Xlibris Writing Tips| The Machine Uprising

by Maricel Alcantara

 
The Machine Uprising

 It is the year 2018, and every new year we have new technology, new mechanical and programming wonders. How long until humans create the first true, A.I., artificial intelligence? How long until… The Machine Uprising. Since the advent of computer technology, science-fiction writers and filmmakers have been fascinated with potential of a thinking machine, both […]

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Xlibris Reviews| City of Devils

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Reviews| City of Devils

 Xlibris Publishing reviews City of Devils by Justin Robinson.   Justin Robinson satirizes both Noir Detective stories and Hollywood monster movies… The story follows Nick Moss, the sole human private eye in Los Angeles. For in this version of Los Angeles, if not the world, monsters rule. City of Devils is an affectionate satire of […]

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Xlibris| Christmas Classics

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris| Christmas Classics

   The Christmas season is in full swing and Xlibris Publishing wants to celebrate by revisiting some Christmas Classics.  So curl up with some hot chocolate and any of these Christmas novels and stories.     A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens We start with a literary classic, perhaps one of the most famous and […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Secondary Characters

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Secondary Characters

 The secondary characters. For every Robin Hood there is a Little John. For every Spiderman an Aunt May. Distinct from the Main Character due to differing focus and importance within a story, the secondary character is nonetheless vital to a story, still having a role to play. But it can be easy to treat them […]

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Books for Veterans Day

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Veterans Day

 Whatever one’s reason, whether out of patriotism or out of a need for income and livelihood, those who have chosen to take up arms in service of their country are deserving of respect. The potential and too often real sacrifices of soldiers have at times been forgotten, buried or even used by one political cause […]

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