Secondary world fantasy vs. future fiction

Secondary world fantasy vs. future fiction

Sep 5, 2012

I was only stumped by one question at WorldCon, and that was posed by Elizabeth Bear at the “Looking Forward to the Post-Apocalyptic World” panel. She asked why someone would choose to write future fiction vs. secondary world fantasy and what the primary differences were, or something to that end. The best I could come up with was, “Well, if I choose to...

What’s On Your Bookshelf: Why I’m Still Holding Out On Buying an E-Reader

What’s On Your Bookshelf: Why I’m Still Holding Out On Buying an E-Reader

Dec 7, 2010

The local Books & Co. had several Nooks on display the other day. I’ve resisted e-readers for lots of reasons, but mostly because of Amazon’s weird “You bought it but we can take it away” thing. If I download a book, I want to download it like a PDF. A file that’s mine. No DRM. The idea that Amazon or a publisher can suddenly...

Things Which Are Great

I’ve been busy with the new day jobbe, but wanted to share some things which are great: Alice in Wonderland Never been a fan of Alice in Wonderland. Annoying little kid wandering around a crazy place eating and drinking indiscriminately and poo-pooing about like it’s all a great inconvenience. Tim Burton’s take (with a lovely script by Linda...

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