In which I (M.G. Herron) share my favorite books and stories from a year in reading.
Top selections in 2022: Michael Manning, Andy Weir, Brandon Sanderson, Dean Radin and Bitmap Books… and more!
I’ve long been a fan of classic science fiction novels. There’s something ineffable about a book that sticks with generation after generation of new readers. It’s the closest thing we have to time travel, and the stories that have aged well are worth remembering, and even revisiting from time to time.
This guest post from Emmanual Nataf, co-founder of author services marketplace Reedsy, reviews six of the most impactful science fiction novels of the 20th century from a 2019 point of view.
Did anyone else notice it was nearly the end of September? Good grief. Despite the late date, I wanted to return to the subject of the July-August challenge briefly and review the results. I always get mad at myself when I don’t close the box on goal-setting exercises like this, so here we go. My […]
The Prometheus Project by Steve White (Science fiction, 2005) I loved the cover, so I bought it. More proof that good covers sell books. Never heard of Steve White before, just exploring sci-fi based on artwork and concepts that appeal to me. The Prometheus Project opens with a scene where the newly elected president meets […]
Yesterday afternoon, my editor got back in touch with copyedits for The Alien Element. Right on schedule! I hustled to get them all entered today. This is a simple but slow process where I take the changes back in to Scrivener, which I’ll use to produce the ebook version. It was after dinner, nearly 11pm […]
Star Nomad (Fallen Empire, Book 1) by Lindsay Buroker I read this science fiction novel when I was traveling back in April. Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker is a fun, satisfying story that promises to be the beginning of a great intergalactic adventure, empire versus rebels style. It reminded me of Star Wars media novels in […]
I accomplished a ton of writing and book marketing stuff today, so I am exhausted, but I’m not tired because my mind keeps revving on all the cool art and bonus material I’ve put together for the upcoming launch of the complete Tales of the Republic. That’s all seven episodes collected into a 400+ page […]
I completed the second draft of Tales of the Republic on Sunday—a full week past the crazy insane Jan 15 deadline I set. So it took longer than expected, but I got it done. And I would have blogged about it sooner, but writing and freelance work and life (and trying not to mold my ass too firmly […]