Tag Archive | sub-genre

Genre as Argument: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction


Tweet of the Day: Speculative Fiction Tropes: Magictech ——- Once again, we come to the end of a blog post series. I’ve run out of genres/subgenres to write about. I know that I just scratched the surface, but writing posts like these requires a certain level intimacy with the subject at hand and I’m afraid […]

Genre as Argument: Space Opera


Tweet of the Day: The Land in Between ——- It is hard to say what argument, if any, this genre makes, since pinning down a definition of what space opera is hard enough. In the broadest sense, Space Opera is “X in space” whether X is a pirate, a cowboy, a knight or an explorer […]

Genre as Argument: Sub-Genres


Tweet of the Day: Praise the Lord and pass the genre ammunition ——- There comes a time in any life when the student becomes the master. It happens in all kinds of disciplines including writing. So, it is no surprise that as genres mature, those that grew up reading them write their own reaction to […]

Genre as Argument


Tweet of the Day: I remember Space Quest. Do You?  ——– Short post today. In upcoming weeks I’ll be exploring the idea of genre (and sub-genres) as argument. The idea is that each book presents an argument, for or against a given world view, even if the author is not making direct appeals to his […]

Weekend Roundup: June 24-30


Tweet of the Day: History, Worldbuilding, and Bricolage ——– Another week of posts? How time flies when you’re having fun. It has been an interesting (and hot, oh bloody hell was it hot) week. Kicked off with me diving into a new sub-genre (Science Fiction Romance) and ended with some high level thinking about feminist […]