Prancing Through Genres


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Okay, maybe not prancing as in prancing around a field of sunflowers in a tutu or….

Nobody said anything about flower fields or tutus until I brought it up.


Burned myself there pretty good, eh?

What I meant to say is that since writing my first novel(la) I’ve jumped around a bit genre wise:

  1. Neither Here Nor There….: Real Life Stories/Commercial Fiction
  2. Sturm und Drang: Near Future Urban Fantasy
  3. Ruins of Empire: Sci-Fi/Space Opera
  4. Mallorie & Ricardo: Renaissance Fantasy.

Not to mention dozens of short stories and at least two serials, maybe three, depending on who is doing the counting. Go ahead, I’m too lazy to do it right now. Point is, I skipped through quite a bit of genres/subgrenres in a couple of years. I prefer speculative fiction, but I don’t care about the genre per say, I care about the story. If it sounds cool, I’ll write it.

Oh and the whole Renaissance Fantasy bit, yeah, doesn’t exist.



4 comments on “Prancing Through Genres

  1. Renaissance Fantasy?

    Bring it on! 🙂


  2. Well, I’m writing a black powder fantasy right now,but seeing as its set in an age of colonization roughly parallel to the 17th century in our world, it’s not quite “renaissance fantasy”. It’s also not very Italian (think ersatz New France once occupied by the Polish Commonwealth and now in the wake of something very much like the English Civil War and you’ll have something approximating the setting).


    • “Black powder” fantasy, I like it! Although mine in centered on Italy (the Italian Wars of Pike and Shot) I struggled with how far and wide I should ranged through the Mediterranean (the setting are a series of islands of different sizes on wide shallow sea) setting as well as the technological evolution of the Early Modern Period (arquebuses, pike, muskets, different types of cannon, warships, etc.).

      One interesting thing I found is how trireme type ships still dominated Mediterranean warfare up too the 16th century and Baltic warfare until the 17th.

      Thank you for your insightful comments Michal. And welcome to my blog!


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