Wednesday Writer – Novy Interviews Ian Creasey

This week, I interview reclusive British author Ian Creasey. I’ve known Ian through the Codex Writer Group for a number of years. We have critiqued each others’ stories a number of times, and I’ve always been impressed with his measured and calculated approach.

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Wednesday Writer – Novy Interviews Matt Forbeck

I have decided to do a weekly interview with various writers for several reasons. One, I find that writers are interesting people, two, I can learn from them, and three, I often ask things that other people don’t.

Matt Forbeck is a guy I recently met through Twitter because of … Continue reading

Review – Paintwork by Tim Maughan

Tim Maughan has been involved with anime and manga for a long time, but has only been a published writer of prose fiction for about a year an a half. I know because at the time, I was editing issue 12 of M-Brane SF. I read Tim’s story … Continue reading

Friends in High Places?

This weekend, SFWA held the annual Nebula Awards ceremony.

A number of my writer friends were on the ballot in various categories. And, two of these friends won!

Rachel Swirsky won in the novella category, beating out some excellent competition. Noteworthy about that is the very difficulty … Continue reading

2020 Visions Author #16 – David Gerrold

We round out the 2020 Visions table of contents with a humorous piece by David GerroldTime Capsule 2120: Actual Comments from Lunar Tourists is a collection of fictional comments placed into a suggestion box on the moon.  Over coffee a few months ago, David explained to  me … Continue reading

2020 Visions Author #15 – Alex Wilson

The power position in the 2020 Visions anthology is held by a story called Nervewrecking written by Alex Wilson.  Yes, I’m aware there is one piece following this story, but David Gerrold’s work is more of an epilogue than a story, and that’s a discussion for tomorrow’s blog post.

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2020 Visions Author #14 – Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis is one of those people who knows everyone, goes out and gets fun, and always seems happy–even when she’s not.  Although we’ve never met in person, I’ve known Alethea virtually though Codex Writers Group for over five years.

She has worked as a buyer for a major … Continue reading

2020 Visions Author #13 – Gareth L. Powell

Although we are both members of the Codex writers group, I know Gareth L. Powell mainly by reputation.   In addition to being a fiction writer, he is a freelance copywriter and PR consultant, and is a former software marketer.  His fiction has appeared in Interzone and in the Shine Continue reading