Phantom of the Space Opera

These folks wrote a novella in 75 minutes. Wow! (Text borrowed from their article) On Saturday 8th August, the Creative Writing track at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2015 took on an ambitious attempt to write an entire book during a single 75 minute session...

Star Trek Renegades

Star Trek Renegades is here!http://startrekrenegades.comStar Trek Renegades is an independent fan funded and supported Internet television Series.Renegades features a combination of familiar Star Trek character and actors, plus a collection of hot, new...

Impressions: The Heroes

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Abercrombie's prose is truly elegant. Though, ironically, the content is quite coarse, with regard to language and situations. The plot is decent, but its Abercrombie's authorial voice that has me sucked in. Each...

Of Ice & Magic – Chapter 1

Magic still fills the dark corners of the world. At the ends of the Earth the last remaining life-forger, Fornulf, plies his trade, crafting legendary living-blades for those few nobles who can afford them. Betrayed and on the run, Fornulf and his family must enlist...

Call for Beta Readers: Abhuman – The Covenant

Title: Abhuman – The Covenant Genre: YA / Science Fiction Length: 33k words – 132 pages Feedback required by: June 14’th If you’re interested in reading the story, please email me at beta@hughblong.com Let me know what format you'd like to read (PDF, Word, EPUB,...

Asgard Studios Logo gets a fresh coat of paint

After 5 years of the old logo.... I wanted to represent the fact that I publish both Science Fiction and Fantasy, and I think the designer did an amazing job of capturing the feel of SF with the ringed planet, and Fantasy with the Dragon, shaped like a dragon...

COVER REVEAL FOR FOLKLORE

Folklore is the first of the Northlore trilogy. It is an eclectic mix of stories and poems, all inspired by traditional Scandinavian folklore. The purpose of this collection is to create new tales that take inspiration from the myths and fables of Northern Europe....

Viking Longphorts

In the book I'm currently writing, (Draugr's Saga), I'm doing a lot of research on old viking longphorts, which were temporary fortifications built by Vikings while in foreign lands. A simple example is illustrated in the black and white sketch. Ostensibly they were...

Spring in Canada

Yeah, Winters are long and Spring is slow in coming. One has to try to embrace the...

Quick Impressions: Departure

Departure by A.G. Riddle My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the best book I've read in ages. The characterization of Harper is so engaging, and the mystery.... well, no spoilers, but "Holy fishhooks, Batman!" Riddle had me sucked in from page 1, and reeled me in through...

The Chronicle of the Draugr King – Chapter 1

For fans of my Draugr's Saga tales, Chronicles of the Draugr King provides some back story and the legend behind the great evil Aedan and his Viking friends awoke. LISTEN: READ: I make these marks on the second day of the triduum of Allhallowtide (November 1’st), in...

Review: Unbreakable: A Novel

Unbreakable: A Novel by W.C. Bauers My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unbreakable: A Novel by W.C. Bauers www.goodreads.com/book/show/22238182 I read a book this week called Unbreakable by a new author, W.C. Bauers. It was a very good book, in the vein of Honor Harrington and...

Need Reviewers for “Of Ice & Magic”

Hey, folks, I’m looking for reviewers for “Of Ice & Magic” my latest novella. It’s epic fantasy, and a quick read (19k words, or about 77 pages). If you’re interested, I’ll send you a free Kindle, ePUB or PDF copy to read. And if you could post a brief Amazon...

Review: Starplex

Starplex by Robert J. Sawyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was truly an incredible book. Starplex was a rare exploration of the Space Opera sub-genre, and as Robert J. Sawyer intended, did not focus on a military plot as the central theme, but rather, a peaceful group...

Impressions: American Sniper

American Sniper by Chris Kyle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fascinating story and a revealing tale of one man's experience as a Navy SEAL. I don't subscribe to Kyle's politics, but it was an engaging story, equally fascinating, touching and humorous. I laughed a few times...

Draugr’s Saga – Viking Fight Scene

Below is a fight scene from my Draugr's Saga novel (to be published). If you like the History Channel's show Vikings, or AMC's Walking Dead, then you'll love this. In Norse mythology and Icelandic folktales, the Draugr were a cross between a Zombie, a Vampire and a...

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