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First description of Master of the World: Worldshapers Book 2

Cover of Worldshaper, Book 1 in the Worldshapers series from DAW Books. Sheila E. Gilbert, my Hugo-award winning editor at DAW Books, asked me to draft some sell copy for Master of the World, Book 2 in the Worldshapers series (Book 1 is, of course, Worldshaper, whose cover graces this post). Here's what I came up with: Shawna Keys has fled the world she only recently discovered she Shaped, narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Adversary who seized control of it...and losing her only guide, Karl Yatsar, in the process.Now she finds herself all alone in some other Shaper’s world, ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:26, November 19th, 2018 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

The Space-Time Continuum: The shape of things to come – science fiction predictions

(My Space-Time Continuum column from the May issue of Freelance, the magazine of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild.) Science fiction is popularly perceived as being concerned with predicting the future. It’s not hard to see where that notion comes from: after all, over the years science fiction has gotten quite a few things right about the shape of things to come. In fact, The Shape of Things to Come was the actual title of a book by H. G. Wells (made into a landmark 1936 film). Though Wells foresaw submarine-launched guided missiles and got a few other technological predictions right, he was primarily concerned with the problems of society. The ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:11, July 28th, 2012 under Blog, Columns, Science Fiction Columns | Comment now »