When your genre is dystopian, but your cover says horror….

I redid the cover on The Ogress' Son because there were too many comments on how it looks like a horror story. :O Not at all what I was going for, but here's the new cover. I likey.  And thank heavens for Fiverr, because there was no way I could have gotten a new cover … Continue reading When your genre is dystopian, but your cover says horror….

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Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization

  Every dystopian novel is called dystopian as a juxtaposition to its opposite, a utopia. A utopia is an ideal society. Likewise, a dystopia is premised on an idealization already having been achieved - a world where everyone gets an education,  or a world where everyone owns a home, or a world where we all … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Must Haves’ in a Dystopian Novel II: Realization of Idealization

The Human Soul in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hard science. Soft science. Speculative fic. Steampunk fic. Fantasy. Cyberpunk fic. There are more than enough genres to go around when it comes to fiction that starts imagining new worlds. But a common thread runs through them all. Humanity. Even in the event that aliens are involved, or dragons, or zombies, there is nevertheless a … Continue reading The Human Soul in Science Fiction and Fantasy