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The 11 Things You'll Need To Survive The End Of The World

Let’s face it, when the apocalypse comes it’s going to be chaos. Better your chances by having these eleven items at the ready. Remember, the key to survival is preparedness.

orbitbooks 4 years ago

Ten Things Every True Fantasy Writer Should Know

"Write a fantasy novel," they said. "It'll be fun," they said. No one ever talks about the nitty-gritty of the business. Until now, that is! Fantasy author Sam Sykes shares ten tips to becoming a successful author...sort of.

orbitbooks 4 years ago

8 Real Places To Inspire Your Next Fantasy Novel

Writer's block got you down? Never fear! Inspiration is all around you! See the world with fantasy author Glenda Larke. These eight destinations are so incredible, they're practically out of this world!

orbitbooks 4 years ago

10 SFF Authors Shop For Their Main Characters

The holiday season is here so we asked ten science fiction and fantasy authors what presents they would give to the main characters of their novels.

orbitbooks 4 years ago

10 Tips For Keeping A Healthy Relationship With Your Editor

David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series, has some advice for authors. You definitely shouldn't listen to him (unless you want your editor to kill you).

orbitbooks 5 years ago

10 Epidemics Waiting to Happen (That You Won’t Enjoy)

Who loves a good epidemic? Not…not anyone. Like the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, only kind of more disgusting. Mira Grant, author of Parasite, Symbiont, and the bestselling Newsflesh trilogy, presents the Top 10 Future Epidemic Countdown! Remember, good hygiene and vaccination can protect you from many potential illnesses, as can adherence to basic quarantine procedures. Don’t panic, plan. And don’t use an outbreak as an excuse to be an asshole.

orbitbooks 5 years ago

10 Unforgettable Banned Books

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we looked at what a few of the most frequently challenged science fiction and fantasy books had to say about the tyranny of censorship and the importance of literature. Here are some of our favorite quotes! If you feel so inclined, please seek out one of these challenged books or explore other works by these authors. The choice is yours after-all!

orbitbooks 5 years ago

5 Reasons Your Zombie Survival Plan Is Doomed To Fail

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that everyone has at some time or another thought about their Zombie Preparedness Plan. But guess what? That finely crafted contingency plan of yours is ultimately DOOMED to fail. In the event of the actual zombie apocalypse, 90% of us are screwed and here’s why.

orbitbooks 5 years ago

Friends Ruin Everything: Dungeons & Dragons Edition

A cautionary tale of one author's attempts to use Dungeons & Dragons as a creative tool and the friends who completely ruined everything. This is world-building with friends and David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance novels!

orbitbooks 5 years ago

Six Women Who Would Kick Your Ass (In Space)

Who says saving the galaxy is a boy’s game? Inspired by Rachel Bach's new novel Fortune's Pawn, here’s our list of the most badass women in the known universe.

orbitbooks 5 years ago

Nine Crime Shows That Would Have Been Better With Magic

Jaye Wells, author of DIRTY MAGIC and the USA Today bestselling Sabina Kane series, presents the nine best crime shows that would have been better with magic.

orbitbooks 5 years ago

The Making Of A Book Cover: A DANCE OF CLOAKS

From photo-shoot to the finished product, watch A DANCE OF CLOAKS come to life in ninety glorious seconds of high-flying action.

orbitbooks 6 years ago

The 10 Most Awesome Parasites (That You Don't Want)

It's time for a parasitism party! Like the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, only kind of more disgusting. Mira Grant, author of Parasite and the bestselling Newsflesh trilogy, presents the Top 10 Parasite Countdown! Remember, parasites are a vital part of the ecosystem, and should be treated with respect...generally from a safe distance. Some parasites have no effect on humans. Others can kill you. With AWESOME.

orbitbooks 6 years ago

Machinima Book Trailer

A machinima inspired trailer for Greg Bear's new novel, HULL ZERO THREE. Game engine, textures, design by the Quake 2 World Project:

orbitbooks 8 years ago

Post Zombie-Apocalypse Banner Ads

After the Rising, when zombies threatened to destroy humanity, people took to the web to commiserate, to communicate, to share information on how to survive when the undead wanted to infect you. And the advertising followed.

orbitbooks 9 years ago

How To Design A Book Jacket In Under 2 Minutes

Watch a steampunky SF novel cover get designed in under 2 minutes.

orbitbooks 9 years ago