Magical Words Link Roundup 3-28-2017


Tonight Winthrop University alums John Hartness and Melissa Gilbert will present a panel discussion and book signing at the new Winthrop Bookstore in Rock Hill SC of We Are Not This, a charity anthology supporting LGBTQ charities in NC.

It’s Women’s History Month, and Quirk Books is all about celebrating ladies in the sci-fi world.

Indie author R.R. Haywood wanted a zombie outbreak novel that followed the gory action in real time—so each book in his bestselling Undead series takes place in a single day.

Ah, the past. Not only did people dress better, but they also doled out much crisper insults. Enjoy twenty-three of history’s best comebacks that prove you don’t have to drop the F-bomb to make someone feel terrible about themselves.

The best reaction to the demise of the AHCA came from #GOPDnD, which ended up having the Dungeons & Dragons game of their lives.

Ray Bradbury gave a keynote speech at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Writer’s Symposium By the Sea, where he outlined rules for writers.

An omnipresent figure in speculative fiction is the extraordinary, heroic child, or the ordinary child who goes to extraordinary places and does heroic things. It’s not hard to understand why. A tremendous number of us grew up in uncomfortable circumstances, dealt with major social awkwardness, probably bullying, shunning, and the feeling that we didn’t belong and didn’t know how to do so.

I would like to listen to Leonard Nimoy read Ray Bradbury stories for the rest of my life.


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