A study from 2019 suggests this may not be the case. Researchers have concluded that queens in Europe, from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages on up to the Enlightenment, went to war more often than European kings did. This wasn’t just to solidify their power or prove they could not be dominated by … Continue reading Is War Really the Province of Men?
While the Queen of Space Opera’s work may not be new, the publisher for this edition is. Say hello to Cirsova Publishing’s Black Amazon of Mars*: Danger Awaits in the Far North! Long ago, an ancient evil was sealed away in the northern wastes of Mars by the legendary hero, Ban Cruach. A powerful … Continue reading Review: Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett
Well, almost. Take a look at this amazing piece of jewelry, readers: Check out this Diamond-Encrusted Gold Ring with Perfectly Scaled Stonehenge Inside Jul 4, 2020 Ian Harvey If you can’t visit Stonehenge, perhaps you can get a ring with the UNESCO landmark inside of it! There is an old adage that says, “it’s not … Continue reading Ring Around Stonehenge….
Take a look at this great article by K.M. Weiland, readers: The Crucial Link Between Your Story’s Inciting Event and Climactic Moment We talk about story being an arc, but in many ways it is more of a circle. A well-constructed story is a seamless whole in which its two halves reflect each other. We … Continue reading Reposted: The Crucial Link Between Your Story’s Inciting Event and Climactic Moment
Just kidding – though one has to wonder why people emphasize a weapon’s part in the death of another human being. Hammers do not strike men and women in the head of themselves. Neither do kitchen knives slip between ribs all on their own. Someone has to pick these items up and use them this … Continue reading It’s Elementary, Watson. The Pistol Did It!
Check out this intriguing article, readers: Understanding How To Use Symbolic Number To Make Art And Architecture Appeal To Human Nature David Clayton June 5, 2020 All people who contribute creatively to the culture can use the ordering principle of symbolic numbers to enhance the attractiveness and brilliance of their work. However, they must understand … Continue reading Numbers and Symbols
Thankfully, no, it does not. At least, the Man-Bat who continually terrorizes the Dark Knight* remains a work of fiction. But the golden-crowned flying fox bat is still an impressive creature. It is not man-sized per se, but it is BIG. Learn more about this remarkable animal through the link below: BAT OUT OF HELL … Continue reading The Man-Bat Exists…!
Among writers, the word criticism tends to be tossed around like a curse – especially where aspiring authors are concerned. Most storytellers setting out on this journey have heard of professional novelists or columnists savaged unfairly by critics. Others have received similar or worse disparagement from people close to them: family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, et … Continue reading A Word on Criticism
Take a look at this amazing undersea project, readers! Fabien Cousteau's Proteus will be an underwater ISS By Loz Blain July 23, 2020 Fabien Cousteau's Proteus underwater research lab will be three times bigger than any previous design It's been a big week for inventions named for the shape-shifting, fortune-telling Greek sea god, Proteus. On Monday … Continue reading Submerged ISS Proteus