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New Release: Jasyn And The Astronauts: Under The Ice Skies – Gwenhyver

Jasyn and the Astronauts: Under The Ice Skies - Gwenhyver

QSFer Gwenhyver has a new FF sci-fantasy book out: Jasyn and the Astronauts: Under The Ice Skies. A sapphic swords & sorcery space adventure! On a planet infected by ice, the power to create more is the last thing anyone needs… JASYN is an explorer with a talent for reaching for the stars and upending weather systems with her emotions. She spends her days dreaming of adventure, hiding her power of ice, and definitely not thinking about what it’d feel like to be the snow on her best friend’s cheek. ATALANTA is an archer and a recluse with a skill … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Herald’s Call – Jaymie Wagner

Herald's Call - Jaymie Wagner

Jaymie Wagner has a new FFF urban fantasy out, Sing For Me book 3: Herald’s Call. And there’s a giveaway. Woe to the wolf who dares to callWith unworthy hearts lest darkness fallDour note this horn will playThe hounds shall rise and wolves shall bayThrough the horn Herne shall commandBy blood of the Hunt and a worthy hand! It is said that long ago Herne, the god of the Hunt, could use his Horn to make wolves obey his commands. A legend that Amy Oakley, Alpha of the Howlers pack, learned as a child and stopped believing in long before … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Waking Up the Sun, by Laura Bailo

Laura Bailo has a new MM YA Fantasy book out: Waking Up The Sun. When Lander accepts a dare to go into the forest at night, he thinks it’ll be easy. He just needs to walk in and then come out, right? But that’s easier said than done. It’s like the trees have a mind of their own, and they are stopping him from finding his way back. There were always stories of people getting lost forever in the forest, but Lander had never considered they might be true. Yban has been in the forest a long time and he … Read more

FOR BOTH: Evolving Historical Cultures

Black Panther

FOR WRITERS & READERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer SA Collins: Amazons and other similar “historical” cultures – from a writing craft standpoint, why do we freeze these cultures in time, and not let them evolve with their own form of science/magic that would take them out of the stone/bronze age? Would these evolved cultures wouldn’t have created and moved past such historical weapons? What makes us, as an evolved society, think that a culturally rich environment can’t make leaps and epic discoveries if they are equally competent in education and technology? Black Panther demonstrates this well. How can … Read more