George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

Author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series George R.R Martin recently hosted this year’s Hugo Awards, and some of the statements he made during the show have caused controversy. Among this years Hugo winners were H.P Lovecraft and John W. Campbell, the former who was a known white supremacist and the latter who was a vocal proponent of slavery, both of whom were awarded Retro Hugos for their respective contributions to the science fiction genre, and outside of simply bestowing upon them the awards, Martin spoke of Campbell’s work specifically, which troubled many, largely because of the …

3 Shockingly Savage Jane Austen Quotes

3 Shockingly Savage Jane Austen Quotes

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There are so many spectacular Jane Austen quotes it’s hard to choose just three, but they’re not all just deep or wise or about marriage and life (or at least, not only those things). Some of them are actually the sickest burns I’ve ever seen in my life.   Persuasion   Image via Freepik, quote via GoodReads   That is an incredibly metal way to talk about someone who died at sea. My god. Austen doesn’t get enough credit for totally demolishing people. These are not just cozy period pieces. Things get REAL. This is only like half the quote, …

Quiz: Can You Identify Authors’ Real Names?

Quiz: Can You Identify Authors’ Real Names?

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A common practice within the writing world is the use of pen names i.e. adopted names writers use to maintain anonymity within their personal lives. From J.K. Rowling to Dr. Seuss, the name of your favorite author is likely fake. For unsuspecting readers, finding out the birth name of an author can be quite startling (some names are not exactly aurally pleasing…or spelled nicely).   So here’s the deal: listed below is the birth name of an author and underneath that name, you’ll find the names of four authors (one of which is a pen name). See if you can correctly …

Find out Your Crime Novel Pen Name With This Generator!

Find out Your Crime Novel Pen Name With This Generator!

Whether it’s J. K. Rowling becoming Robert Galbraith or Martyn Waites becoming Tania Carver, writers commonly change things up if they’re putting out a crime story. Something about the arsenic, chalk outlines, and cigar smoke requires a brusque, stern-sounding name. Often the first and last name has an actual definition that has something to do with inflicting pain or suffering. Tania Carver, for example—are you trying to get carved? I don’t think so.   So take a stab at becoming the next bestselling crime novelist, and start the good old-fashioned way: By coming up with a pen name. We’re here to help! …