Category Archives : Exordium


Ruler of Naught: Coming December 27 from Book View Cafe 6

Updates: December 28: Sherwood and I talk about how ebook publishing let us dive into rewriting a 20-year-old space opera at Scalzi’s Big Idea. December 28: Sherwood Smith talks about Star Wars, Dave Trowbridge, and the Zing! of inspiration. December 27: Deborah J. Ross talks about The Lesbian Chocolate Sex Scene, or Life With Exordium. December 27: The The Phoenix in Flight is on […]

Ruler of Naught

Space Opera and the Siege of Vienna: the Archetypal Perspective 5

In their 2003 article How Shit Became Shinola: Definition and Redefinition of Space Opera, David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer defined modern space opera as “colorful, dramatic, large scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character, and plot action … and usually set in the relatively […]

The Battle of Alexander at Issus

The publication date for  Ruler of Naught, the second volume of our Exordium space opera, just got moved to July 19th. That gives us two more weeks to stuff even more skiffy into it.