The question might be asked. And it was, on SF Signal this past week. Chiming in were Tobias Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Harry Connally, Lee Battersby, Scott Lynch, Jack Campbell, Paul Kemp, Lev Grossman and more.
Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’
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Step Into The Future
The finest selections from a banner year for short-form science fiction, Year’s Best SF 16 is the boldest, most eye-opening compilation to date from award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.
Brilliant visions, both dark and hopeful, of what might await humankind over tomorrow’s horizon.
Joe Haldeman and others
It’s all cannon fodder. Everything you do, are, and think about goes into your fiction. Why? First of all, you can’t help it. You are your best source of experiences and facts. Next, you need tons of material to write short stories and novels; you have to mine the world to get stuff.
Short Stories from Newspapers
Take nonfiction, for example. If you’re like me, you do read nonfiction, for general education, out of curiosity about things, and to get a break from fiction. But often nonfiction will spark stories. Read More…
I’m always surprised at the similarities reviewers see between my stories and those of other writers. For myself, I have such a blind spot about that. Maybe the author is the last one you should ask.
Here’s the comparison that Library Journal made in last week’s review of Bright of the Sky:
“Reminiscent of the groundbreaking novels of Philip K. Dick, Philip Jose Farmer, and Dan Simmons, her latest volume belongs in most libraries.” Read More…