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“In the name of objectivity, it’s worth recalling what a known atheist, George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and 1984, said differentiated patriotism from nationalism. “Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally,” Orwell wrote. “Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power.”

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The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, Tim Alberta

Questions over Shakespeare’s authorship began in his lifetime, scholar claims

"New research suggests some 16th-century writers were confident Shakespeare was the pseudonym of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford"


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I love sharing some of my author friends with y'all. Check out Patricia Loofbourrow

Horror, Sci-Fi

Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling SFF and non-fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. ...

More Info: https://www.limfic.com/mbm-book-author/patricia-loofbourrow/


Read Gay Poems for Red States, which is so powerful. What it's like to grow up in a place you both love and hate, which both loves and hates you. Finding a new place in the world while respecting the aspects of your childhood others sneer at; there are some wonderful poems about the linguistics and accents of Appalachia, and the way poor people take care of each other. I had so many feelings reading this.


One of the many hats I wear is that of book formatter. As an indie author/press, it made sense to do it for myself, and now I do it for other folks too. :)

Need a re-release formatted? Have a new book you want to self-publish, but just don't quite know how to prep your book files? We use Vellum for the Mac, and do formatting for ePub (all formats) and pdf/print.


"Thirty-one authors and translators have withdrawn their work from consideration for or declined PEN America’s 2024 literary awards over the organisation’s 'failure to protect' Palestinian writers in Gaza.

"Nine out of 10 longlistees for the PEN/Jean Stein book award, worth $75,000, have withdrawn their books. Christina Sharpe, Catherine Lacey and Joseph Earl Thomas are among the withdrawing writers."


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I love sharing some of my author friends with y'all. Check out Thomas Hottle


TS Hottle is the creator of the Compact Universe, a series of loosely connected novels and novellas set in a confederation of human worlds as they deal with a disastrous first contact with a similar species known as the Gelt. By day, he is a software developer. He lives in suburban Cincinnati with his wife Candy.

More Info: https://www.limfic.com/book/breaking-liberty/

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