Science fiction and fantasy blogs

Art of the Big O cover

My own blog has fallen by the wayside for the moment, it seems. In my defence, I am hard at work writing my new novel, teaching and doing blogs for other people. I thought it would be useful, therefore, to give you links to some of the work I’ve been doing for Adventures in SciFi Publishing and Amazing Stories Magazine. I was especially pleased that my post, Clinging to the Wreckage: How to Save Science Fiction, got more feedback than any in the podcast and website’s history.

Here are some recent postings, which I hope you will find interesting:

Book reviews

Johnny Alucard coverThis River Awakens by Steven Erikson. The master fantasist’s first novel, which is not fantasy at all.

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman. A very smart vampire tale.

Articles

The Art of the Big ‘O‘. Yeah, yeah, I know what it sounds like, but it’s actually an art book.

Clinging to the Wreckage: How to Save Science Fiction¬†Pitch in to the debate – let’s see if we can’t get the feedback up to 100.

A Sentimental (Science Fiction) Education Flaubert would be proud – not!

Can We Save Science Fiction?

My first blog post on Adventures in Scifi Publishing has been getting some great, interesting responses. “Clinging to the Wreckage: How to Save Science Fiction” is about the current state, perceived or real, of science fiction. Is straight-ahead science fiction on its way out, as fantasy comes to the fore? Or are genre mash-ups the way forward? Or are zombies eating the brains out of the genre? I hope you will check out my posting, and maybe pitch in on what’s proving to be a lively discussion.