SFWA Short Story Bundle

A bundle so packed full of space opera we had to assemble it in orbit. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) joins with 18 different Authors in a massive 17 book storybundle to warp the spacetime of readers everywhere. Featuring New York Times Bestselling authors Michael Cooper, Mike Shepard, and Felix R. […]

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Predicting the Future 

The last time I made a prediction about the future was in 2010. I predicted that this decade would be dominated by robotics and AI, and that by the later half of the decade domestic robots would be common place. So half right isn’t bad, and we still have a few years left. My new […]

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Originally posted on Fabulous Realms:
There is perhaps no fantasy creature that is as awesome, iconic and ubiquitous as the dragon, which is as popular in mythology as it is in fiction. In fantasy novel terms, perhaps the earliest fictional depiction of a dragon appeared in The Hobbit, J R R Tolkien’s 1937 prelude to…

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The Tingle

I know what you’re thinking. What on earth is the tingle? If you read my recent post on phases you’ll know that I’m currently in academic gear (driving analogy, not clothing). But over the last few days I’ve started to experience a not too unfamiliar sensation that tells me I should be doing something, almost […]

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I think people go through a cycle of phases, of doing things that they love, but really going at it for a while before lapsing for a while. Take me for example. I’ve been working my behind off for the last month on writing my Masters dissertation and have done no other writing whatsoever. Even […]

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Live Again

After a couple of weeks of trying to transition from the old site, which still exists in the ether, I have finally managed to configure the trollking web address to the blog site and set up my email using Google Apps. So hopefully you can continue to visit for book reviews and news about my […]

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Paul Davies: Fantasy Artist

My regular readers and supporters will recognise the name Paul Davies as the artist behind the awesome new book cover for The Changeling King. I thought my followers and fans of fantasy fiction may like to know more about this rising star in fantasy art. Paul, let’s start with an obvious question, who is your […]

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

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