Culture and Conflict – Guest Blog Series

Diversity. Multiculturalism. Inclusion. In the context of human relations, these words evoke warm feelings. Who wouldn’t want a world where people of different races, cultures, and beliefs can co-exist peacefully, each enriching the other? And yet you have only to open your computer, turn on the news, or read the newspaper to see how far from this ideal we are. Cultural conflicts have incited hatred and violence since the beginning of recorded history—and undoubtedly since the beginning of the human race. In my own lifetime, growing up in a quiet suburb in a supposedly peace-loving nation, I have witnessed the…

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WARPWORLD Goodreads Giveaways x 3!

It’s time for another Goodreads giveaway. Between March 6th and 11th, you can enter to win a copy of all three books in the series so far! And remember that Warpworld Volume 1 is on sale (for you digital readers) until the end of this month. I’d call this March Madness but Josh and I are year-round crazy. Goodreads Book Giveaway Ghost World by Kristene Perron Giveaway ends March 11, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Goodreads Book Giveaway Wasteland Renegades by Kristene Perron   Giveaway ends March 11, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.…

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BIG KARGIN’ SALE!

Listen up, worms! This is Lieutenant Fismar Korth, here to give you worthless water slugs a briefing on the sale Josh and Kris are putting on until the end of this month. Now pay attention because this ain’t just any bit of scrip you can save. This is a BIG KARGIN’ SALE! You got one month to get your lazy asses over to the lit-ent seller of your choice and pick up a copy of WARPWORLD #1 for the idiotic price of .99 cents. That’s right, .99 cents. And, hey, you can wipe that stupid grin off your face right…

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Launch Day: Warpworld Vol.3 GHOST WORLD

At last, it’s time to launch the latest chapter in the Warpworld saga… Go ahead and press the button, we won’t tell anyone. Oops, now you’ve done it! Yes, Warpworld Vol. 3, Ghost World is out and we’re pleased as the proverbial punch. What can you expect in book #3? Well, this is a spoiler free zone but here’s a taste: A NEW STORM IS COMING Somewhere through the warp gate, buried in the ruins of a long-dead civilization, a strange machine could be the key to the Storm that threatens Seg Eraranat’s world. But does this ghost world hold…

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The Power of Three

Three years, three novels, that was the goal Josh and I set for the start of the Warpworld series. And even though we’re running behind schedule on our promised release date for book number three, we will hit that three year goal in just a few more weeks! For our fans who have been patiently waiting for the release of Warpworld III – Ghost World, stay tuned. We’ll be announcing our launch date any day This third book came with all kinds of new challenges, not the least of which were big changes in its authors’ schedules. I spent most…

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VCON Wrap-up AKA When Size Doesn’t Matter

I’m not sure how to start this post about my experience at VCON 39–partly because I’m still buzzing from the fun of the con and partly because I’m still buzzing from the root canal I underwent as soon as I returned home. (Mostly the former, I think). I was a bit concerned that after the WOW factor of my first SF/F con, last year, that little old VCON would seem kind of meh. It was not meh. It was the opposite of meh. It was totally anti-meh. Sword fighting demo by students of Academie Duello Why? For starters, I got…

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Kristene’s Speaking Schedule at VCON 39, Oct 3-5

It’s true, one half of Team Warpworld will be attending and speaking at VCON 39?Canvention 34 in less than a week! If you can make it out to Vancouver’s SF/F convention, here’s where you can find me (and a whole bunch of other cool folks) talking about all things weird and wonderful. Saturday Oct. 4 Perspectives on Self-Publishing and Hybrid Publishing 14:00 – 15:00 As self publishing continues to grow, how can authors compete in a saturated marketplace and be heard among the "noise"? What does today’s self published author need to know? What is Hybrid Publishing? What are the…

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Full of Win

My extrans wanderings are almost at an end, which means our poor neglected Warpworld blog will soon come back to life. But I had to take a moment out of my travels to share some news. Today Josh and I learned that Warpworld Vol.1 won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Commercial Fiction category). The Eric Hoffer Awards recognize excellence in independently published books–something I support with much waving of arms and yelling of "WHOOP!" Since I did not expect a science fiction novel to even make it onto the shortlist, this Honorable Mention comes as…

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What’s So Great About Science Fiction?

Short answer: Everything. For the long answer, you can read my guest blog post up on 49th Shelf today: Why You’re Not Reading Science Fiction and Why You Should. And if you’re a Canadian speculative fiction author, you can come and share your work here: Speculating On Canadian Fiction Happy reading, everyone!  

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The Truth Inside the Lie – Lynda Williams

The Highway and the Universe In my teenage years, my faster-than-light method of travel needed to be scientifically plausible. That’s when I invented reality skimming, inspired by an enrichment course in space-time physics in my high school years. Fig 1 Rel Ship in space But by the time the Okal Rel Saga shaped up into meaty stories about people, the underpinning technology had to map to something more emotionally real. Philosophically, this became the wear and tear of living (shimmer damage), and the risk of losing one’s grip and drifting into depression or ennui (time slip). Physically, however, the inspiration…

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