Thursday, September 19, 2013

Linda Bell Brighton asks Where are all the Mythical Creatures? (GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY)

Dragons and griffins and unicorns. Oh my! Centaur and Satyrs and Sphinxes.

So vividly do these names bring up images that it seems impossible these creatures never existed, that they are but a figment of someone’s imagination.

Are they? Why would the Ancient Egyptians build a colossal statue to a beast who never existed?

But if these beings did once live, where are their archaeological remains? Since we haven’t found any, these beasts must be figments of someone’s imagination. And around and around these arguments go.

Stop. Let’s assume these creatures existed. Where could they have come from? Ancient astronaut believers might answer they were from another planet. But the myths themselves argue against that explanation. No myths mention creatures by themselves coming from flying or fiery crafts.

Back in 1957 a scientist by the name of Hugh Everett came up with the many-world idea. Yep, this is the one that says all possible alternative histories and futures are real, each representing an actual "world" or "universe." So these creatures might have existed on those worlds.

But, you say, just because they existed in another world doesn't mean we’d know about them.

You’d be right if it wasn't for the weirdest phenomena called entanglement (quantum entanglement to be more exact.) For the longest time, scientists thought this was as rare as finding a Hope Diamond. But it turned out to be an entangled diamond mine, that entanglement overcomes barriers of space and time and knits the entire cosmos into an integrated whole. Everyday objects are entangled with most everything with which they have previously interacted. Cool, huh?

But we haven’t interacted with these creatures, you argue.

Have you heard of the scientists’ idea of a wormhole, the tube that can connect two parts of the universe? Well, there’s a theory of “traversable wormholes.” So sometime in the past, these creatures might have interacted with us. And because of entanglement, we are still writing about them.

And maybe, on their worlds, they are writing about the strange creatures who stood upright on two legs and built buildings.

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About the Book

Wolgast Castle (Book One of the Sidonia The Sorceress Series)
by Linda Bell Brighton

Forced to attend Princess Maria regent's celebration at Wolgast Castle, 1560 Germany, Sidonia von Bork, fears her magical abilities will be discovered and she'll be burned alive as a witch. When she discovers she is actually a member of an ancient shape-shifting race and the prophesied Golden One, she must face her destiny: to save the multiverse from the daemons determined to destroy all humans, and stay alive in the process.

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About the Author

Linda Bell Brighton fell in love with myths, magic, and monsters at an early age. On a thunder-storming day in the Keys, her father—in his bass reading voice—brought The Hound of the Baskerville to too-vivid-life. From that day forward, Greek and Roman myths merged with Wonder Woman and Super girl. After studying medieval and Renaissance literature in college, she now combines her loves by writing an alternate history of the Witch Burning Times that she calls magpunk: real history with myths, magic, monsters—and daemons, too.

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Giveaway

Linda is giving away prizes, including an e-copy of her book at each blog stop on her tour AND three Grand Prize Giveaway of one Travel Mug, one T-Shirt and one Custom Jumbo Tote Bag with your choice of fan art, chosen from http://www.zazzle.com/sidonia_the_sorceres, shipped to anywhere in the world!

1) To win a book: Leave a comment on this blog post on what is your favorite mythical creature to be entered to win a book. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. This giveaway ends seven days after the post goes live.

2) To win the Travel Mug or the T-Shirt or the Custom Jumbo Tote Bag with Linda’s fan art of your choice: Click the link to go to Linda’s website (http://www.lindabellbrighton.com/) and enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page, or use the form below. The three lucky winners will be selected by October 7, 2013.

3 comments:

  1. Something like what Lovecraft imagined? Of course he had other dimensions, world, the Dreamlands - all sorts of places where creatures existed.

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  2. So different and exciting looking series. Well, it's hard to choose one creature to favor, but I will go for an obvious one and say dragons. I always admired their strength under pressure :)
    Thanks for the chance
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  3. sounds like a delightful and interesting ones, you know how much I love mythology!

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