Etymology of Gallifrey?

I got this Merriam Webster word of the day this morning and had en epiphany: Could we all be TImelords? Just saying ... ūüėČ Enjoy¬†my Stories? Want to¬†Help? REVIEW¬†- authors live and die by reviews, especially in the time of Amazon. SUBSCRIBE¬†- sign up to my mailing...

All About The Covenant

What The Covenant is all about Star Wars and X-men meet The 100 That's exactly the kind of story I set out to tell. It had to be like Star Wars, sweeping, nothing less than pan-galactic. Rich in history and lore, and deeply layered. I wanted the incredible, and...

Alternate Cover for Abhuman: Revelation

Revised Cover I was tinkering with a more fantastical feel. Something that evoked Cheska's innocence, yet captured the darkness she would embrace. This cover is NOT in print (yet). Here's the background alone Learn More  Want to Help your favorite Author? REVIEW -...

Worldbuilding

World-Building in general Most of us have seen meme's where the depth of a movie's content is compared to that of a book. Usually the movie is depicted as the bit of the iceberg above water, and the book, the portion beneath the waves. But there is a third layer -...

Abhuman: Resistance – Call for Beta Readers

Call for Beta Readers It's that time again! I have the next book in The Covenant series ready for Beta Readers. WHY? You get to tell me what you like, what you don't like, or what you'd like to see happen differently. I listen to my readers. COST? $0, Nada, Zip. It...

Abhuman – Resistance Cover

Abhuman - Resistance ¬†The Covenant: Book 2 Cover mockup for book 2 in The Covenant series. Coming soon!        ...

Writers of the Future – Honorable Mention

I was very pleased when my story "A Relatively Nice Place" was given Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Contest in the 3'rd Quarter of 2015. The story is currently being reviewed by publishers, so I'll let you all know where to find it once it's in print -...

www.Space-Opera.info

So, I have a new project. My readers will know how much I love Space Opera (SO), and of course my main series, The Tribes of Yggdrasil, is firmly in that sub-genre. I decided to pull together a website that collects everything related to SO in one place: Lists of...

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 ‚Äď The Covenant Genre: YA / Science Fiction Length: 33k words ‚Äď 132 pages Feedback required by: June 14‚Äôth If you‚Äôre 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...

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