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Amy J. Murphy

Author of the Allies and Enemies series.

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Amazing Journeys

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Dragon Award Nominations

Here’s your chance to help the Allies and Enemies series make a little bit of history by making it a three-time nominee for a Dragon Award.

Please consider nominating my book, Allies and Enemies: Legacy for “Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel” in the 2019 Dragon Awards. [It’s the 4th category down on the list. Click the image or link below to visit the nomination page.]

There’s no cost to you and you need not attend Dragon Con to participate in the nomination or voting process. The link to nominate is located here:

http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_nominations.php

Once you register and nominate only one or as many choices as you are comfortable with for the many categories that include comics, movies, games and tv shows. Be aware that you get only one nomination per category. The deadline for nominations is July 19th.

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Dragon Awards!

Dragon Awards are open for nominations for 2019! Here’s your chance to nominate your favorite Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels, movies, TV shows and games for a Dragon Award. Log on today and give props to your sci-fi and fantasy loves. Deadline is July 19th.
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VT Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo

The Vermont Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo is nearly here. I’ll be on a few panels on Saturday, April 27th. If you’re in the area, why not stop in and say “hi”? The expo runs from Apr 27-28. [Click here for more info].

The Future is Female

From Captain Marvel to Captain Janeway, strong female protagonists make good science fiction great. Check out the  “The Future is Female: Heroines of Sci-Fi” giveaway on Story Origin. Download for free 17 full-length novels, short stories and novellas all featuring women who kick butt and take no prisoners.

Troubadour

I took a break from killing myself over prep for the next book(s) in the Allies and Enemies series (as well as a billion other projects to have a thought-provoking interview with Kirk at Troubadour Magazine. Click the link here to experience the very strange faces that I apparently make when I’m racking my poor brain. The subject? “Science Fiction as Analogy”.

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Recap: DragonCon 2018

DragonCon 2018 – Military SF

DragonCon is over. We must return to our normal lives. For some of us that means re-joining the muggle world and putting aside our alter-egos. I count myself among that number. (Though if the Fates are kind, it might not always be the way for me.)

I was fortunate to be tapped for four panels this year. The last of which I was honored/challenged with being in the only female in a group of military sci-fi luminaries (Jack Campbell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Doug Dandridge, John D. Ringo, David Weber — moderated by Baen’s David Afsharirad). (See photographic evidence above.) Intimidating wouldn’t even begin to cover it. I did my best. 

Additionally, I managed to make some great new friends that I hope will lead to mutually enriching experiences going forward. I’m still new to this whole “writer thing” and I get the sense that I’ll always feel that way. But it’s good to know that there are others out there willing to share their insights and advice. My hope is to someday be the same helping hand to other writers. 

Until then, it’s back to the “real life” stuff that pays the bills. 

#DragonCon2018, #SFWA

Countdown to DragonCon

See this tshirt? You can get a free ebook if you ask the person wearing it for one.

This week I’ll be joining about 90,000 of similarly minded folk for one of the East coast’s largest fan-run convention– DragonCon, baby!  It runs from 8/30 to 9/3. If you’ve never heard of it, you can check out the details here

Look for me in the crowd. (I’m the one cosplaying as “Mid-List Author”.) Be sure to say hello. I’ll be giving away limited edition FREE ebook promo cards.

I’ll be on four panels this year. Very exciting! Here’s the lineup:

Title: Military Sci-Fi Writers & Creators – Media Edition
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: A roundtable of Military Science Fiction writers & artists–whether in tie-ins or independent worlds–discuss the genre, trends, real-world accuracy, & working within the complex worlds of Military Sci-Fi.

Title: Medical Technology in MSF: Life, Longevity, & the Pursuit of Healthiness
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: How would you choose to extend your health, life, and/or consciousness? A Sarcophagus, or Ascending? Re-gen pods? Resurrection ships? Choose your favorite sick bay! We’ll discuss medical technology in our MSFM shows, as well as real-world crossover.

Title: 200 Years of Women in SF
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 90 Min)
Description: In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Taking that as a starting point, our panelists will discuss women in SF, how they have fared, who they are, and how things have changed over the years. Presented in conjunction with the Diversity in SF track. 

Title: The Military Mind in SF
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Many military and ex-military authors write (gasp!) Military SF. Can someone with a non-military background do well at it? What does it take?

Do You DragonCon? Join me on these panels.

Guess what?

I’m guessing that as a visitor to my website that you might already be aware that I had the great honor to be a Dragon Award Finalist in 2016 and 2017 at DragonCon.

While regrettably that did not happen this year, I did manage to snag a spot on some very intriguing panels this year. (Let’s hope I stop fan-girling long enough to add some thoughtful commentary.)

So, if you’re at DragonCon this year, you should check them out. (Please note that these are tentative.):

  • Title: Military SciFi Writers and Creators – Media Edition
    Description: A roundtable with military science fiction writers and artists–whether in tie-ins or independent worlds–to discuss the genre, trends, real-world accuracy, and working within the complex worlds of Military Sci-Fi.
    Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Van Allen Plexico, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Georges Jeanty, Kacey Ezell, Amy J. Murphy)
  • Title: Medical Technology in MSF: Life, Longevity, and the Pursuit of Healthiness
    Description: How would you choose to extend your health, life, and/or consciousness? A Sarcophagus, or Ascending? Re-gen pods? Resurrection ships? Choose your favorite sickbay! We’ll discuss medical technology in our MSFM shows, as well as real-world crossover.
    Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: Chastain DE – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Robert E. Hampson, Arthur M Doweyko, Amy J. Murphy)
  • Title: 200 Years of Women in SF Description: In 1818, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Taking that as a starting point, our panelists will discuss women in SF, how they have fared, who they are, and how things have changed over the years. Presented in conjunction with the Diversity in SF track. 90 minutes. Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 2.5 Hours)(Tentative Panelists: Bethany Kesler, Lee Martindale, L. M. Davis, Anya Martin, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Amy J. Murphy)
  • Title: The Military Mind in SF Description: Many military and ex-military authors write (gasp!) Military SF. Can someone with a non-military background do well at it? What does it take? Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Embassy AB – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: David Afsharirad, Jack Campbell, Marc Alan Edelheit, Doug Dandridge, Amy J. Murphy, John D. Ringo, David Weber)

See you at DragonCon 2018!

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Dragon Con 2018 as an attending professional. Hope to see you there!

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