Brett Davis

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How to Write Historical Fiction (without a history degree)

Andrew M. Greeley said, “History and historical fiction are necessarily not the same thing. The purpose of history is to narrate events as accurately …

Creative Writing

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

Are you in a BS job? Author and anthropologist takes no prisoners in provocative new book | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Bulls*** Jobs</b> <i><br>by David Graeber</i><br>Simon & Schuster<p><b>4/5 stars</b><p>Are you in a bulls*** job? Read David Graeber’s provocative book and decide if you can defend …

British Museum

Start Your Novel with a Bang! 12 Ways to Hook Readers

Whenever people ask me what the most difficult part of writing a book is — the beginning, middle, or end — I usually say, “All of it.” Each section …

Writing

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>His crime was to insist that the North American Free …

Globalization

30 Years Later, ‘Hatchet’ Remains the Best Nature Book for Boys

The Gary Paulsen classic was a publishing phenomenon in the 1980s. It's less popular today, but no less affecting.<p>I remember reading Gary Paulsen’s</i> …

Books

Gay Man Goes Undercover To Expose Conversion Therapy Clinic.

Embed from Getty Images—In his youth, John Becker harmed himself due to the homophobic teachings of his religion. As an adult, he found a way to …

LGBTQI

The Story Comes First: Where to Start with Story Structure

I’m a discovery writer: my preferred method of storytelling involves as little outlining as possible. I usually like to start with a group of …

Writing

Read Them Now, Watch Them Later: 6 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books Optioned for TV and Film

If you're like me, before you see films and television shows that are based on books, you like to read the books first. It's fun to see how the story …

Science Fiction

Start Your Summer Reading List With 28 Scifi and Fantasy Books Coming in June

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get your reading list in order before you embark on any vacations you have coming up. Of …

Books

18 very gay and very good books you should read this Pride Month

Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories.<p>Of course, you should …

Books

The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out this June

Adventures in space, machines run amok, and more to add to your reading list<p>I’ve been writing and editing military science fiction for years. In that time, robots, drones, and artificial intelligence have been slipping onto real-world battlefields. When people think about robots on the battlefield, …

Books

What’s hiding in the outer solar system?

Is there a planet—or even planets—waiting to be discovered out there?<p>In 1992, the discovery of a small object unlocked a big secret: that the solar system was far more vast than we’d ever imagined. Before, we’d only confirmed the existence of lonely, strange, cold Pluto, in a region of space called …

Astronomy

Best New Science Fiction Books in June 2018

Looking for a good science fiction read? Check out these new science fiction books released in June 2018. • facebook <br>• twitter <br>• google+ <br>• tumblr <br>The Lists …

Science Fiction

Trump administration refuses to consider that 97% of climate scientists could be right

Last week, the Washington Post obtained a White House internal memo that debated how the Trump administration should handle federal climate science reports.<p><i>The memo presented three options without endorsing any of them: conducting a “red team/blue team” exercise to “highlight uncertainties in</i> …

Climate

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

Why The X-MEN/TEEN TITANS Crossover Is Still The Greatest Event Comic Ever

Many have called <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> “the greatest crossover event in history.” While that statement has produced plenty a wonderful meme, it takes …

Comics

Welcome to Hell: A History of Portals to the Underworld

Next time you’re advising someone to go to hell, these should be the directions that you provide.<p>This week, a sinkhole opened up on the North Lawn at …

Ancient History

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s …

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

Buying Time by E. M. Brown

<i>Buying Time</i> is Eric Brown’s latest novel, though this time published under the name of E.M. Brown. Known for his character-focused science fiction …

Interview: Emily Devenport on Her New Novel Medusa Uploaded

<i>Medusa Uploaded</i> is the story of Oichi, a young woman transformed via genetic modifications and surgery into a “worm”: a living, breathing component …

50 Page Friday: Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel 

Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic …

Bobcat Fever Cases On The Rise In Middle Tennessee

Cases of the swift and deadly tick-borne feline disease bobcat fever are increasing across the Midstate.<p>NASHVILLE, TN -- Veterinarians say reports of …

A very simple overview of Android App development for beginners

Learning Android app development for beginners might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s start at the very beginning. Why would beginners want to learn Android development?<p>There are plenty of good answers to that question. Android gives you direct access to more than two billion …

GQ’s Pathetic Assault on Classic Literature

<i>GQ</i> magazine has news for us. Among the countless collections of ingenious tomes you absolutely, definitely <i>must</i> crack open before you expire, there …

Your source for the latest research news

Top Science News<p>May 22, 2018<p>advertisement<p>Latest Top Headlines<p>updated 8:15pm EDT<p>May 22, 2018 — Researchers have developed new technology for decoding …

FDA

Top 5 Sites for Science Fiction Writers

Of all the fiction genres, sci-fi — aka speculative fiction — stands as the one most likely to inspire devotion. Sci-fi buffs are die-hards. That’s …

Top 5 Easiest In-demand Programming languages

Learning programming language can be a hard task. Therefore, it is essential to first analyze your need to help you choose the best language that …

The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Mashable Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: …