Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain.
Since fantasy isn't about technology the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
I'm very into science-fantasy that kind of swordfights and magic and technology thing.
I want to be involved with young people in some way. Teenagers. Because that's the most vulnerable time. I have a fantasy of becoming a teacher one day.
I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world.
On the other side of that coin and far outweighing it is the fact that I've been able to use genre of Fantasy/Horror and express my opinion talk a little about society do a little bit of satire and that's been great man. A lot of people don't have that platform.
We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
There are so many stories to tell in the worlds of science fiction the worlds of fantasy and horror that to confine yourself to even doing historical revisionist fiction whatever you want to call it - mash-ups gimmick lit absurdist fiction - I don't know if I want to do that anymore.
There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.
I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas and I like that definition but it's the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
Of the two I would think of my work as closer to Science Fiction than Fantasy.
I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time since I was 11 or 12 I think so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
The Old Testament is my favourite science fantasy reading.
I'm mostly a novelist these days but I have written short stories in Fantasy Science Fiction and horror.
I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
Beyond that I seem to be compelled to write science fiction rather than fantasy or mysteries or some other genre more likely to climb onto bestseller lists even though I enjoy reading a wide variety of literature both fiction and nonfiction.
When I started in the business there was a thing called adult fantasy but nobody quite knew what it was and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.
Oh I'm nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading and I'm nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I'm working on right now. It's a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare and it's going to be fun.
Invented languages have often been created in tandem with entire invented universes and most conlangers come to their craft by way of fantasy and science fiction.
In Poland my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
So fantasy was fine early on and when I discovered science fiction I was very happy with it because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.
Fantasy is totally wide open all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science you have to first learn what you're writing about.
I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction especially for horror fantasy science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.