The Return of “Autumn” James Gibbons by William DeGeest My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novelette happened across my path as a submission for an anthology I am putting together on fantasy westerns. I didn’t accept it to the anthology, but that’s because I lacked the space, not because I didn’t like it! This […]Read more "Book Review: The Return of “Autumn” James Gibbons by William DeGeest"
Recently, The Toronto Star published an article stating that after the Canadian Writers Union conducted a survey, Canadian writers make an average of $9,380 CAD per year. There are many problems with this survey, the primary one being that this is strictly a survey of the Canadian Writers Union, and I would hazard a guess […]Read more "Why Canadian Writers Make Less Money (My Thoughts)"
By Arkady Martine Right now, the largest and most deadly wildfire in California history is burning. Last year, Hurricane Harvey drowned southeast Texas under punishing, endless rain; a month ago, Hurricane Florence did the same to North Carolina. Apocalyptic-scale disasters happen every day (and more often now, as climate change intensifies weather patterns all over […]Read more "What Really Happens After the Apocalypse"
As posted on the SFWA blog, written by me: “Hey, I’m looking for advice. My character lost a limb in the last fight. Does anyone know about writing amputees?” I was inspired to write this because I’ve had this conversation on Twitter a few times. My husband is an amputee from a traumatic accident that […]Read more "Writing Amputees (@sfwa)"
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"
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"
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"