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Revealing the Science Fiction Flag

Posted by June 14th, 2013

Presenting the Science Fiction Flag!

ScienceFiction_ScifiOnce a writer chooses a genre on the map, it becomes a home. Science fiction writers, we wanted to give you a home that captures the immensity of the art that you create!


Science fiction seeks answers. It’s entrusted with the important function of imagining the future.

In some cases, it warns us about what might come to pass, projecting how human choice entwined with new technology could define—and possibly destroy—the world as we know it. It demands that we take into consideration ethical questions and issues to ensure that we preserve our humanity. Sci fi books serve a great purpose. Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet Writer Timothy Maguire

Posted by May 28th, 2013

Book Country Member Spotlight Q&A

timothy_maguire_writerThe simple act of creating your own setting can often give you hundreds ideas for unique stories you can tell.

Timothy Maguire has been writing for years; he’s finally gotten to the point where he thinks he’s onto something. He lives in Leicester in the UK with some friends and a lot of books. He’s been using Book Country for years, and is probably best known for his “Science!” thread, explaining various bizarre parts of current scientific understanding.

So, if you want to know more about time travel, energy, string theory, or black holes, head out to the discussion forum!

Nevena: Thanks for joining us, Timothy. Why did you become a writer?

Timothy: I started writing ‘seriously’ when I was still in school. I borrowed David Weber’s Heirs to Empire (the last book in a trilogy, so, of course, I read it first) from the library, and I found myself thinking, “This is what I’d write.” From there it’s simply been a forgone conclusion that I’d be a writer.

Nevena: How do you fit writing into your life?

Timothy: Badly. I’m not the best organized of people at the best of time, so I tend to crowbar it in wherever I can. Ordinarily, I can be found pecking away at my laptop during lunch breaks or when I’m supposed to be socializing. When I’m up against some sort of self-imposed deadline, I head out of the house to a coffee shop or the local park to work until my battery dies. Continue reading

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