Month: October 2017

Author Interview: S.A. Gibson

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Author S.A. Gibson has five books and several short stories set in a future where modern technology has been lost. All his stories are suitable for a wide range of ages, from 5th grade on up. Please welcome him to No Wasted Ink.

Author SA GibsonGrowing up in Southern California, I have held many jobs over the years, computer tech, administrative support, community organizing, and book writing. After years of work, I returned to school to study for a Ph.D. in education. For the last several years, I have been publishing academic articles, books, and book chapters. I am looking a what qualities make individual good teachers, under difficult conditions and low pay. I now live with my spouse and a small dog, working on school work and fiction stories.

When and why did you begin writing?

From childhood to the present, I have been reading huge numbers of science fiction stories…

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SCAVENGER HUNT & BLOG TOUR

SCAVENGER HUNT & BLOG TOUR

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Welcome everyone to the Alienation blog tour hop.

Please take your seat and strap yourself in, as we take you on an intergalactic tour. You will be amazed, entertained, and educated. Manoeuvre through the cosmos and be astounded at all you see. Hunt down the hidden words that will get you to your final destination where a one-of-a-kind award awaits one lucky traveller.

You are here to celebrate the release of Alienation, book two of the Starstruck series.

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Sally Webber’s dream is coming true: Zander is back and taking her out for a night on the town–on a planet hundreds of light years away from Earth.

But when an accident separates her from her alien tour guide, she’s thrown into the seedy underbelly of an insane city where nothing is as it seems. Suddenly lost and desperate to get back home, Sally is willing to do anything to get out…

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Varied Characters in Speculative Fiction

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Speculative fiction has often been a launching pad for ideas about society, politics, science, and world events that are different or unusual. This type of reading material offers perspectives, views, opinions, and facts that may surprise or enlighten.

Authors producing works of spec-fiction often examine issues of interest to themselves. Speculative fiction often can be seen as a political genre. These stories relate ideas, thoughts about how we should live, what our future might hold, how people differ, and how we govern ourselves. Concerns reflect the range of interests people have. This fiction can serve as different lenses through which to view the present, past, and future.

The inclusion of diverse characterization can be seen as injecting politics into speculative fiction. These characters can include people of color, people having marginalized ethnic identity, people fitting under LGBTQ+, and/or people having qualities of disabled/neurodivergent. Excitingly, more and more stories in the universe of speculative fiction are including some of these different elements.

This week L. C. Mawson has recruited many authors who are willing to offer for free their titles in a book giveaway called, Start Reading Diverse Sci-fi Giveaway. Now through October 10th, you have the opportunity to try, for free, ebooks that feature diverse characters. Check it out and experience the wide ranging types of characters which can be found in fiction!

Click here to see the books available: https://books.bookfunnel.com/srdsciencefiction/ezkkvtf944