• Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

    Fantasy Novels On TV

    by  • May 25, 2011 • Fantasy, TV • 0 Comments

    Following the TV success of Game of Thrones SF Signal”s Mind Meld has asked several fantasy authors – including me – what books would make an excellent weekly series. Some interesting responses…

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    Finding Fantasy In The Past – The People

    by  • February 13, 2011 • Book News, British Mythology, Fantasy, For Queen and Country, Researching the Book, Writing • 7 Comments

    There are ethical problems wrapped up in writing historical fiction. Should you use a real, once-living person as a character in your fiction? Their lives reduced to nothing more than plot points and themes? In essence, a human being’s existence shackled to the pursuit of the writer’s own ego? Would you want some future...

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    Writing What You Want Or Writing For Living?

    by  • September 22, 2010 • Publishing, Writing • 4 Comments

    At Fantasycon 2010 this past weekend, I moderated a panel discussing the tightrope authors have to walk between writing what they want and maintaining a commercial career in the current tough publishing environment. For anyone aspiring to be an author, it’s essential listening: Powered by Podbean.com (The sound quality may not be great in...

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    Fantasy vs SF: Who Let The Dogs Out?

    by  • December 8, 2009 • Fantasy, Publishing, SF • 14 Comments

    Mark Charan Newton, actually. Over on his blog, Mark has incited a firestorm with the posting “Why Science Fiction is dying and Fantasy Fiction is the future”, which has attracted fierce responses from Charles Stross, Richard Morgan, Adam Roberts and many others. Here’s my response: Surely there is no finer sport than ramming sharpened...

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    The New Fantasy

    by  • January 13, 2009 • Fantasy, Publishing • 0 Comments

    Pyr editor Lou Anders discusses “the New Fantasy” in the latest Agony Column podcast from Rick Kleffel. Here’s the direct link. The New Fantasy is a catch-all title for a specific, grittier kind of fantasy by Joe Abercrombie, Tom Lloyd, Joel Shepherd, James Enge, Justina Robson, Matthew Sturges, Chris Roberson and yours truly, according...

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