Over at the Hugo award-winning SF Signal, I participated in this week’s Mind Meld: Recent SF/F That Deserves More Attention. Also participating: Jessica Strider, Derrick Johnson, and John H. Stevens. I list 5 books that I’ve read this year that I think are worthy of more attention. Head on over to SF Signal to find out what they are.
Over at SF Signal, Paul Weimer, Mind-Meld Master, has asked the question:
What books do people expect you to love or read, but you don’t? Why?
I answer this question, along with many others, including my friend, Damien Walters Grintalis. Head on over to SF Signal to read what I had to say. (Hint: it has to do with a certain Robert Heinlein novel.)
And thanks to Paul for putting together such a great mind-meld.
Over at the Hugo-nominated SF Signal, Paul Weimer has put together an impressive collection of author responses to questions about Point of View in fiction for this week’s Mind Meld. So many responses that the Mind Meld is broken into two parts. You can find Part 1 over here. My response, among others, can be found in Part 2.
All responses are interesting and thoughtful and if you are interested in the subject of point of view in storytelling, I urge you to head over and check out both posts.
Today’s Mind Meld at SF Signal asks, “What are the most interesting books in your to-read pile?” You can find my answer there, as well as answers from Patrick Hester, Charles Tan, Paul Weimer, Derek Johnson, Larry Ketchersid, Jessica Strider, Matt Cadin, John H. Stevens, and Fred Kiesche (whose list, in length, puts the rest of us to shame).
Over at SF Signal, I’ve participated in the most recent MIND MELD in which Paul Weimer asks the question: Whatever happened to interstellar travel in science fiction? Some fascinating answers by Elizabeth Bear, Fred Kiesche, Rene Sears, Kevin J. Anderson, Karen Burnham, Kay Kenyon, Daniel Abraham, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Kristine Rusch, Fabio Fernandes, Mike, Resnick, Karl Schroeder, Michael Flynn, and yours truly. Some good reading about the direction of the genre.
In this week’s edition of SF Signal‘s popular MIND MELD series of discussions, the topic is “Fantasy novels besides Game of Thrones that would make an excellent weekly TV series“. There are some great mind’s melding in this one, including Robin Hobb, Martha Wells, David B. Coe, and many others, including yours truly. This is my first time participating in one of these mind meld’s and I think my recent enthusiasm over Game of Thrones is what helped get me on board.
In any event, there are some great suggestions from all the minds, and it makes for a fascinating read.