WWW: February 1, 2012

In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews1) Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Who Never Wrote Sequels or Trilogies: Io9 continues to publish interesting articles pertaining to our favorite genres. You have to dig for them a bit since they tend to get buried quickly.

2) ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Turns 50: A classic and the introduction to genre fiction for many readers turns 50 and is making a lot of people feel very old.

3) Science Fiction Pioneer Homer Eon Flint Gets Second Chance at Publishing Career: I’ve never heard of him, but feel like I should. Glad someone is paying tribute by republishing his work.

4) Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell: A solid set of rules for writers to follow.

5) Hey, GRRM agrees with me!: Aidan over at A Dribble of Ink emphasizes the need to keep new media part of the Hugo Awards, and George R.R. Martin apparently agrees with him.


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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff September 2009 – September 2012) Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on Tolkien. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. Justin lives in a small home near the river with his wife, their baby daughter, and Norman, a mildly smelly dog. He doesn't have much time for reviewing anymore, but he still shows up here occasionally to let us know how he feels about stuff.

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3 comments

  1. Kieran /

    Regarding writing tips, I’ve never really agreed with the convention to avoid using verbs other than “said” to carry dialogue. I agree it should be used a lot of the time, but the occasional “roared” or “shot back” adds a bit of dynamism I think.

    Henry Miller’s advice seems like contradictory nonsense for the most part though his suggestion to stick to one project at a time is a good one. William Safire’s advice seems the most practical.

  2. I love A Wrinkle in Time. Thanks for the link. We have an audiobook of this read by the author. One of a few authors that can read their own writing out loud.

  3. A wrinkle in time is a great creature. I loved it. Thanks for the llink…

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