Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wrestling Dinosaurs. And a new Night Beast story.

I’m not actually wrestling dinosaurs. It just feels that way. I’m doing a Masters Degree in creative writing, you see. In particular, I’ve been looking into Steampunk. Now, one of the things I wanted to do was incorporate a more-or-less timeline of events and publications in the history of the steampunk genre. The thing is […]

Genre versus Lit

I’ve been thinking a lot about genre and fiction lately… no great surprise, since that’s more or less the topic of my MA. But one of the things that’s come out of the mix of thought, conjecture, research and irritating postmodernist pontification is something of an insight into the process of writing genre-situated fiction. You […]

Language Is Sneakier Than You Might Think.

As promised, I’m going to talk a little bit about the other side of that arts/science divide that I keep seeing. Notice, please, that I’m not going into any particular depth here. I’m just trying to illustrate what I see as a genuine problem: that the people who handle language well aren’t communicating with the […]

Information, Meaning, and the Myth of the Text

I’m going to be uncharacteristically thinky in this post. But to get there, I need to explain a bit. About me, about my brain. I have a degree in science. That doesn’t make me a scientist. It does, however, make me a person interested enough by science to make the effort to understand some of […]