The Afterlife of Emerson Tang, by Paula Champa

Metaphysical, Elegant Treatment of Family and the Afterlife Although the plot revolves around the wealthy collector Emerson Tang and a car, this is really the story of Beth, Emerson’s archivist. Beth has had trouble connecting with other people, ever since a painful near-death experience as a child. She has felt a lack of direction and […]

How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Orson Scott Card

This is a useful book for intermediate-level writers, or for more experienced writers new to writing science fiction and fantasy. Although in some respects it might be considered dated, the foundations are solid. Do be aware that it focuses much more heavily on science fiction than fantasy, though most of the principles covered can be […]