Blurb: please comment

Communist Aliens and the Sex Lives of Demons is a sourcebook for writers of fantasy or science fiction–whether novels, short stories, role-playing games, computer games, or another form. It contains over 100,000 words of potential inspiration. Medicinal corpses, the jargons of thieves and carnies, the lore of witch hunters, the colonization of space and green children from nowhere are only a few of the topics covered. If you want to spark new ideas for worlds, plots or characters, you want Communist Aliens and the Sex Lives of Demons.

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8 thoughts on “Blurb: please comment

  1. If it’s to be as short as possible, I’d drop the – “whether novels, short stories, role-playing games, computer games, or another form” but also put a paragraph break between each sentence.

    Maybe the last sentence can just say “this” instead of the title again.

  2. Hey James,

    Sounds good! It looks like, from the blurb, that the book is intended as a springboard for other people to adapt and expand upon. Does that mean you’ll be going with a more liberal licence than the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial one that you went with for Sirens/New Death/Two-Fisted? Otherwise, I wonder if there’ll be a chilling effect where people will be reluctant to make full use of it.


      • PS Having thought about it, I’d need to say that direct quotes from other people belong to them…and it occurred to me that perhaps the more information I put the more confused people will be. I’m not sure what I should do now.

        • How about something like: “Original content is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence”? If you wanted to clarify, you could add a second sentence: “This covers content written by James Hutchings, but not direct quotes of others.”

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