It is not required to substitute ugly things for lovely ones in the name of some spurious bid for truth.
And how we might be able to write about it.
Why SF&F have something to teach us even when it isn't "real".
Why I wasn't going to do post-apoc, or apoc-in-general, stories -- yes, even long before COVID-19 came along.
The point isn't to run away from what's around you, but to see something new despite it.
SF and fantasy both have shelf lives, but drastically different kinds.
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?
No more superhero/wizard academies based on British boarding schools, please!
On how SF tries to imagine the future, and how that needs to be more than uplift or doomsaying.
My good friend Steve Savage has his first novel out. Go grab it.
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.
Take a book that's not SF. Imagine it as SF. What would it be like?
On politics in literature, spoken and unspoken (and a few other things).
On GRRM's dead pool (lower case, haha).
Failures of imagination are about more than bad worldbuilding or ripping off someone else's warp drive concept.
There are times when you want to keep the mystery, and there are times when you don't.
Comics are just for kids. Right?
We've got to put a stop to these doorstoppers.
People are watching SF and reading comics! And taking them seriously! The horror!
Real diversity is about more than just letting the freak flag fly.
It's the end of the world as we love it.
You can only play the "honesty" card for sex and violence so many times.
Why combining one thing with another should be about producing something greater than just the sum of its parts.
It's the real, not just the fantastic, that is most alluring in a fantasy.
To what extent do labels like "comic book" or "SF" influence our creation?
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