YA novels About OrchestraAugust 22, 2022 – 08:50 am

YA novels About Orchestra

When Katherine Heiny was 25, she mailed a short story to the New Yorker on a Thursday and received a call from the fiction editor on Friday. “I didn’t even know the mail worked that fast, ” Heiny says. “It’s like an urban legend.” The story, “How To Give The Wrong Impression, ” was about a psychology student who tries to make it seem like her roommate is her boyfriend. In 1997, a few years after appearing in the New Yorker, the story was anthologized…

Visual novels like ever 17August 17, 2022 – 11:33 am

Visual novels like ever 17

I ve played quite a few visual novels. While it has extra gameplay elements in it I still consider Hotel Dusk Room 215 to be a visual novel and it s my favorite American one. My other favorite Japanese visual novel is YU-NO which is almost 20 years old but pioneered a lot of the ideas used in visual novels that came after it. They are actually doing a remake of YU-NO for consoles which has me excited since I found it to be the best visual novel I…

Tamil novelsAugust 16, 2022 – 07:05 am

Tamil novels

The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy, novel set in Tamil Nadu, India. If it is possible for a book to be too clever for its own good, then this is it. Kandasamy sets about giving us a fictionalised version of the massacre that took place in the village of Kilvenmani on Christmas Day 1968 when 44 Dalit agricultural labourers, including women and children, were locked in a hut by a group of landowners and burnt alive. Or rather, she doesn’t give us…

Visual novels About romanceAugust 15, 2022 – 08:48 am

Visual novels About romance

If you don’t know what a visual novel is, that’s understandable – the medium never quite took off in America. It’s a Japan-dominated video game genre that is essentially a mashup between choose-your-own-adventure books and manga. That might sound juvenile to non-players, but fans know that the medium is capable of immense depth, and visual novels regularly make it into the anime scene. Yet, anime that have been based off of visual novels are known…

Visual novels in EnglishJuly 31, 2022 – 07:55 am

Visual novels in English

Back in October, we took a look at the seven official Attack on Titan games coming out in Japan. Of these, four are visual novels included on the Japanese Blu-rays. Of course, if you can’t speak Japanese, there’s a good chance you’ll never be able to experience these side stories—until now, that is. But more than simply translating the script, the WFT team is adding in a few screen shots and the accompanying background music to set the stage as you…

Popular novels for womenJuly 11, 2022 – 07:54 am

Popular novels for women

Since the very beginning of science fiction as a literary genre, when early scientists used voyages to the moon as metaphors to write about their controversial scientific discoveries, authors have used sci-fi as a rhetorical tool. This is done so as to explore radical ideas and theories inside a relatively safe and fantastic world of fiction that does not immediately alienate the audience the authors hope to persuade. Scholar and literary critic Istvan…

Novel Online, freeJuly 11, 2022 – 07:54 am

Novel Online, free

Q: Is it a good idea to serialize an unpublished novel in a weekly blog? I have a completed sci-fi novel and was thinking about releasing it online, but I wasn’t sure if I should do this. Would it be good publicity for my novel, or would it make it harder to get my book published in the future? —Tiffany A. Publishing your material online for free has pros and cons. Let’s start with the cons, because no one ever worries about the potential pros (sky-high…