Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. In reading the SF Masterworks list, I have been exposed to a variety of amazing science fiction classics that I might not otherwise have read. But I’ve also read some stuff […]Read more "Book Review: Flow My Tears the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick"
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I’ve recently been invited to talk to a few writing groups, about the experience of transitioning from a reader, to a budding writer, to a published author. This column comes as a result of thinking about that journey, from the advice I gave and the questions I answered,…
The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Korpes File. I exchanged copies of my books for copies of J.I. Rogers’ books when we met up at a local comic con. I’ve already given a stellar review of the first book in this series, The Korpes […]Read more "Book Review: The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers"
We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When you read indie fiction, you often don’t know what you’re going to get. I exchanged books with Cheryl Lawson, a Kamloops writer, at a local comic con we both attended. I’ve made it a point to read a bit more indie fiction […]Read more "Book Review: We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson"
Killing Titan by Greg Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is the sequel to War Dogs. Like the The Forge of God series by Bear, the second book has a very different focus and tone from the first book in the series, and I think that might be a bit off-putting to […]Read more "Book Review: Killing Titan by Greg Bear"
The Complete Roderick by John Sladek My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club (see the full list here.) I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I think, on its surface, this was intended to be a New Wave influenced anti-Isaac Asimov. Sladek wanted to challenge the […]Read more "Book Review: The Complete Roderick by John Sladek"
Want to create fiction on the fly? Haven’t finished anything in years? Mary Robinette Kowal @MaryRobinette, Hugo and Nebula-winning SFF author, has a wonderful method of story construction she recently tweeted about. Check it out! Writing is fractal – Once you understand how a technique works at a paragraph level, you can scale down to […]Read more "“Writing is Fractal” – Mary Robinette Kowal’s Guide to Flash Fiction"