Primer: The Chronicles of Amber

Column by Rajan Khanna
A look at the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny and what makes them so great.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
May 22, 2012 (1) comments
Seattle's cornerstone bookery, The Elliott Bay Book Company, survived a giant move and lived to tell the tale.

The Long & Winding Road: Part III – Talking To Agents

Column by Kelly Thompson
May 21, 2012 (6) comments
The third in a series chronicling my experiences with my novel, including finding an agent and submitting to publishers. Part III details my experience with two agents interested in my novel.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson
May 18, 2012 (4) comments
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Not Even Close: The Predictions of Ron Goulart's 'Hawkshaw'

Column by Jon Korn
May 18, 2012 (1) comments
Jon Korn explores some of the worst prognostication in the history of Science Fiction. Did a comic novel from 1972 accurately predict what the world of 2002 would look like? No, no it did not.

The Third Character: A (Very) Rough Guide to Settings

Column by Cath Murphy
May 17, 2012 (5) comments
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.

Are Audiobooks Preparing to Overtake Ebooks?

Column by Joe Daly
May 17, 2012 (4) comments
While lit snobs pontificate the primacy of tree meat or eBooks, the once-peaceful world of audiobooks has devolved into an all-out street brawl between producers, publishers and authors.

The Heavy Hand of Didacticism

Column by Jon Gingerich
Why overwriting and needless instruction have a habit of killing a story every time.

Me, Myself, and I: First Person Narratives in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna
May 16, 2012 (7) comments
A look at some examples of first person narratives in fantasy fiction and what makes them work.

Based on a "True Story"

Column by John Jarzemsky
May 15, 2012 (7) comments
Has our obsession with "true stories" gotten out of hand, and what are the consequences for the worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike?