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  1. Yet another great review for The Mars Imperative

    Recently, I received another terrific review for my first novel, The Mars Imperative. (This makes 7 rave reviews so far.) This one is from Wenonah Lyon for Novelspot.com:

    The Mars Imperative, by...
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    Blog chain, Tuesday Oct. 23

    Join me on a journey to find out how I became a published novelist. Each leg of the nine-part 'round-the-world (three times!) odyssey will be hosted on the blog of another published novelist.

    Part...
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    The Tesserene Imperative is now available

    Phoenyx: The follow-on to The Mars Imperative (The Tesserene Imperative) is now available in ebook format (with trade paperback to follow in a few weeks). It's currently only available on the...
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    The Tesserene Imperative now available

    To show you how busy I've been, my second novel, The Tesserene Imperative, debuted on October 10th and I didn't even think to announce it until now.

    It's presently available in ebook format...
  5. Great review of TMI in Static Movement magazine

    Here's a great review of my novel, The Mars Imperative, by Chris Bartholomew, editor of Static Movement magazine, an online and print publication:
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  6. Great review of TMI in Tower of Light fantasy magazine

    This review of The Mars Imperative is from Tower of Light fantasy magazine. The first paragraph is a bit wishy-washy, but the rest of the review is very positive: http://members.cavtel.net/msouth847....
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    "Parting Shot" now available on Amazon

    My science fiction/golfing short story, Parting Shot, is now available on Amazon. (It took long enough. :)) Check it out. It costs only 49 cents to read.
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    David: The marriage and the baby come late in the...

    David: The marriage and the baby come late in the story (the baby in the epilogue). By Ch. 10, their relationship is still in the early stages. It gets more serious starting with Ch. 12.

    Mark.
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    Thanks, Amanda. :notworthy:

    Thanks, Amanda. :notworthy:
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    Amanda: That's more or less what I thought about...

    Amanda: That's more or less what I thought about the romance angle. Sunrise Destiny isn't a romance novel with some SF thrown in, it's primarily SF with a fair amount of romance.

    It wasn't an...
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    David: I'd say the romance plays a major role,...

    David: I'd say the romance plays a major role, but not a predominant role. It's still primarily SF, but the story wouldn't be the same without the romance component. It's not like Star TreK (TOS) or...
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    Amanda: Thanks for your comments. That's how I...

    Amanda: Thanks for your comments. That's how I see the story as well, SF with a love story. But as I understand the Romance genre, it ranges from cool to scorching. So I'm wondering how my book would...
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    Q. about SF w/ Romance and Romantic SF

    I typically write straight science fiction. That is, SF with little or no romance. But recently I wrote a novel that involved a lot of romance. Nothing steamy, but the two main characters (M/F) are...
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    Sascha: Missed that one. I joined CTR in July...

    Sascha: Missed that one. I joined CTR in July (after someone here wrote a great review of my book:)).
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    Thanks, David! Yep, that's the rule. I was able...

    Thanks, David! Yep, that's the rule. I was able to jump the gun a bit because I still have a nonfiction book listed on Amazon from 1995. It's been out of print for a decade, but there are used copies...
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    Sascha: The story opens as a mystery (women...

    Sascha: The story opens as a mystery (women disappearing all over town) that the main character (a private detective coerced by a Mob boss whose daughter is one of the missing) has to solve. The...
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    Sascha: It's interesting, but when I wrote the...

    Sascha: It's interesting, but when I wrote the book, I thought of it strictly as sci-fi. But I'm I'm starting to wonder if it doesn't fit as much in the romance category. It's certainly not a steamy...
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    Indiana Jones and James Bond come to mind. Indy...

    Indiana Jones and James Bond come to mind. Indy is irreverent, wisecracking in the face of danger, and James is just the epitome of cool. We don't really see a lot of depth of emotion from James. He...
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    >>>>Look around you at TV, newspapers, music. If...

    >>>>Look around you at TV, newspapers, music. If men aren’t being portrayed as tough and rugged by the media, then they’re portrayed as angry and aggressive.

    Interesting. My feeling from watching...
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    (Copied verbatim from a review by sci-fi author...

    (Copied verbatim from a review by sci-fi author Rick Taubold.)

    The Mars Imperative
    by Mark Terence Chapman

    Good science, great characters, excellent story!

    Science fiction is often given a...
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    Thanks, Karenne! I'll do that. (Just try and stop...

    Thanks, Karenne! I'll do that. (Just try and stop me. :tt2:)
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    "Parting Shot" coming to Amazon Shorts

    Amazon has accepted a SF/fantasy story of mine for their Amazon Shorts program.

    The story involves an aging golfer--a former phenom, a hotshot who pretty much wasted his career partying. Now, on...
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    That could be an interesting topic for discussion...

    That could be an interesting topic for discussion (or maybe a poll), to find out what percentage of everyone's reading is romance vs. other genres.:)
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    Thanks, Liadan! I do feel a little awkward,...

    Thanks, Liadan! I do feel a little awkward, though, surrounded by so many romance readers/writers. I'm more used to a strict SF&F crowd. (Yes, I do realize CTR isn't all romance these days, but I...
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    Thanks, Karenne! Coffee and nuts go together,...

    Thanks, Karenne! Coffee and nuts go together, don't they? (At least Hazelnut creamer and coffee, anyway....):tt2:
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