The story of “The Martian’s” unconventional path to publication

About four years ago, Andy Weir gave a talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on The Martian's path to success. As an editor who works with primarily indie authors and authors querying agents, I found it very interesting to hear Weir's explanation of how he "failed" at publishing when he really, really tried, and then … Continue reading The story of “The Martian’s” unconventional path to publication

Short Stories and Sci-fi – Stepping out of my comfort zone (and a book review!)

So, my first grown-up book of 2019 was Nomad of the Emirates by E.B. Dawson (I mentioned this in a previous post). This book was fantastic, and reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, which I read last year at the recommendation of author Thomas Fenske. As in The Left Hand of … Continue reading Short Stories and Sci-fi – Stepping out of my comfort zone (and a book review!)