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Hi. I’m Diana. I’m a writer and military officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. I read and review new-release science and speculative fiction.

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The War Novel- 6 Picks

I’m switching gears from science fiction to read and review a war novel for Coffee or Die Magazine. I pitched it to their Senior Editor who handles the entertainment section. After a few emails …

How to Get Started Writing Fiction- Five Things I Would Do Differently

It occurs to me that I have never written about how to start writing fiction. While I don’t have a completed novel under my belt (yet!), I’m halfway through a third draft. I have already sunk tons…

Book Review- Dune

Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Paul Atreides. Bene Gesserit. Gom Jabbar. Mentat. Maud’Dib. This list of strange words goes on. If none of it means anything to you, don’t worry. It didn’t mean any…

Book Review- Axiom’s End

It’s September of the year 2007. The first iteration of the iPhone was released only a few months ago, and a handful of disagreeable Wallstreet guys stand to make a fortune against the collapse of t…

New Flash Fiction- The Raccoon and the Owl

Deep in the Florida preserve lived a Barn owl. On the periphery of the preserve, there lived a raccoon. One evening, late at night, the barn owl went down to the pond for a quick bath. She looked up a…