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Interesting Reading Test!

The book I was tested on was Alice in Wonderland. The test stated: You read 3,462 words per minute. That makes you 1,285% faster than the national average. I am not sure I actually believe this. I know I read quite fast and it is a children’s novel, […]


A Moving Memorial Day Tribute

I hope that you enjoy this moving tribute by SS Hampton, Sr. and take a moment this Memorial Day to partake in the “National Moment of Remembrance”—at 3:00 PM local time across the country.  I know I will be thinking of my Grandfather and my two great-uncles who […]

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An (Overly Simple) Explanation of the Difference between Science Fiction and Fantasy

Originally posted on CynicalSciFi:
I had a conversation with an author friend of mine about this yesterday.  There are differences between science fiction and fantasy, but few understand how to explain those differences. Definitions defines Science Fiction as “a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation…

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Spire City: A New Infection

Spire City: A New Infection (Season One: Infected Book 1) is the first book in Daniel Ausema’s serialized steampunk fantasy creation. Ausema’s elegant writing style, cleverly executed plotline, and thought-provoking ideas about the issues that face humanity when living in a totalitarian society—greed, chance, courage, perseverance, the sanctity […]


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