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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Fantasy Book Bundle - Pay What You Want


There’s a great deal on a bundle of top notch fantasy ebook novels right now at Story Bundle. They’ve got an interesting business model. You pay what you want, but if you pay more than the current average, you also get bonus books. The books are all DRM free, so you can read them on any electronic platform you happen to own. The books in the bundle are:

The Sacrifice
by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Spirit Walker
by David Farland

by James A. Owen

The Camelot Papers
by Peter David

The Monarch of the Glen
by Neil Gaiman

by Peter J. Wacks & Mark Ryan

Clockwork Angels
by Kevin J. Anderson

The Emperor’s Soul
by Brandon Sanderson

The Immortals
by Tracy Hickman


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Friday, September 07, 2012

45% Off Bestsellers


At Amazon, up to 45% off Top 100 Bestsellers


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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Agent Looking For Steampunk Novels


Literary Agent Jessica Faust is in the market for steampunk and fantasy novels.


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Convert DRM Books With Calibre


Here’s an easy way to convert books from Amazon’s DRM format to another ereader format. This’ll be useful for me. I have a Sony ereader, but sometimes the book I want is available only in Amazon’s proprietary format.  Amazon’s Kindle is not expensive (just $139 as of this writing), but I really don’t want two ereaders in my briefcase—kind of defeats the streamlining effect of having a single device for thousands of books.

The method in the link above uses the free ebook manager Calibre and a few plug ins to convert the book to the proper format as you import it into Calibre.


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Thursday, May 06, 2010

List of Essential Steampunk Novels


From the Library Journal, a list of essential Steampunk novels.

More here.

And here.

Still more.


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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Top 10 Science Fiction Writers of the Decade List


Looking for some summer reading? Try a book from one of the authors on this list: The Top 10 Science Fiction Writers of the Decade


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About the Miniature Wargaming Hobby

Miniature Wargaming is part of the "adventure games" hobby, which includes r ole p laying and board games. Wargamers recreate battles on the tabletop with toy soldiers, like a more complicated game of chess. Models range in height from 6mm to 28mm tall, with 15mm and 25mm being the most popular. There also is a growing interest in toy soldiers and military models, such as the 1/32 and 1/35 scale plastic soldiers from Conte, and Marx.

The most popular miniature wargames are fantasy and science fiction based, such as Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Warmachine and The Lord of the Rings. World War II games such as Flames of War and Axis and Allies are new favorites. Other favorite historical periods include Napoleonics, the American Civil War, and ancients, such as Romans or Greeks. Other gamers enjoy miniature naval wargames, recreating battles like Trafalgar, Jutland and the Coral Sea.

Hobbyists research historical periods and paint their tiny soldiers in accurate uniforms. Others develop "historically realistic" rules sets or build scale battlefield terrain using model railroad techniques.

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Some of the bigger hobby companies are Games Workshop, which produces Warhammer, Wargames Foundry and Old Glory Miniatures. Wizards of the Coast produces several lines of pre-painted miniatures games, such as the Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons miniatures games, and a historical game with pre-painted miniatures: The new Axis and Allies game. Wizkids produces a fantasy collectable miniatures game, such as the Mage Knight and Heroclick fantasy games, the science fiction games MechWarrior and Rocketmen, as well as the quasi-historical Pirates of the Spanish Main.

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