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  Michael Scott and Colette Freedman on Inspiration

  Scholar—Pursuit of a Different Dream

  And Hilarity Ensues

  A look back at my weird, cool life

  Sweepstakes

  More Stories

Wheel of Time News

  Join The Wheel of Time Roundtable on Tor.com

  It’s Another Bloody Shirt from Ta’veren Tees

  There’s a Wheel of Time Easter Egg in Skyrim

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

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Preview Chapters

  DRAGON AGE: ASUNDER
by David Gaider

  EVE: TEMPLAR ONE
by Tony Gonzales

  HARD KNOCKS
by Howie Carr

  REPRISAL
by F. Paul Wilson

The Thirteen HallowsMichael Scott and Colette Freedman on Inspiration

Colette Freedman: When I was a young girl, I read the books that little girls were supposed to read: books by Judy Blume, Paula Danziger, Carol Ryrie Brink. I devoured Nancy Drew and completed the entire Little House on the Prairie series. But there was something missing ... an element of danger and suspense which none of these books were giving me.

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ScholarScholar—Pursuit of a Different Dream

By L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

Don’t all heroes in fantasy dream about becoming the supreme mage, ruler, liberator, warrior, or the like? And even if they don’t have that dream, don’t most of them end up doing something like that in order to get their dream?

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All Men of GeniusAnd Hilarity Ensues

By Lev AC Rosen

I’d never thought of myself as particularly funny person before setting out to write All Men of Genius. But somehow, I got it into my head to write something inspired by two classic romantic comedies. I’m not sure entirely why. I suspect because at the time I was writing the novel, there wasn’t much lighter steampunk out there—this was before Boneshaker came out, much less the Parasol Protectorate series—and while I loved the aesthetic, and the books were good… they were all such downers. I wanted to do something fun. So I looked to fun for inspiration. And then somewhere along the line, well into writing it, I realized I had to be funny.

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Nested ScrollsA look back at my weird, cool life

By Rudy Rucker

The thing I like about a novel is that it’s not a list of dates and events.  Not like an encyclopedia entry. A novel is all about characterization and description and conversation, about action and vignettes. I decided to structure my autobiography, Nested Scrolls, like that.

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  The World SF Blog interviews Hannu Rajaniemi

  Adventures with SciFi Publishing interviews Steven Erikson

  NASA Announces Optimus Prime Spin-Off Award for Children

  All six episodes of Dragon Age: Redemption are now available

  Watch the Halo: Helljumpers web miniseries trailer - adapted from Tobias Buckell’s story DIRT in Halo: Evolutions

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