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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Yes, I fear "sceptic" is British. Us Ugly Americans go with "skeptic." Mass hypnosis is entertaining to consider but I sure hate the thought that it's possible. The power of suggestion, though, has just about been proven by TV commercials.
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Does Mesmerism explain mob behavior? TV evangelists? Politicians? Continue reading
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Jeannette's first comment has completely disappeared, or my usual techie karma has rendered it invisible. Great discussion, though! First lines can be so danged elusive!
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Don't you love reading how they thought back then? I had no way of getting all that in, but the research was rewarding.
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A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I'm wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the "softer" fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.
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Smiling here. Me, too.
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I've quit categorizing books completely. I love seeing the genres blending. It gives us more room to explore and stretch our imagination. But the hard core sf people insist on technology and science and not magic and fantasy, and I'm no scientist. ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Science of the Stars at Word Wenches
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thank you! heading there shortly.
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I have an astrologer friend so I tried to address some of that, but it's a character driven story so the characters get their say!
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thank you!
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and believe in fairy godmothers!
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There are some, yes, although word count prevents me from going into the kind of detail I might once have. Herschel had to appear though! I couldn't imagine talking about an astronomer without him.
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You're welcome!
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I started out in "lit-ter-chur" and except for Ray Bradbury, I didn't find sf/f until I was much older. So I'm a bit fussy about what I read in that genre. I've really been enjoying a lot of the urban fantasy and "weird" stuff that's been coming out lately, if they're not violent. So much of fantasy is violent that I'm reluctant to start a new series. Hope I'm turning you on to romantic fantasy though!
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thank you so much for the kind words! I kind of like a good ghost in my mystery, but you're right, I don't like them to overpower the story. Good point!
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As those of you who follow my Magic series know, I like to take my scientific heroes and confront them with my more metaphysically-oriented heroines. Just confronting Ives logic with Malcolm illogical faith creates such fun that I probably shouldn’t be paid for enjoying myself so much. Continue reading
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She would be in her 90s now. Ive not heard anything in years. Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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LOL, I hear an echo of myself in here. ;)
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I cut my romance teeth on Roberta Gellis--such richness and depth! And she's a truly tremendous person as well.
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Go for it! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2016 on Mega-Million Winners? at Word Wenches
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Congratulations to our very own Anne Gracie! Australian romance readers know a good writer when they read one! She took home awards for 1) Strongest heroine, 2) Favourite historical romance (The Spring Bride) 3) Favourite Continuing Romance Series (The Chance sisters) and 4) Favourite Australian Romance Author. Read all about it: https://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/2015-awards-winners/#comment-19093 Continue reading
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You confirm what I've always suspected! I've always dreamed of a winter and summer house, but my organizational skills would be tested to the max!
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I certainly agree that we should all pay our fair share, but yeah, greedy barons rather smoke, drink, or play it. ;)
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too much money brings its own set of problems, doesn't it? How do you invest it? Who do you trust with it? How do you avoid taxes on it? ;)
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We saved our pennies all our lives so we could live where it's warm and we wouldn't have to dig snow! Changing houses and locations seems to be a theme here!
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