Space Opera Examples Part 2

2. Perry Rhodan This is seen as the best-known science fiction series of all time, accounting for more than 2 billion (not a typo) copies sold since its premiere in the 1960s, first creating a buzz in Germany, then being translated worldwide, but not ultimately succeeding in America in English. It was originally published in…Continue Reading “Space Opera Examples Part 2”

Space Opera — What is It?

This is a genre that’s existed for decades, but it’s often misunderstood. It was considered as Science Fiction in the 1950s, the Golden Age of Science Fiction, but it’s really a form of Science Fantasy. There are many worlds of aliens, in fact hundreds, which gave it the veneer of science fiction. How it no…Continue Reading “Space Opera — What is It?”

Science Fiction vs Science Fantasy

There’s a difference between these two genres, and it’s a difference that I learn more every day. I called myself a science fiction writer, but I’m really the latter.   They share a similarity, in that their original genesis is a basis in scientific concepts — but that’s where they diverge. Good stories are the…Continue Reading “Science Fiction vs Science Fantasy”

Worlds of Wonder

David Gerrold is a legendary author of Science Fiction. He created the Kzinti and the Cthor races. The Kzinti were used in the Star Trek animated series. His contribution to Trek is significant: he wrote the Trouble With Tribbles episode that has achieved cult status with fans of the franchise and even spawned a return on…Continue Reading “Worlds of Wonder”

This is a difficult choice:

http://ricktheraven.wordpress.com/category/white-zombie/ This anthology is looking for more stories (and the blog uses a similar theme too). I’d try my luck with it, because the only way to improve your writing voice is to use it. The problem: I don’t write horror at all, including zombie fiction. I don’t have the stomach for it. This isn’t…Continue Reading “This is a difficult choice:”

A Surplus of Possibilities

I’m not as prolific on output as I used to be, but I am in terms of what I can work on right now. First comes my contract work, then the next issue of my fanzine (I want to get it done before my next convention. After that I have several things to choose from:…Continue Reading “A Surplus of Possibilities”