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Fact or Fiction? : Indie October Guest Post From Kate Baucherel

What were the earliest things you learned from reading fiction? These are some of my memories. Aged six, I discovered that scientists could accelerate atomic particles in a cyclotron – for what purpose I had no idea – thanks to … Continue reading

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Creative Osmosis: Indie October Guest Post By Nils Nisse Visser

Please don’t get me wrong on this. I receive short book reviews with fierce and joyous exclamations that will startle the cats into a sulk. I’m at the self-publishing Indie stage where reviews, rather than the occasional sale, are the … Continue reading

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Steampunk and Clocks: Indie October guest post By M. Holly-Rosing

What is it about steampunk and clocks? Where ever you look you see time pieces and their requisite gears churning away reminding us of the inevitable march of time.  It is a curious thing really, to be able to see … Continue reading

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From Russia With Tassels

The Second Hannibal Smyth Misadventure has landed, taking up the story of that notable and somewhat ignoble gentleman’s adventures from the Himalayan cell he found himself imprisoned in at the end of ‘A Spider In The Eye’. Our ‘hero’ has … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that drive you crazy…

I’m currently working my way through a print proof copy of ‘From Russia With Tassels’, carefully trying to catch those last few little typo’s syntax errors and the very occasional misbegotten sentence that needs one final little polish. This is … Continue reading

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How to kill a hundred people: A Indie October guest post by Nimue Brown

Let me begin by explaining Hopeless Maine. It started life as a graphic novel series set on an imaginary island off the coast of Maine. There’s now a role play game, prose books in the offing and other things in … Continue reading

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Alternate History Fantasy and Historical Fantasy: Indie-October guest post from Liz Tuckwell

Thanks to Mark Hayes for generously offering me the opportunity to write an article/have a rant about a topic on his blog. This one may be a little pedantic but is dear to my heart. As well all know, fantasy … Continue reading

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