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4th of July Book Sale

4th of July Book Sale

Get World Building books and other good reads for 10% off through July 4th at my online bookstore! [Continue]

Three Problems to Avoid If You Publish a Fiction Ebook

Three Problems to Avoid If You Publish a Fiction Ebook

If you're writing and publishing ebook fiction, here are some quirks to avoid if you want to succeed. [Continue]

Gender Roles and Women in Power: An Uncomfortable Fiction

Gender Roles and Women in Power: An Uncomfortable Fiction

One game designer's fantasy setting plays with gender roles and has women, rather than men, in the position of dominant power in a society. Why the upset responses from some male readers? Some thoughts on the subject. [Continue]

How to Use Class in Historical Settings, Part 1

How to Use Class in Historical Settings, Part 1

Forget equality: people used to be much more limited by class and status. Here are some ideas for using class in fiction & games (pt. 1). [Continue]

When to Use Old Language and Slang in Your Stories

When to Use Old Language and Slang in Your Stories

Writing in a different time period? Here are resources to help make sure you're using the right slang and old language for the setting. [Continue]

Five Ways to Overthrow a Kingdom in Fictional Settings – Part 1

Five Ways to Overthrow a Kingdom in Fictional Settings – Part 1

Need to overthrow a kingdom in a story or game setting? Here are five ways to do so, in a 5-part series. Part 1 talks pros and cons of armed conflict and 3 things to keep in mind if you go that route. [Continue]

Lodging With the Locals

Lodging With the Locals

Fantasy writers can take a lesson from this fact: When public accommodations were not available, travelers had to turn to local folk for overnight lodgings. [Continue]

Creativity and Writing: My Genius in the Corner

Creativity and Writing: My Genius in the Corner

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert gave a TED talk about how a writer relates to creativity and genius. My experience is parallel. During this writing retreat I'm on, my sense of identity has shifted from writer to author as I've forged a new [Continue]

Minor characters and interesting byways

Incidental people, events, and settings seem exceptionally alive to me in Splintegrate. They demand to be explored, perhaps in short stories or an anthology of shorts. This post looks at some of the vignettes that niggle and suggest intriguing story [Continue]

The Disneyfication of Children’s Media

The Disneyfication of Children’s Media

I’m not the first person to notice that Disney and other media interests in America have made great inroads into sanitizing and “cleaning up” stories presented for consumption by children. Happy endings have become de rigeur; [Continue]

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Author Deborah Teramis Christian


Teramis wrote her first book at age 9, but like all good literary lizards has taken her time charging upon the market. Finally in a situation where she can write full time, she is becoming the Dragon, Unleashed, or a close facsimile thereof. Roar, said the saur.

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MilSciFi Interview - re "Live Fire" in No Man's Land

New Books


This military science fiction anthology contains "Live Fire," Christian's Tiptree Award-nominated short story set in the Sa'adani Empire, the setting of her science fiction novels. Now available at Amazon in print and Kindle editions.