New to the blog? A short definition of speculative fiction:Speculative fiction is an umbrella term that covers spectacular and imaginative fiction such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, slipstream, superheroes, alternate history, post-apocalyptic, and apocalyptic.
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A semi-current list of what I’m reading:
The Demi-Monde: Winter - Rod Rees
Empire State - Adam Christopher
Forgiven - Jana Oliver
Miscellaneous short stories and novellas
Monthly Archives: April 2011
What I’ve been reading around the writing and publishing and entertainment blogosphere in April, part the second. If I have any personal commentary, I’ve added it in parenthesis and in italics. The Periodic Table of Storytelling. I found this through … Continue reading
In recent speculative fiction news, the British Science Fiction Association announced it’s award winners at Eastercon/Illustrious (with thanks to Science Fiction Award Watch, where I found this information): Novel: The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Gollancz) Short Fiction: – “The Shipmaker,” Aliette … Continue reading
On a Pale Star turns one this week, and in honor of my making it through the first year of blogging and reviewing, I’m hosting a giveaway. There are three prizes: One (1) trade paperback of Twilight Forever Rising by … Continue reading
Let me preface my review by saying that I’ve not read any of these authors before. I have some of their novels on my shelves, waiting to be read, and all of them have works on my TBR list, but I’m coming into these stories as a complete novice to the larger stories they might be related to. Just so you know. Continue reading
What I’ve been reading around the writing and publishing blogosphere so far this month: Stephen Hunt on the BBC, during World Book Night, completely shunning SFF as a genre: “Imagine a world where those in charge of broadcast programming have … Continue reading
While I wasn’t sure about the slowish start, and I had to ponder the ending for a few days before I wrote up the review, I’d gladly recommend the story to my friends. This is a little bit mystery, horror, steampunk, and sci-fi, and all those elements work to make a great story. Continue reading
I say all that and yet there are three new releases I find intriguing this month, and all three are the first books in a new series. Now the internal dialogue begins: do I jump in and buy as soon as they come out? Wait until the library has them? Hold out a few years until the rest of the series is published or close to finishing? Continue reading
If you’re interested in such things, the Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the 2011 finalists for the Prometheus Award. Continue reading