SF Sub Genres

Following on from my earlier post, Let’s Talk Military SF, and for those of you who are looking for something different, why not try one or two of the novels mentioned below. Each offers an alternate perspective and narrative to the category it is listed under.  This is by no means a definite list, but… Continue reading

Alpha Base Mobilisation

EXCLUSIVE: Harry J. Canis reporting — Today saw organised chaos here, in Alpha Base, as another crawler was despatched from the base to where, this reporter can only guess. Having pieced together what’s happening elsewhere through communiques with fellow colleagues at the Martian Chronicle, and eavesdropping in on conversations I’m not privy too, I know… Continue reading

Unknown Assailants

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Chu reporting — This just in, international scientists and crew based at Malea Planum—who have been researching carbon dioxide ice in Mars’ south polar region—have come under attack from unknown assailants we are told in a dispatch from our reporter, Harry J. Canis.  The UN base Commander, Cmdr. Patric Johanneson, has dispatched a… Continue reading

Consulting the Stars

Sometime I think that everything I ever learnt about how to write, I learnt from reading Ursula K. Le Guin novels [with humble apologies to my favourite English teacher from way back when]. Even now, I still find myself reaching for one of Le Guin’s works, not just for that spark of inspiration, but to… Continue reading