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Heart pounding? Palms getting sweaty? Feeling nervous, maybe scared? That’s what the most outstanding thriller or suspense novels can do to you! Even though ...

Writers of Fantasy and SF need to create the world in which they are to write, design the entire environment in which the characters will live and fight, the ...

Hi, me again, this time with a few tips on how to write a villain. A great villain. A memorable one. Are you interested? Then read along! Check Mark's book ...

Most genre stories are either Fantasy, with wizards and magic swords, or Science Fiction, with space ships and ray guns.  Very rarely do you ever find ...

Hi, my name is Mark Anthony Tierno, and I've written quite a lot of fantasy and SF over the years (my Maldene series alone is 13 books, and 5.2 million ...

What is marketing in 2020? At base, marketing is the battle companies wage for their share of the consumer’s mind and money. However, as the massive shift in ...

Space opera books are a wonderful subgenre of science fiction beloved by all different types of readers. These books aren’t La Boheme in space. They have ...

Everyone knows that baseball players and football players have coaches … but writers? The romantic stereotype of a writer is of a solitary creature, ...

The science fiction genre is like a big tent. There are many sub-genres within the category. Among them are action/ adventure, romance, time travel, and even ...

What makes a book a classic? Some books speak the truth about the human condition. Others speak truth to power. Still others make marginalized people feel less ...

Human beings, like all living organisms, are made up of DNA. These tiny strands of genetic code make us who we are. We know that over time, as it is passed ...

In some ways, sci-fi is a genre that screams to be illustrated. A perennial favorite subject of film starting with Georges Melies’ A Trip to the Moon, science ...

Some sci fi is scarcely distinguishable from fantasy. In fact, some of it is fantasy, just set in space or set in the future. Plot points like telepathy, ...

If you are a sci-fi fan or are trying to figure out where to start reading in the genre, you may already have an inkling of how many niches are included within ...

Mark Twain was one of a kind. An icon in his own time, everything about his life smacked of the tall tales he frequently told. Born with the appearance of ...

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Well, when that picture is in an action-packed graphic novel, it might as well be worth a million words. For action ...

Dystopia has taken over the world of young adult (YA) fiction by storm. This genre dating back to Tudor England has made a huge comeback in literature, film, ...

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss. It is passages like this that ...

As a child, one’s sense of wonder and belief of what is possible knows no bounds. This is probably why so many kids get obsessed with robots at some point in ...

Many of us followed the adventures of superhero characters when growing up. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and a host of others, all of whom are largely ...

The best mystery books keep us guessing. They unfurl like infernal machines, devious in their internal logic. No magic or deus ex machina will send the plot ...

In an increasingly frenetic world, political stories develop and spread quicker than you can blink. But behind those catchy news headlines are untold stories ...

Born Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman in 1960 in a small village in Portchester, UK, Neil Gaiman is one of the most prolific English authors of our time, known ...

Right now, we could all use a little distraction from the real world. Whether you are a voracious reader or have just burned through your entire Netflix ...

Looking for the best books on spiritual enlightenment? It’s true; your spiritual life is somewhat personal, but most books that center on spirituality have one ...

Star Wars fans, even with all the great content available, might be looking for even more Star Wars-related entertainment. If you have burned through all your ...

Experts say there are numerous benefits of starting early to read the best baby books to your little one. In fact, one study published in 2018 in the Journal ...

Have you ever wanted to be a knight or a princess living in a castle? Have you ever wondered what earth (or whatever planet humans inhabit) looks like 500 ...

It’s called the “COVID-19 pandemic,” but some people prefer to call it, tongue-in-cheek, the “COVID-19 apocalypse.” No, it’s not the end of the world, but ...

What a time to be reading science fiction! As our toy collections begin to resemble those of a Star Trek character, a stroll through the science fiction ...

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