THE LAST WATCH author J.S. Dewes discusses her debut sci-fi novel. We explore her edge-of-the-universe world-building, its military/prisoner/found-family character dynamics, the "competence porn" trope, and her non-linear 'pantsing' writing method for the space opera adventure.
Playlist - Writing Space Opera
ESCAPING EXODUS: SYMBIOSIS author Nicky Drayden talks about her Afrofuturist sci-if/space opera duology that started with ESCAPING EXODUS. We discuss the novels' extraordinary—and squelchy—world-building, the layered social caste and plural family dynamics, and environmentalism themes.
NOPHEK GLOSS author Essa Hansen discusses writing her debut science fiction novel, how she approached her sci-fi universe's elaborate world-building, and the influence of her work as a movie sound designer on her storytelling.
Prolific writer Brian Keene discusses being part of the writing team for THOR: METAL GODS, a new episodic prose and audio adventure from Serial Box and Marvel.
Author K. Eason talks about her new fantasy/space opera novel, HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE. Learn how she developed the prose style and POVs for her subversive storybook adventure.
Megan O’Keefe is the author of VELOCITY WEAPON (Orbit Books). Sanda Greeve wakes from stasis aboard an enemy ship to discover she has lost a leg, entire planet, and 230 years. Her only companion is an AI who may not be not entirely trustworthy.