Why I Write Space Opera, and Why it’s Awesome

The question, “Why do you write [insert genre, type of story]?” is one that writers can be certain someone will as at one point or another. So, I think I’ll get the jump on that question, or at least on one of my answers, as I also write fantasy, and plan to write historical fantasy…

It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?

So, Tor.com decided that this week is Space Opera Week (#SpaceOperaWeek on Twitter), though thus far it seems that I and a few other fellow members of the #PulpRevolution have been dominating the hashtag, though that may be unsurprising, as Tor is using contributors who aren’t fans of the genre. Jon Del Arroz, author of…

On Vision

“You will pay the price for your lack of vision!” –Emperor Palpatine, 2013 The importance of vision ┬áis something that I feel is often understated. I would make a comparison between a creator’s vision to a politicians ideology: Without it, there’s really something missing. Everyone needs a goal to work toward, and that goal should…