Category Archives: World Building

Guest Post: Researching Speculation by J. Scott Coatsworth with Excerpt and Giveaway

J. Scott Coatsworth, an author of diverse speculative fiction, has graciously agreed to share some insight into his writing process. The Shoreless Sky, book three of the science fiction series Liminal Sky, comes out this week. Be careful not to … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts About Diversity

The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Readers Lounge on Facebook is celebrating diversity this week, and the discussion sparked ideas I’d like to share. I do not address diversity in my stories. Now, before you react to my statement, let me clarify. Diversity is … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-15-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Film (History) Restored motion picture footage from between 1896 and 1900 using what was then a new technology gives insight into daily life in Paris, France. Medieval City (Generator) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Female Archetypes in Steampunk Fiction by Phoebe Darqueling

Please welcome Phoebe Darqueling back with another fascinating article, this time about the Steampunk genre. I enjoyed discovering the different female character types prevalent in Steampunk, recognizing quite a few from my reading. If you have the same twist of … Continue reading

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The Mystic Order of Withlings: Guest Post by P.H. Solomon

I became interested in cultural anthropology when I was seven or eight, maybe younger. Growing up in the diplomatic community and foreign countries formed only part of it, the rest being wandering archaeological digs, exploring museums, and reading about different … Continue reading

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