Magical Words Link Roundup 3/29/2017

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Author Myke Cole points out that historically, in both human interaction and fiction, diversity has been the rule rather than the exception and it’s only relatively recently a select few have sought to whitewash, masculinize, and make monolithic the whole.

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too.

Gray Rinehart says, “File this under, “how a manuscript becomes a published novel.”

Last Friday, Diana Pharaoh Francis‘ son and a friend decided to do a movie marathon of The Lord of The Rings trilogy. One of his friends had never seen it.

Rejections are part of the job. They don’t suddenly stop when you become more successful.

Some sage advice from the award winning, bestselling author, John Scalzi, whose new novel, The Collapsing Empire, is out now from Tor.

The commentary surrounding Beauty and the Beast, both from outside and from behind the scenes, has not restricted itself to the music and the costumes and the beautiful people inhabiting the roles.

In American Gods, belief is power.

Charlaine Harris‘ new series posits the question of what would have happened if FDR had been assassinated before the end of the Great Depression. Adventure ensues.

And if you’re a fan of the Authors & Dragons podcast (and if you’re not, WHY NOT?), I made a guest appearance last time to tell the guys what to do.

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