Violating Your Expectations
By Peter Orullian
I love this phrase: “violating your expectations.” The fact that I do probably discloses way too much about who I am, but there you go. I first heard “VYE” in a 500 level Shakespeare course I had in college. The bard knew a thing or two about it. You have your mind or heart set on something, and “Ker-pow!” it don’t go the way you hoped or thought it would.
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What’s your Favorite Frederik Pohl novel?
Upon the occasion of the publication of All the Lives He Led by Frederik Pohl, we thought it might be a propitious time to ask some of his peers to share their picks.
We’ll be posting one answer every day from now until the release of All the Lives He Led on April 12. We hope you will let us know if you have any favorites too.
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Russian Myth and Folklore
By Catherynne M. Valente
Fairy tales have always been about getting through the worst of everything, the darkest and the deepest and the bloodiest of events. They are about surviving, and what you look like when you emerge from the trial. The reason we keep telling fairy tales over and over, that we need to keep telling them, is that the trials change. So the stories change too, and the heroines and villains and magical objects, to keep them true. Fairy tales are the closets where the world keeps its skeletons.
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New Short Story: “The Desecrator” by Steven Brust
From the Draegaran Empire, a tale of the Hawklord Daymar, and of a particular Morganti blade.
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Join W. Bruce Cameron on Tuesday, May 24th for a discussion on A Dog's Purpose - a live, national, Teleforum event
Ender’s Game wallpaper is available for download
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The Accidental Steampunk by Stephen Hunt
Paramount options Earthseed
Dragon Age II: An Interview with Designers David Gaider and Mike Laidlaw
The Sword-Edged Blonde eBook now available for $2.99
Suvudu video interview: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Writers on Roleplaying: Elizabeth Bear
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FanLit chats with Alex Bledsoe
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NSP interviews F. Paul Wilson
The Big Idea: M.J. Locke
The Ranting Dragon: Interview with Artist Kekai Kotaki
Terry Brooks chats with Peter Orullian
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