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One of our editors interviewed on Galactic Chat

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One of our editors interviewed on Galactic Chat

Not quite a stop on our blog tour because it’s not quite a blog. The Galactic Chat podcast has interviewed Tsana, one of our editors. In this week’s chat, David talks with Tsana Dolichva about her work as an Astrophysicist, providing scientific advice for authors and her role in the upcoming crowd funded anthology Defying Doomsday. They also chat about reviewing in small communities and the Australian Women Writers Challenge. You can listen to the podcast here: http://galactichat.podbean.com/e/galactic-chat-65-tsana-dolichva/ or if you usually listen through iTunes or an iDevice, try this...

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Defying Doomsday Interview with Marisa Wikramanayake

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Defying Doomsday Interview with Marisa Wikramanayake

The next stop on our blog tour is an interview with Marisa Wikramanayake.We answer questions including:Where did the idea come from? What are your favourite apocalyptic/dystopian scenarios? And After this publication, do you have any other similar projects planned? Find out our answers to these questions and more at Marisa’s blog: http://marisa.com.au/?p=7567 *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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What Flavour of Apocalypse? at Dark Wolf Fantasy

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What Flavour of Apocalypse? at Dark Wolf Fantasy

The next stop on our blog tour is at Dark Wolf Fantasy. Tsana talks about the different possibilities available for the end of the world. “Apocalypses come in all forms. And yet, if someone says “post-apocalyptic wasteland” I automatically picture a pretty similar scene, no matter the context. The image in my mind is of a barren landscape, probably a bit desertlike, maybe with some ruined buildings dotting the horizon. Why is that the default? I’m not sure. It’s not that I haven’t read stories where the world floods, or superstorms wreak havoc on the Earth, or climate change sends Earth into a deep freeze. And that’s not even touching on the creative ways aliens can kill us all, or the more permanently cataclysmic astronomical events that could destroy all life on Earth.” Read more at Dark Wolf Fantasy: http://darkwolfsfantasyreviews.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/guest-post-what-flavour-of-apocalypse.html *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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Apocalypse Fiction at DiversifYA

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Apocalypse Fiction at DiversifYA

The next stop on our blog tour is at DiversifYA. Holly talks about apocalypse fiction. “Apocalypse fiction is nothing new. We’ve been reading it in some form for literally thousands of years and some of the enduring classic apocalyptic tales were written in the 19th Century, but it just doesn’t seem to get old. There’s something about the end of days that always has us clamouring for more.” Read more at DiversifYA: http://www.diversifya.com/diversitheme/apocalypse-fiction-and-disability/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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Tips for Writing Disabled Characters at Ebon Shores

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Tips for Writing Disabled Characters at Ebon Shores

The sixth stop on our blog tour is at Ebon Shores. Holly gives some tips for writing disabled characters. “When writing, stepping outside your comfort zone can be pretty intimidating and I think, for most people, writing disabled* characters seems to fit in the “out of my comfort zone” category.  So I’m here to give a few tips on how to tackle disabled characters in your writing.” Read more at Ebon Shores: http://www.davidmcdonaldspage.com/2015/04/defying-doomsday-holly-kench-on-writing-disabled-characters/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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Disabled and Chronically Ill Characters in Speculative Fiction at SF Signal

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Disabled and Chronically Ill Characters in Speculative Fiction at SF Signal

The fifth stop on our blog tour is at SF Signal. Tsana talks about disabled and chronically ill characters in speculative fiction. “How many speculative fiction stories have you read with disabled or chronically ill characters playing a major role? I’d be surprised if the answer is more than a few. I suspect that a lot of the time writers don’t want to put disabled or chronically ill characters into their stories because they worry it might slow down the plot. That is, if they think about it at all.” Read more at SF Signal: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/04/guest-post-special-needs-strange-worlds-tsana-dolichva-defying-doomsday-anthology *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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What Kind of Apocalypse Would You Survive? at Speculating on SpecFic

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What Kind of Apocalypse Would You Survive? at Speculating on SpecFic

The fourth stop on our blog tour is at Speculating on SpecFic. Tsana asks the question: What kind of apocalypse would you survive? “The other day when I was driving to work, the song “The Fall” by Peter and the Wolf came on. It’s a song about the end of the world and the lyrics, which are pretty clearly sung (always a plus), ask the question: “Who were you before the fall?”. The basic idea is, when the world ends our pre-apocalypse jobs are probably going to become meaningless. Now, it’s not a perfect song and I had some issues with it, but the idea behind it got me thinking. How many of our present-day jobs will help us survive a post-apocalyptic scenario?” Read more at Speculating on SpecFic: http://www.speconspecfic.com/2015/04/06/blog-tour-defying-doomsday/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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Defying Doomsday Interview with SC Flynn

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Defying Doomsday Interview with SC Flynn

The third stop on our blog tour is an interview with SC Flynn at SCy-Fy. We answer questions including: What is the submission process? Do you have any specific advice for writers who might want to contribute to Defying Doomsday? And What are some good research resources? Find out our answers to these questions and more at SCy-Fy: http://scflynn.com/2015/04/04/blog-tour-interview-defying-doomsday-anthology *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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Realism and Disability in the Apocalypse at Adventures of a Bookonaut

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Realism and Disability in the Apocalypse at Adventures of a Bookonaut

The second stop on our blog tour is at Adventures of a Bookonaut. Holly Kench talks about realism and disability in the apocalypse: “I’ve heard some people argue that having disabled characters in apocalypse fiction is unrealistic. Apparently, in science fiction, the reanimation of the dead is possible. So is an alien invasion. But a disabled person surviving during an apocalypse? Now that’s just silly. We can only take suspension of disbelief so far, and that is the line.” Read more at Adventures of a Bookonaut: http://bookonaut.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/guest-post-realism-and-disability-in.html *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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The Inspiration Behind “Defying Doomsday” at Diversity in YA

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The Inspiration Behind “Defying Doomsday” at Diversity in YA

Our Defying Doomsday blog tour has begun and our first stop is at Diversity in YA. Tsana Dolichva talks about the inspiration behind Defying Doomsday: “The idea for Defying Doomsday came to me when I was reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. The book is set largely in a Nazi concentration camp for women, and amid the usual low-level torture that comes with this sort of situation, the prisoners were forced to stand around outside for hours on end. Anyone who moved too much was shot. I can’t stand for long periods of time without fainting so my reaction was “Well I wouldn’t last long there, how depressing. Good thing I was born in a safer place and time.” ” Read more at Diversity in YA: http://www.diversityinya.com/2015/04/the-inspiration-behind-defying-doomsday/ *** You can find more posts from our blog tour here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/category/blog-tour/ And find our Pozible campaign here:...

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