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The Space-Time Continuum: Steampunk

Here's my latest column for the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild's newsletter Freelance... *** They’ve become a fixture at science fiction conventions: people wearing goggles, leather coats, high laced boots and aviator caps, carrying strange devices of glass, brass and leather. They look old-fashioned and futuristic at the same time. They’re aficionados of a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy known as steampunk, one of the odder sub-genres to come along in a while...and one that has proven remarkably long-lived. Way back in the 1980s, the hot movement in SF was cyberpunk, of which Canada’s own William Gibson was one of the top practitioners. Cyberpunk was all about tech-savvy geeks in mirror shades hacking and surfing computer networks. Steampunk has pretty much nothing in common with ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:49, August 13th, 2011 under Blog, Columns, Science Fiction Columns | Comment now »

Cover art reveal! Master of the World, Book 2 of Worldshapers

Here's the cover art for Book 2 of my Worldshapers series, Master of the World! It's the work of Juliana Kolesova, a Russian-born artist now living in Toronto. It comes out in September from DAW Books (it's my 10th novel for them--hard to believe!) in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. Worldshaper, Book 1 in the series, will be reissued in mass-market paperback the month before. Here's the description--and remember, it's never too soon to pre-order! From an Aurora Award-winning author comes the second book in a gripping portal fantasy series in which one woman's powers open the ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 13:06, February 8th, 2019 under Blog, Books, Writing and Editing | Comment now »