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  The Pirate Who Just Won't Leave

  Historical Language Can Be Electrifying

  Finding Religion

  The Advance Team Excerpt

  Immobility: The Fake Book That Became Real

  John Scalzi Collection Sweepstakes

  More Stories

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  Brandon Sanderson muses on The Shadow Rising, possibly his favorite WoT novel

  Leigh Butler's Wheel of Time reread continues with The Gathering Storm

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Royal StreetThe Pirate Who Just Won't Leave

By Suzanne Johnson

Every author has one in the closet: the throwaway character who just won't go away, the one-scene wonder who tries to hijack the story and refuses to be relegated to a walk-on role. When the stubborn minor character is a historical figure and one is writing fantasy set in the modern world, things can get interesting fast.

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Glamour in GlassHistorical Language Can Be Electrifying

By Mary Robinette Kowal

The goal, with any novel, is to keep the reader engaged in the story. Beyond writing a story that is compelling in the first place, you also have to avoid doing anything that will throw them out of the story. For a novel like Glamour in Glass, which is set in 1815, one of the additional challenges is the use of language.

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Lost EverythingFinding Religion

By Brian Francis Slattery

Considering how simple the main thread of the story of Lost Everything is—a man named Sunny Jim and his friend take a boat up the Susquehanna River to reunite with Sunny Jim's son—it's a little embarrassing that it took me so long to figure out how to tell it.

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The Advance TeamThe Advance Team Excerpt

Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Germán Torres

Hi, I'm Steven Padnick, the editor of The Advance Team. I am so proud of this book, where one of my favorite writers, Will Pfeifer, has teamed up with future comics superstar artist Germán Torres and legendary letterer Tom Orzechowski to create a weird, funny, scary, science fiction adventure about a young pizza-delivery guy who discovers that his heroes are much more, and much worse, than they seem to be.

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ImmobilityImmobility: The Fake Book That Became Real

By Brian Evenson

Books come from all sorts of different places—from a news story, a random idea, a bit of triggering language, or from other books, for instance. But very few books start out like Immobility, which saw the light of day first as an imaginary book, and only later became real.

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  Orson Scott Card is on WUNC, talking about Shadows in Flight

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  Cherie Priest reveals the cover of her next novel, The Inexplicables

  Mary Robinette Kowal is moving to Chicago and stopping at bookstores along the way. See if she'll be near you!

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  Catherynne M. Valente makes a promise to her home state of Maine

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