What do you prefer to read right now—short stories, stand-alone novels, trilogies, or long multi-volume series? Vote and comment!Read More
Experience and simple math told me that I could write a novel a month if I wanted to, but it proved impossible to find a publisher interested in backing such venture. It’s risky to put so much of your resources into a single, mad idea like that, and I understood that reluctance. It would be a huge risk for me too.
What is your recommendation for a reader’s first Star Wars novel? Assume that our hypothetical reader is familiar with all six films and enjoyed them all equally, and generally enjoys science fiction literature. Where would you tell him or her to begin?Read More
The books on NPR’s Top 100 SF/F List that are or were published by Del Rey, Spectra, and the rest of the Random House imprints.Read More
When it comes to readers, some people tend to like one narrative form over the other. I’m a perfect example of it. I enjoy 3rd Person POV mostly. I find 1st Person to be a bit too arrogant, presumptuous and limiting. Kind of like me. Ha!
Everyone is different though and I’m always curious about these things. How you read. What you like to read. And why. So here is a poll and a request to post some of your favorite books in each category. Indulge me!Read More
In October 2010 I interviewed then newly published author Ben Tripp about his zombie novel debut, Rise Again. In the months following that interview, I’ve been peppered with numerous requests for more information about Ben and whether he has any plans for a sequel. With this in mind, I reached out to Ben this morning to get an answer to some of your questions.Read More
China Miéville’s The City & The City. It’s easily one of the most exciting and anticipated titles heading down the pipe this summer. It’s been an exciting title around here since it arrived on Chris Schleup’s desk* and now the publication date is drawing nigh.
So, uh, you want it for free?
That’s right, free. And maybe [...]
Writers are only supposed to let readers see the good stuff. You don’t show people the stories you’ve already rejected: the bad zombie tale that never found an ending, or a middle; the moment-of-genius-idea that looked so dreadful in the morning; the unedited, awful prose that makes you squirm; those pieces of work that [...]Read More