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Cover to Cover #394A: Daniel Suarez

Discussion: Daniel Suarez, author of Daemon and Freedom (TM), joins Mike and Mike for the entire show!

Beyond talk about writing stories that resonate with technology professionals and defense strategists alike, the discussion ranges from social networking, potential uses and abuses of Internet technologies, the ever-evolving (and now impossible to eradicate) sophistication of spam and bots, transhumanism, gene mods and the law, and more.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #464: Understanding Character Growth

Discussing the News: Mike S talks about Amazon's Kindle Select program that allows Kindle owners to borrow ebooks, and the payment method they're using to compensate authors for the loans, but it's an Amazon exclusive program. The discussion swirls about whether the program is financially beneficial to the authors.

Writing Discussion: Mike M got himself an iPhone at last, and he talks about how he's using Notepad to make notes on his story editing throughout the day, as well as using Siri to help him record notes faster.

The talk then turns towards character growth, and the small things that you can add to the story to show how your characters can grow and change over time, taking into account how emotional impact can touch both character and reader.   [Read more...]

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As a solid Trek fan I am always on the lookout for good books on the franchise, and Star Trek FAQ comes through in spades.   [Read more...]

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It's a little intimidating to review a book that has been so widely (and positively) reviewed. For authors, I think it would be useful to study this campaign and see what has made it so successful.   [Read more...]

Review: "Discount Armageddon" by Seanan McGuire

The world is a fairly orderly place, talking mice, gorgons, Chupacabra... these are things of fairy tales, mythology and supermarket tabloids. Not so in Seanan McGuire's new novel Discount Armageddon, the first book in her new InCryptid series.   [Read more...]

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