Tag Archives: sci-fi

GoodReads Jessica Nicole

The sci-fi elements, such as the reptilian gualareps are also well planned and executed, and not just inserted to fit the genre. Continue reading

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Goodreads – Danni adds 5-stars

I can’t praise author Stella Atrium enough. She has a new covert! Continue reading

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More than Sci-fi

The characters are exceptionally well crafted… Excellent read. Continue reading

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A Treat for Sci-fi Fans

I loved the characters and all their intricate lives all woven together… Continue reading

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Praise for Book I of the Dolvia Series

Ms. Atrium wanted to see true science fiction heroines and she has created them here. Rather than a fully kitted outer space opera ablaze with rockets and ray guns, or a fully feminized drama of warrior queens or porcelain physicists, she has blended all the traditional elements into an indigenous culture full of intrigue and compassion… As the best sci-fi does, we are encouraged to think, to consider, to re-evaluate. Continue reading

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Didn’t Make It Past Page Four: Writerly Choices

Develop the first scene from a single point of view, with a single emotive response – like fear or jealousy or expectation. The other characters can display emotion in chapter two. Continue reading

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Love/Hate Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe inspired me to write when I was younger, and by example expanded my courage to take chances for breaking the rules and following my characters into new territory. But his stories also make me pull my hair out, like he betrays the reader after so carefully gaining her trust. Do you have a similar frustration with Wolfe or with a favorite author? Continue reading

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LibraryThing — Chuck Norton

The introduction of the intelligent reptiles, the gualareps, from the planet Cicero is one of the more intriguing and entertaining features of HeartStone. For those among us readers who cherish a special bond with our animals, their presence in the story is most charming and touching and the death of Ralph causes the sharpest pang of “HeartStone”, or deeply-felt empathy for the suffering of others. Continue reading

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