Cynthia Joyce Clay

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Cynthia Joyce Clay was judged to be a computer program on Shakespeare at the First Loebner Prize Competition of The Turing Test-a truly science fictional experience. The Competition was filmed as part of a PBS Scientific Frontiers episode and aired internationally. In addition to living sf, Clay has experience with the thriller genre: she was invited to Russia to deliver her paper, The Application of Vector Theory to Literature and Drama at the international conference "Languages of Science, Languages of Art" and was chased by the KGB. She is an award winning author and her plays have been produced in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Florida. Cynthia is a contributing editor of The Oestara Anthology of Pagan Poetry which won an Eppie, an international literary prize. Her sf novel, Zollocco, was an Eppie finalist. She likes to write sf and fantasy best.

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Foreshadow: Book One of the Saga of the Dragon Born
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110,560. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Greedy kings plot to overthrow impoverished kingdom of Allsongs, tempted by the promise of its future. Allsongs' best defense lies in a small child, Princess Royal Tristabé-airtal, whose magic always works. Yet, it is the king souled dragon born Burta whom the enemy kings fear. While Tristabé-airta knows Burta hates her, Tristabe-airta must do what she can to save her or Allsongs will fall.
The Theatrical Image by Clay and Krempel
Price: $18.00 USD. Words: 64,020. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
The e-book of the classic "The Theatrical Image". A unique volume entirely devoted to "interpretative invention" for the dramatic arts. Dealing with the theater and filmed versions of plays, it concentrates on finding the implied intention of each play, and how to design, direct and act that intent. Originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1967.
Quickie Guide to Formatting Your Book for Smashwords
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
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A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,520. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Written in two voices, his and hers, and echoing the divine compliment of the Lord and Lady, this book helps magickal practitioners advance in their magickal undertakings. By presenting a progressed learning chain that exercises and develops the subskills common to most magickal tasks, Compendium enables magickal practitioners to return to their own form of magick strength.
The Oestara Anthology of Pagan Poetry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Winner of 2006 Eppie for Poetry "As a collection, Pagan poetry can hardly get better than this. The contents are sensuous, moving, endearing, stark and intoxicating by turns: occasionally within the same poem!" --Professor Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon "Enjoy this collection. I did. And I hope there are more to follow." --Mike Gleason
Vector Theory and the Plot Structures of Literature and Drama
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book examines what literary and dramatic plotting is--what plot is. "Cynthia Clay has developed an innovative, powerful and extremely useful way for writers to analyze and develop their work. I recommend this book highly." Ben Bova, Hugo winner
The Joshua Machine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,380. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In the first half of the 1800's in Truro Massachussetts, the mysterious John Rills built a wind chime that he claimed would only sound in a wind higher than a hurricane. But John's best friend Justin has other matters on his mind, for his uncle Antrim has stolen his ship. Besides, Justin knows that there is no wind greater than that of a hurricane. "a little gem of a book." Kathryn Yelinek
An Affection for an Unmarried Lady
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,770. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Cynthia Joyce Clay. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
"An Affection for an Unmarried Lady by Fanny Delarose is a wonderful romp through late-Georgian England. ...The heroine, Lady Ann Astweir, is the younger daughter of an old family of breeding and gentility. But her family’s fortune is ebbing away and she must make a “good” marriage to someone of her station whose family wealth is still intact." Rochelle Weber, RIW Communications

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The Contending
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The High Lord Master Archer put the poison tablet in his mouth but did not swallow or chew it. When the monster ate his head, it ate the poison tablet. Burta thinks the mermonster is unconscious from the poison… Burta is creeping past the dread mermonster. She is running through the cave back to the opening the way the mermonster brought her… Burta is running…

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