Tag Archives: scifi

Book review – Captain Vorpatril’s alliance

Title: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Genre: Science Fiction Rating:  Captain Vorpartil’s Alliance is an extremely entertaining book for me. There is a lot of humour and witty dialogue in it and many situations just invite to laugh. Meet captain Ivan Xav Vorpatril who, thanks to helping an old friend to watch over someone, gets into a very strange… (more…)

10 writing rules to break

Dear reader, IO9, a wonderful site (in my humble opinion) on all things scifi and fantasy, has unleashed a list of 10 rules they would like writers of science fiction and fantasy to break more often. No third-person omniscient No prologues Avoid infodumps Fantasy novels have to be series instead of standalones No portal fantasy (= gateways between worlds) No… (more…)

Bactine can be yours for free

For the holiday season I priced down Bactine to 99c (until Jan 6th 2012) on Smashwords and Amazon. For all you people who visit my site, I have Smashwords coupon code NF34Z to get it for free. It is a book for people who like steampunk/scifi. (I have no idea how to do this on Amazon; if you are a… (more…)

Indie Promotion Day

Hello, dear reader. Welcome once again. What is this? This is the first Indie Promotion Day post. I will use this recurring opporunity to bring a book by an independent author to your attention, each week around this time. Independent authors work hard for their books and stories and oftentimes go unnoticed, so here is my humble attempt to change… (more…)

Nanowrimo 2009

Now why would I bring up something ancient like a story from 2009? And you may ask, dear reader, what is a Nanowrimo? Last things first: Nanowrimo is a challenge to write a novel in a month. A novel of at least 50,000 words. This amounts to around 1680 words per day, and more if you slip a day. Think… (more…)