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Bard Constantine's Article – August 2012 Archive (2)

Firearms Of the Retro Future

When writing The Troubleshooter, I had to come up with the types of firearms that would exist in the retro-futuristic world of New Haven. Mick Trubble carries two main guns. His first choice is the Mean Ol' Broad, a heavy duty piece that fires explosive tipped slugs. I had a mental picture in mind when I wrote it: the pistol that Harrison Ford packed in the classic sci fi film Blade Runner. Recently I…

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Added by Bard Constantine on August 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

We Got it Covered: Evolution of the Troubleshooter Cover

The cover of a novel has to be special. The image has to catch the eye, fire the imagination, impel the potential reader to pluck it off the shelf  -or in this modern world, click on it with their mouse. The font has to be readable and attractive. And it all has to look good in thumbnail size so that book browsers can see it online. Because that whole thing about not judging a book by its cover?

A lie.

I’m not an artist, photographer, or graphic designer. Creating a cover is…

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Added by Bard Constantine on August 10, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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