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 [...]
Those are three names you don’t see linked very often: a man whose name is synonymous with Golden Age space opera, the author of Les Liaisons dangereuses, and the masters of extreme slapstick. In fact, I’m happy to report that this blog post will be the first occasion of such a link anywhere on the [...]
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 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.