Monday, April 03, 2006

Miscellaneous Bloggery

Well, I've added a few links over there to some related blogs and other peeps who have been kind enough to link here. If I've missed you, leave a comment.

I should also give a belated shout to Elliot's "breakneck tour of Christianity in sf and fantasy", which I shall have to refer back to as there are some significant gaps in my reading here; notably, of what Elliot thinks of as 'the big three' - Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis and Tim Powers, I can claim only to have read a bit of Wolfe. This is partly because, despite being a Christian and a science fiction fan for many years, I only recently put the two together, in both my reading and writing. And being a xenophobic Brit, my favourite sf authors tend to be British too - Douglas Adams, Iain M Banks and Stephen Baxter spring to mind. (Next time I visit the library I'll try to remember to start at the second cabinet...) Some of the others he mentions (Boucher and Cordwainer Smith among them) are already on my list of 'things to find a copy of', and I'll comment on here when I eventually do so...

Alien Life is a great little blog, especially for anyone interested in real life astrobiology; for me, it serves as a neat little ideas shop for near-future stories.

The Self Publishing Blog is currently running a series on sf sub-genres which may be of interest; I didn't even know astrosociobiology was a word, never mind a sub-genre...

2 comments:

Elliot said...

A friend of mine enjoys telling people that she wants to be a astromarinepaleontologist when she grows up...

By 'big three' I meant 'contemporary big three Christians who are highly popular mainstream sci-fi writers.'

If you have a hard time tracking certain things down I could always mail you photocopies...

If you can get your hands on the "Sacred Visions" collection, edited by Andrew Greeley, do! It's got a lot of good stuff. (and some crappy stuff, of course.)

Anyways, I'm off to continue my series.

Ghost Particle said...

im a big big fan of baxter!