Magical Words Link Roundup 2-16-2017


I want someone to write a science fiction novel featuring these people. Because they’re awesome and I need to read about them running the show.

John Joseph Adams’ Nightmare magazine is open to submissions!

Myke Cole wants to talk to you for a moment about fear.

On March 1, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Penguin Young Readers, and Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, alongside Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, are kicking off Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge, an idea contest that encourages U.S. kids and their teachers not to imagine small, but “imaginormous,” and come up with their most inventive story ideas.

Editors are not as evil as you might think.

How can you ever get writers’ block when there’s history? History is the ultimate reality show. It’s the best gossip in the world.

Before a book is published and released to the public, it’s passed through the hands (and eyes) of many people: an author’s friends and family, an agent and, of course, an editor.
These days, though, a book may get an additional check from an unusual source: a sensitivity reader, a person who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or otherwise offensive content.

When the beloved author of one of the world’s most popular book and movie franchises gets on your case, people are going to notice.

Yes, there were black people in the Renaissance.

From the slightly skewed to the utterly bizarre, alternate worlds are a staple of science fiction and fantasy. But as different as these parallel Earths can be, some things remain constant. To whit: there are a disproportionate number of alternate Londons in genre fiction.

For roughly six weeks, Jim C Hines collected data from novelists who had at least one book published prior to 12/31/2016. And now he’s sharing with us.

The book blog tour for Trials and Tribulations, the two Rogue Mage anthologies, begins today!

Tuesday’s Jeopardy game included a category near and dear to all of us – Sci Fi Books. Can you answer all five questions?

Have a taste of the weird west, with Alyssa Wong’s short story, “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay.

Source Code keeps you guessing as to what kind of movie it is until you’re halfway through it, and that is just one of the things that makes it wonderful and heartbreaking.

The Book of Passion, by authors Will Wells and Margherita Tramontano, adds role-playing rules for love and sex to your OGL 3.75 campaign. But they need your help making the project happen!

If you’re coming to Atomacon in November, let’s all go check out the latest steampunk bar, Krazy Owls!


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