Nurture or nature? Does anyone have any answers? #paradox #paranormal #timeslipnovels #timetravel

by Louise Wise   I tend to write about lonely, could-have-psychological-problems characters who mingle with the ‘normal’ so my books have a dark edge, and my latest book is no different, but it has got me thinking about the human … Continue reading

The day changed when another realm was revealed. Time to kick ass! #fantasy @SenseyZd #mustread

COLD DESOLATION BY A. H. ALWAGDANI For fifteen years, Jenny Da’ Gare was behind the doors of her cabin with her parents. One day, those doors broke open and Jenny was introduced to Soulaven, a world of monsters and lies. … Continue reading

Meet Mary Louise Davie, the author of TARGET EARTH @MaryLouiseDavie #scifi

Mary Louise Davie is the author of Target Earth,  You Only see What You Want To, and WWBB has interviewed about her writing in general. Why not read on to discover more and check out her book. It’s a cracker! WWBB: … Continue reading

Check out this #fantasy #romance novel by @dennaholm

Soul of a Warrior by Denna Holm A handsome blond stranger shows up at Kimi Wicker’s place of work claiming to be her mate. But he also claims to be from another world. She does what any sane woman would … Continue reading

If you like #scifi #fantasy novels check out The Moreva of Astoreth by @RoxanneBland2

 WORLDS OF WONDER by Roxanne Bland I recently read about a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a star nearest to our Sun. It’s been dubbed Proxima b. About 1.3 times the mass of Earth—a guesstimate—the planet sits in the “Goldilocks” or … Continue reading

With smarter #AI some experts fear the extinction of #humanity #artificialintelligence

WITH MORE ADVANCED AI CREATED The world will change irreversibly! Following on soon from the remarkably Smart Devices we are enjoying(!) today, even more amazing products are on the way for the public and industry. Your next, or perhaps your … Continue reading

Science fiction and Fantasy are separate genres, dammit!

This month is all about sci-fi and fantasy books. But, have you ever wondered why those two genres get thrown
together? 
They are a totally different genres, aren’t they?

Yes and no.


Fantasy is just that – fantasy. With made-up worlds,
creatures and all things mystical, magic and spiritual. Science fiction is
expanding on what we already know. But it is still fiction, therefore made up. 
Sci-fi deals with things that could happen in the future or alternative
history (what could have happened, say, if Hitler won WW2). With fantasy, it needn’t be explained. Magic can just be. Mythical animals can just be (although I wish someone would dream
up something different to vampires or werewolves!), because fantasy doesn’t need to be explained. We know it isn’t
real, yeah, science fiction isn’t necessarily real anyway, but it’s supposed to be.
With science fiction, there is no magic and so it HAS to work.
Gravity, atmosphere and nebulae (posh word for cloud) need to be just right or else
your characters on your planet won’t look like Brad Pitt (or Angelina Jolie or
whoever/whatever floats your boat  – or
spaceship!). It can’t be glossed over,
and it has to make sense.
Of course, you can make things up but it has to seem possible. Want your ship to go faster
than the speed of light? Completely impossible, so someone ‘invented’ the wormhole
(yes, I’m sceptical about them). So invent it and make it possible. It’s no good to say ‘it went faster than the
speed of light’. How? Why?

For argument’s sake, I’ll say science fiction and fantasy can blur into the
other as many books labelled ‘science fiction’ are really just sci-fi/fantasy.
I think, and this in only my personal opinion, it’s because technical advances
have disproved some of the things we thought would be possible one day i.e.
time travel. It isn’t and will never be possible, so therefore some books have
become fantasy. Of course, you’ll always get the real hard core, planetary,
time bending stories that are science fiction through and through.

So, in short, science fiction deals
with things that could happen (or could have happened) and fantasy deals with
things that never, in a zillion years, ever happen.
Of course, you guys may have your own
thoughts and I’d love to hear them.
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Eden

Beauty and the Beast for grown ups – a fairytale that’s never out-grown



Imagine being stranded.
No way of getting home. 



No telephone, no computer, no shelter. 



No food. 



Now imagine the place you’re stranded is another planet. 


Then you realise you’re not alone after all…












My best selling sci-fi romance, Eden, was a stand-alone novel, but due to the many lovely email requests I’ve had asking for a follow up, I began writing the sequel this summer. Eden the End will be out early next year. 


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