Excuse me, Doctor. Can I borrow the Tadis?

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I’ll give it back, I promise. I thought about asking Hermione for her time turner, but then I remembered the Ministry of Magic destroyed them all. Which leaves you.
 
I’m not trying to change time or do anything illegal. It’s just that, lately,  I don’t have enough time to get everything done.  Work, family, house, they all take time. Lots of time. I managed pretty well for a while, at least until I decided to become an author. That’s when I started feeling the pinch.
 
Being an author isn’t the same as being a writer. The latter is all about getting the words on the page. The former is that and more. Much more. Today’s author wears enough hats to make a hydra jealous. He writes, edits, submits, sells, and promotes. He’s a writer, social media guru, webmaster, teacher, presenter, marketer, and salesman all rolled into one. Companies dedicate whole departments to just one of these. Publishers do too, just not before you prove yourself. 
 
And that’s the rub. The Catch 22.  I’m still proving myself. With the Tardis, I wouldn’t have to worry about all of my deadlines. I’d have time to promote Kojiki–my first book–and set up and populate all my social media sites. Heck, I could write every post I need for the next couple of years and just schedule them. I could finish book two and ensure a quick release. I could even manage to squeeze in a family vacation or two.
 
That would just leave all the stuff around the house that I need to fix. Come to think of it, I’ll need that sonic screwdriver too. I’m not that handy.
 
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The Week in Review

I love this book. Brandon Sanderson has a unique ability to write different stories in different voices. None of his books read the same way. It’s incredible.

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Welcome to the week in review! Every Friday, we comb through the links and images we found and shared this week, and pull the very best for this post. Consider it concentrated genre goodness from all around the web.


 

  • Have you seen these Star Wars pulp covers? Artist Timothy Anderson did a whole series of them, and they’re truly amazing.
  • This week marks the anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s death. In honor of one of the titans of genre fiction, why not read some of his work to inspire you? Tor.com has five story…

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New Anime & Manga [6/25/13]

Gurren Lagann Rules!

Another Castle

Anime

  • Gurren Lagaan — Complete Box Set [Available 6/26]
  • Heaven’s Lost Property Forte — Complete Season 2
  • Juden Chan — Complete Series
  • Momo: The Girl God of Death — Complete Collection
  • Saint Seiya Movies 1 & 2
  • Saint Seiya Movies 3 & 4
  • Tari Tari — Complete Collection

Manga

  • Aron’s Absurd Armada (Omnibus) [#2]
  • Fairy Tail [#27]
  • GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class [#5]
  • HeroMan [#5]
  • Higurashi: When They Cry — Festival Accompanying Arc 1 [#25-26]
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
  • Nabari No Ou [#14]
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi (Omnibus) [#7]
  • Oriemo [#3] (Available 6/26)
  • Pandora Hearts [#16]
  • Puella Magi Kazumi Magica — The Innocent Malice [#1]
  • Spice & Wolf [#8]
  • Triage X [#3]
  • Wandering Son [#5] (Available 6/30)

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Book Trailer: Replica by Jenna Black

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Replica by Jenna Black

Replica is the breathtaking new science fiction novel from Jenna Black, the author of the Faeriewalker series.

Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake’s marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in the Corporate States. She lives a life of privilege even if she has to put up with paparazzi tracking her every move, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image—no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.

Nathaniel Hayes is the heir to the company that pioneered human replication: a technology that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Except he’s more interested in sneaking around the seedy underbelly of the state formerly known as New York than he is in learning to run his future company or courting his bride-to-be. She’s not…

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