Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick My rating: 1 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. SPOILER WARNING. OH MY EFFING GOD, are people reading the same book I read?! 5 stars, 4 stars, much of these from people whose opinions I respect. But – really? To me, […]Read more "Book Review: Now Wait for Last Year by Philip K. Dick"
As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
Nova by Samuel R. Delany My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for The Second Best Challenge, the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge, and the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was nominated for the 1969 Hugo Award. I think I really like New Wave sci-fi. This book was an excellent retelling of Moby […]Read more "Book Review: Nova by Samuel R. Delany"
By Paul Barrett, Art Director, Girl Friday Productions After years of pouring your soul into your book, the last thing you want to do is flub the landing with a bad book cover. Of course, we all judge books by their covers (otherwise they wouldn’t exist!), so it’s crucial that you achieve a book cover […]Read more "10 Things NOT to Do to Your Book Cover"
The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work by Writer’s Digest Books My rating: 5 of 5 stars An excellent writing guide, suited for writers of all levels. I think this collection of essays and articles will have the most utility to the beginning writer. There’s […]Read more "Book Review: The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (Writer’s Digest)"
Pavane by Keith Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Who’s this Keith Roberts guy? I wondered. I had never heard of him. But lots of people I had heard of had, because they all did blurbs for this edition of this book: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, […]Read more "Book Review: Pavane by Keith Roberts"