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Tag Archives: george r.r. martin
Retreat, Day T-7
It feels like I have been here a shorter time than I have, but it’s been great and I have gotten so much work done. I’m filling in gaps on Hearts of Tabat right now and happy with its progress. I wrote a bunch of stories and one poem. I walked on the beach and among the redwoods, and I got to spend time petting a bunny, and watching deer. I saw a grey fox and a barn owl swooping along late at night and covey after covey of quail, including a mama with six bitty little perfect quail running as fast as they could to keep up with her. Tonight I’ll lie out under the stars and watch the Perseid meteor shower from probably the best vantage point I’ll have in my life.
Posted in daily life Tagged bud sparhawk, caren gussoff, charity auction, david gerrold, george r.r. martin, haunted, raappacini's crow, sasquan, SFWA, sfwa cookbook, vonda mcintyre, worldcon 3 Comments
5 Holiday Gifts for Speculative Fiction Writers: 2014 Edition
Last year I provided a list of five gifts for the speculative fiction writer on your list. Here’s another installment of that. Sure, you can go for the old standbys: notebooks, pens, a gift certificate so they can buy books, … Continue reading
End of the Year Reading Recommendations
I spent a good chunk of my summer reading through a multi-volume fantasy series for the sake of completeness. The series will remain nameless, because I can’t in good conscience recommend it, but it did impact the amount of other … Continue reading
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Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
I’ve been following Jeff’s posts about this book, which is a very VanderMeerian approach to writing theory, for a while, and so I danced around a bit when this arrived in yesterday’s mail.
Reading List: Superhero Fiction
I recently posted in a Reddit thread about superhero novels and thought that the list I put together there might form an interesting blog post.
Superhero novels are near and dear to my heart for several reasons.
Posted in superhero fiction Tagged caitlin kittredge, carrie vaughn, george r.r. martin, jackie kessler, jacqueline carey, james maxey, jennifer estep, mark leyner, michael bishop, michael chabon, michael stackpole, minister faust, ms. liberty gets a haircut, mur lafferty, philip jose farmer, shadow unit, superhero fiction 4 Comments
What Do You Think Of This Book Synopsis?
One of the things I’ve been doing is reading other big sprawling fantasy novels: the Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson Wheel of Time series, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Pat Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, David Edding’s Belgariad and Robin Hobb’s work. I’m trying to figure out what makes for a successful series of fantasy books. What other series would you suggest looking at? Continue reading
Pages Breathing Fire: 10 Books About Dragons
Dragons, dragons, dragons – so many writers have written about them in one form or another. Here’s ten books featuring dragons for fellow lovers of the form. Continue reading