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'Horror can be contained within a book, given form and meaning.'

With thanks to Christina Usher and Vintage for the reading copy.

  • Title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North
  • Author: Richard Flanagan
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publisher: Vintage…
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Flashman: Not For The Social Justice Warriors...Everyone Else Will Laugh Themselves Silly

The Social Justice Warriors and PC Police are going to want to either give Flashman, as well as the other 11 books in the series, a wide berth or they’ll be wanting to start a Twitter campaign against the vile and loathsome Flashman and his equally problematic author George MacDonald Fraser. 264 more words


My Superpower: Kristi Charish (Owl and the Japanese Circus)

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. 971 more words

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How to Write Moments of High Emotion

Robert Olen Butler has a theory that stories are written from a white hot center. Your job as a writer is to find it. But what happens when you do? 1,263 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

#30. Jupiter Ascending (2015) -- A Shoot the WISB Subcast

Space princesses, dog boys, and capitalism, oh my!  The crew conspires together to discuss the latest Wachowski film, Jupiter Ascending.  We tackle the good and the bad and even have a little fun with impersonations. 132 more words

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Geekomancer Under Glass - Awesome Women in Comics

Skiffy and Fanty’s theme for 2015 fits in really well with the world of comics, which has been making conscious strides to feature more stories by women and about women, from the independent comics world (long the home of more diverse storytelling) to the Big Two, and across all ages and genres. 474 more words

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