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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers Deleted Scene

by Mary Robinette Kowal

When planning a book, a lot of times you wind up with scenes that don’t make it into the finished novel. In the case of Ghost Talkers, I wrote the entire book from the point of view of Ginger Stuyvesant, one of the mediums in the British Intelligence department’s Spirit Corps. In my fictional version of WWI, this group communicates with the ghosts of soldiers to get instant updates on battlefield conditions.

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Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Power of Place

by Leanna Renee Hieber

When crafting my magical system for The Eterna Files series, I wanted to present something unique and deeply personal in terms of how magic is wielded. My books are very character-driven, and characters cross from one series to the next, though each series is distinct and stands alone. One of the aspects that sets my Eterna series apart is the practical magical system I’ve created for the trilogy.

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Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton

A Twist in Prophecy’s Tale

by Blake Charlton

In epic fantasy, a good prophecy is unpredictable. The prophecy must come true, but it must come true in a novel way that most readers might have, but did not, imagine. The science fiction analogy to prophecy might be precognition. There’s a bit of Houdini in authors who insert prophecy or precognition into their series; they ostentatiously bind themselves in the cliché, implicitly promising that, at the end of the pages-by-the-pound epic, there will be a refreshing twist on and escape from the prophecy cliché. Or, at least, that’s how I’ve always felt.

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On the Road: Author Events in August

Author Events

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in August! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you.

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