Suvudu.com is proud to present the following guest essay by Jack Campbell, whose latest book is The Lost Fleet – Beyond the Frontier: Guardian.Read More
It’s a Wednesday morning. I just finished my workout, showered, and am now sitting in front of my computer screen staring at the two documents that lie open on it. The first is a simple RTF containing my notes from last Sunday’s meeting at the Subutai loft, the space where the Mongoliad writing team meets to train in the mornings before the writer’s meeting.
These books, while entertaining, made me realize that there was more to fantasy; not escapism, but kernels of truth that define us and our world. Since then, like the Ohmsfords clan who are heirs to the Sword of Shannara, I strove to eschew self-deception and seek out the truth, even if it is painful.
I’m just going to come clean and say it: I like writing action scenes. I mean, yeah, characterization, and emotions, and subtext are all well and good. And who doesn’t love a grand metaphor for the existential horror of the human condition? But, quite frankly, it’s the bit where the monster rips a man’s arm off and then uses it to beat the aforementioned hapless soul to death that I really enjoy.Read More
My interests run the gamut from science-fiction, to fantasy, to melodrama. I’ve grown up reading the adventures of Marvel and DC superheroes, and following the artists of Image (like many, I’m sure) as they departed Marvel and made a name for themselves outside of the industry of comics. Jim Lee and Todd Mcfarlane were, of course, the top of the totem pole in the eyes of most of our friends. Chris (ahem, Topher) and I were stunned (!) to find ourselves in the same elevator as Todd Mcfarlane one summer at Comic-Con as we were descending from a high floor at the Hyatt. Another year, we encountered the booming voice of Stan Lee in the Marriott elevator, and half-expected an Animated Incredible Hulk to come bashing through the metal doors!Read More
No, I don’t drink chicken’s blood, or wear corpse paint when I go to the grocery store. I don’t obsess over murdering everyone in sight. I don’t even really like horror movies, or read horror anything. When I was peddling it, I would talk Nightmares up as a psychological thriller that happened to have a lot of killing in it. I still don’t think it’s a horror novel just as I don’t think The Silence of The Lambs or American Psycho are.Read More
I began researching the Georgia Guidestones seven years ago while creating a weekly talk radio series for my college FM station. I was interested in mysterious and Fortean topics, and this enigmatic monument was just a few counties over from my home in quiet Northeastern Georgia.Read More