Posts Tagged ‘shine anthology’

Nonfiction Inspires Fiction

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…

My Interview at SF Signal

Charles Tan at SF Signal interviewed me for the publication of Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction. I hold forth on what I like about science fiction, why I don’t write overtly political stories, and why garbage is optimistic.

Kay in Anthology of Optimistic SF

Delighted to report that a new anthology I’m in is getting fantastic reviews. It’s Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, with stories by Alastair Reynolds, Eric Gregory and Mari Ness, among others.

Are you tired of relentlessly dreary futures, nihilistic predictions and downbeat plots? If so, then Shine is your antidote. Editor Jetse de Vries’ introduction is worth quoting: Read More…