David Farland at Nellis AFB to Promote Writers of the Future

Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge David Farland visited the Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, to promote Writers of the Future and this year’s bestselling volume of the annual anthology this past weekend.

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 3 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” The final in the series discusses “Is Earth Prepared?”

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 2 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” Part 2: What If They Really Exist? Today, the topic of alien invasion is taken more seriously. A controversial book purporting to be a genuine report from the early 1960s by a “Special Study Group” connected to the federal government entitled “Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace” looked into …

Alien Invasion: Is Earth Prepared? (Part 1 of 3)

This is a three-part article written by Jim Marrs, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Alien Agenda.” Part 1: A History of Alien Invasion Stories. Some believe the battle for Earth has already begun.

Who’s the Greatest of Them All?

So we have talked about who’s the baddest of them all. But just as there is no disagreement that it takes a really good bad guy to bring out the best in the hero, it nevertheless remains that a great hero is…well…great!

Focus on Eric James Stone: Writers of the Future Vol 21 Winner

Eric James Stone is one of the few people who’ve managed to appear in two editions of the Writers of the Future anthology, putting “Memory” into Volume XX in 2004 as a published finalist, and “Betrayer of Trees” into Volume XXI in 2005 as a prizewinner.

Ten Amazing Story Openings

A great opening sentence can sometimes be as memorable as the book it begins.

Audiobooks Make the Miles Fly

Audiobooks have long proven themselves a great way to read a book without having to actually “read” it. Perhaps when audiobooks first appeared on the marketplace, this was not the case, as they were abridged, meaning a shortened version of the book which could very often leave out important parts of the story.

What Happened When I Wrote the Book Description for a Famous Book

A couple of months ago, I got an email from Galaxy Press, L.Ron Hubbard’s publishing company, asking if I could help them write a book description for one of his most famous books, Battlefield Earth. Now, if you don’t know me well, I’m a HUGE sci-fi nerd and list Battlefield Earth as one of my all-time favorite books…little bit.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Baddest of Them All?

Everybody loves a good villain. But who is the baddest of them all? And what makes the bad guy a really good bad guy? In other words, what are the qualities that make a character we can all enjoy hating?