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When Darkness Prevails ONLY 99c

Call it summer madness if you will! But I'm giving you the chance to download a copy of my YA Sci-fi/fantasy novel "When Darkness Prevails" for just $0.99. Just visit amazon by clicking the link above, before the end of Friday August 10 and click download. And if you liked it, please take a couple… Continue reading When Darkness Prevails ONLY 99c

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Experiments Done on Humans – The Holocaust and Beyond

Experiments performed on humans in "When Darkness Prevails" may seem far fetched, but the human race has a sad history of doing just that. Nazi Sterlisation Experiments One of the main reasons the Nazi concentration camps were formed, was the removal of ‘undesirables’ from the population and finding ways of keeping the race ‘pure.’ Many… Continue reading Experiments Done on Humans – The Holocaust and Beyond

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Experiments Done on Humans – The Evils of the Holocaust

Although my book, When Darkness Prevails, deals with human experimentation and is pure fiction, there are real-life periods in history when the human race has performed evil experiments on its own kind. The darkest period occurring during the second world war. The events of the Holocaust were some of the most horrific in modern history, leaving… Continue reading Experiments Done on Humans – The Evils of the Holocaust

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Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans

Most of the medieval maps with pictures of sea creatures were meant to adorn the houses of wealthy people, who were curious about what was beyond their limited experience. The maps that were used for navigation were less adorned, and more practical. Travel at the time was difficult, and rare, and most people were ignorant… Continue reading Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans

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Medieval Maps – Images of Sea Monsters and Beasts

Between the 10th and 17th centuries, cartographers would add detailed hand drawings to their maps. Many of these were monstrous sea creatures and mythical beasts. The adornments were to illustrate unexplored regions of the globe, speculate about the mysteries that could be found there and warn people about the possible dangers of seafaring. The maps,… Continue reading Medieval Maps – Images of Sea Monsters and Beasts

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Science Fantasy – Exploring a Popular Sub-Genre

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction points out that the sub-genre of science fantasy has never been clearly defined. The label first became widely used after many of these stories had been published in Pulp Fiction magazines, where authors attempted to merge the techniques of sci-fi with the world of fantasy. One of the ways in… Continue reading Science Fantasy – Exploring a Popular Sub-Genre

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Science Fantasy – A Combination of Genres

Speculative fiction can be divided into three branches: science fiction, which uses science and technology to explain things that are unique to a story; fantasy, which explains things that don’t exist in our world using magic, or the supernatural; and alternate history, which includes descriptions of events, or objects, that are possible in our world… Continue reading Science Fantasy – A Combination of Genres

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J. R. R. Tolkien – A Legendary Fantasy Writer

An Inspired Writing Career J. R. R. Tolkien’s novels were inspired from places he visited, events that occurred from his childhood onwards, his indoctrination into Catholicism and the extensive reading he did during his lifetime, including: British adventure stories, European mythology and Old English literature. His writings included a detailed translation of Beowulf, one of… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien – A Legendary Fantasy Writer

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J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’

The mastermind behind the modern classics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a British writer, poet and professor. He wrote his two most popular novels, while working as a professor at Oxford University, which renewed interest in the fantasy genre and earned him the nickname ‘father of modern… Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien – ‘The Father of Modern Fantasy Literature’