Karl Schroeder points to the prologue of his upcoming book (Ashes of Candesce, the fifth book in the Virga series), while a BBC podcast looks at women-only societies in scifi.
Tired of the Singularity? Karl Schroeder suggests Rewilding. Also, some advice from Nancy Kress on how to effectively write the middle of a story: reversals, reveals, and raising the stakes.
You’d think that writing a sequel would be down to a science, considering how many get cranked out every year. Three parts more-of-the-same to two parts brand-new-adventure or some such recipe. I recently read two sequels, one that was fantastic, the other not so much. The difference? As […]
Prey is the latest science fiction thriller from perennial best-selling author, Michael Crichton. It’s been a few years since I read any Crichton novels so I was curious to see if my memory of his work – topical, easy to read in the way that bestsellers have, but […]