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