Welcome to Episode 3 of my 1632 Read-Through, my venture to read, and review, all of the major books (and many of the ancillary ones) in Eric Flint’s shared “Ring of Fire” universe. For this month, I read 1633, by Eric Flint and David Weber.
This episode’s topic is “Handy Websites,” in which our illustrious panel discusses their favorite writing-related websites and tools. Let’s face it…writing is hard. Any website or tool that can make your life easier is a big deal!
So, I went off looking for the videos for this year’s Balticon 56. After all, it was a hybrid convention, with both an in-person and a virtual track. Well, they’re not up yet…but I found the videos for 2020 and 2021 (when it was all virtual). Check it out!
[6/18/22] The Balticon 56 videos are now available for conference attendees (including virtual attendees).
This episode’s topic is “Astronomy,” in which our illustrious writers discuss the top astronomy subjects that SF writers need to know about if they’re going to write fiction set in space.
If you’re going to tackle a read-through of a sprawling, convoluted, shared universe of novels and anthologies like the “1632” series (also known as the “Ring of Fire” series for the mysterious incident that sent the town of Grantville back in time), then you need a strategy. Fortunately, the 1632 community has provided some aids to help with this…
This episode’s topic is “Medicine in Fiction,” in which our illustrious panel discusses how medicine is handled in stories. From the effects of vacuum and zero-G on astronauts to the dangers of new worlds, from man-made viruses to nano-threats, our authors will cover everything they can think of. They’ll also talk about their favorite examples of doctors in SF books.
Here’s my Balticon 56 Convention Report. Overall, I had a great time at the convention, my first since the start of the pandemic.
Food is more than just fuel. In this episode, our illustrious panel discusses the ways that authors can leverage food in their stories. Food can be used to set mood, expose emotions, add a touch of the exotic to a setting, and so many other things.
The Gaithersburg Book Festival was a lot of fun, though I went there for business reasons, too. I was particularly interested in the event as a venue for book sales. Come check out my report!
This episode’s topic is “How to Kill Sales,” in which our illustrious panel discusses the many ways that authors can sabotage themselves.