Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Second Best Challenge, the Apocalypse Now! Challenge, and the SF Masterworks Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: nuclear war I am not a fan of PKD; I think those who follow my reviews probably know that by now. I don’t […]Read more "Book Review: Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick"
When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a Star Wars movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and astronauts with ray guns. And just as easy to then dismiss the whole thing as nonsense. It’s why last month’s call by President Trump […]Read more "Are We Ready for War in Space?"
Writing morally grey characters readers will love. @coinsanddeadlypoisons asked: Do you have any tips about writing from the point of view of a manipulative character? I don’t want him to be an asshole but i am afraid the readers would see him as such. The large majority of the characters in The Warlord’s Contract are morally grey in […]Read more "Morally Grey But Still Likable?"
By Ruth Harris We all come face to face with them, those pesky glitches, oopsies, OMGs and WTFs that ruin a story, turn a reader off, guarantee a slew of one-star reviews—and kill sales. Beta readers will often point them out. Editors are professional fixers, always on the lookout for booboos. You will realize them […]Read more "Plot Holes & Pot Holes"
Blood Red Road by Moira Young My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge and the Apocalypse Now! Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: ??? (not a clue) I ended up with this book because I bought it (and its two sequels) for my stepdaughter, who gave it back […]Read more "Book Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young"