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Bill McCormick, Galaxy of Authors

Bill McCormick, Galaxy of Authors

Bill McCormick All things considered I should be dead. Since I’m not I’m enjoying the ride. Author website Amazon author page Goodreads Facebook Instagram Get the books! [tweetthis hidden_hashtags="#scifi #bookboost"...

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Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

Etymology Excavation: “quixotic”

What is etymology, and why are you excavating it? Etymology is like the archeology of a language (definition: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history). In this series of posts, we're going to...

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John Thornton, Galaxy of Authors

John Thornton, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…what made you decide to start writing?
I have been imagining situations and stories for as long as I can remember. Back as a small child, like fifty years ago, we would play pretend. That was the start of my making up stories in my head. Then as a teen I played a lot of board games and role-playing adventure games. Dungeons and Dragons, Traveller, Metamorphosis Alpha, and even some of the naval combat games like General Quarters. None of them were totally satisfying.

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Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii

Weapons in the Cortii Personal loadout, for some reasons I hope will be obvious, isn't usually made public. No one who survives Cortiian basic training underestimates the value of surprise in a fight. However, there are some standard items. Uniform...

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E A Copen, Galaxy of Authors

E A Copen, Galaxy of Authors

In the beginning…what made you decide to start writing?
I don’t remember. I wrote my first book when I was 3 with crayons and printer paper. It’s just always been a part of who I am.

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Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Cortiian word of the week: Derian

Derian, pl. deriani It's a very old Cortiian word, and it literally means 'rider'. It's also, in wider use, a generic title for any Cortiian, rather like 'citizen' in the Federated Planets Alliance. The legend goes something like this; back in...

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Cris and Clare Meyers, Galaxy of Authors

Cris and Clare Meyers, Galaxy of Authors

What made you decide to start writing?
That’s a loaded question. It just sort of happened. Cris remembers writing what he calls ‘bad Star Wars fanfiction’ when he was little, and Clare too had a few amateurish stories she wrote as a kid. We both majored in English and continued writing individually, getting better but still not pursuing publication. We didn’t start writing together until almost ten years after graduation and found that we were even better writers together.

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