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Tips for Worldbuilding in Sci-fi and Fantasy

Here is a write-up of the worldbuilding workshop I attended at virtual Worldcon last month. Fantasy author Claire Bartlett ran a sci-fi and fantasy  worldbuilding workshop for eight writers at (virtual) ConZealand last month. This was an excellent workshop and included a great group exercise. Top down or

Taking on the Boloverse: Are giant tanks outdated?

Last week, I blogged about Keith Laumer’s The Compleat Bolo. This week’s blogpost is a discussion between Tom Kratman and I on the topic of whether giant tanks are a viable future technology. Tom and I are collaborating to turn his Hugo-nominated novella, Big Boys Don’t

Introducing ‘Taking on the Boloverse’!

If you’ve ever fancied a mash-up courtroom drama where the defendant is a giant tank, I may have EXACTLY the book for you… Everyone likes HUMUNGOUS mecha, right? And legal-suspense thrillers? Well, perhaps not everyone. I’m a huge fan of John Grisham thrillers, but may be

Building a Web Presence for SF&F

Madgeniusclub has an interesting article for SF&F writers on building web presence: 1- Be you.  Don’t try to sound educated, or professorial or anything of the kind, unless that is who you are, naturally.  Just be you.  I swear readers can smell “Phony” a mile off.