Archive of all blog posts tagged 'genres'


The Big Payback, er, Payoff (2019/07/03 05:00)
What you do and don't owe a reader.

The Blankest Of Slates And Pages (2019/03/13 08:00)
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?


Kid Stuff, Labels, And Vonnegut's Lament (2017/09/03 01:00)
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.

Science Affliction Dept. (2017/01/24 08:00)
I call my work SF because I gotta call it something.


Label, Label, Label Dept. (2016/10/09 11:00)
I'm not fond of labels. Unfortunately, we can't live without them.


Be Yourself, Lest You Be Someone Else Dept. (2014/10/17 10:00)
On weirdness as a substitute for being original.


Shoot High, Aim Low Dept. (2013/09/11 01:00)
Why Kurt Vonnegut didn't think much of SF.

The Perfect Gateway Drug Dept. (2013/07/02 02:00)
More on the mistaken idea that a given work of SF/fantasy can "convert" the non-fandom masses.

Talking Genre Constriction Blues Dept. (2013/06/29 10:00)
More on why and how SF bottles itself in, unthinkingly.


Not Fade Away Dept. (2012/12/07 10:00)
Looks like I wasn't alone in feeling that SF is losing its luster, but that just makes my job as a creator of same all the tougher.

Some Difference That Makes Some Difference Is Some Difference Dept. (2012/09/25 10:00)
Fantasy, science fiction, or other? (Or multiple choice?)

Under the New Sun Dept. (2012/08/08 10:00)
Nothing new? Depends on how you see "new".

Those Pesky Fans! Dept. (2012/06/23 03:23)
When the biggest obstacle to a cultural phenomenon is the fans.

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