Tag Archives: young adult books

What is the difference between a short story, a long short story, a very long short story and a novella?

A matter of opinion, it seems.  Short stories are – apparently – 2000 to 15 000 words long, while novellas come in below 70 000.  This means that half the most famous novels ever written are actually novellas and my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Art by Simon Morden

I’ve been wondering where the good sci-fi ideas have gone – it’s seems they’re in the Young Adult section! This is the best sci-fi idea I’ve read for years.  Three hundred years in the future, our technology has advanced to … Continue reading

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Sinking without a trace

Commences is dying a death on Authonomy.  The whole idea, I think, is to go and sell myself to others in the Authonomy community.  Read their stuff, comment on it, ask others to read your stuff – preferably others who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remix by Lexi R

This book is so bad I couldn’t be bothered to review it properly on Amazon.  It’s so lightweight it makes a feather look gravitationally challenged.  There is a place in the world for lightweight books, for thin plots, for paint-by-numbers … Continue reading

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