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Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

Robots, Computers, & Magic: Anthony Francis

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By day, Anthony Francis teaches robots to learn; by night, he writes science fiction and draws comic books. He’s been attending Dragon Con practically forever and sold his first novel, the urban fantasy Frost Moon, from a contact he made in the Writer’s Track. His first steampunk story, “Steampunk Fairy Chick,” is set at a giant convention, and that led to his first steampunk novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine, which was released earlier this year. Daily Dragon
 
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Trends in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Fiction

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Vampires are cool…until they’re cliché.  Shapeshifters are hot…until they’re barely lukewarm.  What’s red-hot today may be dead-dog boring tomorrow.   Or might just be the next big thing again next year.  How do you know?  Should you write for the current trend?  The answer to that question put to a panel of best-selling authors on Friday at 11:30 at “Trends in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Fiction” in the Manila/Singapore/Hong Kong room was a unanimous and resounding “NO!” So then how do
 
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