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by FictionMuse
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Ruined, ruined by Mike Resnick
Replies: 0
Views: 6822

Ruined, ruined by Mike Resnick

Every issue of Asimov's, I try to read Sheila Williams' or Robert Silverberg's column. Every issue of Galaxy's Edge, I try to read Barry Malzberg's column. I can't do it. Same for any other columnist, no matter what the topic. Not since discovering Mike Resnick's columns. Mike doesn't ponder and won...
by FictionMuse
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 63441

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Martin, I see that 2 of your stories are on this list. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're the only author with more than one story on this list. Where can read these and your other stories online?
by FictionMuse
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Ray Bradbury Versus the Idiots
Replies: 0
Views: 6856

Ray Bradbury Versus the Idiots

RAY BRADBURY VERSUS THE IDIOTS Ray Bradbury Versus the Smithsonian Observatory: The Smithsonian Observatory hired Bradbury to revamp their presentation. They were not happy with the way he jazzed up presentation. His defense: “You’ve got people falling asleep during your presentation!” They were als...
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: prose story converted to script format
Replies: 1
Views: 77

prose story converted to script format

There are big opportunities in television at the moment. Lately my stories have been flash pieces designed to be opening scenes in pilot. I've written plenty of prose, but this is my first crack at a script. Does this script make sense? I'm sure the dialog is easy to understand. But can you follow t...
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Ron Friedman on credible villians
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Ron Friedman on credible villians

Based on a visual presentation at Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and When Words Collide festival.

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by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Is this format confusing?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Is this format confusing?

Eons ago, I recall reading novels with mini-scenes and mini-conversations in paragraph format. This was never confusing to me. But the current standard format is paragraph marks between quotes and much shorter paragraphs. Is this sample chapter confusing? Everything went fine for several weeks. Then...
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 9577

Re: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016

I count at least 4 writers with sales to Galaxy's Edge.
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 9577

Re: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016

200 interviews, features, profiles, essays, editorials, and reviews in SF Signal, Amazing Stories, and File 770. Including interviews with Liu Cixin, Michael Swanwick, Anne Leckie, Tina Connolly, Jason Sanford, Kris Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith (man that guy cranks out the volume), Kevin Anderson (man t...
by FictionMuse
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: opening sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: opening sequence

The lab partner, the robot, and the science premise get fleshed out in the next few chapters, as does the setting. But I think you were onto something about the series of questions. I tried to create a mixed atmosphere of apprehension and curiousity. On the one hand, a mysterious being is taking lib...
by FictionMuse
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: opening sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 182

opening sequence

Here's the opening sequence to an ambitious alien artifact, human AI, hard science, space opera series of short stories based on the Holographic Universe Theory. Are you sufficienty hooked? Any fundamental flaws? Any major confusion? Dr. Johnson looked at the name on his phone screen and immediately...
by FictionMuse
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hungry Puppies
Replies: 4
Views: 7726

Hungry Puppies

A Hungry Puppy is a reader who just wants to explore good fiction. A Hungry Puppy has little or no interest in philosophical debate or personal controversies. The idea of recommending a story for a Hugo because its science fiction approach is allegedly being neglected doesn't make sense to me. By th...
by FictionMuse
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Blade Runner hero debunked
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Blade Runner hero debunked

Never have understood the unicorn orgami scene. How does Deckard know Gaff left the unicorn orgami? Did a unicorn orgami make an appearance earlier in the story?
by FictionMuse
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Blade Runner hero debunked
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Blade Runner hero debunked

I would say Deckard evolved. He was portrayed as apathetic until he fell in love with Rachael. He was assgined to kill the runaway replicants and didn't hesitate. But when he was assigned to kill Rachael, he instead runs away with her.
by FictionMuse
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Blade Runner hero debunked
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Blade Runner hero debunked

In the sense that Deckard is called upon to protect humans from replicants, he is a hero, or at least assigned to be a hero. The replicant creators knew the capibilities of the new models and they knew Deckard's history. If he was outclassed, they should have assigned him a team or equipment to make...
by FictionMuse
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: techno dystopia premise
Replies: 1
Views: 173

techno dystopia premise

“Every technological move toward privacy will be answered with a legal one aimed at shifting the equilibrium back toward surveillance: If law enforcement continues to be foiled by uncrackable encryption, it will come back with an order for “technical assistance,” demanding companies weaken their sec...

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