J.S. Dewes

SFWA Nebulas 2019 Day One

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Day one of the 2019 SFWA Nebulas Conference was a success! I was warned about the books, but holy crap, so very many books 📚😅 All the panels I attended were really great, especially enjoyed the talk on realistic military in fiction. Looking forward to day 2!

The Wandering Earth

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The Wandering Earth movie was … kinda great?? (Spoiler free!) 🎥 Logline, in case you haven’t heard of it yet: “When the sun dies out, the people of Earth build giant thrusters to move the planet out of orbit and sail to a new star system.” (Yes, REALLY.) To be fair, it’s a perfect storm for me. I’m *obsessed* with…read more

Reading Quest » The Military Science of Star Wars by George Beahm

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Reading some very romantic military science literature on this very chilly Valentine’s Day 💘 Part of my ongoing preparation for ~outlining~ the sequel for The Last Watch! 🚀✨ (Yes, this pantser just uttered The Forbidden Word 😩 ) The scope is fairly contained in book one, but the characters will find themselves in quite a galactic mess moving forward, so…read more

Congrats, it’s a Book! » Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

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Happy book birthday to my super-talented critique partner Rebecca Schaeffer and her amazing YA debut Not Even Bones! If you love morally gray characters, thrilling stakes, and unique fantasy  This story’s packed with incredibly morally gray (let’s say black) yet lovable characters, thrilling stakes with unique fantasy elements. This was one of the first books I had the pleasure of…read more