     Date Published: October 16, 2021 Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press In 1846 Alta California, Catalina Delgado daydreams about her future: roping cattle, marrying Angelo Ortega and raising children. But now, invaders from the United States-the Bear Flaggers-have declared war against Mexico, her country. Bear Flaggers have imprisoned…

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    #Alternate History Science Fiction #blog tour#book blurb#book tour #coming of age fiction
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  • kayelleallen
    17.10.2021 - 16 minutes ago

    The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by CL Schneider @cl_schneider #Fantasy #Magic

    The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price by CL Schneider @cl_schneider #Fantasy #Magic

    All he wanted was to end the war. Fate had other plans. Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen race born with an addiction to magic. Enslaved and drugged to suppress their deadly desires, the Shinree live to serve their masters. After years of forced combat in Rella’s long, brutal war, Ian is desperate for peace. With defeat imminent, he defies the queen’s orders and wields the Crown of…

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    #Book Fair#CL Schneider #Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels
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  • swedebeast
    17.10.2021 - 18 minutes ago

    Holy shit, I did another wikipedia article rabbithole run

    So, I was just reading up on a computer game I played as a kid after some people discussed what Swedish accent the guy had - Mulle Meck (otherwise known as Gary Gadget internationally)  - about a bumbling man that collects junk and builds things out of it. Turns out, the games are based on children’s books!

    I played that game, many hours of fun for child Swedebeast. I recalled the published “Levande Böcker” (Living Books) did many other games, mostly childrer games or educational games for children, which included another favourite Svea Rike which was a Swedish history computer game that I played on the school computer back in 1998~1999.

    But back to the Mulle Meck thing. I got curious about this author, and it turns out that he was also a big technology guy, even starting some big motor magazines in the 60′s, but... He also wrote science fiction books in the 70′s and 80′s... And I freaking remember reading them in the 90′s as a little kid, probably the first science fiction I ever read.

    I remembered things about them. The name “Andromeda”, a little radio-gadget that condensed conversations into quick bleeps that the machines would translate into spoken language to prevent outsiders from listening in to it, and during one encounter on a space mining station, two people had a very speedy exchange before one of their suits imploded... And the other guy was holding a knife. A dystopia of pollution and addiction to technology reset when a terrorist group shut down the planetary energy grid to save the environment, with a teenage thrust into it and managed to deliver the final message before everything was shut down. Space ships moving light years off course, finding other planets with humans already on them, and centuries later several human civilizations advanced and joined together, and launched one massive FTL expedition to find Earth that they all originated from. Despite the mission begin sabotaged, the new protags arrive at the Solar system, the sun having grown larger as suns do, the Earth was unlivable... But ruins of civilization was found on Pluto, which might have been habitable at some point, and one standing library is found and explored.

    All of these things are featured in the “Universums Öde” (or Fate of the Universe) series, which include the titles;

    Uppbrott från Jorden, Planetjakten, På okänd planet, Datorernas död, and Barn av Andromeda.

    Or Eruption from Earth, The Planet Hunt, On planet unknown, the death of computers, and Children of Andromeda.

    The Death of Computers, from 1983, was also the fist ever Swedish cyberpunk novel published. I lived my life thinking these books were translated works from English, but no. These were genuine Swedish science fiction novels, memories half-forgotten all now combined into one singular experience I had when I was a child, reading them at the tiny school library when I was 12.

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  • jamesharringtoncreativeworks
    17.10.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Writing Modern People in Fiction

    Writing Modern People in Fiction

    Hello, Jim– I was wondering if you had any insight to offer on a dilemma I’m facing in a current novella draft: The story is a blend of Alternate History and general scifi, set in a world where a much more aggressive Space Race and Cold War has led to the establishment of a joint USA-USSR colony on the Moon by the late 1990s, ostensibly as a neutral site for lunar and space experiments, as well…

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  • myothertardisisonthemun
    17.10.2021 - 1 hour ago

    I like in sci-fi when people just have PowerPoint slides ready to go

    About whatever it was they just started talking about

    Did the ship auto generate it? Does it sometimes get it wrong?

    Do they just have these on standby?

    Do they sometimes miss out because there's not one ready? Is it someone's job to pre prepare them for whatever?

    #i do like a good PowerPoint slide with clear graphics and tasteful themes #PowerPoint#star trek#lower decks#sci fi#graphic design #sometime it's meant to be a scan or a readout of somekind #but sometimes it's so specific and presentation like #science fiction
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  • smbhax
    17.10.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Burnoff

    (Oh! Apparently I forgot to post here all week, yeeeesh I gotta get a handle on things)

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  • booksformks
    17.10.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Book Review: War of the Realms: Legions and Legacies

    Book Review: War of the Realms: Legions and Legacies

    War of the Realms: Legions & Legaciesby Lee Watts, Th. D. 5 out of 5 stars SYNOPSIS:Alexander is the heir to the throne of Theera-Enty. As foreign powers take control of the united worlds of Theera-Enty, Alexander struggles to keep his nation together. But it isn’t only human-kind who are working against him. The legendary Guardians must protect Alexander by battling against demonic beings who…

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  • femaleastronauts2
    17.10.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Bob Eggleton

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  • gentleman-darcy
    17.10.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Vampi & Tor/Plan 9 from Outer Space

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  • tritonusx
    17.10.2021 - 3 hours ago

    What a day, what a day, what a day.

    I'm quite tired now, but it was wonderful and magical. Everything else I'll be writing tomorrow... It's 02:32 am and my heart is full.

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  • thirtytwoelvismovies
    17.10.2021 - 4 hours ago

    Planet of the Vampires (1965). Dir. Mario Bava. Definitely style over substance, but it’s a genuine pop-art marvel.

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  • galacticsads
    16.10.2021 - 4 hours ago

    WAR IS CONSTANT, SIDES ARE NOT.

    three years have passed since the emperor's rift brought individuals from the past and the future into the end of the galactic civil war. the war has ended, yet no answers have been discovered.
    while the new republic strives to solidify peace in the inner regions of the galaxy, an imperial remnant slowly grows in the outer rims and unknown regions. little does either side know, neither will be the BIGGEST THREAT...

    GALACTICSHQ is an appless star wars rpg set in 7aby. we are a laidback but dedicated group always looking to add to our already diverse cast of amazing characters!

    #video game rp #science fiction rp #time travel rp #dark rp#appless rp
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  • oldschoolsciencefiction
    16.10.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Tonight's entertainment at Casa Old School Sci Fi is "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954). Just kidding. It's actually 1958's British science fiction horror film "Fiend Without a Face".

    #fiend without a face #1958#b movie#british cinema #british sci fi #british science fiction
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  • nostalgebraist-autoresponder
    16.10.2021 - 5 hours ago

    the greg egan anthology that isn't really an anthology, pt. 1

    The first episode of this collection is called "Interlude: A Brief Explanation of Our Purpose." It contains four short stories about how weird it is to be alive, and how strange.
    That's a pretty broad tag, huh
    #the greg egan anthology that isn't really an anthology #i mean it has stories that are technically not science fiction but are still in the science fiction category
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