This was a great year for reading. A lot of excellent fiction was released, and I felt like I got a lot of good out of my year from the books that I picked up. Here’s what I read. 1- A Fiery Peace in a Cold War, Neil Sheehan (1-14) This was a fantastic history … More 2010 Reading List
The Borders Blog for Science Fiction and Fantasy had a post up around wanting to split up Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. It’s an interesting discussion, but it misses a lot on the mark about the types of stories that are around in the genre, while also completely missing the entire point about genres in … More Splitting the Genres
In 1983, the term Cyberpunk was born, with a story by the same name by author Bruce Bethke in Amazing Stories #94. The term is defined as a “[S]ubgenre of science fiction that focuses on the effects on society and individuals of advanced computer technology, artificial intelligence and bionic implants in an increasingly global culture, … More Stop Punking the Genre!
A year ago, I wrote up something about the perceptions of tie-In fiction and how it compared to other, more original stories. Author Karen Traviss came up at one point, because she has remained a staunch supporter of tie-in fiction as a sort of professional writing, on the same level as other, more original stories. … More The Limitations of Tie-In Fiction
So, it’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these lists, and I’ve added a number of other books to the queue since I last listed off everything. Here’s what I’m reading: Currently: The Catch, Archer Mayor – Just finished this last night. Good, light reading, something that came out last fall that … More The 'To Read' List