I got into a discussion with a friend on Facebook who wanted to know what was current in Sci-fi. This is what I said at the time. Understand that this is an excerpt from a casual discussion, not a researched article, and as such should be looked at as a blurb of general interest only, […]Read More What’s Current in Sci-Fi?
Yesterday Showdown peaked at #2 in Sci-fi Westerns, #4 in Science Fiction/Fantasy One-Hour Reads, and #12 in Literature and Fiction One-Hour Reads on Amazon! I just want to thank you for all the support! You can still get Showdown free until June 16! Or, if you don’t like Amazon or want to read it on […]Read More Thank You!
As a writer, I suppose it’s no surprise that I like playing word games. I scored 9 out of 15 on this quiz; can you beat my score? The average is, apparently, 6 out of 15. Mostly I played it because I wanted to know what a group of fireflies was called. Take the quiz […]Read More Strange Animal Group Names
It seems that I’ve been hearing an awful lot about pulp fiction, especially pulp sci-fi, recently! All of a sudden it’s like everyone’s talking about it! As I’ve mentioned, I’m doing some writing for the Tales of the Stellar Deep RPG, which is clearly rooted in pulp sci-fi and horror. All of a sudden people […]Read More Is Pulp Fiction Making a Comeback?
Originally posted on Notes From The Slush Pile:
So submissions for Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores reopened recently, and I’ve already spotted a trend in the Slush Pile irritating enough to make me jump back into the blog, despite still being on holiday. Unconvincing and poorly written characters and settings can ruin any story. I…
An excellent article on asexual/ace characters in popular and speculative fiction from Tor.com. Article: Five Books Starring Asexual Protagonists from Tor.comRead More Five Books Featuring Ace Protagonists
A thought-provoking article worth considering. Some of their data isn’t quite up to date, but this doesn’t hurt the article’s ideas or sentiments; though the simple answer for why we’re not doing all this is not that the points aren’t valid, and that some of these speculations may well be correct, but we’re literally looking […]Read More Are We Looking for Aliens in All the Wrong Ways?