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Rachel Caine

by Terrance Mc Arthur



There’s an old joke among librarians, “Public libraries would be so much better if we could just get rid of the public.” What if…the world was ruled by the Library, private ownership of books was a death-penalty crime, and books and authors that went against Library interpretations of what should and should not be known disappeared, frequently?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



For a novel writer, short stories provide opportunities to—
• Create backstory.
• Throw characters together and see how they react.
• Develop web-only material.
• Explore a theme with other writers in an anthology.
• Try a different point of view.
• Answer a challenge from loyal readers.

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Ink and Bone By Rachel Caine

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow




In the year 2031, the Great Library of Alexandria exists as the only legal repository for original books in the world. To own a book is to risk death; the library enforces its proclamations with the ruthless Garda who conduct raids without mercy. Even personal journals are ultimately owned by the library, as the Doctrine of Mirroring allows rare Obscurists to recreate every book in print to be housed within the library.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Fans of the Morganville Vampires books by Rachel Caine will be thrilled to know that the first book, Glass Houses, has been turned into a web series that went up this week! And to top it off Amber Benson of Buffy fame is among the cast! KRL took a moment to chat with Rachel about the web series this week as it was going up on Geek and Sundry.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Morganville, Texas, has been a vampire town for generations. Humans have lived in fear and oppression…until now.
In Rachel Caine’s Daylighters, Claire Danvers and her friends (human and vamp), return to Texas from fighting an anti-vampire organization, only to find that the Daylighters have taken over Morganville. Humans walk the streets without fear, houses have fresh coats of paint, and new homes are being built. It’s wonderful, but there is the abandoned shopping mall on the edge of town that has armed guards on the outside…and is filled with vampires wearing explosive shock-collars. That’s not so wonderful.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Put together some kick ass female fantasy authors with some kick ass female characters and you have the anthology Kicking It! This anthology, with the theme of boots and the paranormal, is edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



What could be so bad, so dangerous, that it would make vampires flee, load up the buses, and get out of town? Find out in Last Breath by Rachel Caine.

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