Tag: space opera

Right to Know part of the Bundoran Buddies Sci-Fi StoryBundle

My space opera Right to Know is part of a new science fiction StoryBundle featuring authors and friends of Ottawa’s Bundoran Press (which published Right to Know and the sequel, Falcon’s Egg). If you’re unfamiliar with StoryBundle, here’s how it works: you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re …

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The Space-Time Continuum: Space Opera

Here’s the latest instalment of my regular column on writing science fiction and fantasy from Freelance, the newsletter of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild… “Space opera” is an odd-looking term: after all, as the marketers for the movie Alien might have (but fortunately didn’t) put it, in space, no one can hear a tenor scream a …

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Goodreads giveaway for my SF novel Right to Know…

…just went live. There are five copies up for grabs from Bundoran Press. Go forth and enter! And just to remind you about the book: “An inspiring tale of redemption and courage, set in an all-too-plausible future in space. Well done!” – Julie Czerneda, author of The Clan Chronicles Cover art by Dan O’Driscoll. A …

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Lensmen: the movie

This is cool news: J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the late, lamented Babylon 5, has written a script for a movie adaptation of the Lensmen series by E.E. “Doc” Smith. I devoured these classic space operas as a kid. The scale of, well, everything was enormous: ships the size of moons (long before the Death …

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“Great space opera of the extra-pulpy variety”

That’s how Michael H. Payne sums up Marseguro and Terra Insegura. About the latter, he specifically has this to say: This one has a few more “snags” than the first book–some places where the plot machinery creaked a bit and where the characters acted to further the story rather than in a way anyone in …

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