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[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Paul S. Kemp

Paul S. Kemp is a mild-mannered corporate lawyer by day, but goes out at night fighting for justice and the American way. He’s the author of three Star Wars tie-in books from Del Rey Spectra and twice that many Forgotten Realms books. His latest book, The Hammer & The Blade, is an original adventure fantasy …

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Leah Petersen

Leah Petersen lives in North Carolina. She does the day-job, wife, and mother thing, much like everyone else. She’s also been a leading force on the internet behind 5 Minute Fiction, the writing contest on Tuesdays. She prides herself on being able to hold a book with her feet to knit while reading. She’s still …

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author and 2012 Hugo Nominee Daniel Abraham

Daniel Abraham writes novels under two and a half names. Daniel Abraham, MLN Hanover and half of James S.A. Corey. A resident of Albuquerque, where he hangs with the likes of George R.R. Martin, S.M. Stirling, Melinda Snodgrass, and more, he’s a Clarion West alum. His short stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, …

Space Opera Has Lost Its Luster – Redux

Last week Fabio Fernandes took an old essay of mine and used it as a jump point to ask myself and authors like Ken MacLeod, Michael Flynn, Jay Lake, Paul Jessup why we think space opera hasn’t gone more mainstream. Read all the fascinating answers at SF Signal.