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Sapphic dystopian or post-apocalyptic book (Book Unicorn #12)

Can you believe it’s already time for the very last Book Unicorn post of the Sapphic Reading Challenge? This year sure flew by! 

This last category features sapphic dystopian, post-apocalyptic, or apocalyptic books. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually distinct subgenres. 

In an apocalyptic book, a devastating disaster or war happens that makes society as we know it collapse. 

Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in the aftermath of that disaster and focuses on the individual’s struggle to survive in a devastated world. 

Dystopian fiction is set in a future society that is oppressive. It usually has a political element, e.g., the fight against a government that needs to be overthrown.

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Writing hours in February 2016

Even though February had one day more than usual, the month is over. And boy, it’s been a busy month! I’m very happy to say that I wrapped up my historical romance Shaken to the Core. It ended up at 126,000 words, which I think is a perfect length that will satisfy my readers and not make my publisher want to jump out of a window. All that remains to be done is the copy editing and proofreading. Other than last-minute revisions for Shaken, I have worked mostly on the translation of Just Physical last month. The German title, Affäre …

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Interview with fellow author Ari Bach

I always enjoy talking to other writers, so when I recently “met” Ari Bach on Twitter, I invited him over to my blog so you could get to know him along with me. Ari is the author of the Valhalla series, YA novels that are set in a dystopian, futuristic Scotland. I haven’t read Valhalla or its sequel, Ragnarok, yet, but all the stellar reviews they got make me wish I had a bit more time for reading. Let’s start with some warm-up questions: Chocolate or cookies? Chocolate! E-books or paperbacks? Paperbacks. Star Wars or Star Trek? I grew up with Star …

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