It’s my pleasure to share with you the complete playlist of the Virtual Fantasy Con’s 2017 panel discussions. I had the honour of hosting three of them: Gender Issues in Fantasy, Realism in Fantasy Warfare, and Fantasy Mashups; you’ll find those ones near the end of the list. I’d like to thank all of the amazing authors whom I had the pleasure of speaking with! If you have an interest in fantasy fiction, I think these are well worth the watch.
It was my honour and pleasure to host three panels for the Virtual Fantasy Con this year! Our first panel was on Gender Issues in Fantasy, and we had so much to say that it had to be broken into two parts! Here they both are:
You can watch the entire Virtual Fantasy Con 2017 Panels Playlist HERE.Read more "Virtual Fantasy Con 2017: Gender Issues in Fantasy Panel"
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern by Todd J. McCaffrey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Genre Non-Fiction Challenge. This is a tribute to Anne McCaffrey, author of the Pern series, the Acorna series, the Pegasus series, and the Crystal Singer series, among many others. McCaffrey has long been a […]Read more "Book Review: Dragonwriter by Todd McCaffrey"
Slow Apocalypse by John Varley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge and the Second Best Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: an engineered bacteria is released into Iraqi oil fields by a lovelorn scientist as vengeance, which mutates to become an airborne pathogen that solidifies all liquid […]Read more "Book Review: Slow Apocalypse by John Varley"
By Roberto Minto
In 2010, at the age of 81, the acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin started a blog. Blogs never seemed a likely destination for the writer, who by then had a long career in 20th-century traditional publishing behind her. But Le Guin’s new book, No Time To Spare, which harvests a representative sample of her blog posts, feels like the surprising and satisfying culmination to a career in other literary forms.
Read the full article at New Republic.Read more "What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?"
I read a lot of apocalyptic fiction. I love apocalypse stories. I love to read about how, when the worst happens, humans can discover levels of ingenuity we never knew we had to overcome even the most insurmountable odds. You see the worst of humanity in these stories, but you also see the best. That’s […]Read more "Sexism in the Apocalypse"