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Michele has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. In 2017, she launched full-time into her own copywriting and editing business, serving marketing firms, service businesses, nonprofits, book publishers and consulting firms, as well as indie authors. She serves as Editor of the science fiction website Recursor.tv and The Fantasy Network News. Michele is also co-founder of Writing Well Creative Writing Workshop and a partner in Three Point Author Services.

Watch Magnetically Controlled Microrobots Do Flips in Live Colon

Remember that 1966 film FANTASTIC VOYAGE, about a ship of medics that is shrunk down to travel through a human body? Well, we may not be ready to shrink people yet, but mechanical engineers at Purdue University have managed to get a magnetically controlled microrobot to do flips in a live colon, bringing us one step closer to the Fantastic ...

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Support Indie Creators (and Get Cool Stuff!): Visit the New TFN Store

Love the indie creations on THE FANTASY NETWORK? Want to help support indie filmmakers in a practical way, and enjoy cool merch at the same time? We’ve got good news… Our new TFN store is now live and filled with fun products designed to fulfill the geek in you and make your friends jealous…until they buy their own stuff, of course! ...

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New Lord of the Rings Prequel Slated for 2021

We all know there’s one ring to rule them all… But the number of films and TV shows set in the world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth just continues to grow. The latest addition, if it happens, will be a Lord of the Rings prequel series set in Middle Earth’s Second Age, to be made and released by Amazon. For those ...

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Chatting with Sci-Fi Filmmaker Adam Batchelor

Satori Awakening interview with Adam Batchelor on The Fantasy Network News

Love a good sci-fi film, especially if it’s indie? Then you might want to check out Satori [Awakening]. In this blend of sci-fi, action and adventure set in a near-future earth, humans attempt to harness the power of artificial intelligence to reverse the climate crisis. In completing its task relentlessly, the AI spirals out of our control, covering the planet ...

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Surviving Tomorrow charity SFF anthology raised funds to fight COVID-19

How do you fight a pandemic, and help those in need? If you’re a writer, you probably do some writing. That’s the origin behind the charity short story anthology Surviving Tomorrow. The book, available in print edition and ebook format, contains twenty-nine stories about survivors, over half of them original and published here for the first time, by numerous well-known ...

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Latest Star Trek Fan Film, First Frontier, Now on YouTube

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. —Dr. Carl Sagan With these words hanging on the screen, the fan film Star Trek: First Frontier begins. It’s a fitting start, since the Star Trek franchise has always been about the wonder of discovery. And perhaps that’s why fan films like First Frontier are so pervasive. Trekkies love delving into new ...

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Sand in Your Reboot? It Must Be Villeneuve’s DUNE

A look at the 2020 Dune film on The Fantasy Network News

What is it about literary, philosophical science fiction that draws readers in, but drives filmmakers to distraction—challenging the very notion of whether some things are just impossible to adapt into a movie? If you’re asking that question about Dune, then you’re probably creating the right mindset for whatever happens—good, bad, or ugly—when director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the famed sci-fi ...

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Shades of Geekdom: A Chat with bLERDS Web Series Creator Hank Byrd

Filmmaker Hank Byrd always dreamed of creative endeavors. A third-grade math teacher by day, Byrd builds relationships in the arts and diverse communities throughout his home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he seeks to uncover the stories behind critical issues affecting the quality of life among north Tulsa residents. He also spends time writing, directing and creating unique indie films ...

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Indie Film Scene: Insights from TFN’s Ron Newcomb

Indie Film Scene podcast with guest Rob Newcomb - on The Fantasy Network News

Interested in creating an indie film or web series? Curious about what it takes to have success in the world of independent video content? Then this podcast episode is for you! Ron Newcomb of The Forge Studios Team and TheFantasy.Network shares insights into the indie filmmaking world with the gals at Blog Talk Radio’s Indie Film Scene podcast. As you listen, you’ll ...

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Live Stream the 2020 Hugo Awards, CoNZealand, and Gen Con on The Fantasy Network

There may be a pandemic going on, but that’s not stopping science fiction and fantasy fans from finding creative ways to celebrate their genre fun. This weekend, with the help of streaming services offered by The Fantasy Network (TFN), big name conventions including the 2020 Hugo Awards, World Con (CoNZealand), and Gen Con are all offering live-streaming of sessions and content. ...

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