What Is Speculative Fiction? Part One: Science Fiction

As the theme of this website is ‘speculations about speculative fiction’, I think it’s time I took a turn at the age-old sport of genre defining. In this post I’m going to delve into a sub-set of speculative fiction: science… Continue Reading

When Is A Post-Apocalyptic Novel Not Science Fiction?

Question: When is a novel set in a grim post-cataclysmic wasteland with characters battling for survival not a science fiction novel? Answer: When it’s written by a literary author. My brother gave me a copy of The Road for my… Continue Reading

Do Short Stories Sell On Amazon?

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Last week I uploaded my short story “The Nevermaw” to Amazon and priced it at 99 cents. It may have been a mistake. Not to upload it, but to try to sell it. The accepted wisdom has it that short… Continue Reading

Spare Me Your Bullshit Star Wars Theory

It all seems so obvious now.

“What’s up Youtube? I’m Zac from JediGeek and today I’m gonna be looking at ten reasons why Obi Wan Kenobi was totally hot for Anakin Skywalker.” Surf to Youtube lately and it’s impossible not to catch a screen full of babbling twerps… Continue Reading