Each book of mine has been about going a place I haven't gone yet, and seeing what I can bring back with me.
I'm calling my new book "Charisma" a work of cyberpunk, in the sense of "the street has its own uses for things".
We put things into genres to make them sellable, and the best way to do that is after the fact.
What you do and don't owe a reader.
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.
I call my work SF because I gotta call it something.
I'm not fond of labels. Unfortunately, we can't live without them.
On weirdness as a substitute for being original.
Why Kurt Vonnegut didn't think much of SF.
More on the mistaken idea that a given work of SF/fantasy can "convert" the non-fandom masses.
More on why and how SF bottles itself in, unthinkingly.
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.
Fantasy, science fiction, or other? (Or multiple choice?)
Nothing new? Depends on how you see "new".
When the biggest obstacle to a cultural phenomenon is the fans.