“I hope that when the New Wave has deposited its froth and receded, the vast and solid shore of science fiction will appear once more.” – John W. Campbell, frothing about the New Wave If you spend a lot of time studying history, you’ll know that it helps to put the slings and arrows of […]
CONTAINS SPOILERS I wasn’t going to go and see the latest iteration of Mad Max. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a passionate fan of 80’s apocalypse movies (I wrote a whole series in homage to them!). I love the aesthetics, the desperation, the tough characters, the monstrous masculinity that both men and women must take
Hey! Guess what!? I’m part of the establishment now! Or, rather, I have an article in Locus Magazine this month. Check out the teaser below, and then go grab (or view) a copy of the October issue to read the rest: “Everybody Already Knows”: How Silence About the Realities of Publishing Hurts Authors Families
No, that post title is not a directive, that’s the name of a movie I finally ponied up to watch my last night at Wellspring before I passed out. I’d been putting off this movie for a good long while, primarily because I heard about it not long after some nut job shot up a
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
Most people buy books on the recommendation of people they know. This is because so many books are crap. You need somebody to take that first hit for you. Somebody’s gotta take the chance on buying a $25-30 hardcover to make sure it doesn’t suck. I picked up The Half-Made World on recommendation from @MadHatterReview.
You have to wait until January 18th to snag your copy of God’s War, but to tide you over until then, I’ve put together a free 150-odd page collection of my short fiction from 1997 to present (yeah, I’ve never been a prolific short story writer). You can download a free PDF here (scribd. Recommended)
While I have a few minutes here at lunch, how about some updatitude: Pandorum was a great little lower-budget SF movie about one of my favorite tropes, which isn’t done enough in movies (likely for budgeting issues). Also, unlike most French films and pretty much all apocalypse novels/movies, the desperate folks were far more interested