A setting or a universe?

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“Do you create an entire universe for your characters to live in and how much of that do you use in the actual story?”

  • This is a question often posed, most recently by Mirjam Maclean of the LinkedIn Group: Science Fiction readers, writers, collectors, and artists.

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A Beginner’s Tale #2

hSo it’s 2012 and I am trying to write a novel, despite characters seeking independence, stories inflating to epic proportions and the looming specter of SF’s accursed “infodump”. How to keep it lean and clean but coherent and credible?

With a bound, our aspiring author was free! Continue reading

A Beginner’s Tale #1

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At time of writing, my Book Summaries page indicates that I am working on two books at once.

But it’s much worse than that. Grab a coffee, pull up a chair and listen to the salutary tale of a beginner…
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