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The Lost Road (art)

P is for Post-Apocalyptic

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: P is for Post-Apocalyptic I’ve always held a bizarre fascination with post-apocalyptic literature, video games, movies, and art. Give me an hour, and I’ll ramble at length about Alas, Babylon, Fallout 3, or disaster porn movies like The Day after Tomorrow. Something about nature taking …

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Raven Oak middle school photo

O is for Original

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: O is for Original It’s a common tale–an oddball child with talents is bullied relentlessly growing up because they are different. Sometimes it’s because the child is smarter than fellow peers, or sometimes it’s because they don’t share the expected religion or cultural identity of …

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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

N is for Neil

In today’s continuation of the A-Z Challenge, I give you: N is for Neil…Gaiman Unlike most folks in geekdom, I didn’t discover Neil Gaiman through his Sandman comics. In fact, while my high school friends were nose-deep in The Sandman, I was too busy reading and writing novels. My first encounter with the world of …

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Hugo Awards

Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards are what most writers dream about–our version of the Oscars even. This year was the first year I could nominate and vote as I’m attending WorldCon (I realize I could’ve bought a non-attending membership and thus, nominated before, but I didn’t know that until recently). I was excited to know I could …

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