Love this pic by Stefan, the person who gave the bot Hominy (or "Hom" for short) its name!
Another terrific book review. Thanks so much, Wendy!
BOOK REVIEW ON WRITE ON WENDY
"Mechalarum by Emma Larkins is a recommended read for any science fiction fan."
Excited for another review!
Review of Mechalarum by Allen Stroud
"The product of a 2013 Kickstarter, Mechalarum is Emma Larkins debut work and has clearly benefited from her efforts to crowd fund. The process has allowed her creative control and enabled her to seek professional assistance in assuring the work comes up to scratch.
And come up to scratch it does, with a fetching cover and intriguing blurb. The initial reading is no let down either, beginning at a good pace with a tight and consistent viewpoint style."
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Can't tell you how much it means to get a review from my long-time idol Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit and other wonderful books.
"What a pleasure to read Emma Larkin's beautifully realized Mechalarum! Kiellen is an engaging heroine, feisty and up to the task of finding out the truth about the Losh and the Serl, too."
MECHALARUM BY EMMA LARKINS - A NOVEL REVIEW
by Roddy J. Dryer
"There's just something truly refreshing and enjoyable when one comes across a new and truly unique work of classic science fiction. There's just so much science fiction out there that it can be hard to skirt the cookie-cutter SyFy, but then one might come along to something like Mechalarum."
I had a chance to contribute to an article with some awesome science fiction and fantasy authors about crowdfunding. Check it out!
"The introduction of crowdfunding is again upending the landscape, this time creating a natural vetting process; a success on a site like Kickstarter shows that an author is likely to have something other than the ability to type tens of thousands of words going for her. It’s never easy to judge how enjoyable a book by a first-time author will be, and crowdfunding provides a great tool to help good reads rise to the top."
Squee! So excited to see pics from my awesome Union Square promo (cosplaying the heroine Kiellen) on Forbidden Planet!
"Emma Larkins is a New York based writer currently running a Kickstarter to help fund her new science fiction novel Mechalarum, which sees a heroine donning a flying cyber-suit for a dangerous mission, and she’s even been out in a model of the costume from the book to raise interest (extra geek points for public authorial cosplaying, I think – there are more pics here)."
"A first-time author raises funds on Kickstarter to self-publish her novel, Mechalarum.
Love. Power hunger. Betrayal. The theft of a part-organic, part-machine prototype flying suit and the threat of interplanetary war. The actions of a strong but foolhardy woman setting off a sequence of events that will determine the future of at least one world."
"As writers, we often fall prey to a desire to make things larger than life. It’s a good impulse – after all, what is fiction if not more-or-less exaggerated truth? Still, while we quest to discover greatness, it’s important to remember that “better” heroines aren’t always better."