Despite being a fantasy fan, the long sentences and formal prose put him off.
Here, for example, is a single sentence:. The field moves and changes; our men of Grass-Green complexion change to crimson-skinned Martians and silvery-eyed androids. It is not the same thing over and over again and that is, at least to my mind, a very good thing indeed. And part of that is why writers, even more than readers, should be reading the classics, or at least trying to pick some representative stuff, should have read at least that which includes a solid smattering of works by Isaac Asimov, Lois McMaster Bujold, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Octavia Butler, C.
Cherryh, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, P. Can you read everything in the field?
The writer discusses “Cat Person,” her short story in this week’s issue of the magazine.
Of course not. But one could, for example, pick up a Nebula Awards collection and get a sampling of that year. Looking at the first one, for example, I see stories by Brian W. Aldiss, J. Ballard, Gordon R.
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Schmitz, and Roger Zelazny. There are plenty of lists out there. I even helped curate one a few years ago. Mine past centuries for their gems as well as the current bookstore shelves and make it a project idiosyncratic to your interests, your love. Love Star Wars? Think the Avengers were awesome? Check out From the Notebooks of Dr. See what you think. You may find it ends up creating a way into an entirely enjoyable labyrinth, lit by the torches older writers ignited, leading the way inward while managing to expand your horizons all at the same time.
Click here to hide the comments. This is so true. Someone sent me an old sci-fi book called Farewell, Earth's Bliss by D.
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Compton and it turned out to be one of the creepiest sci-fi psychological horror tales I've ever had the privilege to read. I don't know why it doesn't get more of a mention! Let me recommend it if you haven't read it already, it looks to be available in e-book format at a very reasonable price. Name required.
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I tried to only includes agents on here that ruled out no type of fantasy.
So that means these agents are fantasy generalists. There are plenty of agents out there seeking the genre. This list is just a simple blog post — a grouping of 7 where the listed agents personally confirmed to me in October that they would like to be on such a list and were currently open to subs. If you are an agent and want to be added to this list or included in the next installment , just tweet me chucksambuchino. Sam Morgan Jabberwocky Literary. I love epic and urban fantasies, but all of my clients approach those genres with a very weird eye.
How to submit : querysam [at] awfulagent. Send the query and your first five pages pasted into the email. No attachments. Mary C. How to submit : See her online submissions pages. Secrets to querying literary agents: 10 questions answered. Lane Heymont The Tobias Agency.
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Notes : Seeks Tolkien fantasy, diverse characters. Sara Megibow kt literary. Queries should not contain attachments. We aim to reply to all queries within two weeks of receipt. For our purposes, the synopsis should include the full plot of the book, including the conclusion. Evan Gregory Ethan Ellenberg Literary.
How to submit : Please send submissions to agent [at] ethanellenberg. For example, if you were submitting fiction you would begin with a brief query letter, followed by your synopsis, followed by the first 50 pages of your manuscript. We will not open attachments. Emmanuelle Morgen Stonesong. How to submit : submissions [at] stonesong.
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