Women Build Free Castle in Computer Worlds

Women Build Free Castle in Computer Worlds

Yeah, it’s Friday, and I’ve smooshed the names of my recommendations together to make one long, misleading intriguing headline.

First, if you’re on Goodreads, enter the giveaway for TRUST & TREACHERY, the anthology with my story “Short, Dark Future” in it.

Next, I’m happy to announce a new acquisition by Three Fates Press: HOW TO BUILD A CASTLE IN 7 EASY STEPS by Dani J. Caile.

castleI got an email from James Hutchings, author of the fabulous THE NEW DEATH AND OTHERS. He has a new book out: THEY SAY THE SIRENS LEFT THE SEAS, and he offered me a coupon to download the book free in hopes I would review it. Because of how much I loved THE NEW DEATH, I immediately went to the book and paid for it. It’s .99 cents. Even a cheapskate like me will support an author whose work she loves for .99 cents. So you can expect a review of that book before too many moons have passed. Meanwhile, visit his web site for posts like this one, called People don’t get sucked into the world inside computers any more. You’re welcome.

Last, but far from least, here’s this wonderful article from the Huffington Post listing twelve books that feature relationships between at least two women that aren’t all about their relationships with men, as if their relationship with men is the women’s only reason for being in the book. I think very highly of the male/female relationship, you know I do, and, in a world in which men either have or are perceived to have a disproportionate amount of power, a woman’s relationship to men is disproportionately important to her life; HOWEVER, it isn’t the ONLY important facet of her life. It’s a good reading list.

Okay. See you tomorrow, when Sweetie Pie will once again do the Caturday honors.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a castle.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Women Build Free Castle in Computer Worlds

  1. Jane

    June 28, 2014 at 9:22am

    interesting recommends.
    I’s like to know more abot the Castle book. Pleeze?

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      Marian Allen

      June 28, 2014 at 10:15am

      It’s in the pipeline. 🙂 Here’s what the author has to say about it:

      How to build a castle in seven easy steps

      Back in a time long forgotten (thank the gods) Norby has problems, a huge heap of them. Will he ever save his world from destruction?
      Norby wants a successful life; money, power, a girl, but all he seems to get is trouble, and plenty of it. Evicted from his squalid little hut, his troubles never end, until he finds the answer to all…, well, some of his problems.
      A simple story about the oppressed, their oppressors and the instinct to survive. And lots of soup. Do you get it yet?

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