In “Conscious Designs,” Nathanial White’s philosophical sci-fi fantasy, the protagonist wrestles with theoretical and practical implications of consciousness.
High school teacher Nathanial White’s first novel, “Conscious Designs,” addresses both philosophical and very personal issues through science fiction/fantasy.
“Rise of the Red Hand,” the young adult novel by Olivia Chada, seeks to put the threats posed by climate change into a global context through science fiction/fantasy.
When she wrote “Rise of the Red Hand,” author Olivia Chadha tried two different genres before she settled on a sci-fi-/fantasy world of YA fiction.
Chapter One: Adam Lee Binder Adam shivered at the taste of black magic: battery acid and rotten blackberries. It mixed with the odors of cheap beer and cigarettes. Even the lake’s sweet air, wafting through the bar’s open windows couldn’t scrub it from the back of Adam’s throat. He shivered and wished he’d worn something […]
David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado, with his partner, Brian, and writes the books he always wanted to read. In 2015, David founded Trick or Read, an annual initiative to […]
Part I Demeter, the harvest goddess, and Zeus, the sky god, had a daughter, Persephone—a girl as delicate as the flowers she loved to pick. One day, tempted by wondrous narcissus blooms, she wandered away on her own. Suddenly, the earth opened beneath her, and Hades, the king of the underworld, lunged upward out of […]
Catherine Wallace Hope grew up in Colorado, the setting for her thriller, ”Once Again.” She earned her degree in creative writing at the University of Colorado and also delved into dance in New York and art and psychology in California. When she returned to Colorado, she became an instructor at the renowned Lighthouse Writers Workshop, offering […]