John C. Wright has a new book of novellas coming out. I’ve read one of them. It is really good. Among the best science fiction stories I’ve ever read. It’s only flaw is that its a little talky. It circumscribes fantasy, SF, and TF.
Sanderson’s Words of Radiance is now out. It’s the sequel to the justly-praised Way of Kings. I bought Words, but I feel the need to get back up to speed on Way of Kings first. Anyone have any suggestions? Preferably something short of just rereading Way.
John C. Wright pens a Christmas story, of an unusual visit by an unusual St. Nick.
He’s very good. Free short stories collected here.
This is one of the most horrifying pieces of fiction I’ve read.
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Scifi writer Wright has a stab at defining the genre, with some success: (more…)
Here’s a great piece of theo-fiction for Halloween.
Don’t miss today’s story from Daily SF, “Ten Speeds at the End of the World,” by Guinevere Robin Rowell. it combines “what if this were the world’s last night?” with a touch of proper sentiment. It’s not up yet on the site so look for it in the next couple of days.
John C. Wright hilariously essays to write about the supposed opposition between religion and science, and the nature of science fiction. His definition of science fiction is close to the true one, which is that science fiction is the imaginative fiction of the myths of modernity. (more…)
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