Guestblogging at Sarah’s lair, James Schardt writes on how message fiction is not new, and how it flew like a lead zeppelin (and didn’t rock) when even The Bard himself attempted it (in the forgotten “Henry VIII”).
Tudors Tales and Turpitude – James Schardt
Greetings everyone. Normally, Sarah would either be posting here, herself, or would have someone who, at least, has a blog of their own post here. However, in the interests of keeping her writing the stories we all want to read instead of the unprofitable columns or gif posts she sometimes feels obligated to write, I am stepping in. Sarah, go write. We gots this. *cracks neck*
Brad Torgersen reposted a link to his “Nutty Nuggets” column Sunday. To summarize it, Brad felt that sales of Science Fiction books had gone down because the stories published had drifted away from the themes that had attracted people to Science Fiction in the first place. I am going to expand on this and point out that the same themes that attracted people to Science Fiction are the same themes that attract people to stories in general…
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